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Mon, Jul 11


Center for the Arts at Mission Point

Gouache with Joan Richmond

Learn beginning and intermediate gouache techniques in this extended course.

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Gouache with Joan Richmond
Gouache with Joan Richmond

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Center for the Arts at Mission Point, One Lake Shore Dr, Mackinac Island, MI 49757, USA


Learn beginning and intermediate gouache in this extended course. Students will have the opportunity to dig deep into the art of watercolor and develop skills in a range of styles and techniques. Some supplies will be provided, however students are encouraged to bring their own supplies for the best experience.

Recommended supplies:

Gouache Paint:

Windsor & Newton or Holbein brands recommended

· Permanent or Zinc White (1.25 oz/37 ml large tube)

· Cadmium Yellow (.47/.48; 14 ml/15 ml tube)

· Lemon Yellow (.47/.48; 14 ml/15 ml tube)

· Alizarin Crimson (.47/.48; 14 ml/15 ml tube)

· Cadmium Red (.47/.48; 14 ml/15 ml tube)

· Cerulean Blue (.47/.48; 14 ml/15 ml tube)

· Ultramarine Blue (.47/.48; 14 ml/15 ml tube)

· Burnt Umber (.47/.48; 14/15 ml tube)

· Optional color: Yellow Ochre

(These are the basic colors that will be referred to in class. Intro starter kits are also available but might include different colors. Also recommend—water-based, not acrylic gouache.)


An assortment of the following (they don’t have to be expensive, and you don’t need them all)—

Rounds: #4, #8, #10, #12

Flats or Filberts: #4, #8, #10, #12

1 large Hake or Watercolor brush about 1”


Recommended—Masterson Sta-Wet Palette (or—white enamel pans or white plastic plates work OK.)


140# HOT PRESS Watercolor paper 12x16-inch (or 12x18) pad

(Cartiera Magnani Acquerello is a good value. I use Fabriano)

OR Bristol Board (paper) or white, smooth surface matt board pieces and scraps work well for tests/sketches


· Masonite board or other hard surface drawing board (about 18x24 inches)

· 2B pencil and eraser

· ½ or ¾-inch drafting tape or watercolor masking tape

· Plastic containers for water (recycle cottage cheese, yogurt or other containers from your kitchen)

· 1 roll of paper towel

· Tote or bucket for carrying supplies

We will work outside for part of the class, weather permitting. Please bring a hat and sunscreen.

Also--We will break for lunch; please bring a sack lunch.

Supply Resources:

Dick Blick (; 1-800-828-4548)

Jerry’s Artarama (; 1-800-827-8478)

Daniel Smith (; 1-800-426-6740)

Cheap Joe’s (; 1-800-227-2788)


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