Orebro Color and Light Class (Intermediate Level)
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Orebro Color and Light Class (Intermediate Level)

This class will be held at Föreningarnas Hus on Oct 28-29, 2017. The fee is A$290 per person which covers the cost of tuition and a primed bust mounted on a plinth for each student. 

I recommend everyone bring the following with them:

Food and Drink (we will have some short breaks for eating and stretching)
Paint
Brushes
Palette
Journal/Sketchbook
Pen/Pencil
Rinse Water Cup

and whatever else you may need to be comfortable. 

I will supply everyone in class with a copy of Lucy the Vampire Bride from FeR miniatures (http://ferminiatures.com/shop/gothic-horror/lucy-the-vampire-bride/) prepared on a plinth for every student. 

In the class we will go over lighting and atmoshpere on models, some blending techniques in case anyone needs help, color theory and how to push contrast. 

This is a class that is aimed at bettering the current level of the students. I will not be teaching you my way of painting, as everyone has their own style. Instead, I will be teaching theory you can apply to your own style and help to push everyone out of their comfort zone. I will be available for demos if needed and questions throughout class. 

Beginner students are welcome to class as the material covered is for all levels. The main distinction is that this class is not aimed at teaching technique so much as it is for teaching theory and concepts related to painting. 

I utilize a PowerPoint presentation to introduce the different concepts in class. There will be breaks in between lecture topics to allow the students some time to do some color mixing exercises in order to better understand the concepts being discussed. Once the presentation is complete, students will have a chance to think about how they want to paint their model, prime them outside and come back and start working. I encourage students to discuss ideas among one another and ask as many questions of me as needed.  

I would like everyone to have a finished bust by the end of class that you can take home as an example to show you what you are capable of. 

We will run a fairly tight schedule so I would recommend everyone bringing food with them.

The class will run for 20 hours. 

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Dortmund Color Theory & Light Class (Intermediate Level)
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Dortmund Color Theory & Light Class (Intermediate Level)

This class will be held on November 4th and 5th, 2017 from 9am to 7pm at ‎Zalando SE Hörder Hafenstrasse 3 44263 Dortmund. 

The location for the class is in a secure building so we need to have a list of names ahead of time to provide to security. Additionally, there is a break room available with free drinks, foosball table, ping pong table, pool table, PS4 and Wii. Some snacks and small meals are available on site for a small fee. Eateries are nearby if anyone needs to leave the premise for lunch. If you have any immediate questions regarding the location, please contact Petra Lehrmann. 

Both Mark Soley and Meg Maples will be teaching the class together which means increased one on one time with instructors during the class. 

Every student will be receiving a copy of a resin bust from FeR Miniatures that is already cleaned, primed and glued to a plinth for each student. This is included in the cost of the ticket. The ticket price is Australia Dollar $290 which is around 195‎ depending on exchange rate on the day of purchase. 

This class is designed for students who area already comfortable with their technique and painting but need some help in understanding color theory and how lighting effects should be applied. This means we will go over atmospheric light as well as Object Source Lighting. 

The first day of class is spent introducing Color Theory from the foundations of beginner's level color theory to more intermediate mixing concepts. This will be presented during Power Point lecture sprinkled with hands on mixing exercises during the class. Once all of the concepts have been introduced, students will prime their light source on the model using white primer and we will discuss plans with every student prior to practical application. 

The entire second day will be spent painting and helping students execute their desired paint scheme. 

Mark and I will also be available to show some painting techniques if students have any questions as well as painting our own copies of the busts as an example of how to mix colors to achieve the desired lighting effect. 

 

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Perth Learn to Paint Display (Beginner's Level)
Jan
6
to Jan 7

Perth Learn to Paint Display (Beginner's Level)

The class will be held on January 6 and 7, 2018 from 10am to 7pm both days with an hour for lunch. 

The ticket cost is $250 per person plus a $25 fee per person. The additional fee is to be collected on the day of class to present to Warwick High School as a Thank You for allowing us to use their room for the class. 

The aim of the class is to get a tabletop painter comfortable with the basics of display painting. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge of painting to enter this class. Some knowledge would be helpful but if you are a complete novice painter, don't worry! We will start at the beginning. I will also bring the different tools I use to clean models and we will cover their uses. I will also discuss the different primers on the market and explain their different properties. 

I will provide a 54mm resin model from FeR miniatures for each student. We will prep and prime it in class together. 
Topics for the Class
Model Cleaning and Prep
Priming Basics
Basecoats vs Primer coats
Blending Techniques - Glazing, 2 Brush Blending and Wet Blending
Basic Intro to Color Theory
Display Presentation and Composition

For supplies for the classes, I recommend you guys bring the following:

In regards to brushes, you can get a Winsor & Newtons series 7 Sizes 2 and 3. Or you can purchase, Rosemary and Co series 33 sizes 2 and 3. Or 310K Kolinsky Sable brushes size 3 and 4 from The Art Scene (www.artscene.com.au

For paints, you can bring whatever you are most comfortable with. I am most familiar with the P3 range as I've been using it for a bajillion years. It is also the best paint to 2 Brush Blend with, which we will go over in class.

I will be using some P3, a Vallejo or two and my artist tube acrylics that include Jo Sonja and Schminke. I only use the metallics from P3 and Vallejo for the most part, a gloss coat from Vallejo, Metallic medium from Vallejo and the Scale 75 Inktesnity for inks. Otherwise, I only use Jo Sonja and Schminke for my regular paints. However, I want you to bring paint you are comfortable using. I will explain the different properties of paints in the class and what the various popular game brands are designed for. You guys are also more than welcome to try any paints I bring with me.

