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Gouache Painting

Virtual Program Virtual Program

March 18 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm Eastern

If watercolor and acrylics had a baby, it might look like gouache. Imagine water-activated paint that can be applied with more solid color layers like acrylic—that’s gouache (pronounced goo-aash).

In this beginner gouache painting class, we will cover foundational skills including the properties of the paint, the painting order of operations, layering colors, swatching, and color mixing. While this class focuses on these foundational skills, you will learn about process of painting along the way.

This class is designed to give you the time and space to:

  • Play with the paints
  • Explore your own creativity
  • Practice techniques to combat artist block and self-doubt

This six-week class meets online on Mondays: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, and 22. Each session is 2 hours.

About the Instructor

Alex Drewry is a practicing art therapist and art educator. At the Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center and Village Studio Arts, she teaches using various media and processes that include watercolor, printmaking, assemblage, paper making, and painting. Alex’s unique experience as an art therapist informs her approach to art education. She focuses on foundational skills, such as the elements and principles of art, to help participants communicate with their personal artistic language. Her art education approach also focuses on the process and not the product. She provides students the space and permission to explore and play to enhance the creative experience.