What is UFAB?
UFAB is the Utah Face and Body Art Conference—an annual workshop for Utah and Idaho face painters, henna artists, and balloon twisters to get some additional training, learn new skills and techniques, and network with other local entertainers.
How do I pronounce UFAB?
U- FAB. You-fab.
Why have I never heard of UFAB before?
This is our first year advertising the workshop to anyone interested in coming. We started the workshop in 2017 and only opened it to a select group and number of artists. Depending on how this year’s conference goes, we’ll continue to expand.
I’ve never face painted before at all. Can I still come to the workshop?
YES! We have classes for total beginners as well as more experienced artists.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it that day or not. Can I just register at the conference and pay in person?
Yes, BUT we are limiting attendance to no more than 50 people, so there is the possibility that there won’t be a spot available.
Additionally, the price for registration the same day is $65.
I’m only registering for one class. How does that work?
You don’t need to specify which class you plan to take. Your registration fee of $25 covers any one class you choose. Of course, you’re welcome to attend the jam and go shopping in the vendor room.
Can I register for two classes instead of the whole day?
Yes, but the price would still be $50.
I have to leave during part of the workshop. Is that going to be a problem?
If you have to leave during a class, please do so discreetly. Otherwise, you’re free to come and go whenever you want.
What type of venue is this location?
It is an office building. The classes will be held in several different rooms. The main activity will be in the main conference/multi-purpose room. Additional classes will be held in smaller conference rooms. In most situations you will have a table in front of you.
Where do I park?
The location is an office building with a large parking lot. There will be plenty of parking, and the entrance (on the ground level) will be clearly visible. You won’t have any problems finding parking or finding us after you park.
What should I bring with me?
You can bring lunch if you don’t want to buy it with your registration. You can bring a notebook or sketchpad and a camera (see next question). You should bring all your face painting supplies and a practice mat or practice head if you have one.
Can I film the classes? Can I take pictures?
Yes, as long as you’re not in other students’ way, you don’t distract the teacher, and you don’t post anything online.
We will be doing a “formal” photo with professional lighting and backdrop of all the demonstration designs that will be e-mailed to all participants, so there is no need for you to make the model pose for you. Having everyone take their own pictures wastes a lot of time during the class.
Can I bring my friend/child/significant other with me?
Only if they register and pay as well.
Is there a minimum age limit to attend the workshop?
Yes, you must be at least 14 years of age.
Do you need models for the classes or the jam?
Anyone is welcome to come to the jam to be a model. You can bring a model to the Face Painting Olympics, if you want. Other than that, no models will be admitted to classes.
I have a suggestion for a topic I’d like to see a class on. How can I submit that to you?
You can e-mail email@example.com with any comments, questions, or suggestions. However, we will not be changing the 2019 schedule of classes at this point. We will take your suggestions into consideration for 2020.
I see there is a $25 discount for subcontractors. Who does that apply to?
The discount is for artists who have applied to work as subcontractors for Fantastic Face Painting during the 2019 season. If you’re interested in being a subcontractor for Fantastic Face Painting, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What supplies will you have available to buy?
Unfortunately, we’re not a face paint supply store, so we will mostly have what our artists use. Some FAB, Tag, Diamond, Kryvaline, and others. We will have a wide variety of brushes, glitter, chunky glitter, sponges, and other supplies for sale. There will also be basic balloon supplies and henna paste available for purchase.
Most importantly, we’ll be selling our bespoke face painting palettes, or a palette with a full kit, which is perfect for new face painters because we take the guess work out of buying supplies and save you a lot of money. Details on these items can be given during the vending hours at the workshop.
Why are so many of the classes being taught by the same people?
Because we’re SO knowledgeable! Just kidding. We DO have a lot of experience in a lot of areas of this business, but mostly it’s so we can keep the registration price low for you. As the workshop grows, we’ll expand the number of guest instructors offered.
I registered and paid my fee, but now I won’t be able to go. Can I get a refund?
It would be best if you could transfer your registration to someone else who would be interested in attending. If you’re unable to do that, we will refund your registration fee minus $10 for our inconvenience. Just send an e-mail to email@example.com requesting a refund.
I have another question not answered here. What should I do?
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP.