Beyond Watercolor: Learn to Paint with Gouache | Leah Goren | Skillshare

Beyond Watercolor: Learn to Paint with Gouache

Leah Goren, Illustrator

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10 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Gouache Overview

    • 3. Materials & Supplies

    • 4. Technique I: Wet on Wet

    • 5. Technique II: Graphic Shapes

    • 6. Technique III: Linework

    • 7. Exercise: Still-life

    • 8. Maintaining Your Materials

    • 9. Final Thoughts

    • 10. What to Watch Next

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About This Class

Looking for your next step after watercolor? Learn 3 easy, fun ways to paint with gouache in this beautiful class with illustrator Leah Goren!

As one of the most vibrant, versatile paints available, gouache is perfect for anyone looking to create flowing watercolor washes, bold backgrounds, and fine lines all with the same paint. Join Leah as she shares everything you need to know to get started, from selecting supplies to combining techniques in your final composition. Key lessons include:

  • Choosing (and pronouncing!) your gouache paint and supplies
  • Using water for watercolor effects
  • Layering your paint for a bolder look
  • Linework techniques for adding detail
  • Combining techniques for your final composition

Everyone is welcome to discover the fun and fulfillment of using gouache paint — there’s a reason it’s the favorite of artists and illustrators everywhere! After taking this class, you’ll have everything you need to start painting, experiment with your new medium, and create the work you’ve always imagined.





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Leah Goren


Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2012 with a BFA in Illustration. Her clients include Anthropologie,, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, Loeffler Randall, Penguin Random House, Lenny Letter, and Revlon.

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