Painting with Gouache: Opaque Watercolor

Learn how to use gouache paint as we create works from observation. Gouache is an opaque, flat, color medium with beautiful possibilities. We'll start with a one-subject painting from observation and then move through projects with a variety of subjects like still-lifes with fruits and vegetables, flowers and botanicals, interiors and furniture, and outdoor landscapes. We will also go outdoors to paint and evening scene, a great exercise in painting under quickly changing light conditions.

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    Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible. 
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About the Instructor

Dorian Cohen

Dorian Cohen graduated from VCU where he studied in the Communication Arts department, concentrating on Illustration. After graduation, he went on to gain more knowledge and tutelage from the Illustration Academy, where he learned a multitude of techniques and mediums, from well renowned illustrators. Dorian uses many techniques in his illustration, and does not stick to one medium. He employs the use of digital mediums, such as Photoshop and Procreate, but his love for traditional medium trumps all. He uses pen and ink, oil, acrylic, gouache and printmaking, especially, block printing.


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Painting with Gouache: Opaque Watercolor

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Class Details
September 11 - October 96 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $175.00
Member Tuition: $157.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Dorian Cohen
Level: All Levels