Introduction to Gouache Paint (Register by August 30)

September 7, 2019 -

1 Day

Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Taught by Eric Hosford

This course is a basic introduction to the paint medium gouache, also known as opaque watercolor. Often used for smaller works and studies in the 18th and 19th century, gouache offers the full color spectrum of watercolor, with the added ability to adjust and refine. Gouache has bright color tones with a flat, mat finish that is ideal for traveling and easy clean up. This course will cover the necessary materials and various methods most commonly used with gouache painting.

What to Bring

– 10, 4, and 1 Round brushes (or any watercolor brushes you are comfortable with)
– Permanent white, ivory black, burnt umber, primary yellow, primary blue, and primary red gouache paint (recommended brand Winsor & newton)
– Optional paint colors- magenta, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow
– 100 lb. watercolor paper or 100 lb. bristol paper (or heavier weight)
– palette paper or palette tray
– masking tape
– pencil & erasure
– 18″ x 24″ drawing board (the Museum School has some you can borrow if you do not own one)


About the Instructor
Eric Hosford is an artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. With a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York, he works as an illustrator and graphic designer. His personal work focuses on the immense power of nature and humanity’s relationship to it.

Location and Parking
This course will be held in our new Artist in Residence Studio at 26 Liberty Street, the small building with the mural.

Education Policies
Please review our policies and procedures here before the start of class.