Sketching with Gouache Workshop

Artist-instructor: Oded Arad

Format: In-Person
Location: Galerie Hell, Spittastraße 2, 10317 Berlin

Dates: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 (Thursdays)
Time: 18:00-20:00

Cost: 38€ per class (inc. VAT)

          Workshop Bundle: 4x classes
          Cost: 136€ (inc. VAT)

Materials: Watercolors, brushes and paper are provided, but if you have your own watercolors and brushes, feel free to bring them.

Next Up: Oded will be teaching Painting People with Goauche as a follow up to this workshop.

What to Expect:

Learn how to get started with gouache, how to combine colors effectively and basic layering techniques.

Each class will have a different subject matter and will cover different techniques on how to use goucha. Oded will demonstrate each new technique and provide hands on assistance within a small class size. Learn from an expert and start with tried and true techniques to keep the process flowing.

Gouache: this versatile painting medium is water based and somewhat similar to watercolor except that it is opaque. For those wishing to start a painting practice, without a dedicated studio space, we are recommending this medium as a more eco-friendly alternative to acrylic painting (acrylic paint contains microplastics which end up going down the drain if you work from home). Gouache can be applied flat and opaque or layered and is appropriate for realistic, graphic or expressive painting styles. 

This workshop is for beginners and anyone who would just love to practice using gouache!


The workshop takes place in Galerie Hell, Spittastraße 2, 10317 Berlin.


About Your Instructor:

Oded Arad is an Israeli artist, living and working from Berlin. He is an MFA graduate of Hito Steyerl’s class at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK). The media he uses vary from painting, drawings, an experimental film that he writes, produces and directs. His works are mainly concerned with the themes of memory, the grotesque and humor, and have been exhibited in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Israel. Oded is currently working on graphic novel.

During his workshops he wants to discover together with his students their specific way of expressing themselves, or the way they see the world.