Hobby Events

Friday

Classroom 1

8:00am - 12:00pm Erik Swinson: Intro to Non-Metallic Metal $40 (20 Spots)

In this hands on class I cover how to create a realistic metal effect on miniatures using non-metallic paints. I will be discussing what makes the illusion work as well as common mistakes. This class includes a practical demonstration of the technique and a hands on exercise. The model will be provided.

12:30pm - 2:30pm Lyn Stahl: Basic of Basing $30 (20 Spots)

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.

3:00pm - 5:00pm Yeji Kim: Beyond the Corkboard: Advanced Basing $30 (20 Spots)

How to use bases to build cohesion and tell a single story in your army or how to bring more interest in a key model in an army. Discern differences between a scenic base for a competition and a basic base to up your basing game.

5:30pm - 7:30pm Yeji Kim: Painting Human Skin Tones $30 (20 Spots)

Can't quite get your skin tones to differentiate between Caucasian, Asian, Mediterranean, etc? In this class, students will learn how to paint "regular" skin tones. They will come to understand how to make different choices in undertones to create the skin tones they want. Tips, tricks and color combinations will be given in demo and handout form. Bring a size 1 brush or larger. "Reaper Mini: Goldar Male Barbarian "

8:00pm - 11:00pm Erik Swinson: Introduction to OSL (Object Source Lighting) $40 (20 spots)

In this hands-on class I cover how to simulate artificial light sources on miniatures such as magic spells, flames, and whatever other glowy things you can imagine. I will be discussing the basic rules of how to create a convincing effect and also cover the common mistakes to avoid. This technique can be used far beyond a simple torch and with proper application can create dynamic lighting effects that make for dramatic miniature scenes.

Classroom 2

8:00am - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 2:30pm Steven Condon: Choosing Your Colors $20 (20 spots)

I will be covering how to use basic color theory and concepts to build a palette for your miniature project. This could be the start of an army or a single piece for art or competition. We will be discussing and demonstrating the use of the color wheel, composition, contrast, and highlighting and shading with color. Students will be provided cardstock and paper materials for demonstrations, and are encouraged to bring a "test" miniature to trial on.

3:00pm - 5:00pm Nestor A Medina: Intro to painting with Contrast Paints $25 (20 spots)

This class is meant for those who are curious about using contrast paints when painting a model as well as those that have never painted a model before. This will show you how you can use contrast paints for cloth, fur, leather as well as how to use it for non-metallic metals like gold and silver.

5:30pm - 7:30pm Neil Duffey: Intro to Glazing $30 (20 spots)

In this class you will learn a general understanding of how to create various types of glazes and how to properly apply them to your painting arsenal. Students will learn my methods and theories for the glazing technique. Some materials will be provided. Please bring your own #2 round Sable brush. A hair dryer will help but isn't required.

8:00pm - 11:00pm David Carl (DC): Let's Make Some Games!!! $20 (16 spots)

Ever play a game and think, "I could make a better game than that?" Well, you're probably right, so LET'S DO IT! This three-hour class will include a seminar on what it takes to make a game as well as a hands-on practicum in which you will begin the process for prototyping a game. All participants can walk out with an early draft of their VERY OWN GAME by the end of the class. We will work together to get you started on a card game, board game, dexterity game, social game, or party game. Or, if you'd prefer, we can take the first steps together towards a full-fledged miniatures game or role-playing game! Materials for cards, custom dice, and various other components you may need for your prototype will be provided as part of the cost for this class, and the room is reserved straight through the night if you can't wait to work on perfecting your new creation.

Saturday

Classroom 1

8:00am - 12:00pm Erik Swinson: Bust Speed Painting - Understanding Volumes $100 (16 spots)

During this class we will be speed painting a bust, focusing on light, volumes and definition opposed to achieving a perfect blend teaching you to be a more confident painter. The model will be provided. (Special Edition Bust)

12:30pm - 2:30pm Lyn Stahl: Painting Faces and Eyes for Miniatures and Models $30 (20 spots)

In this class, students learn about how to properly paint faces on miniatures and models. These skills include: The difference between painting male and female faces, how to accentuate the contours of the face, how to paint eyes, how to make faces look more expressive, and other tips and tricks. Each student receives a miniature and reference handout to take home. Materials are provided for class use.

3:00pm - 5:00pm Yeji Kim: Everything Chibi $30 (20 spots)

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. "Midknight Heroes Super Chibi Orin"

5:30pm - 7:30pm Yeji Kim: You’ve Got the Basics, Now What? $30 (20 spots)

You know how to block colors in, use drybrushing, wash a mini, blackline to differentiate areas...so now what?This class will go over the next steps to level up your mini. It will answer questions such as: What is color theory and how to utilize it? How to make your mini and basing more cohesive? What do judges like to see in competitions?A bit more of a discussion class rather than a hands on painting class.

