All skill levels are welcome, however, a basic to intermediate understanding of the airbrush would be helpful, but not required. Projects (still being developed) will be implemented based on skill level. Anyone under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or get special permission before the event to attend.
Workshop subject matter intermediate and advanced
recent workshop photos, July/August 2018
Workshop subject matter beginner to intermediate
Some constructive feedback about about my and (Jenn Mayberry) class at Coast Airbrush coming up is that it may be a bit difficult for some people and/or intimidating... so here’s the answer. Without sacrificing the integrity of the process or dumbing down the approach to fit. We’ve created a 5 process monochromatic grey stencil to coincide with my Createx Colors greyscale kit. This image was created in about 45mins. You marry together the steps with each value in between the ones present with dagger strokes and a freehand approach... basically, here’s your starting point- this image. It walks you through the process prior to applying color. So for the intimidated... fear not- BUT/ you never progress by backing down from a challenge- however, here’s a helpful nudge to get you going. Again- this is a choice that we will be offering students who may THiNK they lack the technique or experience for this class... we all have different starting points and are all in different places in our artistic journey... this will address all of you.
About the artists...
Stephen Gibson is an airbrush artist whose technical abilities are inspired by traditional oil painting. He specializes in automotive murals and portraiture as well as fine art. He has a BA in Fine Art from Flagler College in St.Augustine, FL. His fine art efforts have been recognized by curators from both The Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as The Whitney Museum of Art in New York City.
His experimental nature, combined with a colorful and versatile work history make his pieces both highly original at their core as well as masterful in their execution. His caliber of excellence has been called upon by notable bike builders Jesse James, as well as Paul Teutel Jr. of American Chopper of which he has made notable appearances. He is an instructor with the Airbrush Art Circus which is held annually in San Antonio,TX as well as other venues around the country.
He is happy to premier his own signature paint kit with Createx Colors this year after being in development for the past two years. Steve is also in his 10th year teaching studio classes in traditional approaches to drawing and painting at Cygnus Art Center in Southern NJ.
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Jenn Mayberry holds a BA in Fine Arts and a BA in Art History from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY, USA. She began airbrushing in 1999 in her junior year of high school and hasn’t put down the gun since. She began co-instructing the Old School Realism classes at the Airbrush Action Getaways in 2017. She has also demoed for Anest-Iwata Medea airbrush company and House of Kolor at the 2017 SEMA Show. She has interests in Neo-Pompeii-ism, Neoclassicism, and Magical Realism; and is currently exploring those themes and ideas in her work.
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