Gouache Painting Workshop with Allison Syvertsen (In-Person)
Gouache Painting Workshop with Allison Syvertsen (In-Person)
Gouache Painting Workshop with Allison Syvertsen (In-Person)

Gouache Painting Workshop with Allison Syvertsen (In-Person)


Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint in this two-day workshop. 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. 

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Saturday and Sunday, November 19 & 20, 2022 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
$185 (includes gouache paint and paper) 
Registration Deadline:  November 11 
** Sign up with a friend and receive 10% off both registrations.  Use discount code F22Class15 at checkout. 

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.  She is a member of the Cerulean Arts Collective.  She is also the Director of Continuing Education Programs and an adjunct faculty member at PAFA. 

Artwork image: Allison Syvertsen, Little Boat, gouache on paper,