Jump to content

TaleSpinner

Forumite Classes, 2019

Recommended Posts

I'm still waiting to hear back about whether my 4th class will be accepted or not. It's still at the "Submitted" stage. 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note: I didn't save the synopses I submitted and I can't figure out how to get to them on Growtix, so those below are related in spirit but I'm sure different in detail.

 

Doug Sundseth

 

Introduction to Miniatures Painting, 2 hours, Thursday, 7pm (plus a second class wait listed)

Type: Painting

Level: Beginner

Format: Hands-On

 

Synopsis: So you've never painted a miniature before? This class starts at the very beginning, discussing tools, paints, ergonomics, and basic techniques. We will be working on a Bones miniature as we discuss preparation, brush control, and finishing. Bring a decent paintbrush.

 

Miniatures Photography 101, 2 hours, Thursday, 9pm

Type: Demonstration

Level: N/A

Format: Seminar

 

Synopsis: Most miniatures photography is very simple -- miniatures don't move and you have complete control over the light. And there's a ton of information about photographing miniature figurines around. Unfortunately, most of it is wrong. In fact not just wrong but it actually makes your photos worse. We will discuss the right camera, how to use the camera you already have, and the simplest way to get a decent photo. We will touch on more complex setups like dioramas and translucents. We will process the photos and discuss the different needs of different environments. Feel free to bring your camera and come with any questions you have.

 

Introduction to Painting Translucent Miniatures, 2 hours, Saturday, 5pm

Type: Painting

Level: Beginner

Format: Hands-On

 

Synopsis: With the increase in production of plastic miniatures, Reaper and other companies are now producing more miniatures that are partially or completely translucent. These can of course be painted in exactly the same way as opaque miniatures, but that misses out on some of the unique features afforded by being able to see through the miniature. We will be discussing the unique challenges of translucents and ways to mitigate them while getting a pleasing result, both on clear and colored translucents.

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gaa, @Doug Sundseth, you're killing me.  I really want to take your photography class, but 9:00 to 11:00 PM.  :blink: Bring a pointy stick for when I start nodding off; that's past my normal bed time.  I'll have to have coffee instead of a margarita at happy hour. :lol:

  • Like 1
  • Haha 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

Gaa, @Doug Sundseth, you're killing me.  I really want to take your photography class, but 9:00 to 11:00 PM.  :blink: Bring a pointy stick for when I start nodding off; that's past my normal bed time.  I'll have to have coffee instead of a margarita at happy hour. :lol:

 

Hey, I wanted to teach at a sane hour, but "sane" was all taken before I got to ask for times. :rolleyes: And I didn't want to teach every night, because I wanted to go out to dinner at least once. So I figured that since I could teach photo basics in my sleep, ya'll could listen in your sleep too. ::D:

 

Plus it's free. ::P:

  • Like 6
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

Gaa, @Doug Sundseth, you're killing me.  I really want to take your photography class, but 9:00 to 11:00 PM.  :blink: Bring a pointy stick for when I start nodding off; that's past my normal bed time.  I'll have to have coffee instead of a margarita at happy hour. :lol:

So have Irish Coffee instead of the salty tequila drink.

Get your caffeine and alcohol in one convenient beverage, plus whipped cream.:poke:

GEM

  • Like 3
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Character Design

 

Type: Demo

Level: Any

Format: Interactive Lecture

Synopsis: In this course you will learn how to develop unique and interesting characters for drawing, painting, or sculpting miniatures. We'll discuss topics including shape language, posing with expression, costume design, and body type variation. Please bring a sketchbook and pencil, drawing experience preferred. Printed packet will be included to minimize the need for note taking.

 

Paint the Hoard: Speed painting Techniques for Tabletop Quality Minis

 

Type: Painting

Level: Any, Beginner Oriented

Format: Hands On

Synopsis: Got a pile of Bones that haunt you for not painting them? This course will teach you a variety of techniques ranging from 15 to 45 minutes per figure that will result in a tabletop quality mini that you'll be proud to put on your gaming table. 

 

(Paint the Hoard will be taught by both me and Emmagine aka my husband Kyle)
 

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Rainbow Sculptor said:

Character Design

 

Type: Demo

Level: Any

Format: Interactive Lecture

Synopsis: In this course you will learn how to develop unique and interesting characters for drawing, painting, or sculpting miniatures. We'll discuss topics including shape language, posing with expression, costume design, and body type variation. Please bring a sketchbook and pencil, drawing experience preferred. Printed packet will be included to minimize the need for note taking.

 

 

I wholeheartedly endorse this class.  It was excellent.  The stuff I learned in this design class directly influenced the design of this mini, and I personally think she is one of the best I have ever done:

 

Dru1.jpg.727dcef9b4c880912f3af2d6e20a7b0f.jpg

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Late to the party.

 

Wren aka Rhonda Bender aka BirdWithABrush.com

 

Non-Metallic Blades: 2 hours, Thursday 1pm 
Type: Painting
Level: Practiced beginner to intermediate
Format: Hands On
Synopsis: Non-metallic metal looks great in photographs, and is a good choice for figures with more delicately sculpted metal details, but it can be tricky to pull off. We'll start the class with a brief discussion of paint colour choices, placement of highlights and shadows, and other elements that contribute to the successful illusion of NMM. Then we'll jump right into practicing with techniques you can apply to weapon blades for a great looking result. Attendees will receive a figure to practice on and a handout for later reference so you won't need to spend class time taking notes. Please bring a good quality brush with a fine point.

