Gouache is a very old medium that artists used through centuries. What is it about?
Gouache is something between watercolour and acrylic. It’s water-solvable (like watercolours) and opaque (like acrylic). Once dried it forms a matt soft surface that can be touched, blended and changed even after full drying, apart from acrylic, that forms a plastic film that can’t be washed out.
All these gives us opportunities to work in a unique technique, that can’t be repeated in any other medium.
A lot of famous artists used gouache in their watercolour works. Especially, white, which is very translucent in watercolours, to emphasize highlights. For example, we all know Picasso’s works in oil, but he also made a lot gouache paintings.
Learn this interesting medium with us!
Aug 11 – Oct 5, (Monday), 7.15-8.15 PM
8 sessions, 1 hr each
Session 1-2: Basics of gouache. Underpainting and multi-layering concept. Transparent concept. Painting a Mediterranean landscape.
Session 3-4: 3D forms and cast shadows in gouache. Fruit still life by Caravaggio.
Session 5-6: Textures. Painting a lion and prairies.
Session 7-8: Flowers and details in gouache. Painting daffodils.
List of Supplies
Thick rough paper A4 or bigger
HB pencil and eraser
Artist grade water-based gouache 10+ colours
Soft squirrel imitation brush: round #6 or #8
Synthetic semi-hard brush: round #2 or #3, flat #6, #8, #10 and #12.
Palette or foil or plate
You can buy a kit from us for $70+taxes, including Canada-wide shipping.