Bodypainting calls for artists

Workshop aims to introduce new artists to medium

Artists plan to knock more than the models’ socks off during the 10th anniversary of Body Gras, the body painting competition.

Teams of models and artists will face off to create works of art on human skin using the theme of good versus evil.

Competition founder Jeff King describes the event as an amalgamation of a team sport and theatrical improv. Body Gras returns to its roots with an open-door policy to new artists.

“We are trying to make clear that this is not just something for professionals, but for anyone and everyone willing to try their hand at a cash prize,” King said.

Newcomers are encouraged to take part in a bodypainting workshop Sunday (Oct. 23), 12:30-4 p.m. at Apple Auto Glass on Cliff Street, for a $10 fee.

Participants will learn everything from air brush technique with King, to brush  and sponge with one of the competition’s previous competitors Christina Chepley.

Models receive information on proper protocols and prep procedures for getting painted.

Models and artists will also have the opportunity to register for the Body Gras event, set for Nov. 5, 9 p.m., at the Old City Station Pub. Tickets $15 at the door.

For more information on the workshop, please call  250-753-1865.