From Sunday, August 01, 2021, to Thursday,
August 05, 2021.

 

 

You want to learn the galaxy’s best kept secrets?

Come take part in a Figostock for miniature painters!
FIGONE is holding, for 5 days, at Jérémie Bonamant Teboul’s (Drôme, France), painting workshops with the best brushes of the miniature world.
Dozens of miniature fans are gathering to share the fun of getting better, under the sage advice of professional and experimented painters and sculptors.

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Available spots

Workshop Available spots
Jérémie Bonamant Teboul3
Allan Carrasco1
Marc Masclans14
Jérôme Otremba4

Is the seminar you wanted to attend full? Put yourself on the waiting list in case of cancellation.

 

 

 

 

Jérémie Bonamant Teboul (Complete your project - workshop in French)

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As I fell into the paint-filled cauldron of obsessive miniature-philia, I’ve pretty much turned my favorite obsession into my job. So I dropped out of the studies to mess around with my little guys all day long, neglectfully installed myself in my workshop, a paintbrush in my mouth and my pants all stained with paint. 20 years later, my parents have proven their consistency through their resignation Fallen rather young into the color paint-filled cauldron of the compulsive miniaturophilia, I turned slowly but surely my passion into a carrier.

I dropped professional school to tinker with little models all day long, nonchalantly stationed at my workbench, a brush in my mouth with my pants covered in paint stains. Professionally, I worked at Ilyad Games, Andrea Miniatures, Kraken Edition, and, 20 years later, I am now artistic director at FIGONE, and my parents showed their stoicism in their resignation.

My artistic life is now getting richer, and I practice fervently music, aquarelles, and travel logs…

Jérémie Bonamant Teboul

 

Marc Masclans (Acrylic painting - workshop in English)

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I am Marc Masclans, a miniature painter from Barcelona. I have been working for companies and collectors for the last 10 years. This lasts years I started teaching in my own studio and also traveling around the world. About my painting, I like to explore texture and different kind of skin painting and organic shapes, specially working with large scale models.

Marc Masclans

 

Allan Carrasco (Sculpture - workshop in French)

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I'm 34 years old and have been earning my keep for almost 15 years now by sculpting characters i play-doh!
My earliest memories are of a kid who was busy drawing, making cardboard dioramas, characters made with screws and electrical tape... I always needed to build actual representations of my imaginary world. As a teen I played wargames and collected miniatures to paint, then I started transforming them, and finally made them from A to Z. This passion got me in contact with professionals from the industry (game and miniature publishers), I was offered a few freelance orders, and then wound up doing nothing but...

I have the habit of saying that this job chose me, at first I was more into drawing, sculpture became a thing through professional opportunities.

My usual work is now divided in two, miniature sculpting on one side (which is what I make a living from), and on the other my personal work - unique pieces (small statues, ceramics, drawings)...

Allan Carrasco

Jérôme Otremba (Airbrush- workshop in French)

Despite not being well-known by the public at large, Jérôme is a heavyweight of miniature painting: multiple awards in the golden days of the Golden Demon, silver medalist at the World Expo, judge at the greatest international painting competitions, nominated and published in Spectrum... Jerome has turned his passion into his job, he paints on all supports and all scales, leaning heavily towards Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Japanese Garage Kits, 20mm at a 1/1 scale, and more... His creativity and passion have brought him to join the Rackham studio from 2004 to 2008, where he perfected and learned more regarding painting. To this day he still puts his knowledge and mastery of multiple techniques to good use at the New3dge school (Digital art school), but also on more personal projects, or as a partner with other artists.

Jérôme Otremba

 

 

 

 

 

No entry-level required you can enroll in whatever classes suits you so long as there are spots available.

But, sculpting is a delicate craft that is not as accessible as painting. A novice sculptor must expect hard work and perseverance. That being said, with enough motivation one can move mountains... the giants know that!

The content of the workshops is by no mean contractual or comprehensive, each teacher can adapt his program on the flight.

Each participant will be offered a FIGONE miniature that can be used as a support during classes.

A specific list of furnished supplies and supplies the attendee will have to bring will be sent toeach person who registered

The miniatures used for demonstration purposes during the painting classes will be chosen later on by the teachers and the organizers.

