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for some reason my computer illiteracy is affecting my ability to read my descriptions. I suspect it is just me being a dinosaur, but in case it isn't, here's the blurb on each of my classes. I'm also happy to answer any questions about them as well.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

Skin Deep Monster Edition

 

This is an intermediate level skin class, focused mainly on blending and glazing to achieve smooth skin tones.  But unlike last fall, we’ll be going crazy! (Insert Bob Ross voice here.)  This class will cover blue skin, perfect for our frosty giantess.  Students should be familiar with glazing and/or layering in order to get the most out of this class. While the majority of the class will be spent on the face, I will cover placement of highlights and shadows on other skin surfaces and the differences between painting male and female figures. Please bring a brush with a nice tip.  I find it easier to blend skin with a size 1 or 2 brush, as smaller brushes tend to dry out more quickly.  Students will receive a handout on material covered in the class. You will also need a palette, paper towel or sponge, a cup of water and good lighting.  We will be using 77592, Frost Giant Queen. Colors used in class will be linen white, nightshade purple, ultramarine shadow, fair skin, mint green, ashen blue. If you don’t have ashen blue, clouded sea would also work. Clean your miniature before class with warm water and dish soap, and remove any mold lines you’d like with a sharp knife. You do not need to prime, but please basecoat the skin areas with an even coat of ultramarine shadow. 

 

 

2 hrs, hands on, intermediate

Miniature 77592

Paints: 9061 linen white, 9022 nightshade purple, 9187 ultramarine shadow, 9047 fair skin, 9263 mint green, 9057 ashen blue

 

 

The Dreaded Black and White

 

We all hate them, right? Right?!  This intermediate level class is designed to help take away some of the fear and show you ways to approach painting black and white.  We will be using a combination of layering and either feathering or wet blending to achieve our smooth transitions, so students should be familiar with at least one of those techniques to get the most out of the class. Please bring a brush with a nice tip, such as a natural sable brush.  I find it easier to blend with a size 1 or 2 brush, as smaller brushes tend to dry out more quickly.  Students will receive a handout on material covered in the class. You will also need a palette, paper towel or sponge, a cup of water and good lighting.  We will be using 77209 Arran Rabin.

 

2hrs, hands on, intermediate

Miniature 77209 Arran Rabin

Paints: 9162 driftwood brown, 9257 blonde hair, 9144 creamy ivory, 9061 linen white, pure white, 9022 nightshade purple, 9164 dark elf skin, 9021snow shadow, 9209 aircraft gray

 

forgot to add: basecoat the bottom cloak in nightshade and the top cloak in blonde hair

 

 

 

Rockin’ Crystals

 

Ready to make those crystal elements on your minis really shine?  Painting translucent crystal is fun and rewarding, and surprisingly easier than you might think!  This class should help break down the process in a step by step paint-a-long. This is an intermediate level class, but even if you’re not familiar with blending techniques, you should be able to follow along as well. We’ll be using reaper’s 77312 Wall of Ice.  You can use any colors to paint crystals, but I’ll be demonstrating with Pure White, Nightmare Black, Ultramarine Blue, Marine Teal and Mint Green.  Students should have a nice brush available for blending, such as a natural hair sable, and be familiar with blending techniques such as wet blending or layering in order to get the most out of this class.  One thing I’d recommend when practicing crystals is to go to your favorite shopping site and search for cheap rough quartz crystals.  You should be able to buy these in packets of 20-50 for not too much, and they’re fun to incorporate into your minis. You can also save old plastic sprue and use a sharp knife to make your own crystals. Clean your miniature before class with warm water and dish soap, and remove any mold lines you’d like. You do not need to prime, but please basecoat the miniature with an even coat of ultramarine blue.

 

2hrs, hands on, intermediate

Miniature 77312 wall of ice

Paints: 9039 pure white, 9280 nightmare black, 9188 ultramarine blue, 9077 marine teal, 9263 mint green

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Thanks, it's not just you. Some of the descriptions are longer than will display on my monitor. I can see the first half of the text, but cant scroll down to the 2nd half. 

 

 

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I tried playing around with the zoom on my browser and that worked.  I think it's because I have it setup as bigger font for work.  So if anyone has issues, change the font size!

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I could not scroll the description linked to the interactive class list but no issue with it using the static grid class listings.

 

Edited to fix since I had it reversed :blink:

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I signed up for your crystal painting class yesterday and ordered the stuff I need for the classes. Unfortunately mint green is sold out in the UK at the moment. I don't want to order in the US as delivery times are a bit volatile at the moment.

Closest I have at home  is Jade Green, Surf Aqua or Maggot White. Would one of those be a workable alternative?

 

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yes!  Surf aqua would probably be the closest.  The maggot white will probably be too light, but you can use it as you "white" instead of pure white.  Or, you can use ghostly moss or spectral glow if you have those. These are all fairly intense greens with a good amount of white pigment in them so they should work fine. Alternatively, if you happen to have any artist acrylics, viridian or pthalo green mixed with a bunch of pure white or titanium white would also work. I seem to recall Anne telling me mint green was basically pthalo green with white in it.  Hope that helps!

 

Keep in mind, you can use any colors to paint the crystal, even if you don't have any of the ones I listed.  The principle will be the same, so don't sweat the colors. woot!  prepare to have some fun!

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Speaking of my classes, let us first agree that I am an idiot. 

 

Having agreed, let me whine.  I registered for  my classes -- things hit the fan during and after registration -- and now I can't find my list of classes.  I can reconstruct most ... cause I ordered the minis for them.  But I'm still uncertain if my list is complete.

 

Is there a function which will let us know, by our name, which classes we registered for?  A magic button?  A tonic or elixir?  The milk of human kindness.  If not, life will not end.

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I know when I registered for mine, I immediately received an email from reaper notifying me.  I just checked and searched my mail with the tag "reaper" and they all came up in a neat little row.  They are listed in my inbox under a title such as "reaper classroom 2" or "reaper class 5"

 

Hope that helps! But in terms of the website, I'm not sure. Jon might know?

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It occurs to me with the weather that some folks may not receive paints or supplies for my classes. Have no fear.  Reaper will be recording the classes, so I'm pretty sure we should be able to go back later and watch and follow along.  This may actually be a good thing. Sometimes I like watching someone do a technique, then I go play around with it later and learn it all over again.  Also, if you can't get specific paints, ask in the chat, and I can tell you which paints can sub. I can even demo with some of them if it would help. 

 

Now I just have to attempt not to stress about being recorded! :lol:

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