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GRD 452 - Airbrush III

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Create custom automotive illustrations as you continue your study of the airbrush. In this advanced class you will build on skills learned in Airbrush I and II. This class will add techniques of painting and rendering on metal surfaces. You will learn how to paint special effects such as flames, fire and graphics.
Prerequisite: GRD 450  
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate advanced skills necessary for using the airbrush for painting on metal.
    1. Identify and replace damaged parts of the airbrush.
    2. Disassemble and reassemble an airbrush to operate correctly.
    3. Solve maintenance problems relating to acrylic, enamel and urethane paints.
  2. Review and demonstrate how to prepare airbrush and work area for painting.
    1. Assemble airbrush materials.
    2. Prepare metal painting surface properly.
    3. Clean metal painting surface properly.
    4. Demonstrate how to safely handle paints and cleaning solvents.
  3. Review and demonstrate how to use solvent-thinned, air painting media.
    1. Distinguish the different types of solvent-thinned media used in an airbrush.
    2. Review and practice mixing black and color media.
    3. Review and practice mixing solvent thinned media.
    4. Develop intermediate to advanced color techniques on projects.
  4. Demonstrate advanced skills essential in using the airbrush as a tool.
    1. Identify the different types of metal surfaces.
    2. Practice proper control of air and paint mixture using metal paints.
    3. Review and practice proper control of metal paint placement.
  5. Demonstrate advanced drawing skills essential in using the airbrush.
    1. Review and practice using an Art-o-graph for creating masks.
    2. Review and practice drawing hard line graphics.
    3. Practice the techniques of creating flames and fire.
    4. Review and practice freehand lettering with metal paints.
    5. Review and practice an assortment of strokes with new media.
  6. Demonstrate advanced rendering skills essential in painting on metal.
    1. Practice painting with acrylic, enamel and urethane paints.
    2. Review and practice creating a graduated tone in color and black & white.
    3. Practice rendering images from photographs and drawings.
    4. Practice rendering realistic flames and fire.
    5. Practice rendering hard line graphics.
    6. Practice rendering skulls and bones.
  7. Demonstrate advanced stencil and masking skills essential in using the airbrush.
    1. Use of varied techniques to transfer images onto different objects.
    2. Review and practice applying detailed stencils and freehand shields.
    3. Practice the technique of applying a detailed stencil or frisket.
    4. Review and practice applying fine line tape for layouts.
    5. Use an x-acto knife and other tools for cutting detailed stencils.
  8. Review and demonstrate the proper preparation of media for painting.
    1. Review mixing media for painting with a pinstripe brush.
    2. Practice preparing paint for pinstripe brush.
    3. Review and practice thinning paint for pinstripe brush.
    4. Practice proper use of a pounce wheel and pad.
  9. Demonstrate advanced skills essential in painting metal surfaces.
    1. Develop advanced color techniques on metal surfaces.
    2. Practice advanced use of media for metal surfaces.
    3. Practice painting with paintbrush to enhance illustrations.
    4. Review and practice painting with a pinstripe brush.
    5. Practice how to create a mirror image of flames.
  10. Demonstrate proper cleaning of the airbrush and accessories.
    1. Disassemble and reassemble an airbrush for proper cleaning.
    2. Review and practice proper cleaning techniques.
    3. Discuss safety concerns of using metal paint solvents.
    4. Demonstrate how to safely store the airbrush and equipment.



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