Three Day Helmet Painting Class


Simon has painted over 900 helmets during his career...nows your chance to tap into that wealth of knowledge. Learn the top pro secrets of how to create killer designs in a short time. During this hands-on three day class each student will paint two complete helmet designs.

Each student takes home both practice helmets worth £60

What will you learn?

  • Safety aspects of helmet painting
  • Knowing what helmets to paint and not to paint
  • Preparation / stripping out
  • Masking
  • How to create perfectly straight and horizontal lines
  • Balancing complex multi-coloured designs
  • When to use airbrush / mini-gun / full-size gun
  • Using Fineline and K-Tapes
  • Image transfer and manipulation
  • How to price and cost your work
  • Starting up a business
  • Free and easy ways to advertise and market
  • And much more!

What do I need to bring?

Absolutely nothing. We will supply you with everything you need to complete the course, from paint and equipment to panels and practice items. Lunch and all day refreshments are supplied.

We do however recommend you bring a notepad and camera with you. Although we give you extensive course notes on color formulas and techniques, it is impossible to digest the sheer amount of information Simon imparts. Therefore we recommend you take notes throughout the day.

Bear in mind that a lot of tutors don't actually paint during their class. They prefer to give you an image and talk you through it. At SM Designs we get our hands dirty. Simon actually paints every project you paint, working side-by-side from start to finish. Some tutors dislike the use of cameras on their classes and some even forbid it. At SM Designs we encourage you to take as many pictures as you can. Taking photos of these "live demos" is an invaluable part of learning and a permanent visual reference for you.


£480 including VAT. Price includes 2 free practice helmets worth £60

Class times

10am - 5pm (classes always run on longer)

Class limited to 8 students

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Students will be able to buy DISCOUNTED equipment on the class!