 

(My aim with this one is that we do not get bogged down in blending. We use a more textured method of paint application so we can keep the focus on practicing the principles of where to place highlights and shadows to get a convincing 'shine'.)

 

Painting Hair: 2 hours, Thursday 3pm, and Friday 1pm
Type: Painting
Level: Practiced beginner to intermediate
Format: Hands On
Synopsis: Learn how to paint more realistic looking and interesting hair on miniature figures. Various painting techniques will be demonstrated for you, which you will then be able to practice with yourself on your free practice miniature. The techniques used in this class include layering, feathering, glazing, and lining. Class discussion also includes guidelines for where to place highlights and shadows to create the appearance of shiny hair, final detailing steps in painting hair, and how to choose colours for both natural looking and fantastical hair. Each attendee will also receive a colour reference hand-out that includes a list of Reaper paints you can use to create various hair colours. Please bring a good quality brush with a fine point.

 

I like to teach and I wish I could teach a few more classes, but the contest judging and being available to give feedback related to the contest judging demands a lot of time. And also I'm old. ;->

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 8:05 AM, TaleSpinner said:

 

I wholeheartedly endorse this class.  It was excellent.  The stuff I learned in this design class directly influenced the design of this mini, and I personally think she is one of the best I have ever done:

 

Dru1.jpg.727dcef9b4c880912f3af2d6e20a7b0f.jpg

 

Rainbow Sculptor's Character Design class is sitting in my cart right now. Let's see if I can score a ticket to it tomorrow! Christine has an excellent eye for composition, hopefully some of it will rub off on me!

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like I'll be teaching two translucents classes and no 101 class this year. Ron said that the first translucents class had sold out and asked whether I'd like to switch the intro class to another translucents.

 

So if you missed out, there might be another one showing up on the schedule soon.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/31/2019 at 3:39 PM, Green Eyed Monster said:

So have Irish Coffee instead of the salty tequila drink.

Get your caffeine and alcohol in one convenient beverage, plus whipped cream.:poke:

GEM

 

Drunk and wide awake is rarely good combination.  Someone already embarrassed themselves last year. 

 

On 5/13/2019 at 1:24 PM, TaleSpinner said:

How Not to Suck: Sculpting Edition (Friday 10 AM)
Type: Sculpting
Level: Beginner
Format: Lecture
Synopsis: This class is patterned after the now famous HTNS painting class.  It is essentially an information dump of everything I wish I had known when I first started sculpting.  It will cover everything a budding sculptor would want to know to get going.  I include a lot of my own follies, mistakes, and "Ah ha!" moments gathered over the last nine years of my career as a freelance sculptor.

 

 

I'm hoping to get a lot out of this class.  

 

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/3/2019 at 9:34 PM, Rainbow Sculptor said:

Character Design

 

Type: Demo

Level: Any

Format: Interactive Lecture

Synopsis: In this course you will learn how to develop unique and interesting characters for drawing, painting, or sculpting miniatures. We'll discuss topics including shape language, posing with expression, costume design, and body type variation. Please bring a sketchbook and pencil, drawing experience preferred. Printed packet will be included to minimize the need for note taking.

 

 

@Rainbow Sculptor How much drawing experience do you recommend? I've had a little instruction, and a small amount of practice, but I would not classify myself as "expert" by any means (maybe well-meaning newbie). Can you give me some guidance? The class sounds really interesting, but I want to be sure I can get the most out of it, and not waste a slot better suited to a more prepared student.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/8/2019 at 12:01 AM, Wren said:

 

Painting Hair: 2 hours, Thursday 3pm, and Friday 1pm

 

:down:  I was going to take this, but you are already sold out (as you should be; you are one of the best instructors I've ever had for painting). I was camping over the weekend and the classes are flying of the shelves.

 

Ce la vie!

 

On 6/8/2019 at 2:47 AM, GHarris said:

 

Rainbow Sculptor's Character Design class is sitting in my cart right now. Let's see if I can score a ticket to it tomorrow! Christine has an excellent eye for composition, hopefully some of it will rub off on me!

 

I'm thinking of taking it again.  There was so much information, I feel like I haven't fully taken it all in.  When it comes to composition and design, I don't hold a candle to Christine.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

I'm hoping to get a lot out of this class.  

 

 

 

I'll do my best.  This class gets better every year as I learn and grow, I add my new revelations to it.  I really need to go through my slides and update them soon.  I should add new pictures and such as some are getting old.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, klarg1 said:

 

@Rainbow Sculptor How much drawing experience do you recommend? I've had a little instruction, and a small amount of practice, but I would not classify myself as "expert" by any means (maybe well-meaning newbie). Can you give me some guidance? The class sounds really interesting, but I want to be sure I can get the most out of it, and not waste a slot better suited to a more prepared student.

 

Hey! I'm glad it piqued your interest! I don't really put a qualifier on drawing experience because the principles I teach are applicable to any medium. I know sculptors who don't draw hardly at all, others who used to work professionally as illustrators and loads of in-between. I don't require students to draw anything in class. We will run through the process of designing a character so you get an idea on how I approach it and brainstorming together as a class on how best to communicate our concept. It's much more about how to approach character design with intent and purpose so that your end result is both creative and cohesive regardless as to what medium you choose to implement it. 

 

I hope that answers your question. If you're still not sure feel free to PM me and we can talk about what your goal is and if it's a good fit.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×