Toronto, Ontario

Hornet Hobbies

March 12 & 13

2016, of course.

Fernando Ruiz

Renowned Painter

15 Seats

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The Class

This course will cover all the basic and advanced techniques used by acrylics painters from Spain and Europe.

Scale artists across Spain, Italy and the rest of Europe attend workshops and seminars to learn from talented and well known artists that share their techniques to help other painters strengthen their skills. This class will give Canadian painters the same chance to learn from an European artist through live interactive demonstrations and coaching.

The workshop will consist of two intensive sessions over two days (a full weekend). The theme will be 2 medieval minibusts (a future FeR release). During the seminar we will review in depth all factors, both theorical and practical, involved in the painting of a bust with acrylic paints, and also in how to apply these concepts in similar themed figures and busts and also other kind of miniatures.

Fernando's personal method of instruction is suitable for painters of all levels.

When & Where

Hornet Hobbies

Saturday March 12 , 10am - 8pm
Sunday March 13, 10am - 5pm

Tickets: $300 CDN


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About Fernando Ruiz

Fernando Ruiz

I was born in Málaga, Spain, in 1975. Since I was a child, I grew fascinated by everything related with the world of miniatures, modelling and military and fantasy subjects.

In the early 90's I started painting figures through Games Workshop. Also, I started painting historical subjects through Élite Miniaturas, also located in my hometown. There, I had the chance to meet names like Raúl García Latorre or Pepe Gallardo. That changed my perspective of the hobby forever.

In 1997 I moved to Barcelona for a position in Games Workshop and I lived a long period in which I was interested in the hobby from the point of view of a wargames player.

About 2006, I started to think that I wanted to improve my painting skills and do miniatures for showcasing and not for playing. I started to watch forums and went to my first show, the "Soldat de Plom" in Girona.

I started to compete in shows, improving my painting skills little by little and, best of all, meeting lots of new friends.

In 2009 and 2010 started a more professionalized period, in which I started to compete at international shows, painting figures for collectors and also boxarts for miniatures companies, like Art Girona, Nocturna Models or Vesper-on Games.

At 2011 I begun a more educational new side and started to host painting seminars in Spain and also some foreign countries like Brazil, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands or the United States. This is one of the parts of the hobby I enjoy the most, as it gives me the chance to return a bit of all that I learned from all those friends full of talent and, of course, meeting lots of new people and visiting distant places.

My last milestone would be my start on the business side on the hobby as a full time job. I started my first company in 2012 and last year I started an exclusively personal venture that is FeR Miniatures. This new venture focus on collaboration lines by independent artists and it is being quite satisfactory at the moment. We have really talented artists on board, like Eduard Pérez, Jonatán Monerris or Oriol Quin.

Looking forward to see you all there in Toronto!



  • Do I need to bring my own miniature?

    No, you'll get your very own FeR models to work on for the seminar - two unreleased medieval minibusts! Also, we’ll be providing a complete Step-by-Step for the miniature, along with photographs of each step.
  • What does the workshop include?

    The workshop includes instruction and critique, as well as the resin miniatures. It does not include lodging, food, etc.
  • Do I need to bring brushes and paint?

    Although Vallejo and Scale 75 will provide some paints and some other things will be provided by the organization, it will be useful if some attendants bring some paints and basic tools. If you’re coming by plane, don’t burden yourself with a huge load of materials and paintings, but if you can manage to bring a basic set of acrylic paints and maybe some tools it will be easier and quicker for everyone. We will provide a final list of things to bring that will cover all the needed stuff.


This seminar was made possible by the support of our awesome sponsors!


Only 1 seats available!

Tickets: $300 CDN

Cancellation & Refund Policy

We are aiming to provide a high quality workshop with a qualified artist providing instruction and critique. Participants should gather knowledge of the instructor's reputation, workshop description, workshop outline or a basic understanding of what the workshop is prior to registration. If you have any further questions about the way a workshop operates, please feel free to ask. Your satisfaction of participating in any workshop will be increased by advanced preparation and realistic expectations.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop for low enrollment or due to any circumstance that makes the presence of the instructor impossible. If the workshop gets cancelled we will process a full refund to each participant.

You should consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your trip to the workshop. We are not responsible for travel expenses, art supplies or shipping expenses. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover an hypothetic trip cancellation, lost baggage, airline mechanical failures or delays, accidents or sickness.

No refund will be processed after 30 calendar days prior to the first day of the workshop nor after the workshop begins. Also, there will be no refund for personal emergency, in case you fail to show up, regardless of the circumstances or if you drop out of the workshop after it has begun for any reason.