8:00pm - 11:00pm Erik Swinson: Intro to Non-Metallic Metal $40 (20 spots)

In this hands on class I cover how to create a realistic metal effect on miniatures using non-metallic paints. I will be discussing what makes the illusion work as well as common mistakes. This class includes a practical demonstration of the technique and a hands on exercise. The model will be provided.

Classroom 2

8:00am - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 2:30pm Steven Condon: Choosing Your Colors $20 (20 spots)

We will be covering how to use basic color theory and concepts to build a palette for your miniature project. This could be the start of an army or a single piece for art or competition. We will be discussing and demonstrating the use of the color wheel, composition, contrast, and highlighting and shading with color. Students will be provided cardstock and paper materials for demonstrations, and are encouraged to bring a "test" miniature to trial on.

3:00pm - 5:00pm Nestor A Medina: Intro to painting with Contrast Paints $25 (20 spots)

This class is meant for those who are curious about using contrast paints when painting a model as well as those that have never painted a model before. This will show you how you can use contrast paints for cloth, fur, leather as well as how to use it for non-metallic metals like gold and silver.

5:30pm - 7:30pm Nestor A Medina: Introduction to Gundam $40 (20 spots)

Have you always wanted to build a Gundam but don't know where to start? This class will not only give you information about Gundam Plastics (Gunpla) but also show you the proper way to build a kit of your very own. You will build a Gundam kit in class and learn about the different kits and types of kits you can build. 1 Gundam Model will be provided per student. "Vidar Gundam"

8:00pm - 10:00pm Neil Duffey: Making Decals Easy and Convincing $30 (20 spots)

In this class, students will learn my techniques for applying clean, shape conforming and convincing decals to their miniatures. If time permits, we will also go over some extra techniques. A miniature bit will be provided to use during the class. Please bring a couple brushes to use for yourself.

Sunday

Classroom 1

8:00 am - 12:30pm Erik Swinson: Introduction to OSL (Object Source Lighting) $40 (20 spots)

In this hands-on class I cover how to simulate artificial light sources on miniatures such as magic spells, flames, and whatever other glowy things you can imagine. I will be discussing the basic rules of how to create a convincing effect and also cover the common mistakes to avoid. This technique can be used far beyond a simple torch and with proper application can create dynamic lighting effects that make for dramatic miniature scenes.

1:00pm - 3:00pm Neil Duffey: Wet Blending isn't what you think it is! $30 (20 spots)

In this class, I break down the misconceptions of wet blending and teach students my methods for various types of blends as well as when and where to use them for best results. Students need to bring their own size 2 or larger paint brush.

Classroom 2

8:00am - 10:00am Lyn Stahl: Introduction to Installing LED Lighting for Miniatures & Models $30 (20 spots)

Learn how to install lighting in your basing, army vehicles, & more! LED lighting is a great way to make your hobby project a lot more exciting and life-like! Each student receives a reference handout, set of lights, & battery pack to take home. Materials & tools are provided for class use.

10:30am - 12:30pm Yeji Kim: From Good to Great! $30 (20 spots)

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. "Reaper Mins: Grave Stone of Protection"

1:00pm - 3:00pm Steven Condon: Choosing Your Colors $20 (20 spots)

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.

Special 1 on 1 Classes

Friday 8:00am - 10:00am 1 on 1 with Yeji Kim $60 (1 spot)

We can go over whatever you want!Want more in-depth classes? Want to discuss how I approach things? Choosing colors is difficult for you or want to try some different paints? Starting a competition mini? Or bring your current work in progress! Please email Yeji up to one week before the convention so she can prepare.

Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm 1 on 1 with Yeji Kim $60 (1 spot)

We can go over whatever you want!Want more in-depth classes? Want to discuss how I approach things? Choosing colors is difficult for you or want to try some different paints? Starting a competition mini? Or bring your current work in progress! Please email Yeji up to one week before the convention so she can prepare.

Saturday 8:00am - 10:00am 1 on 1 with Yeji Kim $60 (1 spot)

We can go over whatever you want!Want more in-depth classes? Want to discuss how I approach things? Choosing colors is difficult for you or want to try some different paints? Starting a competition mini? Or bring your current work in progress! Please email Yeji up to one week before the convention so she can prepare.

Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm 1 on 1 with Yeji Kim $60 (1 spot)

We can go over whatever you want!Want more in-depth classes? Want to discuss how I approach things? Choosing colors is difficult for you or want to try some different paints? Starting a competition mini? Or bring your current work in progress! Please email Yeji up to one week before the convention so she can prepare.

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