Airbrushing Portraits Training Course - Giorgio Uccellini (24 September 2019)

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Airbrushing Portraits Training Course - Giorgio Uccellini (24 September 2019)

The Airbrush Company presents a one-day Airbrushing Portraiture Master Class by internationally known UK artist, Giorgio Uccellini.

Born in Italy, Giorgio has been airbrushing for over 30 years and has taught and exhibited in USA, Italy and Germany, as well as in the UK. He has contributed articles to many magazines including Airbrush Art and Airbrush Action.

Chimpanzee airbrushed by
Giorgio Uccellini

On this one-day hands-on class you will learn all the techniques needed to airbrush portraits. These include freehand airbrushing techniques for creating skin tone, hair and eyes, plus loose masking techniques using Artool freehand stencils.

Whilst this is primarily an art class, all the techniques Giorgio teaches apply to many surfaces such as wall murals, bikes and helmets, drum kits, guitars etc.

By the end of the day you will have a professional looking portrait to take home with you. No one has ever left this course without taking away a piece of artwork that they are proud of.

This is your opportunity to learn how to achieve the perfect finish with an airbrush. The training room is fully equipped with the highest quality equipment available on the market - Iwata airbrushes and compressors.

We recommend that you are already confident in how to use an airbrush or have attended the Airbrushing for Beginners class.

Giorgio is best known for his portraits of rock icons, but he applies his airbrush art to anything – canvas, T-shirts, leather jackets, motorcycle tanks and helmets. You can view his work on his website: and also on A bit of trivia here: Giorgio toured the world in his previous career as the keyboard player in Freddy and the Dreamers.

Portrait of Miles Davis airbrushed by Giorgio Uccellini

If these dates are not suitable, please contact us to register your interest in the next course. One-to-one tuition is also available by contacting

Dates: Tuesday 24th September 2019
Times: 09:30 am - 4:30 pm
Duration: 1 day (7 hours)
Tutor: Giorgio Uccellini
Class size: 4 min to 8 max ( Click here to view our Training Room )
Location: The Airbrush Company Ltd, Marlborough Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8UF.
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Course content:

  • Freehand airbrush techniques, strokes and exercises
  • Outlining your image on the canvas using a projector or grid
  • Sizing of the image
  • Loose masking using Artool freehand stencils
  • Black and white portrait (moving onto colour depending on time and ability)
  • Techniques for skin tone, hair and eyes

What is provided:

  • Students will be supplied with an airbrush, equipment and paint for the duration of the course
  • Students will have the opportunity to buy airbrush equipment, paint and instructional videos on the day
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served during the course

Portraits painted by The Airbrush Company staff,
Lisa Munro, Alex Medwell and Stu Forster on Giorgio Uccelini's Portraiture & Wildlife Class

You will also need:

  • Canvas/or artist paper – Bring one or two of your own canvas/or artist paper (about 20” x 24” to 30” x 34”).
  • Reference Images – Bring two copies of the image/s you wish to airbrush. One copy for reference (about 7” x 5”) and one to project (about 5” x 4”). You may use copies of reference images provided by the tutor. You may email your image to to check on suitability in advance.
  • Accommodation - A list of local hotels and B&Bs will be sent with your booking confirmation.
  • Lunch - Bring a packed lunch or pre-order sandwiches by returning the form provided with your booking confirmation. Please bring cash with you on the day for pre-ordered sandwiches.

Please click here to read the terms and conditions regarding course cancellations and postponements.
A printed copy of these terms will be sent with your booking confirmation.

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