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A Beginning Spray Paint Class
(hosted in Everett, WA)

Have you ever...

... wanted to try spray painting but were too intimidated to try? Didn't have the right space? Too overwhelmed with all the little things you might need to know?

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The Class

In this 6 hour class (2 sessions, 3 hours each) you'll create two different styles of spray paint art which will help guide you through the various techniques that will lay a foundation for continued learning in spray painting.

Session 1

Each student will follow along with Sam as they create a landscape painting in the style of spray paint street vendors who often create pieces on the spot in front of small crowds. (session 1 has homework for Session 2)

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Session 2

Each student will take a 3-4 letter word of their choosing and create a simple graffiti styled piece using skills taught in the first session along with additional skills taught in the second session.

 

At the end of the second class we'll also take a short field-trip to a popular spray paint spot where we'll observe and dissect techniques used by other artists. This will give you the chance to see the skills you learned applied by professional artists while also inspiring you to keep creating with spray paint.

Tuition

This 2 session (3hrs. per session) class is $250.
When scheduling a class, a non-refundable deposit of $30 (applied toward your fee) is required to hold your space. The remainder of the tuition can be paid any time before or at your first class session and can also be broken into payments if needed.

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The Teacher

Sam Trout, muralist and fine artist for over 20 years, offers this unique Beginning Spray Paint class that helps break down that intimidating learning curve by teaching all the basic skills that will open you up to the world of spray painting.

When Sam first started spray painting he struggled through so many ups and downs in the learning curve of this magical medium. Wishing there was a class to help get through the foundations of the techniques, Sam created a class as soon as he knew enough skills to pass along and inspire others to learn how.

How to schedule a class

Session 1 is taught on -

Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Session 2 is taught on -

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

(This gives you the opportunity to have a Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, or Saturday/Sunday schedule if you so choose)

 

Scheduling the class is a two step process –

  1. Pick a date for Session 1. Book that date.

  2. Pick a date for Session 2. Book that date.

  3. If you have questions or issues please contact Sam – lulaline@yahoo.com or call 206-366-5686

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FAQ

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

The class is two 3 Hour sessions creating two different art pieces.

Class size is limited to 3 students at a time to allow for individualized coaching and room to work.

All spray paint and surfaces are included.

Respirators are required for taking the class

(free to borrow one, $20 to order one AND keep after class OR bring your own respirator)

 

WHERE IS THE CLASS?

The exact address will be sent to students when the deposit is paid. However, know that class takes place in the South end of Everett only about 20-35 minutes north of Seattle.

 

CAN KIDS TAKE THIS CLASS?

I prefer to teach students at least 14 and up. Smaller younger hands can have trouble holding onto the spray cans with one hand and having any control over the nozzle. 

 

CAN ADULTS TAKE THIS CLASS?

Yes, this class is geared toward anyone who is interested, able, and excited about learning the spray paint arts.

WHAT ARE THE PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE CLASS?

Throughout the class, you’ll be standing and working on your project/painting. Hand dexterity and use of two hands is necessary. You’ll also be bending your knees and using the full range of motion of your body and arms. After class you may feel some muscle pain in your fingers because you’re not used to using those muscles. Usually this pain goes away quickly and does even better if you try some hand exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles of the hand. This is also good to do leading up to your class so as to lessen the possibility of hand cramps. 

IS THE CLASS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSABLE?

YES! The studio is on the ground floor and has room for a wheelchair. If you’re a student in a wheelchair please contact Sam prior to class so that he can make sure the proper set up is ready to accommodate. 

 

IS THE CLASS OUTSIDE?

 

Yes, this class is in an outdoor covered studio. We’ll be sheltered from wind, rain, and direct sunlight, however, you’ll want to dress appropriately for the outside temperature.

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