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  • October30th

    First Off.. the Big News…

    Our Brand New Catalyst Airship Mobile Fantasy Makeup & Photo Studio will be rolling into the San Francisco Mission district this Sunday November 2nd and parking at 21st & Bryant street in front of Asiento Bar & 1 block from the start of the parade.

    4 Professional ‘Become the Art’ Face Painters/Airbrush Artists will paint Sugar Skulls on folks who want to get into the spirit of the celebration and join in the parade.
    >> Airship captain & Human Décor Artist Audette Sophia will be joined by MUA Gavi Pena, Airbrush Artist Icarus Zaure, and Face Painter Cynnamon Simonson.

    Sugar Skull Paint in San Francisco 2014

    Also Announcing our first of many videos on the Become the Art Youtube Channel– a Sugar Skull Face Paint Time Lapse.

    We also highly suggest you go and see the animated movie BOOK OF LIFE- which is a funny love story and positive message filled story that also educates you about Day of the Dead.

    And here are some beautiful inspiring images of Art & Costumes from Day of the Dead.

    paper plastic day of the dead costume

    Paper & Plastic Day of the Dead Costume in Mexico… very creative!


    Day of the dead lovely Art

  • October6th

    Face-Painting & Stilt-Walkers Available for Halloween Events!

    Let Catalyst Arts spice up your Halloween party! Our talented face-painters will take any Halloween costume to the next level—whether you’re looking for a fantastical, sexy or gruesome… we do it all!

    See some of our past Halloween stilt walker characters (below) that you can bring to your event for a ghoulish good time.

    Black Cat Stiltwalker & Halloween Stilts

    Contact us  to inquire for availability and pricing!

    Victorian Vampire & Skeleton Stilt Walkers by Catalyst ArtsOur Top Notch Professional Face/Body Painters can be brought to public parties Halloween or Day of the Dead– and can now also be booked in private sessions in our brand new Catalyst Airship Studio!

    Friday Oct. 31st Halloween Day  1pm-6pm you can book a Private Face or Body Paint Session! $25 & up
    Location- Berkeley, CA (3 min walk from Ashby Bart Station)

    Sugar Skulls Face Paint by Audette Sophia

    Day of the Dead ‘Sugar Skull’ Painting will be available in the Mission district in San Francisco on November 2nd. Location TBA. Contact Us if you want to be sure to get a slot.


    Learn the supplies and techniques to paint beautiful Sugar Skulls that won’t take you forever! This experiential 3 hour workshop will teach 3 different sugar skull designs, including a half mask face.
    Friday, October 17th 3-6pm or Sunday, October 19th 6-9pm.
    Berkeley, CA

    Call if you have questions- 415-717-2372 or Email if you would like to Sign up for the Class!