What happens at the Coffee Morning
By Rosemary Black
In June I was very lucky to get a Tuesday to attend the free monthly coffee morning at the Eleven17 studios above The Face Painting Shop. The coffee morning is FREE, although you do need a ticket. Tickets are available when the event is announced on Facebook.
While each coffee morning has different face painters attending Nicky Gardner is the host. If you’ve never actually met Nicky you’ve probably seen one of her live videos or had an order packed by her. Nicky is one of my favourite on-the-job artists, she’s a great font of knowledge on paint, SFX and henna. Speaking of which, while we waited for other artists to arrive she beautifully applied some to my hand.
Liz Bylett of Follies Faces (and The Living Art Show) was in attendance and most of the coffee morning was centred around her recreating part of her amazing body paint from the Chelsea Flower Show. She showed us how to paint peonies which we all had a go at on our own arms. There was also plenty of chat with the other painters who were all of varying levels of experience!
I think there are three major benefits to attending the coffee morning;
So be on the look out for our next coffee morning.