Painting in Gouache: Basics & Essentials (Apr. 2023)

Apr. 8, 15 & 22, Saturday Afternoons.

Learn how to paint with gouache! This versatile, fast-drying water medium, also known as opaque watercolor, is simple to set up and easy to clean up.

The colors are rich & exceptionally vibrant because each tube has a high concentration of pigments. Use it in multiple ways, including travel sketching, color studies on the go, or painting your own miniature masterpiece!

Learn the basics & essentials to paint in gouache, or build on your current painting skills with some guided practice. You only need a few primary colors to get started.

Meets: (3) Saturdays 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dates: Apr. 8, 15 & 22
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, hands-on studio practice with one-on-one instruction or individual feedback.
Level: No experience necessary. Absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Gouache or Opaque Watercolor
Technique: Includes scumbling, impasto, veiling & washes.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.

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