Otherwise, make sure to bring:
Sketchbook and writing implement
Travel Lamp
Power Board/Power Strip
A *LARGE* Sistema Container so we can make wet palettes together
Unwaxed, non-silicone coated baking paper/baking parchment. I use the Aldi Brand or Multix. 
Hair Dryer
Scalpel or X-Acto Knife with new blade
Super Glue
Super Glue Accelerant
Fine Grit Sandpaper or Emory Board/Nail File
And if someone could bring some primers for us that would be excellent. Either GW primers or Tamiya Fine Surface. 

If there are any questions, please let me know.

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Sydney Learn to Paint Display (Beginner's Level)
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Sydney Learn to Paint Display (Beginner's Level)

The class will be held on February 24 and 25 from 10am to 7pm both days with an hour for lunch. Good Games Top Ryde will be hosting the event. 

The ticket cost is $250 per person plus $10 per person to be collected the first day of class to support Good Games Top Ryde for hosting the event. Everyone in attendance for the class, will receive a discount on product from Good Games. 

The aim of the class is to get a tabletop painter comfortable with the basics of display painting. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge of painting to enter this class. Some knowledge would be helpful but if you are a complete novice painter, don't worry! We will start at the beginning. I will also bring the different tools I use to clean models and we will cover their uses. I will also discuss the different primers on the market and explain their different properties. 

I will provide a 54mm resin model from FeR miniatures for each student. We will prep and prime it in class together. 
Topics for the Class
Model Cleaning and Prep
Priming Basics
Basecoats vs Primer coats
Blending Techniques - Glazing, 2 Brush Blending and Wet Blending
Basic Intro to Color Theory
Display Presentation and Composition

For supplies for the classes, I recommend you guys bring the following:

In regards to brushes, you can get a Winsor & Newtons series 7 Sizes 2 and 3. Or you can purchase, Rosemary and Co series 33 sizes 2 and 3. Or 310K Kolinsky Sable brushes size 3 and 4 from The Art Scene (www.artscene.com.au

For paints, you can bring whatever you are most comfortable with. I am most familiar with the P3 range as I've been using it for a bajillion years. It is also the best paint to 2 Brush Blend with, which we will go over in class.

I will be using some P3, a Vallejo or two and my artist tube acrylics that include Jo Sonja and Schminke. I only use the metallics from P3 and Vallejo for the most part, a gloss coat from Vallejo, Metallic medium from Vallejo and the Scale 75 Inktesnity for inks. Otherwise, I only use Jo Sonja and Schminke for my regular paints. However, I want you to bring paint you are comfortable using. I will explain the different properties of paints in the class and what the various popular game brands are designed for. You guys are also more than welcome to try any paints I bring with me.

Otherwise, make sure to bring:
Sketchbook and writing implement
Travel Lamp
Power Board/Power Strip
A *LARGE* Sistema Container so we can make wet palettes together
Unwaxed, non-silicone coated baking paper/baking parchment. I use the Aldi Brand or Multix. 
Hair Dryer
Scalpel or X-Acto Knife with new blade
Super Glue
Super Glue Accelerant
Fine Grit Sandpaper or Emory Board/Nail File
And if someone could bring some primers for us that would be excellent. Either GW primers or Tamiya Fine Surface. 

If there are any questions, please let me know.

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Brisbane Learn to Paint Display (Beginner's level)
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Brisbane Learn to Paint Display (Beginner's level)


The class will be held on April 28-29, from 10am to 7pm both days with an hour for lunch. The Magic Vault will be hosting the class. The cost of the course is A$250/student

The aim of the class is to get a tabletop painter comfortable with the basics of display painting. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge of painting to enter this class. Some knowledge would be helpful but if you are a complete novice painter, don't worry! We will start at the beginning. I will also bring the different tools I use to clean models and we will cover their uses. I will also discuss the different primers on the market and explain their different properties. 

I will provide a 54mm resin model from FeR miniatures for each student. We will prep and prime it in class together. 

Topics for the Class

Model Cleaning and Prep
Priming Basics
Basecoats vs Primer coats
Blending Techniques - Glazing, 2 Brush Blending and Wet Blending
Basic Intro to Color Theory
Display Presentation and Composition

For supplies for the classes, I recommend you guys bring the following:

Winsor and Newton Series 7 Size 2 and 3. Please note, I am using the correct sizes. I do not mean to write a double zero (00) and a triple zero (000). I actually mean the big ass size 2 and 3. Just ask Charles Radford. He's seen the ginormous brushes I use.

Also make sure you are buying the Winsor & Newto series 7 standard sizes, not the miniature sizes.

If you cannot find the WN brushes, you can order the same sizes in series 22 from Rosemary and Company which is a British manufacturer that does direct sales. If you guys want to save on shipping, maybe place a group order.

Or you can also buy the same sizes in Raphael 8404 Kolinksy Sable.

Is anyone Vegetarian or Vegan and against the use of animal products in their brushes? I do have recommendations on synthetics, if needed.

For paints, you can bring whatever you are most comfortable with. I am most familiar with the P3 range as I've been using it for a bajillion years. It is also the best paint to 2 Brush Blend with, which we will go over in class.

I will be using some P3, a Vallejo or two and my artist tube acrylics that include Jo Sonja and Schminke. I only use the metallics from P3 and Vallejo for the most part, a gloss coat from Vallejo, Metallic medium from Vallejo and the Scale 75 Inktesnity for inks. Otherwise, I only use Jo Sonja and Schminke for my regular paints. However, I want you to bring paint you are comfortable using. I will explain the different properties of paints in the class and what the various popular game brands are designed for. You guys are also more than welcome to try any paints I bring with me.

