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GRD 450 - Airbrush II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Continue your study of the airbrush as a tool used to create illustrations for graphic design. In this intermediate class you will build on skills learned in Airbrush I by adding advanced techniques in painting and rendering. This class will include learning how to paint projects like portraits in black, white and color, rendering vehicles and rendering fur or hair on mammals.
Prerequisite: GRD 448  
Competencies
  1. Review the skills necessary for using the airbrush as a tool.
    1. Identify and replace damaged parts of the airbrush.
    2. Disassemble and reassemble an airbrush to operate correctly.
    3. Identify and solve maintenance problems. 
  2. Review and demonstrate how to prepare an airbrush and work area for painting.
    1. Assemble airbrush to hose and fittings.
    2. Demonstrate how to safely handle the airbrush tool and accessories.
    3. Practice intermediate functions of the airbrush.
  3. Review and demonstrate how to use water-thinned, air painting media.
    1. Distinguish the different types of water-based media used in an airbrush.
    2. Review and practice mixing black and color media.
    3. Review and practice mixing water thinned media.
    4. Develop advanced color techniques on projects.
  4. Demonstrate intermediate skills essential in using the airbrush as a tool.
    1. Identify the different types of painting surfaces.
    2. Practice proper control of air and paint mixture.
    3. Review and practice proper control of paint placement.
  5. Demonstrate intermediate drawing skills essential in using the airbrush.
    1. Review and practice using an art-o-graph.
    2. Review and practice using tracing paper and graphite.
    3. Practice the techniques of creating a portrait.
    4. Review and practice freehand lettering.
    5. Review and practice an assortment of strokes.
  6. Demonstrate intermediate rendering skills essential in using the airbrush.
    1. Review and practice creating a graduated tone in black and white.
    2. Review and practice creating a graduated tone in color.
    3. Practice rendering images from photographs.
    4. Practice rendering realistic geometric shapes into complete objects.
    5. Practice rendering fur and hair textures.
    6. Practice rendering metal and chrome textures.
  7. Demonstrate intermediate stencil and masking skills essential in using the airbrush.
    1. Review and practice using fine lined stencils and freehand shields.
    2. Review and practice the techniques of applying a detailed stencil or frisket.
    3. Use an x-acto knife and stencil burner for cutting detailed stencils.
  8. Review and demonstrate the proper selection of media and substrate for painting.
    1. Review mixing media for painting on white or colored paper.
    2. Practice painting with media on white or colored paper.
    3. Review mixing media for painting on canvas or illustration board.
    4. Practice painting with media on canvas or illustration board.
    5. Practice the techniques of applying media to a textile or shirt.
    6. Review and practice painting with transparent paints.
  9. Demonstrate intermediate skills essential in painting portfolio projects.
    1. Develop advanced color techniques on portfolio projects.
    2. Practice proper use of media for advanced portfolio projects.
    3. Prepare a portfolio quality illustration of a portrait.
    4. Prepare a portfolio quality illustration of a vehicle.
    5. Prepare a portfolio quality illustration of an animal.
  10. Demonstrate proper cleaning of the airbrush and accessories.
    1. Disassemble and reassemble an airbrush for proper cleaning.
    2. Review and practice solutions to airbrush clogging problems.
    3. Review and practice proper cleaning techniques.
    4. Demonstrate how to safely store the airbrush and accessories.



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