Saturday, November 16, 2013

Kickstarter Announcement and Sample Course Video

I have mentioned this several times this week but for an official announcement, I am launching a kickstarter.  For over 7 years, I have been teaching sculpting techniques to modellers, converters, modders, and aspiring sculptors.  It has been a process that has included writing several books on complete sculpting for people who have been in my courses and doing a number of video tutorials on here.

Through all of my teaching, I have found out one secret that many people don't realize...Sculpting can be done by anyone.  Even if you don't think you have a creative bone in your body, you can sculpt and make your miniatures go from ordinary to extraordinary.  Sculpting relies on two things; practice, which you will get over time, and techniques, which I will teach you.

While I could go through doing a full figure from start to finish, which I do have a course for, the average hobbyist doesn't want to do that.  Instead, he or she wants to learn how to add a skull to a shoulder pad or do a head swap or make a custom base.  All of the courses have been designed with this in mind.  Each course focuses on one technique that range in difficulty from beginner to advanced.

All of the courses will be offered online through an eClassroom.  In addition to high definition videos, each course will have module notes, quick guides, references and resources. Every course has its own online campus forum to get advice from me and to post your work and homework...and yes, there will be homework that you can do when you get the time...or not at all if you prefer.  The online campus forum is also a community to connect with other students and peers.

If you aren't sure whether these courses would work for you, take a look at the list at for basic, for intermediate, for advanced and for the sculpting apprenticeship programs.  As you can see, there really is a course for everyone.

The kickstarter will be the start up cost to produce 30 of the courses and get them hosted onto the virtual classroom.  Anyone that buys in at the kickstarter level will receive up to 75% off the regular price of the courses as well as free courses and kickstarter exclusive perks depending on the perk level you buy in at.

But enough about the kickstarter.  Below is an excerpt of the blending module from my course on Basic Sculpting Techniques.  There are 6 modules total, so 5 in addition to this one, covered in this course alone and with the kickstarter, depending on the level you buy in on, you could get the course for as low as $10.  This includes a 1 month access to the classroom when you activate your code to download your videos and files, which you can do whenever you want, and a lifetime access to the classroom forum.

So here is the video.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  The kickstarter is launching November 18th, 2013.

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