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IN PERSON - Gesso and Watercolor

  • January 29, 2022
  • March 11, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • January 29, 2022, 9:30 AM 3:30 PM (CST)
  • March 11, 2022, 9:30 AM 3:30 PM (CST)
  • 1601 W. Alabama at Mandell, Houston, Texas 77006
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  • One monitor per class will receive discount in exchange for helping teacher with specific tasks. Registration code is given to those who have completed the training class.
  • Non-member registration fee is an additional $10.00 per day

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IN PERSON - Gesso and Watercolor

Carla Gauthier

Saturday and Sunday

January 29-30 (Sunday class  was canceled; make-up date: March 11)

9:30am - 3:30pm

$150 members/$170 non-members

When we hear the word “gesso” we think of what oil and acrylic painters use as a ground on their canvas. Gesso also works on watercolor paper to create a surface perfect for watermedia – we can paint and easily lift to “sculpt” our paintings – adding and subtracting until we are satisfied with the results. We can also use gesso like a resist to preserve our whites and create more expressive watercolors. Sign up to learn what this inexpensive medium “gesso” can do to jumpstart your creativity.

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Supply List: Bring all of your regular watercolor supplies, paints, brushes and paper. Please bring paper in different states – clean new watercolor paper (preferably cotton) to use gesso as a resist, an old painting or two to gesso over completely (we will use the paper as a support and do a whole new painting on it), and also a painting that held a lot of promise but has lost its glow of light that we can hopefully resuscitate using gesso.

Due to the on-going pandemic, masks are required at all in-person events/classes until further notice.

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