Otherwise, make sure to bring:
Sketchbook and writing implement
Travel Lamp
Power Board/Power Strip
A *LARGE* Sistema Container so we can make wet palettes together
Unwaxed, non-silicone coated baking paper/baking parchment. I use the Aldi Brand or Multix. 
Hair Dryer
Scalpel or X-Acto Knife with new blade
Super Glue
Super Glue Accelerant
Fine Grit Sandpaper or Emory Board/Nail File
And if someone could bring some primers for us that would be excellent. Either GW primers or Tamiya Fine Surface. I just can't fly with Aerosols.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

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Melbourne Learn to Paint Display 2018 (Beginner's Level)
May
26
to May 27

Melbourne Learn to Paint Display 2018 (Beginner's Level)

The class will run Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018 at Andrew's Hobbies in Melbourne. 

The cost of the course is: $250/student
Catering and Rental Fee: $20/student. This will be collected on the first day of class and paid to Andrew's Hobbies. They will be providing a BBQ lunch for everyone over the weekend. 

Total Course cost is $270. 

Please note that this will be a long and intense class. I recommend everyone bring a sack lunch with them and any snacks they need in order to be comfortable during the class. We will have short breaks but otherwise I want to focus on powering through as much information as possible over the weekend.

I will supply a copy of FeR Miniature's Random Encounter 54mm Dwarf (Resin). for every student already cleaned. The aim will be to get the miniature as fully painted as possible over the course of the weekend.

The content of the course will cover the very basics of priming and the proper way of basecoating a model to begin with. Then we will cover techniques for blending including glazing/layering and Two-Brush Blending. I will explain how to tackle different surfaces on models including how to paint metallics, hair, skin tone color theory and using stippling and hashing to create visual texture on your model.

The aim of the class is to get a tabletop painter comfortable with the basics of display painting. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge of painting to enter this class. Some knowledge would be helpful but if you are a complete novice painter, don't worry! We will start at the beginning. I will also bring the different tools I use to clean models and we will cover their uses. I will also discuss the different primers on the market and explain their different properties.  

I recommend all of the students bring the following with them (See Notes Below):
Paints
Brushes
Palettes
Light
Journal and Pen
Hair Dryer
Paper Towels
Water Cup

*Supply Notes* 
You can create your own Wet Palette by following the instructions here.

Brushes need to be Kolinsky Sable or Red Sable Hair Pointed Round Watercolor brushes. Brands I recommend from most expensive to least expensive are: 
Winsor & Newton Series 7 (not the Miniature Series 7s) in sizes 1, 2 and 3
Raphael 8404 Series in Sizes 1, 2 and 3
Rosemary & Co Series 22 or series 33 in sizes 1, 2 and 3
310K Rehab Kolinsky Sable Pointed Rounds in sizes 1, 2 and 3 (found at Art Scene)

Lights need to be daylight or white light fluorescent. Incandescent bulbs are too yellow and end up distorting color. 

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Canberra Light and Color Theory Class (Intermediate Level)
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Canberra Light and Color Theory Class (Intermediate Level)

The class will run Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3, 2017

Arcane Paintwork's
Light and Color

I recommend everyone bring the following with them:

Food and Drink (we will have some short breaks for eating and stretching)
Paint
Brushes
Palette
Journal/Sketchbook
Pen/Pencil
Rinse Water Cup

and whatever else you may need to be comfortable. 

I will supply everyone attending class with a copy of Romero the Cat (painted by Meg in the photo) from FeR Miniatures. Each bust will be mounted to a plinth and primed for class. Part of the cost of the tuition goes to cover the cost of this premium bust. 

In the class we will go over lighting and atmoshpere on models, some blending techniques in case anyone needs help, color theory and how to push contrast. 

This is a class that is aimed at bettering the current level of the students. I will not be teaching you my way of painting, as everyone has their own style. Instead, I will be teaching theory you can apply to your own style and help to push everyone out of their comfort zone. I will be available for demos if needed and questions throughout class. 

I utilize a PowerPoint presentation to introduce the different concepts in class. There will be breaks in between lecture topics to allow the students some time to do some color mixing exercises in order to better understand the concepts being discussed. Once the presentation is complete, students will have a chance to think about how they want to paint their model, prime them outside and come back and start working. I encourage students to discuss ideas among one another and ask as many questions of me as needed.  

I would like everyone to have a finished bust by the end of class that you can take home as an example to show you what you are capable of. 



The class will run from 10am - 7pm on Saturday and 10am - 5pm on Sunday. 

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Wellington Learn to Paint Display
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Wellington Learn to Paint Display

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The class will run Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20, 2017 from 9am to 7pm at DUX Financial Services

I recommend all of the students bring the following with them:
Paints
Brushes
Palettes
Light
Journal and Pen
Hair Dryer
Paper Towels
Water Cup

Please note that this will be a long and intense class. I recommend everyone bring a sack lunch with them and any snacks they need in order to be comfortable during the class. We will have short breaks but otherwise I want to focus on powering through as much information as possible over the weekend.

I will supply a copy of FeR Miniature's Random Encounter 54mm Dwarf (Resin). for every student already cleaned. The aim will be to get the miniature as fully painted as possible over the course of the weekend.

The content of the course will cover the very basics of priming and the proper way of basecoating a model to begin with. Then we will cover techniques for blending including glazing/layering and Two-Brush Blending. I will explain how to tackle different surfaces on models including how to paint metallics, hair, skin tone color theory and using stippling and hashing to create visual texture on your model.

The aim of the class is to get a tabletop painter comfortable with the basics of display painting. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge of painting to enter this class. Some knowledge would be helpful but if you are a complete novice painter, don't worry! We will start at the beginning. I will also bring the different tools I use to clean models and we will cover their uses. I will also discuss the different primers on the market and explain their different properties.  

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Christchurch Learn to Paint Display
Aug
12
to Aug 14

Christchurch Learn to Paint Display

This class will take place on August 12 and 13, 2017 from 9am to 7pm both days. 

