This year I am again teaching classes at KublaCon and Gen Con, and I’m also adding a new convention: Reapercon! I went to Reapercon for the first time last year and had a blast, so this year I’m excited to be teaching classes there.

I will be teaching Two-Brush Blending for the fourth year running, and this will be my second year teaching a class on painting the “tricky colors”: white, black, and red. I’ve had a lot of good feedback on both of those classes, so I’m looking forward to teaching them again. Those classes will be held at all three cons. Also, I’m happy to offer a class on lighting effects at Reapercon. I’ve learned a lot since I first wrote my OSL tutorial, and I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned. I also plan to write an updated tutorial when I have a chance.

  • Two-Brush Blending [KublaCon] [Gen Con] [Reapercon]
    This is a great technique, because it is a very fast and fun way of blending once you get used to it. Because it’s so fast, it’s very useful for army painting, but you can also use it for display quality painting if that’s your thing.  In this class, I will demonstrate this technique, and then provide tips and guidance as students try it out. By the end of the class, you should be able to start using this technique on your own miniatures, or have improved if you’ve used the technique before. This is my third year running teaching the class at Gen Con, and my second year teaching it at KublaCon, because I always get good feedback from participants.
  • Painting Tricky Colors [KublaCon] [Gen Con] [Reapercon]
    Learn tips for dealing with painting tricky colors: white, black, and red. Painters often have trouble with these colors, finding that they look flat and uninteresting, or else end up looking gray, pink, or orange, instead of the desired color. I will teach you what to do and what to avoid to end up with lively and realistic results with good contrast.
  • Lighting Effects [Reapercon]
    Lighting effects can produce amazing results when done well- but are extremely tricky to get right. In this class- I’ll provide my tips for creating strong lighting effects- including:

    • Placement of light sources for best effect.
    • How to make it look like a colored light source is producing illumination (it’s not as simple as just glazing!)
    • How different colors of light interact with different colors of material.

I’m a big fan of hands-on classes, so all three classes will be hands on.

I would like to give a big thank you to Privateer Press, who are sponsoring my classes at Gen Con and Kublacon with miniatures and paints, and also to Reaper miniatures, who are sponsoring my Reapercon classes. Thanks also to the convention events organizers, who put on a lot of work behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly!