Gouache Painting with Allison Syvertsen via Zoom

Gouache Painting with Allison Syvertsen via Zoom


Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint in this live Zoom class. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views.  You will learn to: 

  • Develop paint application techniques for fluidity and control, with opaque and wash applications. 
  • Gain the ability to mix color and to predict its effects. 
  • Recognize and promote gouache’s characteristics and learn how to problem-solve with the material. 
  • Learn to incorporate principles of line, value, color and space for a greater command of the medium. 
  • Work from still life and window views to learn how to representationally depict a variety of subject matter and to recognize abstract concepts. 
  • Become familiar with artists’ techniques for selecting and preparing surfaces, as well as basic methods of displaying paintings for exhibition. 

Six Saturdays, February 6 – March 13
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline:  January 29

Allison Syvertsen holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She enjoys painting from real locations and objects – looking for what is meaningful and miraculous in everyday places and things.  Her work focuses on the transformative effect of light and the abstract quality of juxtaposed form.  An exhibition of her gouache cityscapes and still lives were on view at Cerulean Arts this past August.  She the Assistant Director of Continuing Education Programs at PAFA, where she is also an adjunct faculty member.