ONSITE: Painting with Gouache

In this course, students will learn how to use gouache paint by painting various subjects from observation and then eventually move on to Plein air painting. The class will start off with a one-subject painting from observation. Subject matter will shift from objects to fruits/vegetables, flowers/botanical, interiors/furniture, trees, water/boats, etc. to eventually painting in Plein air.

Special Notes

  • Gouache is a water-soluble + safe medium to work with. Basic understanding of drawing and perspective is helpful for this class but not neccessary. If a student has experimented or has basic knowledge/skill with painting with watercolor, acrylic, oil, etc., it is helpful but not neccessary. Students with no experience are welcome to take the class. Other materials that work well with gouache: ink, color pencils, watercolor pencils, soft pastels, graphite, etc.
  • This class is not wheelchair accessible due to a set of stairs.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

  • Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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About the Instructor

Dorian Cohen

Dorian Cohen graduated from VCU where he studied in the Communication Arts department, concentrating on Illustration. After graduation, he went on to gain more knowledge and tutelage from the Illustration Academy, where he learned a multitude of techniques and mediums, from well renowned illustrators. Dorian uses many techniques in his illustration, and does not stick to one medium. He employs the use of digital mediums, such as Photoshop and Procreate, but his love for traditional medium trumps all. He uses pen and ink, oil, acrylic, gouache and printmaking, especially, block printing.


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ONSITE: Painting with Gouache

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Class Details
January 11 - March 11 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $255.00
Member Tuition: $229.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Dorian Cohen
Level: All Levels