Experience is the best teacher and good teaching can be done via a lot of experience in painting and teaching alike. It is a circle.

I am teaching miniature painting seminars since 2009 and taught many students worldwide in my painting techniques, my enjoyable processes and my happy painting philosophy. I still do, but travel less these days. Mainly teaching my seminars in my hometown, Augsburg, where I also studied to become a teacher for schools. As you can see teaching always plays a big part in my life and I am happy that I now teach what I love. It is the best combination I think.

In the meantime I can offer a wider curriculum of miniature painting seminars. Their contents are seperated to be best of help to the different type and all level of students I encountered in the last decade. Something for everyone to push your painting joy to the next level.

To enroll in a seminar check back with the roadmap of 2018.

Banner Beginner

Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Friday/Saturday/Sunday (2.5 days)

The word 'beginner' might be confusing to many first time participants of this class. It is not a class for 'only' beginners. In fact it is a class for every person, at every age interested in figure painting, whatever their experience level is.

'Beginners class' means that I give an introduction into my way of thinking while painting; in detail a lot of in depth theory is explained while extracting art concepts from art history lessons and putting this knowledge in practical exercises on miniature canvas. During the weekend you will not only learn to improve your painting skills, you will also learn to understand the 'Why?' behind everything. With that you will be able to teach yourself in your own hobby future by just recognizing what nature has to offer.

Main topics:
- Learn to see your world with different eyes
- Introduction into basing composition
- Learn how to feel harmony in different aspects
- Important contrasts for figure painting
- Explanation about how to paint a light situation on your figure
- Understand colour theory and learn how to use it properly
- Learn about different materials, their unique properties and learn to paint them
- Wide range of painting techniques explained and used
- Learn to lose fear of doing something wrong
- much more!

My experience level in doing this specific class is high as I have done over 60+ hands on seminars over the last decades. Many of my students visit this class several times to manifest the massive amount of knowledge presented in one weekend.

Student level: All

Banner Advanced

Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Friday/Saturday/Sunday (2.5 days)


My Advanced miniature painting class, a class that takes my students deeper into my brain, after the famous Beginner's Class.

The subjects are getting more complex in this class. It took me about three years to extract the concept out of my own learning process to make this class another eye opener for every miniature painter who wants to raise his skills.

Main topics:
- Learn to paint atmosphere in a Miniature Project
- Learn to keep everything in your project balanced in harmony
- Doing a simple, but effective conversion to make your model unique
- Learn quick and effective rules creating amazing gaming bases
- Learn to paint skintones
- Learn to paint the colors 'black' and 'white'
- Advanced Color Theory
- Advanced Blending Techniques
- Advanced Happy Painting Methods
- and more!

Student level: Advanced
For this class you should be prepared with an advanced skill level. You should know about zenital light,basic color theory, contrast range and how to create a blending.

Banner Basing

Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Friday/Saturday/Sunday (2.5 days)


Basing is a very important part when it comes to miniature painting.
A proper display base is the stage to tell a good story and to present your models. Creating a beautiful display base means more than just glueing material together. It is about balance, harmony and compostion rules. You can learn all this in my Basing Class:

Main topics:
- Learn composition rules
- Learn how to use the golden ratio
- Learn about reading lines, balance and weight
- Learn to sketch your ideas with a pencil
- Learn where to position your figure
- Learn how to use different sorts of material
- Learn to make nature grow on your base
- and more ...

Student level: Advanced

For this class you should be prepared with an advanced skill level. You should know about zenital light,basic color theory, contrast range and how to create a blending.

Banner Zombie

Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Saturdays (one day)

I usually do not teach masterclass seminars, but when I do these seminars focus on one subject, because they aim to teach you to master a certain topic. This Speed Painting Masterclass is all about speed, efficency and zombie hordes. 

Main topics:

- Learn to paint a Zombie gaming figure in about fifteen Minutes
- Speedpainting techniques and training
- Learn these techniques on Zombies, but learn how
to put them to your other gaming figures too

Student level: All

Banner Osl

Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Saturdays (one day)

I usually do not teach masterclass seminars, but when I do these seminars focus on one subject, because they aim to teach you to master a certain topic. This Object Source Light (OSL) Masterclass all about light sources from objects and about the "how to" place them and the "why" behind it. After this seminar you can transport these into your projects easily.

Main topics:

- Understand the principles of OSL
- Learn how to include them on different materials
- Learn about different time slots when to include these effects in your projects

Student level: All

Banner Spacemarine

Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Saturdays (one day)

I usually do not teach masterclass seminars, but when I do these seminars focus on one subject, because they aim to teach you to master a certain topic. In this Space Marine Masterclass it is all about the glory of Space Marines. Roman will teach you to convert and paint your own Primaris Marine and shows you all tricks on his disposal on creating epic heroes.

Main topics:
- Converting tricks to create unique heroes
- Learn the grisalle painting technique for maximum contrast
- Learn to tint it properly by using glazes
- Learn tricks to paint all that specific space marine details

Student level: Advanced
For this class you should be prepared with an advanced skill level. You should know about zenital light,basic color theory, contrast range and how to create a blending.

Banner Material

Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Saturdays (one day)

This is an in depth two day seminar that takes you deep into understanding a wide variety of different materials, to analyze them and extract their properties into your painting work. Most important in this class are the questions: "Why?" and "How?". My Material Masterclass will help you step forward big time in your knowledge about observing and painting what you see.

Main topics:
- Learn to read material properties
- Learn the grisalle painting technique for applying texture
- Learn to tint it properly by using glazes
- Learn how to put too much time in such details
- Focus on: leather, fabrics, metals, fur, hair

Student level: Advanced
For this class you should be prepared with an advanced skill level. You should know about zenital light,basic color theory, contrast range and how to create a blending.