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Fresh Florals Workshop

October 13th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
105 E. Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20117

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Introduction to Gouache Painting


Kim T. Richards

When: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time: 10:00-1:00

Cost: $70

Where: Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parsonage (rear room)

105 East Washington Street

Middleburg 20118

*There is parking directly behind the parsonage

Class Size: 2-10

Ages: 15+

What to bring: See Supply List

An Important Note

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for adults.

Masks are required

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What is Gouache?


Gouache (opaque watercolor) is a versatile and forgiving paint, perfect for sketching in the studio, painting outdoors, and creating finished paintings. In the past, Gouache was used only by illustrators and designers, but a lot of prominent contemporary artists are picking it up again. It's becoming very popular among Plein Air artists because it's a lightweight and easy material for working outdoors.


This water-based medium can be used to create flowing watercolor looks as well as bold, painterly images. Instructor Kim T. Richards fell in love with gouache in college and has been using it ever since.


Kim will share with you the tricks and techniques she has developed from her many years of experience with this medium. In this class, you will learn the pros and cons of the various brands of paint, supplies, and techniques.


After taking this class, you will have all the information you need to start creating your own work with gouache. This class is appropriate for beginner painters as well as experienced painters ready to try a new medium.

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