An Introduction to Gouache

20 February 2019

Music and Performing Arts

Explore the bright and bold qualities of opaque watercolour paint Gouache (pronounced "gwash") with local artist Emily Szilveszter.

Over the six-week course, you will explore a variety of gouache illustration subjects from nature elements like flowers and butterflies, to decorative folk art and portraits. The style of illustrative painting is bright, fun and free, so you can experiment easily without the fear of ‘getting it wrong’.

An Introduction to Gouache takes place every Wednesday evening from 20 February to 27 March 2019.

This class is designed for beginners, with easy to understand techniques and maximum painting and experimenting time – ideal for a fun, creative night out with friends. Take away skills that you can apply to journaling, card making or creating your own wall art!

Price: $190 | $180 Friends of the Gallery

Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery (entry via the front of the Gallery, directly off Victoria Parade)

Who: Anybody curious about trying a new medium and learning gouache techniques (content also suitable for young adults)

Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery

About the Tutor 

A self-taught artist, Emily Szilveszter uses gouache as her medium, preferring the matt opaque quality that provides bold lines and colours. She is drawn to creating detailed natural illustrations, capturing sea creatures, butterflies and more recently, birds, which is the focus of her work in the 2018 10 Artists Living in Livingstone exhibition.

Emily was a finalist in the 2017 Bayton Awards and a touring artist finalist in the 2017 Queensland Regional Arts Awards.

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