Learn How to 'Pimp' Your Own Ride: Airbrush Getaway Workshop Program Celebrates 10 Years in Vegas Workshops Said To Be 'All Killer, No Filler'

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Airbrush Getaway Workshop Program Celebrates 10 Years in Vegas Workshops Said To Be "All Killer, No Filler"

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I've been painting for 20 years and this class has taken me to the next level. The murals course is well, well worth the money.

Interest in learning how to airbrush has reached a fever pitch, thanks to TV hits like Overhaulin', Pimp My Ride, Sunset Tan, American Chopper, Trick My Truck, LA Ink, and others. And there may be no better way to learn than at Airbrush Action magazine's Airbrush Getaway Workshops. Celebrating their 20th anniversary--their 10th in Las Vegas--the workshops will be staged this year at the South Point Hotel & Casino, Monday, September 21st, through Friday, September 25th .                 

According to Airbrush Action editor Cliff Stieglitz, the internationally esteemed program--offered twice yearly in Vegas--is ideal for artists and non-artists who seek to learn new skills or take their art to professional levels. "Students come away learning how to make thousands of extra dollars airbrushing."

All of the one-day introductory courses will take place Monday to prepare for the following four-day hands-on seminars: Achieving Photorealism with Dru Blair, Automotive Graphics, Automotive Murals on Steel, Pin-Up Art, Power Portraits, Airbrush Mastery, Pinstriping, and T-Shirt Airbrushing for Fun & Profit. The courses will be conducted by some of the world's top talent, including Craig Fraser, Javier Soto, Jonathan Pantaleon, Terry Hill, Ryno (of TV's Trick My Truck), Lorenzo Sperlonga, Cory Saint Clair, and other well-known artists.

Sponsored by Valspar/House of Kolor, Iwata Airbrush Company, Createx, Auto-Air, and Coast Airbrush, the Airbrush Getaway Workshops launch careers by teaching how to profit handsomely in art despite self-perceived artistic limitations. A comment echoed by many Getaway alumni is that more is learned in four days at an Airbrush Getaway than in four years in college. Joe Stanford, of Grass Lake, Michigan, thought he had finally reached airbrush nirvana. "One day you see a celebrity artist in Airbrush Action magazine, and the next day he's looking over your shoulder helping you. That's priceless. A lot of people might be leery of attending a Getaway because they don't know anyone, but it's like you're a part of this huge family as soon as you walk in. There are no cliques or egos. I loved the Murals class. Where else can you find all this amazing talent under one roof?"

Nicholas DelGrado, Sanford, Florida, adds, "It was great to experience the huge pool of talent from all over the country. This is better than college because it's geared toward exactly what I do (skulls and flames); in college you have to extrapolate the bits and pieces that apply to you, and that can represent a lot of sorting. In fact, in the course of only four days, a student who never used an airbrush before turned out a piece of art that was really exceptional! I would absolutely recommend that someone take an Airbrush Getaway."

Seven-time alum Shena King, Hanson, Idaho still benefits from the Getaway. "There's so much information. The instructors don't hold anything back and offer everything they know. A Getaway is absolutely the best way to learn to airbrush. Learning on your own can be so difficult because there are so many little secrets that they teach you here that would take forever to learn on your own; and much of it comes on the first day!"

Curt Bacon, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, echoed many of the students' sentiments. "I've been painting for 20 years and this class has taken me to the next level. The murals course is well, well worth the money."    

"It was interesting," observed instructor Terry Hill, "to see the strong response to the one- and four-day Pinstriping classes featuring Jeff Styles, a remarkable veteran talent. This is the first non-airbrush course ever offered at a Getaway, and I'm impressed with its success."

"I really enjoyed watching the progress of the students," said Jeff Styles. "It energizes me to think that I can impart knowledge that has taken me 25 years to learn, in a concise manner, that doesn't require the drudgery of experimentation. It's a proven method I've developed for teaching a very profitable art form. I can tell by observing a student's body language and posture where to correct the bad habits before they become lifelong habits." As an added bonus, Styles often stripes a student's car or motorcycle as a class demonstration. His performance on either surface is reputed to be mesmerizing! According to Joanne Mock, Carlsbad, California, "Craig Fraser Automotive Graphics] is very hip to everything contemporary and new, and he was excellent at showing you all the nuts and bolts. This is a great course."

A one-day introductory course is $150, a four-day course $575. Classes include all the necessary equipment, materials, and supplies (airbrush, air source, substrates, paint, etc) at no extra cost. For more information, or to register, call 800-876-2472 (732-223-7878 for international callers) or go to http://www.airbrushaction.com. Group discounts available.    

Contact: Cliff Stieglitz
Cell: 732-233-7007


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