 

Complete your project - By Jérémie Bonamant Teboul

Language : French

Capacity : 12 spots
Come with your own project (Model, bust, diorama, vehicle…), which you've started working on or not, and we'll tweak it together! Discussions via e-mail prior to the event will help prepare the week.
Jérémie will also complete one or more projects over the course of the week, from basing to the final touch!
Preparation
Bases and blending using acrylic
Light and color theory
Notions of contrast, focal points, harmony, composition... and practical uses …
Working the various textures which are specific to the miniature (skin, leather, cloth, clothes, freehand, NMM, TMP…)
Specifics of the model which will be chosen to be worked on…
... and any secrets which can be taught over 5 days.
Theory: Composition, dramatisation, narration, colored and luminous ambiance.
Practice: Rocks, earth, stumps, natural and artificial vegetation, flocking, roots, herbs, mud, water, snow, ice, pigments, coatings, powders, title, marble…

 

Allanistic monstrous beast sculpt (70 mm) – By Allan Carrasco

Language: French

An original concept will be produced by a professional illustrator under the artistic direction of Jérémie and the teacher.
Theriantropy (or zooanthropy) is the partial or complete transformation of a human being into another animal.
Capacity: 14 spots
A concept drawing will be given to all attendees
Fabrication of 2 tools
Study of position, composition, scale…
Organic and geometric shapes
Study of recurring elements: weapons, clothes, fur, leather, chainmail…
Working essential pastes: Milliput, Green Stuff/Duro, Fimo...
Anatomy notions (and practical uses …)
... and all the secrets that can be taught over 5 days.

 

Painting a 75mm using acrylic – By Marc Masclans

Language: English

Capacity : 14 spots
Preparation
Bases and blending
Light and color theory
Notions of contrast, focal points, harmony, composition... and practical uses …
Working the various textures which are specific to the miniature (skin, leather, cloth, clothes, freehand, NMM, TMP…)
Specifics of the model which will be chosen to be worked on…
...and all the secrets that can be taught over 5 days.

 

Airbrush & brush on figure – By Jérôme Otremba

Language: French

IMPORTANT NOTICE : The airbrush is not provided, each participant must bring his own.

Capacity : 12 spots
Techniques and basis to handle quickly the tool and be autonomous
Assembly, de-assembly, principles of functioning explanations, maintenance, associated products, cleaning.
Work on paper and solid support, handling exercises, accuracy training, lining.
Working on big pieces (e.g. 54 mm), applying base colors, highlighting, shadowing, using the miniatures & volumes. It is a seminar on “miniatures and terrains”, not on “vehicles”.
Concept of light, color/ hue, contrast, focal points, harmony, composition... and practical uses
Finitions and corrections with brushes
The teaching content is split between 60% airbrushing and 40% finitions with brushes.
IMPORTANT: Airbrush not included, bring your own.

 

 

THE RATES

THE WORKSHOP: 490 Euro

This includes:
The hands-on teaching
Meals (morning, noon, and evening) from the evening before the first day until the morning following the last day of training.
The model the workshop is based on (for painting workshops)
Supplies furnished by the organization (see each workshop)
Accommodation from the evening before the first day until the morning following the last day of the course (5days and 6 nights).

This doesn’t include :
Drinks
The supplies for each attendee (see each workshop)

THE HOSTING – MEALS

Nights are booked in a hostel (shared dorm) 15 km away from the workshop location (toilets, showers and floor mattress included). Commute will be organized.

The 3 daily meals will be taken at the workshop’s location. They will exclusively be vegetarian, largely organic and locally-sourced.
But let us reassure you, there'll be plenty and it'll be quite tasty ! ;)

 

HOW TO REGISTER ?

Registration to the workshop will be made through payment for the event.
To register, fill out the form found here

Available spots

Workshop Available spots
Jérémie Bonamant Teboul3/12
Allan Carrasco1/14
Marc Masclans14
Jérôme Otremba4/12

In case of cancellation:
In case of cancellation of an event from the organizers, you are fully reimbursed.
In case of cancellation on the attendees' part, Figostock does not reimburse any costs, unless the seminar in which you were registered remains full.
However, we’ll put those seeking a spot in touch with those no longer able to attend so that they can work things out between themselves. We’ll help with transferring, but will not refund registrations.

How this work is easy :
The people who want to be on a waiting list get in touch with us
People who free up a space due to a cancellation get in touch with us
We put the people in touch with each other, they sort things out on their own, and once that’s done, those
cancelling can send us a message with the new person to whose name the registration is. There ;)

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

STAGE :
Salle des fêtes
26350 Le Châlon
France-Drôme

 

FAQ

For those without a vehicle, a shuttle service will be organized the evening before the first day and the morning following the last day of the course to the train station of Romans-sur-Isère/Bourg-de-péages (15km).

Is there a minimum painting skills level required and / or recommended to participate?
None. Ultimately, it is better not to be too experienced in order to get the most out of it. The techniques are explained and demonstrated from the ground up. Demonstrations and advices cover a wide range, a very young beginner may not draw the quintessence of highlighting techniques, while the experienced painter may have an impression of déjà vu with the preparation aspects (that being said …).

What if I don't speak the language of the seminar?
We are sorry, but seminars will not be permitted to participant who do not understand the language indicated by the instructor. It will not be possible "just to watch".
To make it easier on the people who are teaching:

English workshops will only allow the presence of attendees who speak English.
French workshops will only allow the presence of attendees who speak French.
So that they don't have to repeat everything and run the risk of a mis-translation, or forget something important while translating a comment. They want to be able to give attendees 100% of their attention. Everyone attending a workshop is there to take part in it, there will be no gawking.

What will the "support" model for the workshop be?
For painting workshops, the support will be a model from the FIGONE line. We'll do all we can for it to be a recent release, and thus will not be able to reveal it far in advance of the workshop. But we promise you, it'll be really awesome! ;) For the sculpting workshop, an original concept will be made by a professional illustrator under the art direction of Jérémie and of the instructor. These will vary depending on what's needed according to them.

What do I do if I come by train?
The closest train station is Romans/Tollgate district (15km), and we will organize the carpool to pick up the trainees, so don't worry, you won't stay the night on the platform ;)
Everything will be specified in the workshop preparation document, which will be sent to you a few months ahead of time.

 

Situation Covid

En cas d’arrêté préfectoral d'interdiction de se rassembler dans la salle des fêtes (pour cause de confinement ou autre), les stagiaires seront bien évidement remboursés. Concernant les recommandations sanitaires qui sont dans l'usage du moment, il n'y aurait pas de la part des organisateurs de demande particulière sur le comportement à adopter. Chacun est renvoyé à sa propre responsabilité: porter un masque s'il le souhaite, demander à ce que chacun respecte son espace les tables de travail sont suffisamment grandes pour nous accueillir. C'est ce qui a été adopté lors de la première édition de 2020 et tout s'est très bien passé.

Contact

When you have questions, first check that it has not yet been answered in the FAQ or the website.
Contact.

 

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Jérémie Bonamant Teboul (Bases and composition - workshop in French)

Visit his website
Visit his Facebook
As I fell into the paint-filled cauldron of obsessive miniature-philia, I’ve pretty much turned my favorite obsession into my job. So I dropped out of the studies to mess around with my little guys all day long, neglectfully installed myself in my workshop, a paintbrush in my mouth and my pants all stained with paint. 20 years later, my parents have proven their consistency through their resignation Fallen rather young into the color paint-filled cauldron of the compulsive miniaturophilia, I turned slowly but surely my passion into a carrier.

I dropped professional school to tinker with little models all day long, nonchalantly stationed at my workbench, a brush in my mouth with my pants covered in paint stains. Professionally, I worked at Ilyad Games, Andrea Miniatures, Kraken Edition, and, 20 years later, I am now artistic director at FIGONE, and my parents showed their stoicism in their resignation.

My artistic life is now getting richer, and I practice fervently music, aquarelles, and travel logs…

 

Allan Carrasco (Sculpture - workshop in French)

Visit his website
I'm 34 years old and have been earning my keep for almost 15 years now by sculpting characters i play-doh!
My earliest memories are of a kid who was busy drawing, making cardboard dioramas, characters made with screws and electrical tape... I always needed to build actual representations of my imaginary world. As a teen I played wargames and collected miniatures to paint, then I started transforming them, and finally made them from A to Z. This passion got me in contact with professionals from the industry (game and miniature publishers), I was offered a few freelance orders, and then wound up doing nothing but...

I have the habit of saying that this job chose me, at first I was more into drawing, sculpture became a thing through professional opportunities.

My usual work is now divided in two, miniature sculpting on one side (which is what I make a living from), and on the other my personal work - unique pieces (small statues, ceramics, drawings)...

 

Julien Reymond-Venturi (Airbrush- workshop in French)

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Professional painter since 2011, i find inspiration in daily life, Nature and various arts such as illustrations, sculptures… I was able to collaborate with some actors in the miniature industry such as Figone, Aradia miniatures, Robot Chicken Miniatures… on Box Art projects.

With brushes or airbrush, I am a self-taught enthusiast who constantly experiment to develop and refine my skills in order to express poetry in my painting and share my passion during seminars and workshops.

 

Ben Komets (Acrylic painting - workshop in English)

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I was born and raised in the wonderful City of Berlin.
I am a full time Miniature Artist.
Over the last few years I have painted boxarts for various companies such as Nutsplanet, Mierce Miniatures or Thirdman Studios, just to name a few. Many of you know me from my instructional videos over at Paintingbuddha or Miniature Mentor.

I am now working freelance and I founded my own small Miniature Line called “Ben Komets Miniatures”, where I will release models from painters for painters.

If in workshops, personal coachings or on DVD, teaching and talking about miniatures has become a big part of my life, this is why I also started a Patreon Channel of my own to bring you even closer to what is happening in my studio.

 

Credits

David “World of Krynn”, David Clabaut, Pierre-Antoine Passet and Joachim Geiser for the Website
Aline Clabaut for visuals
Sylvie, Marc, and Jérémie for the logistics
Octavio Fernández Suñer , Diego Rossi, Daniel Hubert, Thibaut Sesia, Eric Harlaux, Javier González, Javier Sevilla, Andre Winter, Marc Dettloff & Paolo Dragonpaint for the translations.