Malcolm McCrae, better known as “Airbrush Assassin”, was born August 24, 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently lives in Southern Missouri. He is a full-time artist, educator, speaker and author that embraces creativity and art as a lifestyle. Malcolm is named 2020 Southwest Missouri Difference Maker. He has been a leader as an airbrush artist for over 15 years, producing a number of instructional videos and books.  He has recently launched his anticipated www.MalcolmMcCrae.com, a revolutionary online training course tailored for teaching artists, educators and students the skill of airbrushing. As a self taught artist Malcolm remembers how difficult it was for him as a creative kid growing up being labeled with ADHD. His memoir To Live, To Create to Inspire "How art saved my life" depicts his journey from sleeping in an abandoned building as a teen in the unforgiving Ohio winters to his rise as a successful artist, educator, speaker and author. 


Through the years he has travelled nationally and internationally inspiring the world through his art and his message of living, creating and inspiring. He especially focuses on working with urban youth and believes art has the opportunity and power to change lives. Mr. Malcolm McCrae is a leading authority on increasing the achievement of today's students, especially those labeled "at-risk youth" through art.  As a recognized authority in arts education, Mr. McCrae has been an invited keynote speaker at regional and national conferences, school systems, colleges and universities. He has recently been the keynote speaker at the National Arts and Education conference in New Orleans, LA, the Texas Arts and Education conference and the California Arts and Education Convention in Los Angeles California. With a culturally relevant approach he uses Hip-Hop and urban art as a tool to closing the achievement gap in classrooms across the world. He is known for his dynamic, interactive and creative presentations to artist, teachers, parents, and students. 


Malcolm was determined to follow his dreams, and at an early age he began working out of his basement, on street corners, in a music store, and eventually had his own shop making over $100,000 a year. He used his skills to earn money for his family and to stay out of trouble. Malcolm is currently traveling the country speaking and teaching, which is one of his true passions, instructing workshops and classes inspiring and teaching the next generation of artists.  He is a regular contributor to numerous domestic and international magazines, for which he writes art criticism. 

















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January 30-3, 2016 Beginner Airbrush Class (Cape Girardeau, MO)


February 17-22, 2016 (Chicago, Il) 


February 27-28, 2016 Beginner Airbrush Class (Cape Girardeau, MO)


March 12-13, 2016 Airbrush Intermediate Class (Cape Girardeau, MO)


March 16-20, 2106 (Chicago, Il)


April 2-3, 2106 Airbrush Portrait Painting Class (Cape Girardeau, MO)


April 7, 2016 Free Lecture "The Art of Saving Lives" Arts Council of Southeast Missouri (Cape Girardeau, Mo)


April 13-18, 2016 (Chicago, Il)


April 23, 2016 Earth day Celebration (Cape Girardeau, MO)


May 11-16, 2106 (Chicago, Il)


May 14-15, 2016 Beginner Airbrush Class (Cape Girardeau, MO)


June 9, 2016 Shawnee College (Ullin, IL)


June 10-11, 2106 The Art of Business Boot Camp


August 25-30, 2016 (Florida)


October 4-6, 2016 (Hartford, CT)


November 17-19, 2016 Texas Arts and Education Conference (Dallas, TX)


December 7-14, 2016 (Las Angeles, CA)


February 2017 Texas Tour


March 15-17 (Chicago, Il)


July 17, 2017 Art Of Success Book Signing (Milwaukee, WI)


June 22, 2017 Art Of Success Book Signing (Cape Girardeau, MO)


August 25-27, 2017 Art Of Success Boot Camp (Cape Girardeau, MO)


September 15-17, 2017 Art Of Success Student Training (Milwaukee. WI)


November 11, 2017 Beyond the Metal Box & Art Show (Jackson. MO)



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