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18 hours ago, rawlkeer said:

I know this is supposed to be for questions from people who might sign up for these classes, but I just want to say this sounds like a class I would very much like to get into

 

Yay! My primary goal for my classes is for people to have fun, try new things, and hopefully learn something new! My classes are all in the evening, so if that doesn't work for your schedule, please feel free to find me outside of class and I'd be happy to give you a mini version. ^_^

 

16 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Lauren is a fun instructor. If the subject is interesting, I'd recommend trying to get into the class.

 

:blush:  :blush:  :blush:

 

And Doug is fantastically knowledgeable about many things, photography in particular. If he's teaching his Miniatures Photography class this year, I highly recommend it!

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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1 hour ago, OneBoot said:

And Doug is fantastically knowledgeable about many things, photography in particular. If he's teaching his Miniatures Photography class this year, I highly recommend it!

Ooo I'd love a miniatures photography course!!!!

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i';d post my class times here but i can't see it on the schedule, so i don't know what time frame i was approved for. But it was confirmed, so it IS going to happen, i just can't tell you when. But i basically show my steps to painting a dragon, and about choosing colors, and ways to spice up traditional colored dragons or going completely out of the box and using color combos or patterns not usually seen on a dragon

 

Don't Fear the Dragon

 

Dragons can be scary, especially for new painters. This is a class on how to tackle dragons and large miniatures, covering color choice and the painting process. the steps taught can be applied for tabletop painting or developed further for competition painting. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dragoneye said:

Ooo I'd love a miniatures photography course!!!!

me too!

Just curious about the process, will people have time to review the schedule of classes before actual registration begins, so that they might be able to plan out what they want to try to sign up for? I am assuming classes sell out quickly

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2 hours ago, Dragoneye said:

Ooo I'd love a miniatures photography course!!!!

 

52 minutes ago, rawlkeer said:

me too!

 

It's one of the classes I put in for. We'll see whether it's accepted. I'll note that by the time I got my requests in, the available time slots were only the evening ones.

 

52 minutes ago, rawlkeer said:

Just curious about the process, will people have time to review the schedule of classes before actual registration begins, so that they might be able to plan out what they want to try to sign up for? I am assuming classes sell out quickly

 

In the past, the schedule has been put up some time before ticket purchases opened, so people could set up a tentative schedule (and alternates if appropriate).

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2 hours ago, rawlkeer said:

me too!

Just curious about the process, will people have time to review the schedule of classes before actual registration begins, so that they might be able to plan out what they want to try to sign up for? I am assuming classes sell out quickly

They usually give a few weeks with the class list published before registration. Certain popular classes will sell out in the first few minutes... others, you have time for. They also added more classes last year some time after registration opened. 

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I've got my two Beginner classes again:

 

Step by Step Beginner Miniature Painting (Thursday, 10 AM)

Type:  Painting

Level:  Beginner

Format:  Hands-on 

Synopsis: 

So, you’ve found the perfect mini for your PC, and you want to paint it. What are the basic steps of miniature painting so that you can turn out a good tabletop quality mini? In this step by step beginner miniature painting class- students will paint the same miniature at the same time using basic beginner techniques including drybrushing and using washes.

 

A Beginning Painter's Toolkit (Friday, 10 AM)

Type:  Painting

Level:  Beginner

Format:  Hands-on 

Synopsis:

So you found a mini that you want to paint? What do you need besides a brush and paint? What would be helpful? We'll talk about tools for beginning painters including files, primer, brushes, palettes,  paint, and varnish. Hands on portions of the class include brush on priming, putting on a base coat, and then making washes with matte medium. 

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1. Basing – Realistic water effects  Thurs  10:00am

We have been painting minis for years and now you are at a point where your minis look great, well except for the big black disc they are standing on.  This class will demonstrate several methods of creating watery bases.  Making convincing water bases takes time.  But much of that time is drying time between steps.  The class will teach each step of the process and allow students to have hands on practice of the techniques.  When a step requires longer drying time, the base will be set aside and premade bases (fully cured) will be handed out to use for the next steps.  This will mean each student will leave with several bases in various stages of completion.  Class will cover water and ice bases as well as how to add mosses, reeds, shells, sand, snow, et c. to accent the water features.  All materials will be provided.

2. The dragon’s in the details;  horns, teeth, claws, eyes, scales.  Thursday 5:00pm

Its game day, the players set their minis out near the battlemap and anxiously await tonight’s adventure.  As the DM of this veteran group you have a horde of minis behind your screen waiting to weave a grand tale of glory.  Little do these players know there is a great dragon lying in wait nearby.  The shock of the huge dragon appearing on the battlefield will be a memory etched into their minds for a lifetime, better make sure its ready.  This class will do just that.  Designed for intermediate to advanced level painters, this class will cover the detail work of the grand beast.  Horns, Teeth and claws need to be menacing.  Eyes need to sparkle hiding the most sinister of thoughts.  And the scales show that this dragon is no stranger to combat.  Using various techniques to paint the details, you will learn how to bring your dragon from “hey that’s cool, let’s kill it”, to “Holy cow, that is amazing….Run!!!”   A small dragon will be provided to each participant, but feel free to bring your own larger beasts if you prefer as well as your own brushes.