I recommend all of the students bring the following with them:
Paints
Brushes
Palettes
Light
Journal and Pen
Hair Dryer
Paper Towels
Water Cup

Please note that this will be a long and intense class. I recommend everyone bring a sack lunch with them and any snacks they need in order to be comfortable during the class. We will have short breaks but otherwise I want to focus on powering through as much information as possible over the weekend.

I will supply a copy of FeR Miniature's Random Encounter 54mm Dwarf (Resin). for every student already cleaned. The aim will be to get the miniature as fully painted as possible over the course of the weekend.

The content of the course will cover the very basics of priming and the proper way of basecoating a model to begin with. Then we will cover techniques for blending including glazing/layering and Two-Brush Blending. I will explain how to tackle different surfaces on models including how to paint metallics, hair, skin tone color theory and using stippling and hashing to create visual texture on your model.

The aim of the class is to get a tabletop painter comfortable with the basics of display painting. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge of painting to enter this class. Some knowledge would be helpful but if you are a complete novice painter, don't worry! We will start at the beginning. I will also bring the different tools I use to clean models and we will cover their uses. I will also discuss the different primers on the market and explain their different properties.  

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Canberra Learn to Paint Display
Jun
11
to Jun 12

Canberra Learn to Paint Display

 

The class will be at Jolt Games in Mitchell, ACT from 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. 

I recommend all of the students bring the following with them:
Paints
Brushes
Palettes
Light
Journal and Pen
Hair Dryer
Paper Towels
Water Cup

Please note that this will be a long and intense class. I recommend everyone bring a sack lunch with them and any snacks they need in order to be comfortable during the class. We will have short breaks but otherwise I want to focus on powering through as much information as possible over the weekend.

I will supply a copy of FeR Miniature's Random Encounter 54mm Dwarf (Resin). for every student already cleaned. The aim will be to get the miniature as fully painted as possible over the course of the weekend.

 

The content of the course will cover the very basics of priming and the proper way of basecoating a model to begin with. Then we will cover techniques for blending including glazing/layering and Two-Brush Blending. I will explain how to tackle different surfaces on models including how to paint metallics, hair, skin tone color theory and using stippling and hashing to create visual texture on your model.

The aim of the class is to get a tabletop painter comfortable with the basics of display painting. You don't need to have any advanced knowledge of painting to enter this class. Some knowledge would be helpful but if you are a complete novice painter, don't worry! We will start at the beginning. I will also bring the different tools I use to clean models and we will cover their uses. I will also discuss the different primers on the market and explain their different properties.  

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Melbourne Light and Color Class
Apr
29
to May 1

Melbourne Light and Color Class

The class will run Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 from 9am - 7pm both days at Gundam Universe (http://www.gundamuniverse.com.au/)
 

Arcane Paintwork's
Light and Color

I recommend everyone bring the following with them:

Food and Drink (we will have some short breaks for eating and stretching)
Paint
Brushes
Palette
Journal/Sketchbook
Pen/Pencil
Rinse Water Cup

and whatever else you may need to be comfortable. 

I will supply everyone in class with a model to paint during class.  

In the class we will go over lighting and atmoshpere on models, some blending techniques in case anyone needs help, color theory and how to push contrast. 

This is a class that is aimed at bettering the current level of the students. I will not be teaching you my way of painting, as everyone has their own style. Instead, I will be teaching theory you can apply to your own style and help to push everyone out of their comfort zone. I will be available for demos if needed and questions throughout class. 

I utilize a PowerPoint presentation to introduce the different concepts in class. There will be breaks in between lecture topics to allow the students some time to do some color mixing exercises in order to better understand the concepts being discussed. Once the presentation is complete, students will have a chance to think about how they want to paint their model, prime them outside and come back and start working. I encourage students to discuss ideas among one another and ask as many questions of me as needed.  

I would like everyone to have a finished bust by the end of class that you can take home as an example to show you what you are capable of. 

We will run a fairly tight schedule so I would recommend everyone bringing food with them. The Magic Vault does have snacks and drinks available in store and there are a few places to get food nearby. We will have some short breaks for eating and stretching our legs. 

The class will run for 20 hours. 

 

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Brisbane Intermediate Class
Mar
26
to Mar 27

Brisbane Intermediate Class

The class will run Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 2017 from 9am - 7pm both days at The Magic Vault (http://store.magicvault.com.au/)

I recommend everyone bring the following with them:

Food and Drink (we will have some short breaks for eating and stretching)
Paint
Brushes
Palette
Journal/Sketchbook
Pen/Pencil
Rinse Water Cup

and whatever else you may need to be comfortable. 

I will supply everyone in class with Romero the Cat, a bust from Forged Monkey Models. 

In the class we will go over lighting and atmoshpere on models, some blending techniques in case anyone needs help, color theory and how to push contrast. 

This is a class that is aimed at bettering the current level of the students. I will not be teaching you my way of painting, as everyone has their own style. Instead, I will be teaching theory you can apply to your own style and help to push everyone out of their comfort zone. I will be available for demos if needed and questions throughout class. 

We will have some lecture so I do recommend taking notes. 

I would like everyone to have a finished bust by the end of class that you can take home as an example to show you what you are capable of. 

We will run a fairly tight schedule so I would recommend everyone bringing food with them. The Magic Vault does have snacks and drinks available in store and there are a few places to get food nearby. We will have some short breaks for eating and stretching our legs. 

The class will run for 20 hours. 



 

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Oct
30
to Oct 31

Germany Master Class 2016

 

Germany Master Class
October 29 & 30, 2016
185€/person

Internationally recognized professional miniature painter, Meg used to work in the Privateer Press P3 Studio in Bellevue, Washington, USA as a Staff Painter. She has also worked for companies such as Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Freebooter Miniatures, Crunch-Waffle Enterprises, Demented Games on their Twisted range and is currently partnered with Steam Forged to design a paint range and new larger scale miniatures range.

