All New! Simon Murray's Helmet Workshop
Simon Murray is the developer of the Auto Air line,
creator of Auto Air user guide DVDs, and is an expert in
water-based painting methods for automotive paint. He
has painted over 900 helmets during his career. Now's
your chance to tap into that wealth of knowledge. Learn
the top pro secrets of how to create killer designs in a
During this hands-on three day class each student
will paint two complete helmet designs.
NOTE! Each student takes home both practice
helmets worth almost $100
What will you learn?
•Safety aspects of helmet painting
•Knowing what helmets to paint and not to paint
•Preparation / stripping out
•How to create perfectly straight and horizontal lines
•Balancing complex multi-coloured designs|
•When to use airbrush / mini-gun / full-size gun
•Using Fineline and K-Tapes
•Image transfer and manipulation
•How to price and cost your work
•Starting up a business
•Free and easy ways to advertise and market
•And much more!
What do I need to bring?
Absolutely nothing. We will supply you with everything you need to complete the course, from paint and equipment to panels and practice items.
We do however recommend you bring a notepad and camera with you. Although we give you extensive course notes on color formulas and techniques, it is impossible to digest the sheer amount of information Simon imparts. Therefore we recommend you take notes throughout the day.
Bear in mind that a lot of tutors don't actually paint during their class. They prefer to give you an image and talk you through it. At SM Designs we get our hands dirty. Simon actually paints every project you paint, working side-by-side from start to finish. Some tutors dislike the use of cameras on their classes and some even forbid it. At SM Designs we encourage you to take as many pictures as you can. Taking photos of these "live demos" is an invaluable part of learning and a permanent visual reference for you.
This workshop is held in a non-intimidating studio environment with both the novice and veteran artist in mind. No previous pinstriping or airbrushing experience is necessary. All materials and reference will be supplied in our new facility, which features color corrected lighting and a state of the art air filtration system. Class is limited to 10 and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Simon's workshop will be March 29th -April 1st. A foundations class will be held on the 4th. The introductory tuition price for this workshop is $499.