Gouache Painting Workshop with Allison Syvertsen via Zoom

Gouache Painting Workshop 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 not only its beautiful and versatile surface qualities, but also its practicality as a portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up medium – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life subjects and interiors or window views.

Learn to:

  • Develop paint application techniques for fluidity and control.
  • Differentiate and select paints, brushes, surfaces, and other materials for practical and sound studio practice.
  • Select and prepare surfaces for varying preferences and effects.
  • Incorporate principles of line, value, color, and space for a greater command of the medium.
  • Reliably mix and adjust color based on the principles of the color wheel.
  • Recognize and celebrate gouache’s characteristics and range of effects through diverse artists' examples.
  • Depict a variety of subject matter representationally while recognizing abstract concepts by working from still life and interiors or window views.

    Saturday and Sunday, June 26 & 27
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Register by: June 20

    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.