She paints for collectors such as George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and Dave Gross of Pathfinder Tales. She has been painting since 2004 and has won over 20 international awards. Since 2013 she has been traveling around the world to teach painting classes and is now coming to Europe in Autumn 2016 for a Master Class Tour!

Where:
Battlefield Berlin
Gneisenaustrasse 43
10961 Berlin
U- Bahn Gneisenaustrasse (U7)

Class Description:
The Germany Master Class will be a 2 day event that includes 16 hours of painting instruction. Meg will be providing a miniature for each student. The actual model will is to be announced at a later date.

The topics Meg will go over include but are not limited to the following:

Day 1:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)-used in the Privateer Press P3 Studio on all studio models.
Painting Faces and Eyes
Color Theory-not a separate section but a hefty introduction will be provided throughout the class ensuring students get hands on experience with mixing and layering colors accompanied by explanation as to why it works.

Day 2:
Hair and Fur
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals


Supply List (recommended)

Painting lamp-preferably one with a fluorescent or daylight bulb. Bulbs that are too yellow or too blue distort the color of the paint.

P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending. Vallejo will also work for 2BB but will be more difficult. Reaper, GW and Scale 75 paint will not work with 2 brush blending.

Brushes
There are a few options. I use a Raphael 8404 Sable size 3 for blending and a Winsor and Newton Series 7 (standard not miniature sizes) size 2 for application and details.

You can also use a size 2 and 3 from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes series 22 (not 33).

• You can get any good quality Red Sable Brushes as well in a size 2 and 3.

• I do not recommend Games and Gears brushes for 2 Brush Blending as they are too soft and floppy.

Dry well palette
Sketchbook and pen for note taking
Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)
Files
Super glue
Hobby knife
White and Black Spray Primer for Zenithal Priming

Other minis to practice techniques on that include a well sculpted and defined face, fur/hair, weapons or shields, something that can be turned into a glowy bit, lots of skin and wide open spaces such as shields or capes to practice blending. You can bring whatever scale of mini you like but I recommend between 28mm and 54mm for this class.


Registration:
You can purchase tickets at

www.arcanepaintworks.com/workshop-tickets

It is a first come, first serve registration process and seating is limited to 15. Once payment is received, you will receive an email confirming the payment and the class you are signing up for. Your name will then be put on a roster that will be checked the day of class. The deadline for registration is September 2016.

Please let me know if there are any questions

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Oct
23
to Oct 24

Austria Master Class 2016

 

Austria Master Class
October 22 & 23, 2016
185€/person + 10€ fee for the venue space

IInternationally recognized professional miniature painter, Meg used to work in the Privateer Press P3 Studio in Bellevue, Washington, USA as a Staff Painter. She has also worked for companies such as Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Freebooter Miniatures, Crunch-Waffle Enterprises, Demented Games on their Twisted range and is currently partnered with Steam Forged to design a paint range and new larger scale miniatures range.

She paints for collectors such as George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and Dave Gross of Pathfinder Tales. She has been painting since 2004 and has won over 20 international awards. Since 2013 she has been traveling around the world to teach painting classes and is now coming to Europe in Autumn 2016 for a Master Class Tour!

Where:
Loeschenkohlgasse 34/1A
1150 Wien

Class Description:
The Austria Master Class will be a 2 day event that includes 16 hours of painting instruction. Meg will be providing a miniature for each student. The actual model will is to be announced at a later date.

The topics Meg will go over include but are not limited to the following:

Day 1:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)-used in the Privateer Press P3 Studio on all studio models.
Painting Faces and Eyes
Color Theory-not a separate section but a hefty introduction will be provided throughout the class ensuring students get hands on experience with mixing and layering colors accompanied by explanation as to why it works.

Day 2:
Hair and Fur
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals


Supply List (recommended)

Painting lamp-preferably one with a fluorescent or daylight bulb. Bulbs that are too yellow or too blue distort the color of the paint.

P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending. Vallejo will also work for 2BB but will be more difficult. Reaper, GW and Scale 75 paint will not be easy to use with 2 brush blending.

Brushes
There are a few options. I use a Raphael 8404 Sable size 3 for blending and a Winsor and Newton Series 7 (standard not miniature sizes) size 2 for application and details.

You can also use a size 2 and 3 from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes series 22 (not 33).

• You can get any good quality Red Sable Brushes as well in a size 2 and 3.

• I do not recommend Games and Gears brushes for 2 Brush Blending as they are too soft and floppy.

Dry well palette
Sketchbook and pen for note taking
Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)
Files
Super glue
Hobby knife
White and Black Spray Primer for Zenithal Priming

Other minis to practice techniques on that include a well sculpted and defined face, fur/hair, weapons or shields, something that can be turned into a glowy bit, lots of skin and wide open spaces such as shields or capes to practice blending. You can bring whatever scale of mini you like but I recommend between 28mm and 54mm for this class.


Registration:
www.arcanepaintworks.com/workshop-tickets


It is a first come, first serve registration process and seating is limited to 15. Once payment is received, you will receive an email confirming the payment and the class you are signing up for. Your name will then be put on a roster that will be checked the day of class. The deadline for registration is August 2016

Please let me know if there are any questions

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

UK Master Class 2016 (Second Section)

UK Master Class
October 15-16, 2016
185€/person or $270AUD/person


Instructor: Meg Maples
Internationally recognized professional miniature painter, Meg used to work in the Privateer Press P3 Studio in Bellevue, Washington, USA. She has also worked for companies such as Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Freebooter Miniatures, Crunch-Waffle Enterprises, and most recently Demented Games on their Twisted range. She paints for collectors such as George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and Dave Gross of Pathfinder Tales. She has been painting since 2004 and has won over 20 international awards. Since 2013 she has been traveling around the world to teach painting classes and is now coming to Europe in Autumn 2016 for a Master Class Tour!

