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An Introduction to Spray Paint Art

teacher avatar Jake Olson, Illustrator / Designer / Storyteller

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8 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

    • 2. Welcome!

    • 3. Safety & Materials

    • 4. Experiment with Supplies

    • 5. Get Inspired!

    • 6. Let's Jump In!

    • 7. Wrapping Up

    • 8. Share Your Work

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An Introduction to Spray Paint Art

Wether you have an appreciation for space, the cosmos, supernatural scenes, sci-fi images, or just the plain old out there imaginative visuals- there is something incredible about the unknown and even the unpredictable. 


That being said! I would like to share with you a method of painting that I really enjoy. Spray paint can be fast, unpredictable in some situations, and incredibly satisfying as a possible new technique you can add to your creative belt.


In this class I'll be teaching a few fun and creative ways to paint both surreal as well as abstract style landscapes using only spray paint and a few affordable tools you might already have laying around the house.



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Jake Olson

Illustrator / Designer / Storyteller


Hey Everyone! 

You can call me Jake or MelonOso! I'm an illustrator, graphic designer, and visual content creator. My approach to work leans toward having fun, incorporating some personal experience, and satisfying a natural need to experiment and work with new methods.

Sharing lessons and making real connections thru my art will always be important to me - that's a big part of why I'm so excited to return to Skillshare with the opportunity to teach. I hope to see you in class!

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1. Class Trailer: flowing, talking loud because that's how we get our crossed. Where is the ship? If, Um Hey, how we doing? I'm Jake Olson, I'm illustrator and video editor, living out here in Queens, New York, and I'm here to talk to you about scraping art in this class. I want to teach you how we're gonna take spray pain, posterboard and some simple, affordable probably items that already have just laying around the house tools in order to create some pretty cool surreal, a little abstract, even basically, just some out there landscape designs were gonna get creative. We're gonna get all were tapping organ or Bob rocks and we're just gonna We're just gonna dive in. We're making stakes, but we're also gonna experiment. We're gonna learn on, and something's gonna come out of it. It's gonna be pretty, pretty awesome. So let's get started 2. Welcome!: welcome everyone. And thank you for enrolling in my first scale shirt class. An introduction to spray paint are in this class. I'm gonna teach you about the materials that you're gonna need, How to set up your painting, Where to get inspiration, as well as walking through some techniques and give you some some wiggle room to actually experiment with what we're doing. Toe, complete your piece. So join me in the next video, we'll talk about materials and the importance of state he was breaking. 3. Safety & Materials: cereals for this class, the main materials that you're gonna need our poster board of glossy poster board because that's gonna help keep the pain from just sticking entirely and saturating the paper that's going to allow you to actually bring the paint back up. And that's part of the process that we're using on top posterboard. You're gonna obviously need spray paint. I suggest a glossy scraping, and I regularly use Rustoleum because it's affordable. It's available, and you'll probably see a lot of graffiti artists that are doing this type of order using that, I think for the most part, because of the availability and because, hey, let's talk about safety most of four. And I'm gonna say for this class, I want you all to have a ventilator. I'm sure some of you are familiar with spray painting, so you understand your level of comfort being around fumes. But for everyone else, that hasn't really spray paint it. Get yourself a ventilator actual, you know, spray ventilator that will filter the papers that will filter the fumes from the spray paint. Make sure that you're in a well, a rated in a well ventilated area if you're doing this in the studio, you're gonna want exhaust. You're gonna want fans and exhaust blowing air out as well as air being brought in. Best that is, you could probably do this outside of it's not too windy. You could throw down some cardboard or old table, actually like a card table or something on that's that's one of the most open areas with the freshest, cleanest moving air. I don't really want to make sure that you guys are out there and you're doing this proper that you're doing it with safety, you know, taking care of yourselves because you should be able to enjoy and down the line. Inhaling a lot of these fumes is by far on awful an awful health. Health risks, so 4. Experiment with Supplies: on top of the essential materials. There's a lot of experimental materials that I want you guys to look for. I want you to dig and think, What can I use this for in my painting? How can I use this to create something new? For example, what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be taking jars and lids and old saucepan lids to create stencils for the planets. Or say that you wanted to mask something off in the painting, as well as taking newspaper on glossy magazine pages and card stock in order to manipulate the pain and either lift the paint back up that we've already put down Teoh to reveal what's underneath. Or we can actually use these to apply the pain back to the painting and find different ways and techniques of spray painting without using can directly to campus. I encourage you to look around your house, look around your recycling bands and find lives. Caps, tops, two bottles. But I also think outside the box. How can I use this to create something new in my 5. Get Inspired!: when it comes to finding inspiration, use whatever you're most comfortable with. There's Google images. There's Pinterest. There's Tumbler. You could find old science magazines or any type off space photography that really inspires you. Maybe even old retro science fiction concepts are That's one of my favorites. After you find your inspiration, like for you to share with the class, seeing all the different images will really sparks, um, inspiration in these paintings. The variety is really what makes these pieces the greatest. You know, there's a lot of different color palettes. There's a lot of different structures and ways that you can go about your painting, so having as much inspiration as possible is a very valuable resource. 6. Let's Jump In!: 7. Wrapping Up: 8. Share Your Work : I really want you all the share you work. I want you to look at other people's pieces and comment on what you think about theirs, but also share your work, share your process and share whatever you can with the community so they can learn from you as well. I want to congratulate you all for completing the class. And I look forward to seeing your work. Thank you, everyone.