An Introduction to Painting With GOUACHE, Gold Coast, November
Saturday November 13
Framed Just For You, Labrador, Gold Coast
Although somewhat similar to watercolour paints, gouache requires some different techniques in its application. Its unique qualities are perfect for illustrations, poster-style work and subjects with a lot of detail. Learn how to use this medium with confidence and create an artwork with vibrant flat colour.
Where: ‘Framed Just for You’ 122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast. Air-conditioned studio with no steps. Parking directly outside.
When: Saturday, November 13 9am to 4pm
WHAT TO BRING
Paints –You will need tubes of gouache in your preferred brand. Professional quality brands will certainly yield better results. The three primary colours of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, plus black and white, will suffice. Or bring whatever you may already own.
Paper –You will require 300gsm watercolour paper in Medium or Rough or else Hot Pressed (smooth). My recommendation is to buy a watercolour block as the paper is already stretched. ¼ or ½ sheet size is fine. Quality brands are Arches or Saunders Waterford. Student quality paper just doesn’t work well. Make sure the paper is 100% Cotton.
Brushes - Bring whatever watercolour brushes you already own, but include at least two ‘rounds’ with a sharp point (one small and one larger), plus ‘flats’ in a range of sizes. There are so many good brushes on the market I won’t specify any particular brand, but just make sure they are designated watercolour brushes. (Not acrylic or oil brushes with long handles!)
Palette – Any clean plastic palettes with lots of wells will suit. Otherwise, white ceramic small dishes or plates will also work. Make sure they have a large enough mixing area.
Board –Larger than your paper and something to prop up under one end for working at an angle.
Other Necessities – Drawing equipment (pencils, eraser, ruler etc, plus pen and paper for taking notes), 1 sheet of graphite transfer paper (not carbon paper), an old towel or hand towel, tissues, 2 plastic containers for water, and masking tape. A medicine dropper or plastic pipette for squirting small amounts of water would also be handy.
I will supply the reference material for this workshop, but you are welcome to bring any favourite copyright free images of subjects of your choice. I suggest you also have an A4 photocopy of your chosen image to use for transferring.
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road.