Where:
Barwell BodyWorks 1 Arthur St, Leicester LE9 8GZ

Class Description:
The UK Master Class will be a 2 day event that includes 16 hours of painting instruction. Meg will be providing a miniature for each student. The actual model will is to be announced at a later date.

The topics Meg will go over include but are not limited to the following:

Day 1:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)-used in the Privateer Press P3 Studio on all studio models.
Painting Faces and Eyes
Color Theory-not a separate section but a hefty introduction will be provided throughout the class ensuring students get hands on experience with mixing and layering colors accompanied by explanation as to why it works.

Day 2:
Hair and Fur
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals


Supply List (recommended)

Painting lamp-preferably one with a fluorescent or daylight bulb. Bulbs that are too yellow or too blue distort the color of the paint.

P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending. Vallejo will also work for 2BB but will be more difficult. Reaper, GW and Scale 75 paint will not work with 2 brush blending.

Brushes
There are a few options. I use a Raphael 8404 Sable size 3 for blending and a Winsor and Newton Series 7 (standard not miniature sizes) size 2 for application and details.

You can also use a size 2 and 3 from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes series 22 (not 33).

• You can get any good quality Red Sable Brushes as well in a size 2 and 3.

• I do not recommend Games and Gears brushes for 2 Brush Blending as they are too soft and floppy.

Dry well palette
Sketchbook and pen for note taking
Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)
Files
Super glue
Hobby knife
White and Black Spray Primer for Zenithal Priming

Other minis to practice techniques on that include a well sculpted and defined face, fur/hair, weapons or shields, something that can be turned into a glowy bit, lots of skin and wide open spaces such as shields or capes to practice blending. You can bring whatever scale of mini you like but I recommend between 28mm and 54mm for this class.


Registration:
www.arcanepaintworks.com/workshop-tickets


It is a first come, first serve registration process and seating is limited to 15. Once payment is received, you will receive an email confirming the payment and the class you are signing up for. Your name will then be put on a roster that will be checked the day of class. The deadline for registration is August 2016.

Please let me know if there are any questions

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Oct
9
to Oct 11

Netherlands Master Class 2016

 

Netherlands Master Class
October 2016
185€/person (optional lunch catering for 20€)


IInternationally recognized professional miniature painter, Meg used to work in the Privateer Press P3 Studio in Bellevue, Washington, USA as a Staff Painter. She has also worked for companies such as Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Freebooter Miniatures, Crunch-Waffle Enterprises, Demented Games on their Twisted range and is currently partnered with Steam Forged to design a paint range and new larger scale miniatures range.

She paints for collectors such as George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and Dave Gross of Pathfinder Tales. She has been painting since 2004 and has won over 20 international awards. Since 2013 she has been traveling around the world to teach painting classes and is now coming to Europe in Autumn 2016 for a Master Class Tour!

Where:
Bax Uitvaartvertzorgig
Berkhaag 24A, 5161CC Sprang-Capelle, The Netherlands

Class Description:
The Netherlands Master Class will be a 2 day event that includes 16 hours of painting instruction. Meg will be providing a miniature for each student from Sebastian Archer. The actual model will is to be announced at a later date.

The topics Meg will go over include but are not limited to the following:

Day 1:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)-used in the Privateer Press P3 Studio on all studio models.
Painting Faces and Eyes
Color Theory-not a separate section but a hefty introduction will be provided throughout the class ensuring students get hands on experience with mixing and layering colors accompanied by explanation as to why it works.

Day 2:
Hair and Fur
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals


Supply List (recommended)

Painting lamp-preferably one with a fluorescent or daylight bulb. Bulbs that are too yellow or too blue distort the color of the paint.

P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending. Vallejo will also work for 2BB but will be more difficult. Reaper, GW and Scale 75 paint will not work with 2 brush blending.

Brushes
There are a few options. I use a Raphael 8404 Sable size 3 for blending and a Winsor and Newton Series 7 (standard not miniature sizes) size 2 for application and details.

You can also use a size 2 and 3 from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes series 22 (not 33).

• You can get any good quality Red Sable Brushes as well in a size 2 and 3.

• I do not recommend Games and Gears brushes for 2 Brush Blending as they are too soft and floppy.

Dry well palette
Sketchbook and pen for note taking
Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)
Files
Super glue
Hobby knife
White and Black Spray Primer for Zenithal Priming

Other minis to practice techniques on that include a well sculpted and defined face, fur/hair, weapons or shields, something that can be turned into a glowy bit, lots of skin and wide open spaces such as shields or capes to practice blending. You can bring whatever scale of mini you like but I recommend between 28mm and 54mm for this class.


Registration:
www.arcanepaintworks.com/workshop-tickets
It is a first come, first serve registration process and seating is limited to 15. Once payment is received, you will receive an email confirming the payment and the class you are signing up for. Your name will then be put on a roster that will be checked the day of class. The deadline for registration is August 2016.

There is a catering option for the weekend that will include lunch and beverages through the weekend. Gert D'Hollander is providing this service for 20€. You can get in touch with him at
dhollandergert@gmail.com


Please let myself or Gert know if there are any questions about the class, what to bring or where to find certain materials.

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Sep
25
to Sep 26

Sweden Master Class 2016

 

Sweden Master Class
September 2016
185€/person


Internationally recognized professional miniature painter, Meg used to work in the Privateer Press P3 Studio in Bellevue, Washington, USA as a Staff Painter. She has also worked for companies such as Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Freebooter Miniatures, Crunch-Waffle Enterprises, Demented Games on their Twisted range and is currently partnered with Steam Forged to design a paint range and new larger scale miniatures range.

She paints for collectors such as George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and Dave Gross of Pathfinder Tales. She has been painting since 2004 and has won over 20 international awards. Since 2013 she has been traveling around the world to teach painting classes and is now coming to Europe in Autumn 2016 for a Master Class Tour!

