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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:30 PM


Crerar Library




Weston Game Lab


Tuesday, January 28th 5:30-8:30p

The Hack Arts Lab and the Weston Game Lab are pleased to welcome Knut Boehmer to the second installment of the new Local Produce series.

Miniature painting (i.e. the painting of miniature figures – not landscape painting on a tiny canvas) has been around for decades, but with the with the resurgence of pen & paper RPGs (D&D, Pathfinder etc.) and 3D sculpting and printing over the last years has become a bit more common. (Besides, everyone knows painted minis roll better.)

The hobby of miniature painting is incredibly diverse, can be anything from quickly getting paint on a wargaming army to meet tournament requirements to painting life-sized busts, competition to relaxation, and anything in-between.

But how to start? How do I get this colored goo on these tiny plastic men? What are the pitfalls?

No worries, we have you covered.

In this 3-hour class you will learn the basic steps to get started in painting miniatures, as well as take a few first steps yourself. Absolutely no experience is required. We will cover the basics of prepping and priming a mini, as well as basecoat, wash and highlight to get a quick result that you can then improve upon later if you want. This is a hands-on class. All materials and equipment will be provided, every student will receive a miniature to take home.

This workshop is free to all participants. Light refreshments will be served.

Local Produce is designed to bring Chicago-based artists, designers, engineers, hackers, and makers into contact with the University’s vibrant graduate and undergraduate populations. Each event will touch on or utilize the resources of various campus facilities, such as the Hack Arts Lab (HAL), the Weston Game Lab (WGL), the Computer Sciences Instructional Laboratory (CSIL) and more. Less formal than a visiting artist talk, these events focus on a particular artist’s practice and provide the opportunity to see the ways people make work and careers at the intersections of the arts and technology.

The MADD Center is committed to making this event accessible to all students, faculty, and staff. Should you have any accessibility concerns, please contact organizers Kent Lambert and Ashlyn Sparrow (