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Gouache Foundations taught by Liz Carlson

Virtual Event Virtual Event

July 11 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm CDT

Multi-Session Class

Class meets Mondays, July 11, 18, and 25 from 3-5pm CT

Gouache is trending! What is it? How is it different than watercolor? In this monochromatic gouache foundations class you’ll discover the different properties of gouache painting and learn techniques to apply in sketchbooks and final work. With a simple three color palette you can focus on technique and having fun! Pick your favorite color, we’ll be mixing with black and white! Blues, reds, greens and violets maybe some fun summer color ideas!

You’ll be a gouache expert after the three weeks of online class work and some homework to keep you creating.

Supply List:

Gouache: One color of your choice, plus Permanent White and Jet Black. Recommended: Holbein brand Artists Gouache.


# 4 or 6 round

1/2 inch wash or stroke brush

#8 Filbert

Liz uses Princeton Snap series and Richeson Grey Matters, either will do.


Heavy watercolor paper, at least 140# cold press. Liz likes 300# as well.

If you use sheets try Fabriano, extra white, cut into useable sizes for exercises and projects.

Or Fluid 100, 300 # cold press 5×7, 6×8, or 8×10.

If you’d want to use a sketchbook Liz recommends Pentalic Nature Sketch or Stillman & Birn Beta series

Additional Supplies:

Pencil (2H or H)

Clear grid ruler

Kneaded eraser

Porcelain watercolor palette (I like the flower shape) -you may want an additional palette for mixing larger quantities of color (I use an appetizer plate) Water spray bottle

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