Airbrush 101


Introduction to Airbrushing 


  • Wed Classes: 6:00 pm - 9:30
  • Saturday Classes 9:30 - 1:00 pm

    This class is geared to the beginner who has:

    • Never used an airbrush before 
    • Not sure what airbrush to buy or what paints to use
    • Not sure what compressor to use 
    • Not sure why the airbrush keeps on clogging up every five seconds!
    • Not sure which paints to use with what reducers or ratios
    • You have an airbrush but skipped the basics 
    • You want to learn how to maintain/troubleshoot

    What do you need to bring?

    • Please wear suitable "art" clothing
    • bring a note pad/pencil
    • No food is allowed in the classroom however, please feel free to bring a bottle of water/pop/coffee 
    • absolutely nothing, Maple will supply you with everything you need to complete the class. 

    This class is being kept intentionally small.

     This class will cover:

    • Different types/models of airbrushes
    • how to Disassemble and Reassemble
    • Cleaning & Maintaining your equipment
    • Paint reductions 
    • Airbrush control and practicing drills
    • trouble shooting tips and tricks
    • surface prep (metal/plastic/textiles etc)
    • Freehand and stencil techniques

    Workshop cancellation/refund policy

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Intro to Airbrush

    What a blast! Too notch equipment to learn with. Donna is a great teacher, knowledgeable and really helpful. I’d encourage anyone interested in airbrushing to take Donna’s course.

    Airbrush 101

    I went to Maple for an airbrush 101 course and it was more than I expected. Donna who owns and ran the course did a great job making sure we learned the basics so we could create a small project. I have attended airbrush courses before but this one was the first hands on with paint I have been to. I recommend it and the store to anyone in the pinstripe / airbrush world.

    Fun class!

    Great to find Maple and Donna; and to have a national supplier and experienced person to go to right here in Edmonton. Apparently the only one in Canada! Good information in the class if you want to know the ins and outs of the airbrush, literally. There is a time for listening and a time to play with the airbrush and paint. I learned a lot and am excited to begin using this medium in my artwork. Excellent beginner course.

    Lots of info

    A lot of basics in this workshop that would take time and money to learn otherwise.
    I can hardly wait to get busy now! Thanks so much Donna!

    Great intro course!

    Donna provides an excellent overview of all things airbrush, with all the tips and tricks to get going with minimal frustration. It was great to be able to test the equipment before I purchased, and work on some techniques with her in the room. She obviously has lots of experience and is a great teacher (very patient and kind). If you’re looking into an airbrush like I was, this course is a must!