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.  Students will be required to bring a live model for the practical exam.

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. Describe 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. Discuss 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.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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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 - Makeup Basics and COS715 Fashion Makeup

Topic Outline
Available in weekend classses - 7 week Lecture Schedule:

- 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

** A detailed weekly addendum with due dates will be posted in class.

Mode of Instruction
Classroom lectures, demonstration and practical application in class.

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies
Student are required to supply the following:

- Basic Makeup Kit (COS710 and COS715)
- Acetate - 3 Sheets
- Airbrush Cleaning Pot
- Airbrush Cleaning Tools
- Airbrush Gun (0.35mm)
- Charts
- Compressor (Supplied for in class use only)
- Exacto Knife
- Mylar - 3 Sheets
- Pencil & Black Wedges
- Sponges Teflon Tape
- Tissue

- 99% Alcohol
- Airbrush Colour - Water Base
- Airbrush Face Colour: Blush Colours
- Airbrush Face ColoursCorrector Colours
- Airbrush Face Colours:  Primary & Secondary
- Airbrush Face Colours - Shimmery
- Airbrush Face Colours: Skin Tones: Warm, Cool and & Neutral
- Distilled Water
- Primer:  Water Base
- Skin Cleanser

** Students are required to have all their tools and products for the second class.

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 Description Value
1 Morgue File 10%
2 Chart and Apply 3 Make-up Looks 40%
3 Body Art 20%
4 Examination - Written 10%
1 Examination - Practical 20%
  Total 100%

Please Note:  
Late projects will NOT be accepted for marking
All homework is to be completed before class time.

Due to the nature of this course, attendaen in all classes is mandatory in order to achieve the learning outcomes.  Any absences must be supported by a doctor's note or legal document, within on week.  Any student who fails to attend more than 2 three hours classes or 1 six hour class will not pass this subject.

No student wil be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more then 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received a "D" grade.

**Please retain this document for future educational / employment use.

Approved by: Lisa Harfield