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Gouache on the Go! Gouache Painting in a Sketchbook
w/ Angela Bandurka

Date: Saturday - Sunday / March 23-24 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $250

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020Description:


 Painting while traveling is a great way to be in the moment, to observe your environs and record them for history. Photographs can only take you so far! With a sketchbook and a small box of gouache paints, you’re ready to go!

 What is Gouache? Gouache is basically opaque watercolor, but it works differently than traditional watercolor. It’s perfect for opaque painters who want to travel with their paints but want a smaller size for quick sketches on the go.

 Angela will demonstrate her techniques for creating works of art in a sketchbook using this versatile medium, and how she travels with it when flying to far off destinations.


What you can expect to learn:

  • What kinds of brushes make what kind of marks

  • Helpful tools to aid you in getting drawing, values, and colors right

  • Where to begin and how to move forward without getting “stuck”

  • How to layer your paint without making mud

  • What to wear: clothes that can get stained

  • What to bring: a smile and painting supplies 

Supply List:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

GOUACHE PAINT: Angela prefers M. Graham Gouache because it has honey in the mixture and is highly pigmented for better color and coverage. Please avoid purchasing any brands that are Acryla-Gouache mixes as they are actually just matte acrylic paint, not true gouache. Also avoid any dried pan gouache, as this may not be true gouache either, and it will not allow you to use it the way Angela does.

  • Titanium White

  • Cadmium Yellow Light

  • Quinacridone Rose

  • Ultramarine Blue

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SKETCHBOOK: Bee Super Deluxe Sketchbook, 9x9 or 12x9 inch size (808 series) or equivalent. Must be able to accept liquid media and not have much texture.

PALETTE: Disposable paper palettes, either 9x12 or a small 5x7 size if available. Palette must be flat with no little wells or indents.

OR bring a small tupperware container to hold your paint tubes. A shallow container works well and if the lid is flat it can be used as a palette. (See photos for my example - this is a 1.25-cup SnapWare container, and has the benefit of being water tight but any small container with a flat lid will do!).


• Simply Simmons or other watercolor Filbert, size 4
• Simply Simmons Round size 4
• 1/2-inch flat brush, watercolor or acrylic brush (Simply Simmons works well)
• Script Liner: Princeton Select 0 or 00


• Water-soluble Graphite Pencil, HB or 2B


  • biodegradable baby wipes to clean off your brushes and lid, if using water brushes

  • tupperware container.

Check this out!  ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio the day of class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.