Creative artwork using watercolour and gouache

The previous Friday course looked at the methods of John Singer Sargent, studying his use of combining both watercolour and gouache to create dazzling work. This course continues to look at how to work to combine these mediums to make strong stunning watercolours but this time bringing out your creative self, rather than relying on the stylistic approach of Sargent.

Much of the artwork created by advertising agencies and illustrators before Photoshop was made using a combination of these two mediums, so there is a wealth of images to look at to inspire you to make creative interesting paintings

Or you might simply want to create figurative artwork that makes the best use of these two mediums. Whatever your artistic interests Jason will be on hand to help you make the the right choices and enable you to create work you are proud of.

Location: St Gabriels Church Hall Heaton

Length of the course – 10 weeks

This course started on the 10th of January 2020

Costs £120

Level – suited to those who have some experience of watercolour painting . Not recommended for total beginners

Time – Fridays from 10:00 till 12:00 

Dates to attend:

10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of Jan

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of Feb

6th, 13th of March

What will you do on the course ?

  • Explore using gouache on its own to get a handle on how it moves, what the colours are like and how opaque and transparent the paint can become
  • Look at past artwork created using gouache
  • Look at art that is made using gouache and watercolour combined
  • Plan and paint your own images combining both mediums to make bolder artwork
  • review progress with both mediums and fine tune your paintings to make the most of combining the two paints strengths.
  • Complete an artwork using watercolour and gouache

What will you need to bring ?

Your watercolour painting kit including: drawing paper, drawing board, palette, water pots, paints, brushes, masking tape, kitchen roll and a pencil and pen.

If you have gouache paints, then please bring them to the first session. if not. Jason will advise you as to what to bring at the second session after looking at your painting materials. he will have some gouache you can use at the first session.

Jason will advise you each week about the materials you will need for the following session. Anyone unable to attend a lesson should contact him by email and he will advise them on the materials needed for the following class.

Email contact

The location: St Gabriels church Heaton

See panel on right for details of the venues location with Map

Cost – £120

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £120, made payable to: Painting with Skill to:

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment – book early.