Intro to Gouache + Design

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  • Intro to Gouache + Design
    October 7, 2018
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Intro to Gouache + Design
    November 4, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Hilary Kelley
Join artist Hilary Kelley for an introduction to gouache painting and texture studies. We’ll learn about what separates gouache from watercolor and acrylic paints, how to begin using it to create dreamy washes and unique fills, and how it reacts with different modifiers like salt and rubbing alcohol. In the latter half of class, we’ll talk about how juxtaposing line drawings over soft backgrounds can make a bold and interesting piece. Participants are encouraged to bring something from the natural world that displays interesting texture: a feather, a leaf, a piece of bark, etc. This class is all about discovery, so artists of all backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to attend! 

Materials Fee: $25
Students may reimburse Hilary with cash/check or by Venmo at the beginning of class.

What’s included:
Mechanical Pencil
5.5×8.5 watercolor pad
Pelikan Opaque Colors pan set of 12
Brush Set of 4
Gelly Roll pen, black
Gelly Roll pen, white


About Hilary

Hilary Kelley is a painter and illustrator living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. 

From the foothills of Appalachia, Hilary grew up in the woods, got lost in the woods, and still runs away to the woods as often as she can. Much of her work is imbued with a sense of feeling lost or lonely, but with a glimmer of optimism in the corners. She gleans a lot of inspiration from space, observing patterns, behind-the-scenes commentary, and coincidences.

Aside from being one of those horse girls as a child, Hilary also attempted to adopt every stray dog that found its way into her yard. Her love of the natural world manifested in thousands of drawings, aspirations to become an elephant trainer, and finally growing up to be a self-taught artist who really only likes painting animals.

Hilary lives with her baker husband, Kyle, and a small menagerie, of course. 

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 72 hour (3 day) cancellation policy. If you cancel within 72 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 72 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.


Venue Website:

128 N. Avondale Rd., Avondale Estates, Georgia, 30002, United States