Online Class

Get Started Airbrushing

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Learn how to get the most from your airbrush for professional-looking results that are sure to be the talk of your next party!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Dawn Butler
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Add eye-catching detail and beautiful effects to your cakes with designer Dawn Butler's expert techniques and troubleshooting tips. From selecting the right equipment to choosing the perfect paint, Dawn shows you how to make the right decisions for your projects. Then, master gradient work and gain better control of your airbrush for incredibly precise freehand designs, including cursive script. And, find out how to confidently work with metallics and iridescents for striking results. Next, achieve a greater level of detail with handmade or store-bought stencils and discover the secrets to Dawn's signature woodgrain designs. Finally, learn how to avoid overspray, adjust the angle of your airbrush and put all of your new skills to use by expertly shading a novelty cake. Plus, Dawn shares special tips on maintaining your machine for years of impressive results.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Airbrushing
Meet cake decorator Dawn Butler and preview the essential airbrushing techniques you'll learn in class. Starting with the basics, Dawn guides you through the process of choosing the right equipment and paint. Then, get tips and tricks for controlling your airbrush to achieve an even layer of color.
2. Gradients
3. Freehand Designs
4. Pearls & Metallics
5. Stenciling
6. Overspray & Shading
7. Cleaning & Care

Taught by

Dawn  Butler
Dawn Butler
Dawn Butler discovered her love of cake decorating more than 20 years ago when she took a job at a local bakery. In 2010, she turned that love of design into her own business, Dinkydoodle Designs, allowing her to push the boundaries of what's possible with her signature airbrush techniques. When Dawn's not dreaming up new designs in her bakery, you can find her teaching her renowned airbrush techniques all over the country.

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