Gouache and Pastels Workshop

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In this 3-week class learn to use gouache as an underpainting with bold application of pastels on top to create paintings loaded with color and vitality! Working from your own photographs and chosen subject matter you will explore the endless possibilities with this approach. The matte finish of the two mediums allows for the perfect union and creates a work of art that seamlessly blends the two mediums into an inspiring completed piece. Basic materials will need to be purchased for this class and the list is attached in a separate file or you may purchase it online from VisArts. VisArts will provide canvas.

Please bring at least three 8 x10 color photographs of your chosen subject matter (preferably printed on quality paper to allow for best color resolution. Images on a laptops are fine as well. Please NO images on cell phones.

If desired, materials may be purchased from VisArts and will be on hand at the first class. Or materials may be purchased at any good art supply store.


Gouache and Pastels Workshop Materials List

– Reeves 36-piece Soft Pastel Set

– Reeves 12-color Gouache Set

– General’s 12-color Pastel Pencil Set

– Bainbridge Cold Press Illustration Board 15 x 20

– 8 oz. Bottle Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels

– B pencil

– Pencil Sharpener

– Kneaded eraser



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