Our longest running and by far most popular class. This 3 day course is divided into 2 specific sections.
Day 1 is an absolute beginners class focussing on the fundamentals of airbrush control and stencil usage specific to the challenges of custom painting.
Days 2-3 focuses on several different top selling customising techniques. And the best thing about it is...you don't have to be artistic! Whilst this is primarily an automotive class, all the techniques we teach apply to any nonporous surface I.E. wall murals, garage doors, fridges and kitchens, computers drum kits, guitars etc...
What will you learn?
- Surface preparation
- Types of paints and compatibility
- How to paint flags including checkers
- Achieving realistic rips and tears
- Lining out and painting hot rod flames
- Creating tribal and ghost flames
- Pinstriping with an airbrush
- Painting seamless fades
- How to paint wood and stone effects
- Water drops
- Bevelled edges
- Negative and positive marbleizing
- Using candies
- Costing and pricing your work
- How to set up your own custom paint business
- 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.
10am - 5pm (classes always run on longer)
Class limited to 8 students
Students will be able to buy DISCOUNTED equipment on the class!