Painting Gouache Backgrounds

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  • Painting Gouache Backgrounds
    January 12, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Hilary Kelley
Join artist Hilary Kelley for a beginner-to-intermediate lesson in painting backgrounds with gouache. If you’ve found yourself frustrated by what to put behind your subjects or intimidated by the idea of filling the canvas with color, this class will offer techniques as well as creative solutions to common painting obstacles. Prior experience with gouache or watercolor paint is useful but not necessary. Hilary will provide light refreshments for class!

Materials Fee: $20
Students may reimburse Hilary with cash/check or by Venmo at the beginning of class.

What’s Included:
5×8 watercolor pad
Reeves gouache paints set of 12
Set of 5 paint brushes
Mechanical pencil

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