Aythami Alonso of Notoriginalminis: How to Judge a Miniature POSTPONED  

Location: Basingstoke. 
Dates: Postponed 
Times: 9.30am to 6/7pm each day. 
Venue: The Masonic Centre, Victoria Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3BT 
Student Level: Any 
Price: £220 (figure included) 
“I will explain all the factors that are important when judging a piece so that you learn to get the most out of your projects.Looking at light - We will use techniques such as sketching, brushstrokes and the use of focal points. We’ll explore different textures such as leather and metal, how to unify, study anatomy and facial features and how to bring it all together. Looking at colour – We will be mixing our colour palettes using the primaries, white and black. This, along with exercises in colour complimentaries, temperature and harmonies, will help you grow further as painters”. 


The Figure  

Conversions – making the piece your own 
Ambience and visual pop – or as Aythami calls it - ‘the boom effect’ 
The narrative, emotions and deeper meanings 
Terrain and composition 
The plinth 


Light position and volumes 
Bounce light 
Cast shadows 
Light sources 
Intelligent use of value and contrast 
Different materials and textures 
Focal points 


Colour ambience 
Intelligent use of colour 
Difficult colours – white, yellow and black 
Combining colours to create a harmonic ambience through tone, value and saturation. We will do some exercises inspired by the artist Betty Edwards 
Combinations that work 
Correct use of luminosity 
Colour temperature 
Focusing the eye with colour 
Lastly, we will look at how to analyse your work subjectively. 
We will provide a more detailed equipment/material list nearer the time, but a good start would be a lamp, wet palette, extension lead, hairdryer, brushes and paints you are happy using (we will let you know if Aythami recommends any specific ones for this course). 


To secure your place please pay your £100 deposit using the button below. 
A confirmation of your place on the course will be emailed to you once we receive the payment. Full balance will be due by 2nd May 2020 (6 weeks before the course date). Pay the remaining £120 balance using the button below. 


We understand that plans can change so it’s only sensible to have a refund policy. In the event that we can’t fill your place, the following will apply: 
6 weeks or more = a full refund 
4 - 6 weeks = 50% refund 
2 - 4 weeks = 25% refund 
0 – 2 weeks = regrettably no refund 
In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. Local hotel and travel information can be provided on request. Any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. 
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