2ND YEAR EXPLORATION: Airbrush
Introduce students the career options of the art and design field.
Student Objectives: Orientation
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the art and design careers, by producing various portfolio based projects the demonstrate the skills and knowledge established by the Program Of Study, to a task completion rate of 80% or higher after 2 years in the program.
Program Of Study Requirements:
Commercial Art: 100 - ORIENTATION
101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.
102- List occupational requirements.
103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.
Simple student project - Design and airbrush a t-shirt!
An airbrush is a small, hand-held instrument connected to a canister of compressed air that sprays paint in a controlled way giving an even and consistent surface. Artists and illustrators often use airbrushing to create a high level of realism. The airbrush was invented in the late nineteenth century, but it was not until the mid twentieth century that it became a popular tool in painting.
Pioneers of airbrushing were the graphic illustrators George Petty and Alberto Vargas (or Varga) in the 1930s and 1940s. Later, Pop artist James Rosenquist used it to evoke the qualities of advertising. In Britain, the artist Barrie Cook became one of the leading practitioners to use airbrushing. Today, it is the sci-fi artist H.K. Giger who is most commonly associated with the medium.
There is also an airbrushing computer program, invented in the early 1980s, which creates a similar effect in a digital format.