Fundamentals of Sculpting One

Learning the Fundamentals you need for Miniature Sculpting

This course will prepare the student for sculpting and converting miniatures. It covers the basics of sculpting and focus on fundamental techniques used in all aspects of sculpting. This course gives the student the proper foundations needed to successfully sculpt and convert all types of figures, textures and details. Topics discussed in this course includes: tools, mixing putty, push-pull techniques, blending, and underpinning.

This course has over 70 minutes of instructional videos as well as pdf course guides and references.

Your Instructor

James Van Schaik
James Van Schaik

James Van Schaik has over 20 years experience as a professional miniature sculptor.He has worked as a freelance sculptor, inhouse staff sculptor and on exclusivity contracts for a range of companies including Ral Partha, WizKids, Wyrd, Games Workshop, Pulp City, Battlefront, Gale Force 9, Dust Tactics, Mantic, Reaper, and RAFM.He has also sculpted for toy companies outside of the gaming industry and produced figures for Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who, Marvel, DC, and Harry Potter to name a few.

Although he has primarily worked as a sculptor, James Van Schaik has taught sculpting courses in person for over 7 years.All of the techniques that are used in the sculpting courses have been techniques that are proven to be effective in teaching hobbyists of ANY skill level and ability how to sculpt.He enjoys the learning environment and sharing the secrets of his craft.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I have questions?
If you have any questions for James about the techniques in the video, you can post on the classroom forum through

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