3. Beyond the tabletop – Friday 3pm  (sidenote: tabletop painting is probably my specialty)

We all have hordes of miniatures from the bones kickstarters, swag bags, the melt table and any other source we can find to feed our addiction.  Some of them we will save for some grand masterpiece, but what about the rest of the pile?  Painting fast and effective is a different skillset than the skills needed for competition work.  This class is designed for all who want to learn techniques to quickly paint miniatures for the tabletop game.  Each participant will receive a miniature that we will paint together in such a way that it is not only completed in the class time, but will impress the other folks around the game table.  Not every miniature needs to be painted to a competition level, but even tabletop mini should at least be at a level that makes the artist proud of his or her work.  This is the class for those of us that want some awesome minis for our weekly game night, in bulk.  Students are expected to bring several brushes to the class.  The miniature, paints and other materials will be provided.

6. This isnt my first battle - adding aging effects to painted minis - Sunday 10.

This class will teach students how to add rust effects, verdigris, and tarnish to metals; Age leather and cloth; Make wood look worn and other effects to add realism to the figure.  No self-respecting orc wears shiny plate mail.  No great northern barbarian cleans his boots…. Its time to show off the wear and tear on your gear as though it’s some sort of badge of honor.  Students will be provided with a pre-painted miniature that will look like he just stepped out of “Ye Old Adventurers Supply Shoppe”, then together, we will add weathering on the gear, armor and weapons.  Followed by blood and mud splatters to finish off the look.


Saturday I am collaborating with Tish W. to run a kids program.

Kids class 1 – younger kids, 6- 8 Sat 10 basically a paint and take for little ones.  Don’t want the younger kids to feel left out during this time slot, especially in the case of siblings.  The class will be very basic as far as instruction, with just some guidance along the way.  The focus will be more on having a good time, rather than learning specific skills.


Kids Class two – painting monsters.  Sat 1pm. The class will teach kids ages 9 to 12 the basics of miniature painting as we work together to paint a horde of monsters.  Kids will continue to learn basic color theory, shading, highlighting and adding details.  Some of the miniatures from this class will be used as monsters for the kids DnD game.  Kids will be asked to bring the mini with them to the game session. 

Kids D&D game – Sat. afternoon 3 to 5(tbd)  This will be a short, simplified version of the DnD rules.  It will be designed to provide a good experience for the kids age 9-12 that hopefully participated in the classes.  The goal is to provide a rounded view of what miniatures are used for while providing some good fun for these kids.  I will design the game, provide materials needed to play and run the game.  Treasure found in the game will be represented by candy (parental approval will be requested)  In each kid class, the kids will get minis to bring to the game.  One for their PC, and one of the monsters.  When the party enters a room with several orcs in there, I will ask the kids to put their orcs in the room, and then their characters will need to deal with them.  Should be a fun experience for the kids, and may start them into a clean, lifelong hobby

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@vutpakdi and @LordDave Please give me your real names so I can put it in the first post so people are sure that they are getting the right classes on GrowTix.  I'm pretty sure I know them, but want to ensure I get the spelling and such right from you (or that I haven't assigned your forum name to a different person I know IRL).

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I'm pretty sure that at least one of my classes has been approved, since Ron mentioned on Reaper Live that there will be a miniatures photography class again this year. But I can't figure out how to find out whether anything else has been approved or what days and times the classes ended up on. The last thing I saw was the schedule that Ron sent out on the 12th.

 

What am I missing?

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10 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

I'm pretty sure that at least one of my classes has been approved, since Ron mentioned on Reaper Live that there will be a miniatures photography class again this year. But I can't figure out how to find out whether anything else has been approved or what days and times the classes ended up on. The last thing I saw was the schedule that Ron sent out on the 12th.

 

What am I missing?

 

Ron sent out an email.  Looks like he may have missed a few people. May want to ask him, or give him a bit more time.  The schedules and class lists are still being developed.

 

 

@Sirithiliel, @Corporea, @LordDave, @vutpakdi, and @OneBoot: I have your entries added to the first post.  Please read through them and let me know if I left anything out or misspelled your names, etc....

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11 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

@vutpakdi and @LordDave Please give me your real names so I can put it in the first post so people are sure that they are getting the right classes on GrowTix.  I'm pretty sure I know them, but want to ensure I get the spelling and such right from you (or that I haven't assigned your forum name to a different person I know IRL).

LordDave  =  Dave Cecil

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16 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

@vutpakdi and @LordDave Please give me your real names so I can put it in the first post so people are sure that they are getting the right classes on GrowTix.  I'm pretty sure I know them, but want to ensure I get the spelling and such right from you (or that I haven't assigned your forum name to a different person I know IRL).

 

vutpakdi = Ron Vutpakdi

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On 5/24/2019 at 7:26 PM, LordDave said:

LordDave  =  Dave Cecil

 

On 5/25/2019 at 12:39 AM, vutpakdi said:

 

vutpakdi = Ron Vutpakdi

 

Thanks guys.  That was what I thought, but didn't want to assume.

 

 

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