Custom Paint Workshops

           Sunny Florida provides an ideal situation for both the curious beginner and the accomplished artist seeking some one-on-one with industry professionals including Dave “Letterfly” Knoderer, known for traditional old school pinstripe designs, airbrushed murals, gold leaf designs and hand brushed portraits. Also adept at wet blended and airbrushed pinup girls he also enjoys status as hand lettering master craftsman fluent with all aspects of the traditional sign maker from the age when everything was created by hand with paint. As sign painter extraordinaire, he shares knowledge from his intimate relationship with letterform and inspires with clean and proven design composition formulas. Industry products expert and statewide automotive finishes technical representative JR Brennan is on hand with cutting edge product knowledge and is a walking resource library accessing his career as automotive paint and body shop techniques advisor to the eastern seaboard.

            Students benefit not only from the extensive curriculum, the result of decades of creating a myriad of traditional hand painted works and for the ongoing opportunity to ask questions as they learn to manipulate paint into delicate designs, become familiar with the recipe and philosophy of combining aspects of color theory, viscosity ideals, and devices that provide special and unusual effects when used in surprising unconventional ways and embrace what paint pioneers do to efficiently handle the tasks of production and abundance.

            No better forum exists to get a leg up on a complete understanding of the mechanics of and the spectrum of; the variety of paints and products, the strategy of design, and the scope of paint manipulation techniques available to the aficionado of custom paint and vehicular decor.

            The instructional team at the ArtPark Custom Paint Workshop knows that the visual artist typically learns by being shown, combined with the opportunity to try, hands on, techniques that bring a project to life, step by step, all the way to completion by the end of the workshop. Be prepared to have a finished piece produced by yourself all the way to road ready during the time you are in class.

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