Figurine Painting
A wonderful blend of creative art and logical process

Painting figurines is a fascinating pastime that allows people who do not see themselves as having any artistic talent to explore their creative side. There is a degree of modelling skill in assembling the figurines, a measure of artistic skill in painting the figurines, and a touch of overall creativity in placing the figurines within a larger scene (a vignette or diorama as they are known). The great thing about figurine painting is that it is artistic yet almost entirely process-driven - making it a great choice for people who believe they have no artistic ability.


  • Preparation
  • Undercoat
  • Base Colours
  • Drybrushing
  • Highlighting


  • Colour Theory
  • Basing
  • Inking
  • Washing
  • Lining-in


  • Blending
  • Layering
  • Dioramas
  • Pinning
  • Conversions

Many students believe that they have no artistic ability. If this is the case, overcoming this belief is our first task. How we do that is quite straightforward. When a student is asked to draw something they are being asked to represent a three dimensional space (what they see or imagine) in two dimensions (the surface of the paper). This is a complex task - and most figurine painters can't do it! Figurine painting is almost the opposite of drawing. It involves putting paint (a two dimensional material) onto the surface of a three dimensional object (the figurine). How you do that is more of a logical process than a drawing process. And it is this that let's us say with confidence:

We can teach anyone to paint.

Lunch Orders!

At Kraftworks we have our lunch between 12:00 and 1:00. During this time there is no craft activity. Instead we eat lunch, watch DVDs, and play tabletop games. At each Kraftworks location we have organized a local eatery to provide a lunch order service for staff and students. Lunch orders are placed at 10:00 for a 12:00 delivery.




Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.



He who masters patience masters all other things.



Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.


Practical Skills

The common thread that binds all Kraftworks activities is their practical nature.

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