Christy Olsen

Visual Art Instructor and Fine artist

Introduction to Gouache (Spring 2016)

Color Study. gouache on paper. 4x6.

Use this fast drying medium for painting on the go, color studies or even create a master piece. Experiment and expand your knowledge of painting, using gouache, an opaque form of watercolor. The reverse of normal transparent watercolor techniques will apply, such as working from dark to light or working on a mid-tone or toned paper. Intermediate to advanced painters will improve and build on their current skills while beginners will acquire the core skills needed to work with gouache all on their own.

Adult Visual Art Class
Offered via The Drawing Studio (TDS).
No prerequisite, all levels are welcome from beginner to advanced.

‚ÄčAbout the Drawing Studio
The Drawing Studio (TDS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enriches people's lives by providing artistic inspiration and studio art instruction for people at any age (from 9-90+) at any level of experience.

Christy Olsen

January 9 - February 13, 2016

(6) Saturday Afternoons (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) 3 hours per session

The Drawing Studio (Studio No. 1)
2760 N Tucson Blvd,, Tucson, Arizona 85716

Online ( or phone: +1 (520) 620-0947

Course Code

$125, $105 (Associate Members)

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Materials List for this Class

  • Gouache Paint (Preferred: tubes, no cakes) minimum colors include EITHER a "CMYK set" (Holbein OR Winsor & Newton Brand) which includes: 1 tube of Cyan, 1 tube of Magenta, 1 tube of Yellow & 1 tube of Black
  • OR (any gouache brand) 1 tube of “Primary Blue”, 1 tube of “Primary Red”, 1 tube of “Primary Yellow” & 1 tube of White
  • Brushes (Preferred brand for beginners: Simply Simmons)
    • Flat Brushes, 1 of each (1 inch, No. 6 & No. 4)
    • Round Brushes, 1 of each (No. 10, No. 6)
    • 1 Round Brush, Size No. 1 (Also called a “liner brush” or a “rigger”)
    • 1 Palette or Painting Knife (preferred w/ flexible tip)
  • Brush Washer OR a Disposable Cup (for water)
  • Paper Towels OR Disposable Paint Rags
  • Disposable Palette, Plastic Palette, Wax Paper OR Glass Palette for Mixing Paint
  • Watercolor paper or block (9x12 or larger) (either hot or cold press)
  • Easels & Drawing Boards will be provided on a first come, first served basis

All supplies can be found at an art supply store. If you have any questions, we will go over the supply list on the first day of class.

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