Where:
Lindhska Bokhandeln
Drottninggatan 11
702 10 Örebro

Class Description:
The Sweden Master Class will be a 2 day event that includes 16 hours of painting instruction. Meg will be providing a miniature for each student. The actual model will is to be announced at a later date.

The topics Meg will go over include but are not limited to the following:

Day 1:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)-used in the Privateer Press P3 Studio on all studio models.
Painting Faces and Eyes
Color Theory-not a separate section but a hefty introduction will be provided throughout the class ensuring students get hands on experience with mixing and layering colors accompanied by explanation as to why it works.

Day 2:
Hair and Fur
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals


Supply List (recommended)

Painting lamp-preferably one with a fluorescent or daylight bulb. Bulbs that are too yellow or too blue distort the color of the paint.

P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending. Vallejo will also work for 2BB but will be more difficult. Reaper, GW and Scale 75 paint will not work with 2 brush blending.

Brushes
There are a few options. I use a Raphael 8404 Sable size 3 for blending and a Winsor and Newton Series 7 (standard not miniature sizes) size 2 for application and details.

You can also use a size 2 and 3 from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes series 22 (not 33).

• You can get any good quality Red Sable Brushes as well in a size 2 and 3.

• I do not recommend Games and Gears brushes for 2 Brush Blending as they are too soft and floppy.

Dry well palette
Sketchbook and pen for note taking
Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)
Files
Super glue
Hobby knife
White and Black Spray Primer for Zenithal Priming

Other minis to practice techniques on that include a well sculpted and defined face, fur/hair, weapons or shields, something that can be turned into a glowy bit, lots of skin and wide open spaces such as shields or capes to practice blending. You can bring whatever scale of mini you like but I recommend between 28mm and 54mm for this class.


Registration:
In order to register for the class you will need to send in a payment to Meg (please email at arcanepaintworks@gmail.com)

Payment options:

www.arcanepaintworks.com/workshop-tickets


It is a first come, first serve registration process and seating is limited to 15. Once payment is received, you will receive an email confirming the payment and the class you are signing up for. Your name will then be put on a roster that will be checked the day of class. The deadline for registration is August 2016

Please let me know if there are any questions about the class, what to bring or where to find certain materials.

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Sep
11
to Sep 12

UK Master Class 2016

 

UK Master Class
Sept 10-11, 2016
185€/person or $270AUD/person


Instructor: Meg Maples
Internationally recognized professional miniature painter, Meg used to work in the Privateer Press P3 Studio in Bellevue, Washington, USA. She has also worked for companies such as Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Freebooter Miniatures, Crunch-Waffle Enterprises, and most recently Demented Games on their Twisted range. She paints for collectors such as George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and Dave Gross of Pathfinder Tales. She has been painting since 2004 and has won over 20 international awards. Since 2013 she has been traveling around the world to teach painting classes and is now coming to Europe in Autumn 2016 for a Master Class Tour!

Where:
Barwell BodyWorks 1 Arthur St, Leicester LE9 8GZ

Class Description:
The UK Master Class will be a 2 day event that includes 16 hours of painting instruction. Meg will be providing a miniature for each student. The actual model will is to be announced at a later date.

The topics Meg will go over include but are not limited to the following:

Day 1:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)-used in the Privateer Press P3 Studio on all studio models.
Painting Faces and Eyes
Color Theory-not a separate section but a hefty introduction will be provided throughout the class ensuring students get hands on experience with mixing and layering colors accompanied by explanation as to why it works.

Day 2:
Hair and Fur
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals


Supply List (recommended)

Painting lamp-preferably one with a fluorescent or daylight bulb. Bulbs that are too yellow or too blue distort the color of the paint.

P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending. Vallejo will also work for 2BB but will be more difficult. Reaper, GW and Scale 75 paint will not work with 2 brush blending.

Brushes
There are a few options. I use a Raphael 8404 Sable size 3 for blending and a Winsor and Newton Series 7 (standard not miniature sizes) size 2 for application and details.

You can also use a size 2 and 3 from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes series 22 (not 33).

• You can get any good quality Red Sable Brushes as well in a size 2 and 3.

• I do not recommend Games and Gears brushes for 2 Brush Blending as they are too soft and floppy.

Dry well palette
Sketchbook and pen for note taking
Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)
Files
Super glue
Hobby knife
White and Black Spray Primer for Zenithal Priming

Other minis to practice techniques on that include a well sculpted and defined face, fur/hair, weapons or shields, something that can be turned into a glowy bit, lots of skin and wide open spaces such as shields or capes to practice blending. You can bring whatever scale of mini you like but I recommend between 28mm and 54mm for this class.


Registration:
www.arcanepaintworks.com/workshop-tickets


It is a first come, first serve registration process and seating is limited to 15. Once payment is received, you will receive an email confirming the payment and the class you are signing up for. Your name will then be put on a roster that will be checked the day of class. The deadline for registration is August 2016.

Please let me know if there are any questions

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Jul
10
to Jul 11

Maitland Master Class 2016

 

Internationally recognized professional miniature painter, Meg used to work in the Privateer Press P3 Studio in Bellevue, Washington, USA as a Staff Painter. She has also worked for companies such as Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Freebooter Miniatures, Crunch-Waffle Enterprises, Demented Games on their Twisted range and is currently partnered with Steam Forged to design a paint range and new larger scale miniatures range.

She paints for collectors such as George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and Dave Gross of Pathfinder Tales. She has been painting since 2004 and has won over 20 international awards. Since 2013 she has been traveling around the world to teach painting classes.

Good Games Maitland has offered up space in their shop for a weekend for me to come up and teach the local community! A big thank you to Good Games for that! Here are the details about the class. Please let me know if you have any questions.

