Gouache has a considerable history going back over 600 years. It is similar to watercolor in that it can be re-wetted and it dries to a matte finish. It is similar to acrylic or oil paints in that it is normally used in an opaque painting style and it can form a superficial layer. Watercolor and gouache can easily be used together.
In this class, Kim Nicoll will give us an introduction to gouache and why she finds it most enjoyable to work with among the water media. Gouache is more forgiving than watercolor and in many ways more interesting than acrylics.
This is an exploratory class with no painting experience necessary.
This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.
About the Artist – Kim Nicoll
Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
How true that is. As adults, many of us are inhibited by the way we were raised or our education. Creativity is a need we have that tends to get pushed aside by the “have to’s” in life. Generally, creative expression is considered childish or perhaps a luxury. This was certainly true in my case.
But I discovered that art is in my blood and it is a thrill for me to create! I also discovered that creative expression can be extremely helpful for reducing anxiety. Art is a deeply nourishing and therapeutic process. My six-year-old boy has helped me let my silly side free. It has been an absolute joy to discover the world anew through his eyes. I wish to reveal as much of this as possible in my art.
It’s my goal to nurture in people the inner child or inner artist. It’s in each of us! And the Art Loft is a lovely place to take a class. It is my delight to share the love of life, learning, and creativity with people everywhere, and to help their creativity flourish.
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