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Knowledge is the ultimate power tool.

It's your chance to learn hands-on from the best painters working today. In fact, PPG offers training classes and seminars at training facilities across North America. Check out this list of upcoming events to find the ones nearest you.

Lowrider Designs Course

No airbrush experience necessary, but student must be a certified painter.

Students attending the Lowrider Designs course will learn:

  • Proper techniques for spraying Vibrance Collection custom finishes and candy paints using the RADIANCE® II system over DITZLER® BIG FLAKE bold metal flake colors
  • Proper techniques for applying metal flake
  • Color composition using various combinations
  • Design layout and taping techniques
  • Tape shading, fading and blending candy colors
  • Use clearcoats to fill paint edges and metal flake

Course is available in ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat.

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Custom Wood Grain Techniques Course

No airbrush experience necessary.

Students attending the Wood Grain Techniques course will learn:

  • Wood grain techniques using PPG waterborne and solvent basecoats
  • Create show panels with different wood grain effects
  • Create grain with graining tools, brushes, airbrushes, tack rags and scuff pads

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Custom Graphics Course

No airbrush experience necessary, but student must be a certified painter.

Students attending the Custom Graphics course will learn:

  • Use of PPG Deltron refinish system and Vibrance Collection custom paint finishes
  • Checkered patterns
  • Graphic stripes
  • Overlapping
  • Shadowing
  • Tape shading
  • Blending and fading colors
  • Granite techniques
  • 3-D effects
  • Use of different types of spray guns

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Custom Airbrushing Techniques

Airbrush experience required, or must have completed Basic Airbrushing course.

Using gravity feed airbrushes to create 8 projects and learn:

  • Proper use of stencils and templates
  • To use pre-cut designs with Paint Mask
  • Masking techniques with Paint Mask, Transfer Paper and Masking Tape
  • Art of cutting on masking tape using razor blades and cutting tools
  • Proper distance when air brushing, settings for close detail work and distant shading
  • Airbrush special effects including: real fire effects, chrome, diamond place and rivets, stone effects, wood grain, water bubbles, shading, and blending
  • Layout tips, use of reference material, highlights and shadows
  • Panel projects include: Maltese cross with real fire effect, wood grain, paper scroll, rose, chrome beveled logo, diamond plate, metal with rivets, granite slab metal tear out with bubbles and template backgrounds.

Gravity-feed airbrushes will be provided for student’s use during class. If desired, students may bring their own gravity feed airbrush.

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Basic Airbrushing

No airbrush experience necessary.

Learn how to use an airbrush. Basic course includes the following topics:

  • Types of airbrushes and how they work
  • Air supply, air pressure, paint reduction, cleaning and troubleshooting
  • Techniques for holding the air brush and tips for ease of use
  • Practice exercises on paper including: basic strokes, dagger strokes, lines, dots, circles, shading, and more
  • Techniques to create a beach mural, skulls, eagles, flying eyeball, and other custom images

Gravity-feed airbrushes will be provided for student’s use during class. If desired, students may bring their own gravity feed airbrush.

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Airbrushing the Human Skull Advanced Airbrush Course

Students must attend the Custom Airbrush Techniques course before attending any Advanced Airbrush courses.

Students attending the Human Skull course will learn:

  • How to make a template using paper and a copy of a Human Skull
  • Proper freehand techniques to add detail and shading
  • Proper use of color and technique when rendering over a White and Black background
  • Black and white base coat will be used along with colors from the Vibrance Collection custom finishes.

Gravity-feed airbrushes will be provided for student’s use during class. If desired, students may bring their own gravity feed airbrush.

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Airbrushing the American Flag and Eagle Advanced Airbrush Course

Students must attend the Custom Airbrush Techniques course before attending any Advanced Airbrush courses.

Students will learn proper techniques to create a waving flag with an eagle in the foreground using colors from the Vibrance Collection custom finishes.

Gravity-feed airbrushes will be provided for student’s use during class. If desired, students may bring their own gravity feed airbrush.

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Airbrushing Real Fire Advanced Airbrush Course

Students must attend the Custom Airbrush Techniques course before attending any Advanced Airbrush courses.

Students attending the Real Fire course will learn:

  • Proper techniques and colors to create lifelike flames using VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom finishes
  • Create fire using yellow, orange, and red colors as well as blue
  • Use of templates and freehand airbrush strokes to create their version of real fire

Gravity-feed airbrushes will be provided for student’s use during class. If desired, students may bring their own gravity feed airbrush.

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Custom Flames Design Course

No airbrush experience necessary, but student must be a certified painter.

Students attending the Custom Flames Design course will learn:

  • Use of PPG DELTRON® refinish system and Vibrance Collection custom paint finishes
  • Design and layout of flames
  • Classic and tribal designs
  • Overlapping and shadowing
  • Ghost flames
  • Blending and fading color
  • Use of pre-cut templates and different types of spray guns
  • Use of Transferite and Gerber mask

Contact a Distributor to register