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Alex Louisa

How to: Paint a Butterfly in Gouache

How to: Paint a Butterfly in Gouache

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Join me for a fun and creative session where you'll learn how to paint a beautiful butterfly using gouache paint! No prior experience needed, just bring your enthusiasm and I'll provide all the materials. I'll guide you through the process step by step, and you'll leave with a masterpiece to show off to your friends and family!

Gouache has a lovely matte finish that I find really appealing, but it does take a little bit of time to work out what kind of layering works best with this medium. I'm here to help you with that! 

In this class we'll begin by making some colour swatches to familiarise ourselves with the paint consistency we need, and we'll test how our colours layer atop each other. Then I'll guide you through painting a yellow butterfly on lovely toned grey paper, including how to paint a soft-edged shadow to really bring it to life, and the line art is provided to begin with if you aren't comfortable drawing. 

At the end of the session you'll go home with a 7 x 5" (17.5 x 12.5cm) finished piece, which will fit into a standard sized frame if you choose, and your swatches sheet will be a helpful reference for your future gouache explorations. All materials are provided for use within the class. Tea and coffee are provided. 

Workshop Venue: 

Hive Studios (upstairs)
Unit 13,  10 Depot Street
Banyo, Qld, 4014

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