PPG Custom Painting Classes
PPG sponsors a number of Custom Painting Classes on various topics and techniques. Click here to view course descriptions and prices of commonly held airbrush classes. Also view the locations where you will be able to find these courses. Classes usually involve some travel so if they are too far away, keep checking periodically to see if they show up on the Orlando or Atlanta course schedules. Be prepared to spend some bucks as Custom classes often run $250-500, but you will also receive an Iwata airbrush when you attend the Custom Airbrush class.
Note that you cannot attend one of the Advanced Airbrush techniques courses unless you have taken the standard Custom Airbrushing course first. Bring your Iwata with you.
Airbrush classes from Airbrush Action Magazine
Airbrush Action magazine sponsors several Airbrush Getaway Workshops throughout the year, some in Charlotte, some in Las Vegas, and some in Orlando. Visit their website and check out the schedule and course selection. Beginner’s courses run $150.00 and advanced courses are $575.00. So next time you need a vacation, make it more interesting with an airbrush workshop from AAM!
House of Kolor
House of Kolor Custom paint also sponsors a few schools of their own. Check out the schedule here. Many courses would require a flight somewhere, but if you are interested, download the registration form.
Description of Custom Finishes
Read an overview of custom finish materials in an article from I-CAR:
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