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!
Barwell BodyWorks 1 Arthur St, Leicester LE9 8GZ
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:
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.
Hair and Fur
OSL (glowy bits)
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.
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)
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.
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