Kathleen Denis – Exploring Gouache: All You Need to Get Started (Online); Friday, September 20, 2024

Date: Friday, September 20, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/10:00-11:30 PM London Time
Medium: Gouache

Gouache is one of the most versatile and fun painting mediums, allowing you to paint similar to oils, acrylics and watercolors, but with different advantages. There is less mess, easy to make changes, effortless set-up and clean-up, and great for travel, using no solvents, only water, as a convenient grab-and-go medium.  And you can use it for quick studies or a finished painting.   In this class Kathleen will guide you through the ins-and-outs of how to use gouache, including your equipment, paints and surfaces so you can enjoy using it as much as she does.

* This class will not be about making a painting but more about how to use the medium.

This Class Will Include:

  • Choosing various surfaces to paint on.
  • Choosing your paints and colors.
  • Setting up a storage box with all your colors in it ready to use.
  • How to add medium to your paints so they are more fluid (like oils).
  • Which palette to mix your paints in.
  • Best brushes, spray bottles, tape (and more) to use.
  • How to pack it all up in a travel bag.
  • Demos of various ways to use gouache: Transparent, Opaque, Blending Edges, Gadgets and more.
  • How to adhere a gouache that is painted on paper to a board.
  • How to Varnish your final painting so you don’t have to mount it under glass.

All levels may attend.

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Kathleen Denis is known for capturing sun-drenched light in her contemporary-impressionistic style paintings, whether painting scenes of island life, timeworn cottages, inviting gardens or adorable doggies. Presently living in Palm Beach Shores, she was born in Miami, grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, and spent much time in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas, which greatly influenced her use of subject matter and colorful style.

Kathleen’s love of art began with lessons at the age of four, and graduated from University of Miami, with a BFA degree in Graphic Design, while continuing to passionately study, paint en plein air and studio, teach, and win awards.

Her art is licensed by leading manufacturers worldwide and found on numerous home décor and gift products, found at stores such as HomeGoods and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Her original paintings are acquired in galleries, exhibits and plein air events.

About Our Technique Takeaways: 

  • Discover techniques you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
  • If you are unable to attend live over Zoom, you will have access to the recording for 60 days. Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive the link to the class page where you will find the Zoom link, class recording and other important information for this class no later than the night before the class.  (Don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • You can also access the class on our site on your Online Classrooms page.
  • To participate live, you will need a Zoom enabled computer OR iPad/smart tablet OR smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

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