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


  • Andrew's Hobbies Unit 26/39 Eucumbene Dr Ravenhall VIC 3023 Australia (map)

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.