Airbrush & Body Painting Course

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced beauty airbrush artist, this comprehensive 195-hour avocational course will elevate your airbrush and body painting skills to the next level. We start looking at the human body as an art form and by combining airbrush with body painting techniques your ideas will come to life. Students will be instructed in a versatile array of airbrush applications including body painting, realistic clothing creation, advanced freehand techniques, stenciling and creating various prints, face painting and floral designs. You will then hone your skills through various airbrush, body painting and sketching exercises, taught and demonstrated by your instructor through live interactive presentations. From there, students will be given conceptual direction to create and implement their character creations for their final design on a human canvas. At the end of the course you will have your final look photographed to further build upon your portfolio.

Courses Outline:

  • Intro to Body Art and Airbrushing – 6.5 hrs.
    Classroom policies, kit overview, consultation, etiquette, sanitation, products, tools.
  • Fundamental Airbrush Techniques -19.5 hrs.
    Equipment operation, distance exercises, drop shadow, free hand strokes, brush techniques, using stencils, highlighting, shading.
  • Advanced Airbrush Techniques – 84.5 hrs.
    Anatomy, freehand techniques, masking a mannequin, creating realistic clothing, extended color theory, advanced base coat, scales, design, execution.
  • Character Creation Techniques – 39 hrs.
    Texture, veining, animal prints, clouds, floral prints, free hand, the art of face painting, job education.
  • Costume Creation – 39 hrs.
    Sketching, propping and styling your model, hairpiece creation, bald cap application, textured hair application.
  • Photo Shoot – 6.5 hrs.
    Bring in a model and learn how to capture a portfolio worthy image using the techniques and skills learned.




440 S. Rampart Blvd. B-130 • Las Vegas, NV 89145

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

112 State Street, Suite 200 • Southlake, Texas 76092


TOP Alumni Stories

  • Tirza GrantTirza Grant

    A month before I graduated from L Makeup Institute, I was hired as a freelance makeup artist with Too Faced Cosmetics. Soon after, I auditioned with Makeup Forever and earned the opportunity to join their artist team.

    After several years of freelance work, I made the bold decision to start my own business and launch GetReady makeup agency, and truly thank L Makeup for everything they taught me!

  • Wendy Ryan SheltonWendy Ryan Shelton

    Wendy graduated from the L Makeup Institute in 2012. Since then, Wendy has been all over the world keeping her celebrity clientele looking fabulous, including The Backstreet Boys, The Killers, All 4 One, Amy Purdy, German superstar Capo Milano, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe, local celebrity Jennifer Ramos and the Sexxy Show, Emily England, Israeli 'The Voice' winner Lina Makhoul, Stevie Boi, Cami Li, John Wackerman, among others.

    Her work has been featured in Playboy, AARP, Rolling Stone, Lifestyle Magazine, Mass Media Magazine, and many other magazines, as well as being the beauty director of TFW Magazine, sponsored by Xbox. You can find her published articles in Horse Power in Heels, New Face Magazine, and L'Vegue Vegas Magazine.

  • Adolfo BarretoAdolfo Barreto

    After I graduated from L Makeup Institute I started my career in entertainment, working in film, print, commercials, television, and red carpet events. The technical training I received really set me apart from the industry, helping me to achieve my dreams on Sci-Fi Channel’s hit show, Face Off.

    Currently Adolfo is Lead Makeup Technician for “O” by Cirque du Soleil” and is also a returning Guest Artist at the L Makeup Institute

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