COS718 - Air Brush Makeup Artistry

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Subject Title
Air Brush Makeup Artistry

Subject Description
Airbrush is the most advanced method of applying makeup. Using airbrushing techniques, students learn to create a variety of looks from natural to glamour and fantasy. Topics include safety, equipment, products, making and using stencils and shields, designs for the face and body and creating temporary tattoos.

Credit Status
This is a required credit in the Special Effects Makeup Artistry Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply natural, glamour and fantasy makeup with an air brush.

2. Understand safety measures needed when working with a compressor or air pump and an air brush.

3. Disassemble, clean and reassemble an air brush.

4. Design and apply temporary tattoos.

5. Understand the makeup products designed for use with an air brush.

6. Create stencils and shields and apply them in an air brushed makeup.

7. Apply body painting with an air brush.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

COS710 - Glamour Makeup and COS715 Fashion Makeup

Topic Outline
 Introduction to the airbrush
- Paper exercises
- Practice on masks
- Disassemble and reassemble air brush
- Demonstration of natural makeup
- Stencils and shields demonstration
- Practical applications
- Glamour and fantasy makeup
- Video presentations of air brush body painting
- Design  and apply temporary tattoos
- Body painting

Mode of Instruction
Classroom lectures, demonstration, hands-on practice

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies
- Airbrush and supplies list will be discussed in the fist class.  A list of suppliers will also be provided.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
As stated in Academic Policy, a student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade. Students
who have not passed the term work may not be permitted to write the final examination. For further information on evaluation and academic standing,
see a copy of Academic Policy, available at Seneca registration offices.

For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
   PROJECT 1 (10%)
   PROJECT 2  (40%)
   PROJECT 3  (20%)


Please Note:   All homework is to be completed before class time.

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Approved by: Lisa Somers