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Gouache with Pastels Classes | Perkins Center for the Arts
5 weeks | 3 hour sessions
Members: $100; Non-Members $120
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm | Sept. 24th - Oct. 22nd
This 5 week class will introduce how gouache and pastels make a great combination! Learn to use gouache as an underpainting and apply pastel as your top layer. This mixed-media painting technique is loaded with color and vitality! Come and explore concepts of color theory and composition guidelines depending on your level of artistry. A great introduction to how to use color. Basic and "high end" professional artist materials will be introduced and demonstrated.
Gouache and pastel basics. The different types of brands. Pencils vs. sticks.
Discussions on color basics to advanced.
The "underpainting process".
Introduction to base textures.
Make it "POP" with pastels on top!
How to protect your masterpiece.
Weekly Schedule Outline:
Week 1 -
Introduction to your mediums... gouache, pastels and gesso. How the process works.
Discussion on color. Begin 1st paint study... the underpainting. Hands on demonstration.
Week 2 -
Continue the underpainting. Applying pastels. Hands on demonstration.
Week 3 -
Continue with underpainting and pastel combination. Complete 1st paint study.
Week 4 -
Begin final paint study. Your choice of subject matter. Revisit underpainting options for final painting.
Week 5 -
Complete final paint study. Hands on demonstrations. How to protect your masterpiece.
Cold press illustration board (2)
Vinyl and kneaded eraser
Gouache paint set
Watercolor or acrylic brushes - #2, 4, 6 shader. #10 filbert brush
NOTE: If you have existing supplies, they may be acceptable. For questions, please contact your instructor. Please bring at least three 8” x 10” color printed photographs or laptop images of your chosen subject matter. Images on cell phones are not recommended.
Class Information and Registration:
Info: Mark at 856.676.1355
Perkins Center for the Arts
30 Irvin Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
p: 856.833.0009 (Collingswood)
p: 856.235.6488 (Moorestown)