16th March 2019 Relax With Gouache - Sarah Wimperis
Relax with gouache! With Sarah Wimperis
Saturday 16th March
Studio One, Pegasus Art
10am – 4pm All abilities
Join our NEW workshop intended to be an introduction to working with gouache and watercolour. It is also a chance to have fun and exercise the right side of your brain! It is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. Gouache is an opaque watercolour with its own unique properties. Gouache has the opaque qualities of oil, but it is water based. The water solubility of acrylic, without drying on and ruining brushes. It has the set up ease of watercolour, without such a strong need to plan and reserve whites.
Gouache can transcend the boundaries of many mediums – it is relaxing and you don’t have to worry to much about making a mistake! Sarah will provide images to work from but if you would like to bring your own landscape or gardenscape, then please bring along a reference of your choice.
A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist-animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and through sheer practice, an expert in the style of Van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and RWS aswell as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She was head of Art at the International School of Stavanger in Norway for six years and has taught art to adults for years. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Royal Talens. Sarah Wimperis website
All students will need to bring in the following materials.
We have plenty of options in the shop, with an extra 5% off for workshop attendees.
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-Paper: HOT press or NOT watercolour paper 300gsm
- Brushes: Flats, synthetic ¼”, ½ “ and 1”
- Brushes: Rounds, synthetic or Kolinsky sable, assorted sizes 4 – 10
- Paint: for all painting mediums try to include the following colours in watercolour and gouache and avoid buying really cheap paint, stick to buying paint from a good art supply shop, like Pegasus! You will need: cobalt blue, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Hookers green and Burnt Sienna. More details below:
- Gouache paints: Permanent white, black, primary red, cyan blue, primary yellow, burnt sienna and yellow ochre. You can find gouache in basic sets and add a couple of colours if needed.
- Watercolour: bring whatever watercolours you have already, or buy a basic set and add to it. Daniel Smith Watercolours 5ml tubes
- A pencil and eraser.
- A palette – you can buy a nice one, plastic one or use a paper plate!
- Paper towels and a jam jar
- Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water with you as there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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