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April 30, 2015

New Workshop Announcment! And we Explore Better ways to Support You, our Students!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 1:42 pm

Hello folks!

If you have subscribed to our mailing list and have had a chat with me recently, you’ll know that I have been exploring idea of how to better support you, our students!

One such idea is to create a closed Facebook group that is exclusively for students and tutors.

The idea behind it is to give people a space where they can receive feedback, get workshop refreshers and simply make it easier to chat to your workshop buddies and tutors!

My hope for such a group would be that students have a safe space to gain more confidence and motivation as well as encouragement to continue their development.

So far the feedback I’ve had is very good, but what do you think?! Would you benefit from such a group?

Also! We announced our second workshop at Firestorm Games yesterday, I’ll be heading down with oils and pigments in hand for a weekend of weathering! Workshop to be announced in the coming months are…. intro airbrush, core skills, basing, water effects and we might have some more big names heading over!


January 22, 2015

3 New Workshops, at 2 New Venues and 1 new Location!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 6:02 pm

Hello folks! Exciting news!

We have 3 new workshop to announce today at two new venues and one new location!

First up sees the return of Alfonso Giraldes, he shall be teaching Realistic Skintones and Colour theory at our fantastic new venue The Scout Centre in Cambridge! I shall also be teaching a one day Intro Airbrushing workshop on the Sunday of the same weekend!

And, talking about new venues! By popular request, TWW is off to the East Midlands to teach at our new venue Sanctuary Gaming Centre. whilst I shall be teaching a 2 day Intro to Airbrushing workshop!

All the information can be found on our events FB page or our upcoming events page on our site!






January 7, 2015

First One Day Workshop @The Scythe and Teacup [Liverpool]

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 1:06 am

Officially announcing our first one day workshop!



January 5, 2015

Changes for the New Year!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 2:52 pm

Hello Everyone! I hope your enjoyed Christmas and new year

With the end of the year just passed The Weekend Workshop has spent the last month or so reviewing the feedback we have been given throughout the year and considering how we can grow TWW and our community.

This year we are going to be working hard to make workshops more accessible, cheaper to attend and help people be better prepared for attending them.

How are we going to manage this?

First of all, as you might have already seen, we are going to start advertising workshops at different ability levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Masterclass. This will make it easier for people to identify what skills they will need for the workshop so they can pick a workshop that is right for them. Also, we shall be emailing out support packs before workshops for students who feel the workshop might be a little above their level.


Also, we are going to start linking more workshop together. The idea being if you attend one workshop it will give you the skills and knowledge to attend a more complex or detailed workshop in the future. This will allow students to progress with us throughout the year.

Cheaper John?!!

Yes, you heard me right! We are working hard to make workshops cheaper to attend overall. We are searching high and low to find new venues so people will travel less, we will also be running one day workshops as well as our two day workshops to give students more affordable options.

On top of that we will also be rewarding frequent attendees with discounts, if you attend a workshop that has been linked to a previous workshop you have attended, you shall receive a discount on that linked workshop.

Finally I would like to thank everyone for the support we have received, The Weekend Workshop continues to grow stronger every month and so much of that is down to you wonderful people! So thank you!




December 21, 2014

New Workshops for March – Aibrush Intro with John Harrison and Atmosphere with Francesco Farabi

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 8:35 pm

Hello folks! I hope you are all well! With the turn of the new year in sight we have been very busy arranging workshops for next. I am pleased to announce that we have two sorted already, the first sees me travel down to Cardiff to teach a two day introduction to Airbrushing workshop at our new venue Firestorm Games. Next up we welcome world renowned painter Francesco Farabi to the Scythe and Teacup in Liverpool. Francesco will be sharing his secrets of creating atmosphere for you minis! Details can be found on the Upcoming Workshops page



September 28, 2014

Weathering Workshop with John

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 5:52 pm

The Weekend Workshop is digging out it’s pigments and oil paints and heading to the Scythe and Teacup for a weekend of painting and learning! I will be teaching techniques to create gritty, worn and battered vehicles! For more details check out the Upcoming Workshops page!



January 17, 2014

Workshop with Rafa

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 12:41 pm

Hello Workshopeers, today I announce that The Weekend Workshop is heading back to Cambridge with one of the giants of the hobby, Rafa García Marín! For more information head on over to our Upcoming Workshops page!


September 18, 2013

Workshop with Elías Alonso

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 6:01 pm

Good evening folks, I hope you’re well. The Weekend Workshop returns back to Liverpool for another weekend of painting and learn with the hugely talented Spaniard Elías Alonso! For more information head on over to our Upcoming Workshops page!


June 13, 2013

The Weekend Workshop is heading to Cambridge!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 2:36 pm

The next installment of The Weekend Workshop has been announced and we are heading to Cambridge! I am pleased to say that we are heading down to Inner Sanctum Collectibles for a workshop with the very talented Chris Octive! For more information head on over to our Upcoming Workshops page!



February 7, 2013

Hello Everyone! – Official Rafa Workshop Announcment!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darkmessiah @ 6:07 pm

Hello Everyone! And welcome to The Weekend Workshop’s new home! From now on this will be the one stop shop for news, updates and reports from The Weekend Workshop.

A quick little intro for the people who are new to us, we are The Weekend Workshop, we bring world class painters from around Europe to teach in the UK with the aim of helping people increase their skills in an open, fun environment and at a fantastic price, if you want to learn more about us, head over to the about us page.

I just want to thank everyone who has supported us so far, especially the Scouse lads, and I want to thank everyone who will support us in the future! Make sure your first in the loop for Weekend Workshop news by bookmarking us and please head over to our facebook page and support us on there. I just want to thank everyone who has helped with the site, its been a bane to my sanity for the last month, but it has certainly been worth while!

Now, on to more exciting news! We have a big workshop announcement, we have Rafa García Marín aka Volomir traveling over to teach at the Scythe and Teacup on the 23th and 24th of March, Rafa is teaching colour theory and contrast, two big subjects that can really make a difference to your painting, am really looking forward to it and hopefully you are too! Below is the flyer for the workshop, if you want to know more, check out our upcoming workshop page, if you have any more questions just get in touch!


PS The site is still brand new and no doubt will have some teething issues, as I am a complete noob to html, css, javascript, elvish… If you spot any issues or have suggestions, just let me know!

Thanks!! John