The "Mist" tique and Technique™
Airbrush Makeup Art Workshops
The airbrush is an important tool that definitely belongs in the skill set of all makeup artists. Thanks in part to High Definition digital technology in television taping and broadcast, the airbrush is frequently used to achieve a more transparent finish for subtle, natural looking results. The airbrush offers that extra degree of controlled ultra transparency in a makeup application not achievable by traditional brush or sponge methods.
Why the "Mist" tique and Technique™ Airbrush Workshops are considered the best airbrush training you will ever receive:
We've had a diverse group of makeup artists from all over the world attend these workshops because of our outstanding reputation for focused and detailed instruction. The important working knowledge in airbrush "technology and techniques" in application, and in-depth maintenance skills taught exclusively in these workshops are not found anywhere else.
For over 2 decades we have taught not only makeup artists but traditional face and body painters, on-camera performers, fine art artists, photographers, medical practitioners, anaplastologists, and hobbyists from many forms of leisure activities and professional trades who want to learn the art and finess of applying makeup correctly through an airbrush.
With proper instruction, anyone can master the important schematics and operation principles, and basic and advanced application techniques in freehand through these workshops. Upon completion of the classes the student can immediately employ the airbrush in their work venue successfully, especially for HDTV.
Another unique feature of this workshop is the "attention to detail" instruction that deals with the wide scope of maintaining and troubleshooting the airbrush yourself. Not only will you learn how to become proficient in airbrush maintenance management, but how to create and customize the use of your own airbrush diagnostic, maintenance, and repair tool kit.
Self taught vs. professional instruction:
There are many airbrush videos, CDs, and books available that attempt to teach airbrushing techniques, but it just can't duplicate interactive hands-on instruction, demonstration, and application techniques in a tutored laboratory situation. The close supervision of an experienced master instructor makes all the difference in acquring a fully operation skill set upon completion of the workshop.
It is so important to develop and execute proper fundamental triggering sequences in beginning airbrush skills to avoid developing the default habits that could hinder advanced techniques in freehand skills This is especially important if you want to pursue fine art graphic airbrush application.
By taking this professionally instructed Elementary workshop, you can unleash your full potential with this unique tool and master all the schematics and techniques in fundamental airbrush applications in just one day. Taking the second day Progressive workshop will develop, refine, and further release your new freehand techniques in a variety of applications, learn all about airbrush fluid chemistry (and how you can make your own airbrush products), and become a master mechanic in airbrush maintenance.
What is the long term benefit payoff for me in taking these airbrush courses?
The key to getting the maximum benefit out of learning and utilizing the airbrush is targeted instruction and extensive hands on laboratory experience that embraces and translates the entire realm of airbrush technology and technique to the student. This means being able to comprehend and interface with the huge variety and scope of airbrush equipment and products that have exploded onto the airbrush makeup market within the last 3 years.
You will not find any other airbrush workshop that is as meticulous in training artists from the inside out on important airbrush technology and technique. This class will also equip you with extensive cosmetic chemistry (airbrush makeup) knowlege that will allow you to fully employ your airbrush skills in other paying venues.
You will learn to identify equipment schematics, work with and interface with all the major brands of airbrush systems available on the market and provided for your use.
You can experiment with and ultimately create your own choices in the system or components that fit your artistry needs. You will learn the important principles of fluid physics and cosmetic chemistry, and how to utilize them effectively in your work.
Who should take these airbrush workshops?
These classes are ideal for beginners with no prior experience, or those with some casual familiarity and experimentation with the airbrush. Self-taught airbrush users who have acquired skills from practicing on their own can also greatly benefit from professional instruction and guidance in these workshops that will refine their knowledge base and application techniques.
The additional benefits of developing good professional airbrush skills and polishing manual dexterity early on prevents interference from negative or defaulting habits that always occur in the beginning stages of airbrush coordination skills.
Click on the links below for more information about each workshop, and to view the current schedule of classes.