Gouache and Ink Event Information page

Gouache and Ink

Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 10.30am
18th August
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Are you ready to get out there and capture summer subjects? it's a great time as lockdown lifts to re-engage with nature and we are lucky as artists that we can do that through our creativity. Our popular resident tutor ,Liana, will lead you through these  new workshops with her usual patience ,humour and knowledge to give you the skills and ideas to experiment indoors and out.

Very clear demonstrationsand very encouraging attitude,always finding something positive' N.F

Fancy trying something new? This is an easy but intriguing, affordable technique that requires only one tube of gouache, Indian ink, paper…and a sink! Simple to apply, but a neat trick reveals the naïve charm of a woodcut and can be very versatile and pleasing. You can go on to tint it with colour or leave in b& w. Another skill to add to your repertoire and something completely different……



10.30- 4.30










Table cover,

Overall [this could be a little messy!] and mask


Small yogurt pot or similar

Small sponge [kitchen pan scourer plus sponge is ideal]



Rough textured water colour paper at least 140lb/300gram [it has to take a lot of water so must be this thick to work] Several sheets of at least a4 size

Some scrap paperto plan on eg photocopier or drawing paper



This specifically has to be Indian ink or permanent ink [Frisk drawing ink,£3.50 for 150ml at Hobby craft ,Kingsteignton is a good buy]



This technique is stunning in black and white but some subjects you may prefer to tint with glazes of thin colour.


You will need…..

Specifically White gouache [opaque water based paint].

If you wish to tint your pictures bring a selection of watercolours/coloured pencils/acrylics/felt pens that you have


[White acrylic can be used instead of gouache, but gouache is better

If you want to tint this then bring a selection of acrylics, small tubes are fine].



Soft water colour type brushes [acrylic fibres are fine]

A pointed one ,say in approx size 6

A small square headed one approx 1cm wide

A robust brush eg diy one of 1-2’’ or similar

[Bring any other brushes you have too]



Stiff board bigger than yr paper eg mdf,ply, drawing board

Masking tape



This technique produces a wood cut like picture. If you have any objects or reference photos that would be suitable subjects, pls bring them

…and a sense of exploration into a new technique! Come and play, Liana. x




A materials list will be uploaded as soon as we have it, please keep checking back.

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