A rare opportunity to participate in a dedicated course using this superb paint medium!
Gouache is a wonderfully adaptable, water-soluble, opaque paint which can be applied thinly like watercolour, but can also be used more thickly to cover previous layers. Perfectly mixable with watercolours. There will be a mixture of outdoor and studio work and the course is for people of all abilities.
No experience of working with gouache is necessary, although some knowledge of painting in water-based media is an advantage. If you’ve never tried gouache, now is the time! We will find our reference outside and work on site wherever possible. We can develop sketches and ideas in the studio as well as work from people’s tablets and photographs. There will be step-by-step demonstrations throughout as well as particular focus on matching colours to those we see in nature, with lots of opportunity to experiment.
Tutor: Jeremy FordJeremy studied Graphic Design at Southport College of Art, (1972-5) and Illustration at Harrow College of Art, London (1975-8) A professional artist and Illustrator since then, working on a wide variety of books, magazines, and greeting cards. Instructional watercolour, pastel, and gouache art books published by Search Press. Work commissioned by The Royal Horticultural Society, Bradford Exchange Limited Edition Plates, and American Express Travel Guides, amongst many others. DVDs on painting in watercolour, pastel, and gouache and has contributed to numerous art books. In regular demand as a teacher and demonstrator and has a Certificate in Education (Post 16.) Demonstrates painting at many popular art events, working in all paint media. Demonstrated for St. Cuthbert's Paper Mill, (makers of Bockingford and Saunders Waterford watercolour papers) previously Senior Tutor and Principal UK Demonstrator for the Michael Wilcox School of Colour. Professional Associate and Former President of the S.A.A.
Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for resident bookings only.
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