Posted on April 16, 2017
On Saturday 15th April, the Fire Station: Artists in Residence ran a workshop, hosted by resident artist Zoe Hawke, offering students and adults an introduction to the materials and techniques used in ‘gouache’ painting, a type of painting that is centuries old and similar to watercolour, but modified to make it opaque.
During the workshop, participants learned how to mix color, apply paint, and depict light and shadow. Gouache painting is a unique medium which produces, vibrant, luminous works of art. The workshop forms part of the Fire Station’s aim to spread creativity across the community, and inspire an indigenous culture of creativity and innovation.