Mannequin Coloring Artist

Apply paint or lacquer to papier mache mannequins.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mannequin Coloring Artists do?

Applies paint or lacquer to papier mache mannequin to simulate parts of body and articles of clothing: Sets mannequin on revolving table in spraybooth. Masks parts preparatory to spraying, using gummed paper. Selects color according to part to be colored, such as red for lips, blue for eyes, and black for shoes, and sprays figure, using airbrush. May attach eyelashes to eyes of finished display forms. May specialize in one phase of coloring, such as tinting of body or painting of eyes.

Should I be a Mannequin Coloring Artist?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Artist, Mannequin Coloring, Sign Artist

    How to Become a
    Mannequin Coloring Artist

    Most Mannequin Coloring Artists have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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