Gouache Desert Landscapes

Diana Kuan
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Taught by Diana Kuan

Diana Kuan is a food writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of Red Hot Kitchen, on cooking with Asian hot sauces, and The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, on Chinese food and culture in America. Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, and The Boston Globe, among other publications. In addition to writing and photography, Diana has taught cooking classes for the past 10 years in both Beijing and New York. Her favorite foods are dumplings, ramen, and tacos, usually with hot sauce on the side.

Tuesday, September 10, 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Prospect Heights Brainery (190 Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights, BK)

Paint rich, abstract desert landscapes using gouache in this beginner-friendly class! A close cousin of watercolors, gouache is a vibrant medium that is more opaque than watercolors and boasts bold, rich colors. You can use gouache to paint large swaths of color, or hone in on finer details. You can also layer and paint on dark backgrounds!

In this class, we'll focus on a minimalist approach to painting desert scenes inspired by the American Southwest. You'll learn how to mix rich colors reminiscent of the desert sun, bright skies, sand, and distant mountain ranges. You'll practice different ways of painting cacti. Then you'll combine all those elements into your own abstract landscapes using the foundations of composition.

Whether you're a beginner looking to explore gouache or a seasoned painter seeking inspiration in abstract landscapes, this class invites you to unleash your creativity and capture the essence of the desert with every brushstroke!


All materials provided. 

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