Sep 23

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lori Lohstoeter

Fee: $140

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country 

Gouache-an opaque water based paint-is the best traveling companion. Portable, the vibrant tubes of color pack a punch. Set-up can be space-saving and easy for globe-trotting. The morning session will include how-tos on: compact set-up, substrates, and a thorough painting demo. The afternoon is student play time, exploring the techniques covered in the morning session. Gouache studies do stand-alone making for precious complete paintings. Plein-air painter? Working quickly and in a small format, gouache can be used as color studies for larger works. Gouache has been used for centuries in the design industries due to their gorgeous color and matte finish. You will fall in love with this medium! Join the fun. Lori is an experienced teacher and has expertise in oils, acrylics and gouache: while living in New York, she studied watercolor and gouache with Burt Silverman.

Supplies needed:  Please go to

  • palette/small mixing surface-glass, plastic or metal sheet, set of gouache paints (see blog), pencil and eraser, (2) 5X7 pre-cut illustration boards/substrate (provided by the instructor), watercolor brushes (see blog, paper towels (provided by instructor), small water cups (provided by instructor)


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