Adepticon 2020 Classes

  • January 1, 2020
  • Jeff

Nearly every year I make my annual trip to the Chicago area for the nation's premier tabletop wargaming convention: Adepticon. While I enjoy the playing of wargames, we all know it's the painting that really draws me to the hobby. So it should come as no surprise that the hobby seminars are my favorite part of the show.

Adepticon manages to draw an incredible array of instructors, including some of the most talented painters in the world. Needless to say I'm just as excited to take some classes from world-renowned painters as I am honored to be sharing some of my own, much less impressive, experiences with students.

This year, I'll be teaching the following class section on Wednesday afternoon from 4:30PM-9:00PM

Beginner Battle Ready to Brilliant: Painting for the Tabletop and the Display Case

In this class, Jeff “RogueShader” Jenkins will guide students through the basics of painting crisp, striking models for use on the tabletop using traditional miniature painting techniques. With the basics covered, class participants will then learn theory and techniques that can be applied to take those tabletop models to the next level over time to create stunning display pieces. The first portion of the class will cover basic techniques such as color selection, applying a smooth base coat, using washes, and picking out edge highlights. The second portion of the class will introduce light and color theory and how to combine these concepts with multiple techniques to blend colors to define volumes, create contrast, and add detail and character to the model.

This hands-on class is designed for beginning and intermediate painters alike. Newer painters will be able to apply basic concepts to their models immediately while learning about more advanced techniques that they can practice over time. More seasoned painters will benefit from the review of foundational concepts while learning how these basics can be enhanced using more advanced techniques to take their models to the next level.

Students will be provided with paints and a primed model from either the Warhammer 40,000 or Age of Sigmar line to practice on. All students must bring with them a quality brush that comes to a fine point. Jeff recommends a Kolinsky sable brush size 1 or 0.

We're going to have a great time in this class, so if you're already signed up, get ready to have some fun! If you're not signed up, unfortunately the class is sold out for this year but please keep an eye out for me next year or at the next large convention!

Note: I know that the fear level right now is rather high given the outbreak of Coronavirus. Please keep an eye out to this site and Adepticon's official communications channels to get the latest info on the status of the show.