This class is designed for beginning painters with little or no experience that are asking hobby questions that are not answered by reading step-by-step articles, watching painting tutorials or are not ready for intermediate/advanced classes yet. This class will help jump start your journey of basic painting and hobby practices. By the end of this class you will have painted a miniature from start to finish and have been given the information to return home and paint up all you miniatures. Some of the topics that will be covered are: priming, properly thinning and controlling the paint on your brush, difference in a wash and glaze and when to use them, what kind of brushes/paint/equipment do I need.This course will be instructed by Joe White of Smooth Blend Studio. He will lead the hands-on demonstration and student practice. His desire is that this class will give the answers to the most commonly asked questions by beginner painters and foster classroom conversation that will benefit all in attendance.