We will run from 10-7pm both Saturday and Sunday. A lunch break is figured into the time so everyone can have a rest and fuel up! Hopefully, we can order some food in as opposed to worrying about going out.

The classes include the following:

For AUD$205/person the students will receive 16 hours of instruction with me, an award winning and internationally recognized miniature painter!

Day 1 will cover:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)
Painting Faces and Eyes.
Color Theory

Day 2 will cover:
Hair and Fur
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals

I recommend students bring the following with them:

Painting lamp

P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending. Vallejo will also work for 2BB but will be more difficult. Reaper, GW and Scale 75 paint will be more difficult to work with 2 brush blending.

Brushes
There are a few options. I use a Raphael 8404 Sable size 3 for blending and a Winsor and Newton Series 7 (standard not miniature sizes) size 2 for application and details.

You can also use a size 2 and 3 from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes series 22 (not 33).

Or you can get any good quality Red Sable Brushes as well in a size 2 and 3.

Dry well palette

Sketchbook and pen for note taking

Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)

Files
Super glue
Hobby knife

Minis to practice techniques on that include a well sculpted and defined face, fur/hair, weapons or shields, something that can be turned into a glowy bit, lots of skin and wide open spaces such as shields or capes to practice blending. You can bring whatever scale of mini you like but I recommend between 28mm and 54mm for this class.

White and Black Spray Primer for Zenithal Priming

In order to reserve space you can send AUD$205 via a bank transfer. If you need more time to get the full payment in but don't want to miss out on a seat you can also send in AUD$50 as a non-refundable deposit.

We will have limited seating so don't miss your opportunity to register for class.

Please let me know if you are interested!

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Jun
26
to Jun 27

Melbourne Basing Class

 

Internationally recognized professional miniature painter, Meg used to work in the Privateer Press P3 Studio in Bellevue, Washington, USA as a Staff Painter. She has also worked for companies such as Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, Freebooter Miniatures, Crunch-Waffle Enterprises, Demented Games on their Twisted range and is currently partnered with Steam Forged to design a paint range and new larger scale miniatures range.

She paints for collectors such as George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame and Dave Gross of Pathfinder Tales. She has been painting since 2004 and has won over 20 international awards. Since 2013 she has been traveling around the world to teach painting classes and is now offering a Basing Master Class!

Gundam Universe has opened up their doors to host the very first ever Arcane Paintworks Basing Class! It will run over the course of a weekend just like the painting class.

This class is aimed at introducing people to different basing materials, how to use them, and discussing composition. I will provide kits to everyone with materials needed to make a Ruined Temple Base. This way we can learn to create man-made and organic materials for the base.

Some of the things included in the base will be bricks, dirt/sand, a tube of super glue, wooden block, plasticard, some plastic sprued scenery bits (still to be determined), some sculpting putty.

Students will need to bring some tools with them:

Scalpel or Hobby knife with replacement blades
paper towels
additional super glue
additional sculpting putty
sand paper in various grits (coarse to super fine)
paint brushes
water jars

Gundam Universe has asked me for a list of items to stock in the shop for the weekend. I would recommend bringing some extra cash to stock up on things that you may have trouble finding in the future. Especially, tons of plasticard! I plan on stocking up on some myself. :)

I would recommend finding a 28-35mm mini ahead of time that you'd like to include on the base in the future. Bring it prepped and with feet pinned so we can play around with composition and planning.

My aim is to go through construction and if we have time we can start painting. The way I paint my bases is a bit different to how I tackle my minis.

I will be making an example base ahead of time. Once I have constructed it, I will post photos. You don't have to copy it in the class. We will discuss why I made it the way I did and how to frame a mini. You guys can use my example base as a visual guide.

The class is $250AUD per person. This covers the cost of tuition and the cost of the kit I will be providing to everyone. We are limited to 15 seats in the class.

Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment. Registration is a first come, first serve basis. As soon as a deposit or full tuition is paid I will record names on a roster.

If you need to you can pay the deposit ahead of time and then pay the rest in cash on the day. Please PM me for Bank Transfer details.

Let me know if you have any questions. I will try to get an example base made up soon and posted on here so you guys have an idea of what we will be going over.

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

Brisbane Master Class 2016

 

We will run from 10-7pm both Saturday and Sunday. A lunch break is figured into the time so everyone can have a rest and fuel up! Hopefully, we can order some food in as opposed to worrying about going out.

The classes include the following:

For AUD$205/person the students will receive 16 hours of instruction with me, an award winning and internationally recognized miniature painter!

Day 1 will cover:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)
Painting Faces and Eyes.
Color Theory

Day 2 will cover:
Hair and Fur
Skintones
OSL (glowy bits)
Freehand
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals

I recommend students bring the following with them:

Painting lamp

P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending. Vallejo will also work for 2BB but will be more difficult. Reaper, GW and Scale 75 paint will be more difficult to work with 2 brush blending.

Brushes
There are a few options. I use a Raphael 8404 Sable size 3 for blending and a Winsor and Newton Series 7 (standard not miniature sizes) size 2 for application and details.

You can also use a size 2 and 3 from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes series 22 (not 33).

Or you can get any good quality Red Sable Brushes as well in a size 2 and 3.

Dry well palette

Sketchbook and pen for note taking

Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)

Files
Super glue
Hobby knife

Minis to practice techniques on that include a well sculpted and defined face, fur/hair, weapons or shields, something that can be turned into a glowy bit, lots of skin and wide open spaces such as shields or capes to practice blending. You can bring whatever scale of mini you like but I recommend between 28mm and 54mm for this class.

White and Black Spray Primer for Zenithal Priming

In order to reserve space you can send AUD$205 via a bank transfer. If you need more time to get the full payment in but don't want to miss out on a seat you can also send in AUD$50 as a non-refundable deposit.

We will have limited seating so don't miss your opportunity to register for class.
 

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