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Gouache Redux Private Class

Gouache Redux Private Class

Dates:  Monday, September 23 - October 14; 10am to 12pm PST

Critique sessions: Sundays time TBD


Course description:

This private class (limited only to our critique group members) will explore beginning as well as advanced techniques in gouache handling.  It’s definitely a different wet media…it has unique properties that differ from watercolor and in many ways is more similar to oil painting, but without the fuss of clean up with terpenoids.  Based on our understandings of composition (all those Master classes you took) we will also play with going further in exploring development of content and design.   We will have additional Sunday critique sessions to hammer out issues, celebrate successes and discuss strategies to further our work.


Materials List:

 Sealable palette - Mijello Martin airtight watercolor 18 well palette. OR

Transon paint storage palette box, 24 wells. OR 

SAA Standard - deluxe palette box - This can be used to store airtight a piece of plexiglass as your palette.

Paper & Supports:  Arches 140# Hot press paper (standard sheets are most economical - to be cut down)  or Cottonwood Arts Laminated Cold Press sheets (available through their website) 9 x 12 inches.

Brushes:   A selection of cheap synthetic flat wash &  angled shaders.   Sizes between 1/4inch to 1 inch (Princeton 3750).  Really, any flat synthetic brush will work.  I have several of each of the following sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. 

You will also need a couple of pointed rounds (also synthetic), sizes: 0 and 2 for painting details.


Any quality brand: Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith, M. Graham, Holbein (avoid Acryla gouache - for the time being).

Modified palette:  (From these you can create essential color mixes)

  1. Cadmium Lemon
  2. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  3. Cadmium Red Light
  4. Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  5. Permanent Rose (or Primary Magenta or Quinacridone Magenta) 
  6. Ultramarine Blue
  7. Phthalo Blue
  8. Burnt Umber
  9. Phthalo Green
  10. Yellow Ochre
  11. Naples Yellow
  12. Titanium white - 37ml ( more opaque than Zinc),  you’ll be going through LOTS of white.


Optional: but really cool to play with - Aqua -Pasto by Schmincke.  A delicious thickening medium for both watercolor and gouache. Not required; I’ll demonstrate it in class.


 Backing board & Tape - for watercolor sheet segments, not necessary if you are using a watercolor block or laminated boards.   

 Two water containers

 Sponge or blotting cloth (to clean brushes)

 Paper towels

 Sketch paper & pencil 

 Various shiny still life objects: Silver spoons, sugar bowl, teapot, etc.   Mostly things from around the house.



Event Information

Event Date 09-23-2024
Event End Date 10-21-2024
Individual Price $295.00
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