Basics of Body Painting with Molly Chopin
BASICS OF BODY ART SERIES + PAINT JAM @ IMURJ
6/3- 2-4pm- INTRO TO BODY ART & 1-STROKE BRUSH TECHNIQUES
6/17- 2-4pm- ACHIEVING SYMMETRY- CIRQUE-INSPIRED DESIGNS
7/1- 2-4pm- TEXTURE & REALISM- ANIMAL-INSPIRED DESIGNS
7/8- 2-4pm- BLENDING & CONTOURING- SPONGE & KABUKI BRUSH EFFECTS
7/15- 1-5pm- PAINT JAM- MAPPING OUT FULL-BODY DESIGNS + ILLUSTRATIVE EFFECTS
Space is limited!
Students will receive demonstrations and step-by-step guidance in the art of face and body painting. Topics/activities will include materials and tools + how to care for them; techniques for blending, layering, and achieving symmetry; and methods of creative thinking through which unique designs can be generated.
The first four introductory courses are 2 hours long and can be signed up for individually or as a series. Focus will be mainly on the face and arms. Students may paint on themselves or bring a model.
The fifth course will be a 4-hour long "paint jam" — all ability levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. Focus will be on the face and upper-torso. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a model to paint on — public nudity is not allowed (pasties/ bathing suit tops must be used if the model is female).
Notes on topics covered, as well as photo images of results will be provided.
Ages 18+ (13+ if accompanied by an adult)
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to class to set up materials. IMURJ Gallery is located in downtown Raleigh—parking is free on Sundays, but is limited on the street. A municipal deck is located 2 blocks away at 201 W. Morgan street. Please plan your time accordingly.
Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own kit of materials to class — see the “Supply List” below for guidance on what to bring.
Otherwise an option is available to use supplies provided by the instructor for a small fee to be paid in cash on the same day of class— see the “Fee" list below.
Students must have supplies or pay the supply fee in order to participate.
Small plastic spray bottle for water
Plastic cup for holding water
Cloth for wiping brushes on
Make-up wipes for erasing/ removal of paint
Body-paint (water-based, hypoallergenic; variety of colors, plus black & white)
basic kit (such as Snazaroo Rainbow/ Face Painting kits)
advanced kit (such as Wolfe FX Hydrocolor 12-color Essentials Palette)
single-color cakes (a variety of brands can be found at the sources below)
Jerry’s Artarama in Raleigh or the website facepaint.com are excellent sources for paints
Basic brush set (synthetic, specifically designed for face and body art; variety of sizes and shapes)
Jerry’s Artarama in Raleigh or the website facepaint.com are excellent sources for brushes
Recommended source: facepaint.com
Glitter, gems, spirit gum or eyelash glue for application
Rainbow split cakes
Four introductory courses- $45/ class, + $5 if using artist supplies*
$160/ series, + $5 per class if using artist supplies*
Paint jam- $65, + $10 if using artist supplies*
*payment in cash for use of instructor supplies will be expected on the day of class.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Molly Chopin is an exhibiting visual artist and professional face/ body painter currently living in Raleigh. She has competed in the Living Art North American Body-painting Championships for the past 3 years, and has over 12 years of experience teaching art in public/ private/ charter schools, summer camps, and paint-and-sip studios. www.mollychopinart.com
SORRY, BUT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON THIS EVENT.