Hobby Events

Friday

Classroom 1

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Yeji Kim: Everything Chibi! - $25.00

Students will go away with a knowledge of chibi history, color choices, painting styles for chibis, and get hands on time painting minis. The class will focus on how to perfect those huge chibi eyes and texturing hair. Students will receive a mini and handout. Bring a brush with a fine tip. Yeji will provide the following: Paints, miniatures and handouts

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Kevin Fannin: Wookies-Star Wars Legion Painting - $30.00

In this class we will focus on wet blending colors and painting realistic fur textures. Each student will receive a SWL Wookie model to keep.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yeji Kim: From Good to Great - $35.00

This class will go over different and quick techniques that will make their tabletop painted miniatures pop. Some techniques include washing, dipping, edge highlighting, drybrushing, and blacklining. Bring an old brush (round or flat for drybrushing) and a fine tipped brush. Yeji will provide the following: Paints, miniatures and handouts

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Mike Disney: Basic Use of Green Stuff for Conversion and Gaping Filling - $25.00

Green Stuff is a very useful tool when it comes to converting your minis and filling unsightly gaps! The purpose of this class is to educate the students on the importance of the latter and instruct on how to apply/use the material. Instructions on how to convert your minis will be shown as well as many examples on how to make gaps seamless, no matter where the gap is, skin, metal armor plates, fur, etc. Learn to fill gaps on several different minis and how to sculpt over the gaps to make them seamless. Learn to make simple conversions using Green Stuff. Students will perform gap filling techniques and simple conversions alongside myself in a step by step process.

Classroom 2

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mike Disney: Blood, Guts and Gore - $50.00

Creating simple blood and gore effects and using the various mediums used to create them. Learn to make realistic blood/gore effects. Learn to make different patterns with blood. Footsteps, Splatter, pools, smears, etc. Learn to add gore and icor to your blood effects to make it seem…….chunky, meaty,….. Gross!!!! Add blood effects to your miniatures alongside myself and also look at examples of several different effects

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lauren Fahey: Easy Textures for Leather, Fur, and Cloth - $50.00

Add texture to flat model surfaces with these easy freehand techniques for fur, leather, and cloth. Bring your models to the next level with additional detail and visual interest fast and painlessly! Students will receive the "Thorgar, Minotaur Gladiator" 54mm scale resin model from the game Judgement, and a digital step-by-step guide for each technique. Bring a brush with a good, fine tip, size 1 and 0 recommended.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mike Disney: Basic Sculpting of Bits - $25.00

The intent of this class is to educate students on how to create unique and custom bits for your gaming pieces. From icons on shoulder pads to belt pouches and the use of tools to apply it. Learn to sculpt several different basic shapes and render them into unique bits for your game table/pieces. Learn about different mediums to use for sculpting. Learn about the different tools and their uses. Sculpt alongside myself as we make icons, backpacks, Cloaks, fur capes, weapons, etc.Green stuff for sculpting, and bits to sculpt on will be provided.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Lauren Fahey: Skin Tones, Faces, and Eyes - $50.00

Do you feel like you hate painting faces and skin? Do your eyes end up crooked and messy? We’ll cover a range of basic skin tones and take the frustration out of doing eyes on models. Learn how to place shadows and highlights anatomically to make your figures look real. Students will receive the "Istariel, Elf Fire Mage" 54mm scale resin model from the game Judgement, and a digital step-by-step guide for each technique. Bring a brush with a good, fine tip, size 1 and 0 recommended.

Classroom 3

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Chris Suhre: Intro to Color Theory - $30.00

This 2 hour class with award winning miniature painter Chris Suhre, will dive into the basics of color theory and how to apply it to your miniature painting. The beginning of the class will focus on topics like the properties of colors, warm vs cold, contrasting colors, color wheel, etc. In the second part of the class we will work on applying these ideas as we experiment mixing different colors from only primaries. We will also learn how to mix skin tones from primary colors. I will provide Paint and Handouts

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Neil Duffey: Airbrush 101: A crash course in your first Airbrush - $35.00

Class includes a detailed explanation of an Airbrush, full breakdown of the brush and it's parts, explanation of cleaning methods, reassembly and lubrication, discussion of basic secondary tools as well as luxury tools associated with all aspects of Airbrush use, cleaning and maintenance, Basic use concepts. Everything provided in my intro to painting class is included as far as materials to use during the class.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Neil Duffey-Intro to Glazing: - $30.00

Class would include demonstrations of glazing techniques, Explanations and demos of different mediums used to make a glaze and my opinion on them. Proper theory on glazing and utilization of the glaze to create transitions or to change hues and how certain colors will react differently when applied to different base coats. I will provide either a miniature bit, or plasticard to work on. Also included to use during the class will be paint, Hobby Holders, Brushes and makeshift wet pallets.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Neil Duffey: How to use GW Contrast Paints - $30.00

In this class, students will work with the Citadel Contrast paints to learn effective methods of painting miniatures quickly and efficiently for table top use. Included in the class will be a miniature for the students to take home. All materials will be provided for the class.

