New Beginners workshop!
A comprehensive 4-day workshop for the absolute beginner: building confidence, learning at your own pace and devoting more time to mastering the basics.
If you thought learning to airbrush would be too hard, we've created this class to maximize your comfort. You will achieve daily goals that ensure mastery and preparedness for the next steps.
Take home several finished projects to proudly display on your walls.
Class is limited to 10 and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. It takes approximately 37 hours of practice to control the airbrush and this is the guided class for you to achieve that goal!
- Over 40 hours of instruction and studio time over 4 days
- You will experience the charm of Blair, SC nestled in the Sumter National forest.
- Those staying on campus will have a private room and bath just a few steps away from the studio.
- Enjoy 3 home cooked meals a day in the company of new friends.
- You will leave a better artist than when you arrived. Guaranteed!
Day 1 - 3
What you will learn
- the types of airbrushes and how they work
- how to Disassemble and Reassemble the equipment
- how to Clean & Maintain your equipment – it is easier than you think.
the importance of good posture and smooth motions
- the best way to hold your airbrush for predicable control and consistent marks
- the 5 mark-making variables that you'll need
- practicing drills to master of the 5 types of marks that you must know for every project
- Controlling Edges as one of the top 5 keys to painting realism
- Learning to distinguish between hard and soft edges and how to achieve each
- Understanding why freehand airbrushing is best suited for soft edges
- Using frisket (masking film), paper, tape, plastic, or found objects to create various edges
- Learning about overspray /underspray, how it can wreck your day and how it can work to your benefit.
- Mastering the "Bounce" Technique and the importance of "Ghosting"
- Mastering the "Flip" technique and how it can take years off of your learning curve for airbrushing or sketching with a pen or pencil
- Triggering and why this simple concept is critical to your success!
- Learning to spray in smooth even coats takes some practice
- We call it triggering.
- It is accomplished by turning the flow of paint on and off while keeping the air flowing.
- Learning to trigger properly is by far the hardest hurdle for self-taught airbrush artists to master.
- While it is simple in concept it is not intuitive to most new airbrush artists learning on their own.
Big Savings when.you - Attend Consecutive Workshops and use a special Discount Code during checkout:
Beginners + Skull/Fire = $500 savings
Special Offer for an Iwata CM-SB airbrush!
Pre-purchase your in-class Iwata CM-SB airbrush at a price far below market value.
When you enroll, check the special offer checkbox Purchase your like-new, class supplied, CM-SB for $300 (A value of $507.68 purchased new)
*Class airbrushes will be $400 if added after enrollment or at class.
Need transportation to and form the airport? Sign up for our free shuttle service.
Not sure which class is right for you? Read "Help me Choose".
On-site accommodations are available:
- Picturesque rural setting on the bordering Sumter National Forest
- Private rooms with queen-sized beds and full in-suite bathrooms
- Chef's menu of home-cooked meals prepared and served daily
- Fully stocked art studio, all class materials and reference included
- Color-corrected lighting (over 120 fluorescent tubes)
- Built in air filtration system (no need for respirators)