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.
What's your history?
This is our second year opening up our annual workshop to anyone interested. We started the workshop in 2017 and only opened it to a select group and number of artists. We hope to continue to expand the number of classes and instructors.
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 $75 ($10 more than advance registration)
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, the price would 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. We'll provide a practice mat, wipes, and water for all attendees.
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?
Yes! We need models (no younger than 5 years old) who can stay for a minimum of 2 hours. They'll need to wash their face at least once, and will pose for pictures. We will have a thank-you gift for any models. Please send an e-mail to in order to schedule your models' time.
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 2020 schedule of classes at this point. We will take your suggestions into consideration for 2021.
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, Global 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.
We'll also have several kits available for purchase (different brands and sizes).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a refund.
I have another question not answered here. What should I do?
E-mail email@example.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP.