Painting Miniatures

PLEASE EMAIL Alex Castro AT ALEXCASTROART@GMAIL.COM OR Call At 5 70-421-2012, to reserve your spot.

The Art of Painting Miniatures Workshops

This is a unique course offered by internationally known master artist Alex Castro. Painting miniatures is a wonderful art form that provides the challenges of traditional painting as well as it’s own unique challenges and just as rewarding. Alex Castro has developed his own style of painting miniatures and has introduced a new system of concepts and techniques that incorporate the use of an airbrush among other tools. He is well known for the soft buttery skin effects that give his figures a realistic appearance and museum quality. Whether you’re serious about becoming a professional in painting miniatures or looking at miniatures as a medium to let your creative juices flow, Alex Castro is here to help you live your passion.

Classes are held in the artist studio in Stroudsburg (The Poconos), PA. Classes are either small (maximum of 3) or based on one-on-one consultations. These allow for comfort and individualized attention to his students. Classes are given during the week and on Saturdays. Attendees who are distant from Stroudsburg, a list of nearby hotels, restaurants and activities will be provided to accommodate your scheduled courses. To schedule a time or to discuss your concerns and questions, please contact us.

Alex provides individualized workshops. The workshop can be structured in two-day sessions, three-day or five-day sessions for a total of 3 hours per day. Airbrushes will be provided. Students are responsible in bringing their own brushes, figure and paints.

Course Details:

The workshop is very intense and hands-on. It is concept oriented and the techniques mentioned are from his book The Art of Painting Miniatures: Faced & Figures.

Two Day Basic Course: Call or email

  • Introduction to miniatures
  • Painting concepts and techniques
    —why they are important and why they work
  • Introduction to The Priming Process
  • Mixing the formula
  • Proper use of an airbrush
  • Learn to shoot the planes with an airbrush
  • Use a hand brush properly
  • Preparing a bust, painting a bust, finishing the bust
  • Tuition is $ 200.00 -  Two day total 6 h rs.

Three Day Intermediate Course: Call or email

  • Introduction to miniatures
  • Painting concepts and techniques
    —why they are important and why they work
  • Introduction to The Priming Process
  • Mixing the formula
  • Proper use of an airbrush
  • Learn to shoot the planes with an airbrush
  • Use a hand brush properly
  • Preparing a bust, painting a bust, finishing the bust
  • Building 90mm or a 120mm scale full figure
  • Painting the figure
  • Painting clothing, equipment, painting hands, ground work
  • Tuition is $ 500.00 -  Three day total 9 hrs.

Five Day Course: Call or email

  • Introduction to miniatures
  • Painting concepts and techniques
    —why they are important and why they work
  • Introduction to The Priming Process
  • Mixing the formula
  • Proper use of an airbrush
  • Learn to shoot the planes with an airbrush
  • Use a hand brush properly
  • Preparing a bust, painting a bust, finishing the bust
  • Building 90mm or a 120mm scale full figure
  • Painting the figure
  • Painting clothing, equipment, painting hands, ground work!
  • Finishing the piece
  • Student is expected to complete a bust and a full figure
  • Work will be critiqued
  • Tuition is $ 1000.00 – Five day total 15 h rs.

Ten Day Course: Call or email

  • Introduction to miniatures
  • Painting concepts and techniques
    —why they are important and why they work
  • Introduction to The Priming Process
  • Mixing the formula
  • Proper use of an airbrush
  • Learn to shoot the planes with an airbrush
  • Use a hand brush properly
  • Preparing a bust, painting a bust, finishing the bust
  • Building 90mm or a 120mm scale full figure
  • Painting the figure
  • Painting clothing, equipment, painting hands, ground work!
  • Painting Nude***
  • Painting Females
  • Painting Military Figures
  • Painting Horror Figures
  • Painting Fantasy Figures
  • Painting Mounted Figures
  • Painting Dioramas /Ground work
  • Painting Statues
  • Painting Classical Masterpieces in three dimensions.
  • Finishing the piece
  • Student is expected to complete a bust and a full figure
  • Work will be critiqued
  • Tuition is $ 1500.00 -  Ten day total 30 hrs.
PLEASE EMAIL Alex Castro AT ALEXCASTROART@GMAIL.COM OR Call At 678-573-8024 , to reserve your spot.