Saturday

Classroom 1

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yeji Kim: Non-Traditional Skin Tones - $35.00

Have an ork and stuck with a flat green? How about a vampire and you want a cooler skin? Trouble painting other monsters? In this class, students will learn how to create undertones in skin that can make a difference between regular humanoid flesh versus non-traditional. Other tips, tricks and color combinations will be given in demo and handout form. Bring a size 1 brush or larger. Yeji will provide the following: Paints, miniatures and handouts

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Kevin Fannin: Battle Droids-Star Wars Legion Painting - $25.00

"Thin your Paints!" In this class we will focus on laying down smooth layers of paint and an intro to color theory. Each student will receive a SWL Battle Droid model to keep.

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Yeji Kim: Freehand - $30.00

Afraid of drawing things freehand? Well this is the class for you! We will take a detailed look at how to break freehand down into more digestible steps. Students will be shown and will be able to practice different types of fonts, images and learn where and how to implement in painting miniature figures. Bring a fine tipped brush. I will provide the following: Paints, miniatures and handouts

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kevin Fannin: Clone Troopers-Star Wars Legion Painting - $25.00

In this class we will work on freehand unit markings that truly set Clone Troopers apart! We will also discuss color temperature and how to make your army unique! Each student will receive a SWL Clone Trooper model to keep.

Classroom 2

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lyn Stahl: Beginner/ Intro Level Miniature Basing - $25.00

Learn about the basics of basing your miniature by using products such as basing flock and/ or other materials that you can find outside or in the home. Also learn about supplies that you will need to get started on making good tabletop quality bases. Each student receives a 30mm base and reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lyn Stahl: Beginner/ Intro Level Miniature Painting - $50.00

Learn about the basics of miniature painting such as: preparation, a list of supplies you'll need, proper lighting, brush care, basecoating, highlighting, and sealing the paint job. Each student receives a miniature and reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lyn Stahl: Fun and Easy Effects - $25.00

Learn tips and tricks to add effects and bring life to your miniatures. Skills covered include: blood effects, glow effects, different effects products and how to use them, other ways to use washes and inks, and more. Each student receives a reference handout. Students can feel free to bring their own models. Materials are provided for class use.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Lyn Stahl: Intermediate Level Basing - $25.00

In this class, students will level up their basing skills by learning basic sculpting using Green Stuff (Kneadatite) and water effects. Students will also learn about other products such as Sculpey, epoxy resin, other types of water effects, and how to use them. Each student receives a reference handout, plastic base, and green stuff to take home. Materials and sculpting tools are provided for class use.

Classroom 3

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Chris Suhre: Composition - $25.00

This 2 hour class will focus on how to place miniatures within a scene to maximize their influence and focus on them. We will spend part of the class discussing different styles of composition such as forced vs natural and types of composition like cross, grid, etc. The second half of the class will focus on different types of basing materials and effects. Such as trees, long grasses, snow effects, rocks, etc. I will provide Paint and Handouts

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lauren Fahey: Impactful Armor Using True Metallic Metals - $50.00

Get your armor and weapons to really shine and make a big impact from every angle using techniques from this class. We will be using a combination of metallic paint and non-metallic paint to achieve a look that more closely resembles Non-Metallic Metals with less of a learning curve. Students will receive "Sir Marcus, Winter Knight" 54mm scale resin model from the game Judgement, and a digital step-by-step guide for each technique. Bring a brush with a good tip, size 1 recommended.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Neil Duffey: Intro to Magnetizing and Basic Conversions for Miniatures - $30.00

Class includes an explanation of magnetizing miniatures. I will explain the basics of planning and installing magnets to customize and optimize your units/vehicles weapons and/or positions. Included in the classes lesson will be light modification and conversions using green stuff and other materials to affix magnets and blend any kit bash blends. Students can bring a model or vehicle that they would like to work on or get assistance on, but it is not required. Each student receives a reference handout and a couple of magnets to take home. Materials and tools are provided.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Neil Duffey: Airbrush techniques to use on Large Scale Star Wars Legion models - $30.00

This is a lecture class. Students will ask questions and observe Duff as he paints a Star Wars Legion vehicle and shows you different techniques to make your models pop on the battlefield. Students are welcome to bring their own models to ask questions and critiques from Duff.

Yeji Kim: One on One - $65.00

We can go over whatever you want! Want more in-depth classes? Want to discuss how I approach things? Choosing colors difficult for you or want to try some different paints? Starting a competition mini? Or bring your current work in progress!

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