Review: Private Coaching with Sebastian

by Roman aka jar


 Good Morning Jungle Painters,

it's been a while and it took as a while to finally bring you the review of a cool private coaching we had in early 2015 with Sebastian. Why it took us so long? Well, we can not say and in the end it doesn't matter as here it is :D

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Sebastian is well known to the jungle teachers, as he took part in several of Jar's Beginners classes, a BÄM class and Jar's Basing class. He is such a learning force that Roman always tells him how proud he is as a teacher. Sebastian improved so much in the last two years and even helped Roman as a co-teacher during one of his seminars. Now Sebastian wanted to take the extra step forward and sit together with Raffa and Roman in a private coaching.

Sebastian will talk about his experience he made while taking his two day private coaching in Augsburg, in the MV HQ. We want to thank Sebastian for his kind words and the time he took to write down his experiences.


Sebastian in full learning mode.

Sebastian says:
"Arriving in the Massive Voodoo headquarters I was welcomed by Raffa and Roman as we haven’t seen in five years. 

After I made comfortable at my working spot we spoke and repeated the topics we wanted to tackle in the coaching that were important to me. And those were quite a lot. So we decided to treat some topics a bit less as the time just won’t be enough. And there was another important rule I had to follow while being in the studio: “feel like you’re home”.

Then we started right away. Raffa showed me how different a color can look by just changing the colors next to it. At this point I realized how well the two prepared for my coaching. After this first lesson we started by base coating the mini. Right after that we started painting … with desaturated colors. 

Here Roman took over again and explained it with his mini (Both painted their own projects that were matched with my topics). It was a little bit like in the beginner class. Just that there weren’t spirit-lifting and motivated words waiting for me but carrot and stick. This really gave me a lot of motivation to go on and keep improving. In the twinkling of an eye we continued with the next topic: fur. Now it was Raffas turn again. He explained the topic to me in a very easy understandable, experienced and confident way. In between there were always some miniatures to look at for demonstration purposes. It felt like the fur topic was covered very quickly, but this was just my feeling as the first day was already slowly drawing to a close. 

Sebastian brought some of his projects...
After a good night of sleep the second day was there. 
The first topic to cover was ‘metal’. I was already expecting a funny and exciting day. Roman took over again and we started with the day. The more we talked about metal and covered the topic the more my jaw hit the floor. I never could imagine that you can do so much when painting metals. Raffa did a painting demonstration on a dwarfen shield on how to paint freehanded three dimensional shapes by using metallic colors. From this I was at a point that I had the last time on a beginner workshop: rien ne va plus – end of the line. The shower with information was so enormous that my brain went into stand-by. 

Ahh... to much information!

Roman's explanation minis ...

Raffa and Roman quickly recognized this and continued a little slower. Raffa continued by explaining OSL effects on finished projects and we already arrived at the end of the second day. 

At the end of the private coaching we had a talk about how my experience was, what could be done better, etc. I can just advice on anyone thinking about a private class the following: choose no more than two topics. Everything else is too much! I just want to say that those topics were the most important ones, we covered much more. If I would write down all we did in those two days I need to write a book. I can just recommend the private coaching to anyone that wants to improve his painting skills. 

Not an easy bust for two days ...

Use the chance to strive forward! 
Both of them were really well prepared and quickly adjusted to my needs when needed. Both took care for my well-being as a grandma takes care when their grandchild comes for a visit … just milk and cookies were missing (comment by Raffa: we will work on this issue ;-) 

It was a great and very rewarding experience and I will return for sure! 

Best regards 


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