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An Introduction to Gouache - Online Live

Day of week:
Real time Online
Level 2
10:00 - 12:00
5 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 40 25* to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.

In this course you will e introduced to gouache and learn various techniques on how best to best use this medium to create a variety of paintings on different topics. This course will cover the following:--

1. introduction to the medium where you will make a sheet of marks and techniques
2. paint a landscape of Kent covering lose marks and layering from photo
3. explore fine detail painting of a flower from a real life fresh plant
4. explore the washout technique involving Indian ink from photo
5. produce a painting of an animal using some or all of the methods covered from photo

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Helen Easter

Helen is an experienced tutor who has been teaching for 27 years. She delivers courses on painting and drawing, printmaking, papier mache, paper pots. Her main work entails images mixed with the abstract and she uses methods and techniques in all mediums. Helen has exhibited and sold her work in galleries in the UK and abroad. Her paintings have been used for book covers and greeting cards. She is involved with the British Fencing Association where her fencing images have been used for prizes; she also does commissions from fencers and was featured in The Sword magazine in January 2013. She has designed murals for Kent Children Libraries and has curated shows for Shepway council and Metropole Galleries which were featured in the Sunday Times as best shows outside London. Her website is

View all courses taught by Helen Easter here

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking and listening).

There will be a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.

What do I need to have with me?

Please have with you the following:-

- a set of gouache paints that includes yellow blue etc plus white
- a bottle of Indian ink
- a number 1 or 2 fine watercolour brush
- a number 8 approx. watercolour brush
- a flat brush number 8 approx.
- water pot
- sharp pencil
- waterclour paper

We will work from real life as well as from photos that will be e-mailed to you

What can I do next?

We offer a wide variety of art courses. Your tutor will be able to advise. You can also visit our website at for more details.

What do I need to join the course

For beginners or those with some art experience who would like to study a new medium.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code ASH/95436/J/NC.

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