Paint your Valentine’s Day cards using gouache

From £20

Purchase 1 class and get 1 for free

21 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this online 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 Valentine’s Day card that can be scanned and duplicated
  • Elephant Academy Technique Takeaway: How to use colour  

This workshop is held on 9 February from 7pm to 9pm (BST) and is suitable for all abilities. Students outside the UK are welcome!

Whether you’re looking to becoming a greetings card designer, or simply want to make a card that you can send to a loved one for Valentine’s Day, this workshop will be a fun and encouraging environment in which to try something new. Using gouache, design and create a Valentine’s Day 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 colours. There will be a selection of reference materials 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 that special someone. 

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 (or something that could be used as a palette) 
  • Additional paintbrushes 
  • Coloured pencils