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Gouache

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Art Lessons Class

with LK Papadakis, Local Artist

Gouache paint (opaque watercolor) is a fun and forgiving medium. It is especially great for small paintings and journaling. It is super easy to photograph or scan for social media, because it’s matte and velvety finish has no annoying glare.

 

If you are curious about gouache paint, and you want to try it out, we would be pleased to have you in our class, taught by L.K. Papadakis. Gouache is particularly well suited to small paintings, journals, cards, and even trading cards.

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North Coast- $89 (2-Class Series)

Saturday, April 20th & 27th

10:30am-1pm

 

 

Coastal scenes can be quite challenging when considering the foggy skies, crashing ocean waves, ground textures, and the lay of the land. Here the emphasis is on a distant view of the subject with a foreground created by silhouette of dark trees that frame the main scene. We will talk about the rules of atmospheric perspective in the creation of the illusion of depth. We will also learn about continuity of colors throughout the entire composition.

 

Required Supplies:

   

M.Graham Gouache:

Ultramarine Blue

Lemon (Hansa) Yellow

Burnt Umber

Yellow Ochre

Burnt Sienna

Payne’s Gray

Titanium White

Winsor & Newton Gouache:

Perylene Black

Cobalt Turquoise Light

Daniel Smith Gouache:

Lavender

 

Princeton Velvetouch Brush:

1/4” Stroke

 

 

Simply Simmons Brushes:

1/2” Wash

#10 Round

#6 Round

#1 Liner

 

9”x12” Mixed Media wire bound pad (Canson or Fabriano, etc)

Blue Painter’s tape
Pencil
Ball point pen
Transfer paper
Palette (Porcelain recommended)

 

 

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Hummingbirds -$49+ Supplies

Saturday, May 18th

10:30am-1pm

 

 

Oh, the fun of trying to capture such quick little creatures as hummingbirds in is still painting. Colors are the main focus of this lesson. The paper is toned blue. The honeysuckle flowers are a bright orange in contrast to the background. The challenge is to paint the hummingbirds as the main focus, using size, highlights, and colors to lead the eye around such a bright and colorful painting.

 

Required Supplies:

   

M.Graham Gouache:

Sap Green

Cadmium Yellow Light

or Azo Yellow

Cadmium Orange

Phthalo Blue

Titanium White

Winsor & Newton Gouache:

Perylene Black

Bengal Rose

Simply Simmons Brushes:

1/2” Wash

#10 Round

#6 Round

#1 Liner

 

Princeton Velvetouch Brush:

1/4” Stroke

 

9”x12” Strathmore Mixed Media Toned Blue pad

Blue Painter’s tape
Pencil
Ball point pen
Transfer paper
Palette (Porcelain recommended)

 

 

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Sunflowers -$49+ Supplies

Saturday, May 25th

10:30am-1pm

 

 

Oh, abstract sunflowers in bright and bold colors! No tracing here; we will use the shapes of the brushes to make marks and brushstrokes that allude to a happy floral burst of creativity! We will do two small paintings. One will be layers of color with no under drawing to guide our way. An exercise in letting go of control in a good way the other painting will be gesturally sketched with a ballpoint pen, and overpainted with transparent gouache to let the pen strokes show through, adding a bit of whimsy to the painting.

 

Required Supplies:

   

M.Graham Gouache:

Dioxazine Purple

Cobalt Blue

Sap Green

Virian (Dark Green)

Lemon (Hansa) Yellow

Cadmium Yellow

Bengal Rose

Burnt Umber

Titanium White

 

Winsor & Newton Gouache:

Perylene Black

Bengal Rose

Simply Simmons Brushes:

1/2” Wash

#10 Round

#6 Round

#1 Liner

 

Princeton Velvetouch Brush:

1/4” Stroke

 

9”x12” Mixed Media wire bound pad (Canson or Fabriano, etc)

Blue Painter’s tape
Pencil
Ball point pen
Transfer paper
Palette (Porcelain recommended)

 

 

 

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Give the gift of Art with our Art Class Gift Vouchers!

 

 

 

Gouache Basics

Class Gift Voucher - $49

Any Future Date

Voucher must be redeemed to

reserve your spot.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Gouache Basics (2-Class Series)

Class Gift Voucher - $89 (2-Class Series)

Any Future Date

Voucher must be redeemed to

reserve your spot.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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We want everyone safe and healthy.

Our new Policy & Procedures for our Art Classes:

Most classes are limited to 8-12 people depending on the class.

We have sanitizing stations at the front of the store.

Our restrooms are not open to the public, but open for students.

 

Allard's Art Class Policy:

First come, first served!

You must register & prepay for the class in advance, as seating is limited.

You may sign-up in store, online, or by calling 559-225-1500.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of your class for signing in and setting up.

When classes start at 10am on Saturdays, we will open for you at 9:50am.

Pricing, Dates, and Times subject to change.

 

Class Cancellation Policy:

Allard’s Art reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, participants will be notified via their provided phone number and/or email with as much notice as possible and a full refund will be given.
If a make-up class or future date is offered, you will be given the option to register for the future date in lieu of a refund.
Cancellations or class transfers by the participant must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the class for a full refund or transfer.
No refunds will be given for “no call, no-shows” or a late cancellation. Once the class is in session, we will not offer a refund or transfer.