Animal Christmas cards with Gouache

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What you will get from taking this class:

  • Identify a style that you are comfortable with when drawing from reference.  
  • Learn techniques for painting with gouache.  
  • Understand the use of colour theory and find favourite colour combinations.  
  • Successfully paint a finished Christmas card that can be scanned and duplicated.  

This course is held on Thursday 25th November at 7.00pm – 9pm (BST) and is suitable for students of all abilities. Students outside the UK are welcome!  

Whether you’re looking into being a greetings card designer, or simply want to make a card that you can send to friends and family for Christmas, this course will be a fun and encouraging environment to do it in. Using gouache, design and create a Christmas card from start to finish! We will explore using fun, bright colour palettes and an illustrative visual language to create a card guaranteed to make its recipient smile. 

We will work through a series of quick exercises at the start of the workshop to ease you into using the gouache and exploring different colour palettes. There will be a selection of reference material to choose from and fun drawing prompts to encourage play and experimentation. We will then take what we have learnt into a final card design that you can reproduce to give to friends and family. 

This online Zoom workshop is taught by Izzi Fitch @izzifitch

Materials bundle includes:

Additional materials you will need:

  • 2 cups of water 
  • A Mixing Palette 
  • Additional paintbrushes 
  • Coloured pencils