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Workshop on airbrushing

From: Stephanie Auffret <sauffret<-at->
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Airbrushing for Conservators Workshop
Historic New England Conservation Facility
Haverhill, Massachusetts
December 9-10, 2013
9 am - 5 pm daily
with breaks mid-morning and afternoon and for lunch. Refreshments
and box lunches will be provided (included in overall fee).

Organized by the Wooden Artifacts Group of the American Institute
for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

This two day hands-on workshop is specially designed to introduce
and broaden the Conservation Professional's exposure to the range of
materials, technical skills and processes available while utilizing
an airbrush.  Practical conservation applications and materials use
will be explored, along with details on airbrush set-up, usage,
trouble shooting, accessories and maintenance. Emphasis will be
placed on proper tool handling technique and form. The range of
projects will progress from basic operation, practice / skills
drills, masking/frisket methods, and freehand spraying before moving
on to advanced airbrush effects. Participants will be introduced to
the basic principles using individual easel boards and will use
Createx and Golden fluid Acrylic Colors, as well as synthetic and
natural resins. There will also be some practice "conservation" type
stations set up.  Each Student will be provided with an Iwata
Airbrush, Createx Colors, and a variety of specific conservation
materials for hands-on practice during instruction. The Airbrushes
will be available for optional purchase after the workshop at
significantly discounted prices.

Course Fee:
AIC Member Registration: $450.00
Non-AIC Member/Regular Registration: $480.00

Topics Covered:

    Explanation of different types of brushes (Gravity vs.
    bottom/side fed)
    Anatomy of the airbrush
    Introduction to air sources
    Air pressure regulation
    Airbrush repair and maintenance
    Troubleshooting all airbrush problems
    Understanding viscosity parameters
    Using the gravity feed airbrush for rapid color adjustment
    during retouching/inpainting
    Essential equipment
    The airbrush toolkit
    Airbrush Ergonomics
    Soft and hard effects
    Airbrush Practice and skill building drills
    How to master the elusive dagger stroke
    Stencil techniques, friskets and masking
    Getting the most out of conservation materials

Instructors: Alan Pastrana (Founder and owner of Pastrana Unlimited
Airbrush Studios) and Tad Fallon (co-founder and conservator in
private practice with the firm Fallon and Wilkinson, LLC)

For additional information, including instructors bios, please

    Tad Fallon

To get the registration form, please contact either Tad Fallon or
Stephanie Auffret <sauffret<-at->winterthur<.>org>

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