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Dru Blair Skin Classroom 2nd hand?

Discussion in 'General Airbrush Tutorials' started by Whistlingtom, Nov 7, 2019.


  1. jagardn

    jagardn Airbrush Acquisition Disorder Patient Elite Member!

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    The information you are getting from various sources is mostly because someone else paid to take classes.
    The same applies to something like martial arts. You can learn something from a YouTube video, but it will never replace training with a master.
    I know that the courses I took shaved years off the learning curve. There is surely value in paying paying to learn from someone with decades or more of experience. I find all of the classes I’ve paid for to be cheap considering the time, effort, and knowledge put into them.

    Just paid another almost $900 for Marissa’s new class. Even for all the classes I’ve taken, I’m getting valuable information out of it.
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    I know that

    Good for you. But like already mentioned, there are people which are living for this amount of money for half a year. Doesn't help them they learn a lot if they can't eat...

    You can also say, if they cant afford it, then they should stay out of airbrushing. And we get ''elite sport''.
  3. jagardn

    jagardn Airbrush Acquisition Disorder Patient Elite Member!

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    In that respect, almost every hobby is an elite sport. I have friends that blow tons of cash on things I would never dream of.
    Classes are Education, it is expensive no matter what. The more niche something is, the more expensive it gets. I am an electronics engineer for real-time imaging systems. Our cameras sell for almost $50,000 a piece. Smaller market, larger price tag.
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    I see things a little different, maybe the reason is, that we have school system which is free and you can study if you wanna. Not like in states, where you are screwed if you poor or you need to pay back bunch of money...
    Fact: even students from states can come to our country and study for free like seen on video.They can study in english language!



    I would guess, this has some influence on me how I see things. Airbrushing would be an''elite sport'' if there wouldn't be other options like already mentioned.

    I wonder what would happen with airbrushing if only people with ''cash'' could learn and have fun with it. Probably would die sooner or later.

    On one hand airbrushing community would love to have more people involved on second hand understanding that not everyone has the funds for expensive classes,tutorials whatever we called them is difficult.

    Not pointing to anybody with my finger.

    I remember when one student joined back in the days, for him it was difficult to invest more then 60 bucks in to airbrush if I remember correctly(maybe it was a compressor. I can't remember...) I really doubt he has money for tutorials ,classes :).

    Should we advise him: leave airbrushing, you ain't got the money for this hobby. or Should we advice him: you can do it, we got your back. I wonder.
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    Free education is only free because the student is not fitting the bill. Some one is still paying the salary of the teacher, being it the school, the government, a private entrepreneur. Art/Airbrush/pencil whatever teachers need to charge because they need to eat and pay bills. If they worked for an organisation that payed them and that organisation offers it free to who ever, that is their problem. But somehow, somewhere, someone needs to pay the teacher.
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    Like Andre mentioned a teacher needs to get payed and it is all up to yo to decide if you want to pay his or her price
    When I bought my first airbrush I had no problems with controlling the airbrush or the paint I was using but airbrush techniques was the problem I started looking for airbrush classes and I decided that monochrome painting was the technique I wanted to learn and I went looking for a artist who was willing to teach me but also did amazing work with only one color and I found one who asked a decent price for her classes and her studio was only 50 miles from my house and looking back at that class I can tell you it was worth every penny as I am still using her techniques

    Did I follow a class that was a real waist of time and money ? yes I did when I followed a photo realism class , not a portrait class but a basic introduction to mixing colors and using buffered paints I hated every aspect of it and I only used this technique for only 2 paintings
    I cant remember how much money I spend on classes but I do know it was well over 2000 euro's for 4 classes in total and the last one I did was in a way also a waist of time and money but that was due to the fact I didnt know I could not see color values like I used to do and my short term memory was gone and I cant and wont blame a real good teacher for my limitations
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    Sort of - I would never criticise someone who wants to make a business out of teaching something and indeed I don't mind paying for good tuition and have done so on occasions.

    On the other hand growing up in the 70's and 80's in the UK many more things seemed to be done for free by volunteers, for instance I learned to play the trumpet from a member of a local brass band who would teach for free in a room the local school let him use. I learnt to shoot in a rifle club run by volunteers and only had to pay a small club membership covering expenses like targets and ammunition. I learnt some sports in similar ways. These volunteers were not poor teachers that could not have made money but in many cases people on top of their game passing on skills through love of the activity or sheer altruism.

    This is much rarer these days and is noticable that things like evening classes cost commercial rates, thinngs like dancing classes and musical tuition are run more as businesses with expensive fees.

    I don't know if this is good or bad, certainly there are some impressive facilities available nowadays as opposed to activities taking place in draughty church halls made from relocated wartime nissen huts etc. But just making the point that it's not always the case that someone pays the teacher........
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    As stated before, you’re getting it on here already. Also, top of their game is sort of subjective too. Not many people getting free music lessons from legends in their craft. You can also get paid Trumpet and Dance classes, just as you can also get free and paid classes in airbrushing. The market will always decide whether enough people are willing to pay. The box sets from Dru are apparently popular because he keeps releasing new ones.
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    Also the videos on you tube are great to get you going and give you the knowledge to create great art, but as mentioned before, a good teacher can save you years of frustration, and spot areas that need to be worked on instantly, something you tube will never be able to do, even online personal training can only “see” so much, in my limited experience teaching I find “psychological aspects” are more of a factor than the actual painting! regarding “elite” mentally, that sounds more like “entitlement” - to learn from someone who has put the time to learn their craft is a privilege really, not a right.
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    In Germany, schools and universities are supported by the government (the tax payers). Hence, unlike in the US and UK with their discrimination between public and private schools, there is the possibilty for everyone to get high quality eductation. Problem is that youngsters (including myself) often do not value education, when offered for "free". Now, at the age of 49 I regret having not payed much attention to the French lessons, and need to pay for language classes.
    As for my other hobbies, I am also willing to spend some money on airbrush lessons. For starters, I have bought Mitch's "The German" and will see how well that will work.
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    if the government supports the creators of the education programme everybody wins! I’ve found that when people pay money they are so much more receptive to learning!

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