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Monthly Meeting and Demonstration


OCTOBER 19, 2022 (Wednesday)

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.



OCTOBER 25, 2022 (Tuesday)

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Emily Rose Hirtle – GOUACHE



Emily Rose Hirtle is from Westerville, Ohio, She attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received her BFA and Certificate in Painting in 2017. In May of 2019 she received her MFA in Drawing from The New York Academy of Art. Her work is part of numerous collections such as: The Linda Lee Alter Collection in Philadelphia, PA, Actress and Model Brooke Shields and Actor Aidan Turner. She is a practicing artist and a drawing/ painting instructor for numerous institutions in Philadelphia, PA.


Visit Emily's website at https://www.emilyhirtle.com

Her Instagram is : Emily.Hirtle


Workshop Description:


In this Gouache Painting Workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of painting in Gouache, discovering essential techniques and you may work from photo reference or life. You will learn about different surfaces such as mylar, toned papers, brushes, brands of gouache, and painters that use gouache and how to apply gouache at its right consistency.

Material List:


  • Any mixed media paper you have would be fine.

  • I prefer cold pressed watercolor paper. It may be Arches or Fabriano.

  • I would get a sheet of paper and cut it down to the size you would like to work with or use you could purchase a block.

  • Cream artist tape or masking tape

  • Palette

  • Blue auto shop towels

  • Watercolor brushes a variety of brushes and sizes.

  • Sharpened pencils of any grade are okay. I like soft led so that would be 2b or higher

  • You may get any brand of gouache. I prefer Holbein

  • These are the colors I recommend purchasing: primary or titanium white, ivory black, burnt umber, raw umber, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson, lemon yellow.

  • A watercolor eraser (yellow and taupeish color) a kneaded eraser, any size is fine.

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