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Intro to Gouache • 3-Week Painting Class

Intro to Gouache • 3-Week Painting Class

In this three-week class for adults led by local artist Lauren Adams, we'll learn the essentials of painting with gouache, practice our technique with quality materials, and explore the importance of value, color, and composition.

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Age and Experience

This class is for adults, ages 18+.

This class is designed for those without gouache painting experience--beginners are very welcome. This class is also great for those who have experience painting but would like to deepen their understanding of fundamental skills.

Come experience for yourself why we are regularly voted Athens' favorite place to take an adult creative class!


Lauren Adams

A Southern artist and native of rural middle Georgia, Lauren Adams has explored and experimented with painting and drawing most of her life. Inspired by her southern roots and the natural world, her work runs the gamut from figurative to landscape and beyond.

Adams holds an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to her studio practice, she currently teaches adult painting classes.

Check out some of Lauren's work here:

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This class is held at the K. A. Artist Shop.

127 N Jackson St. Athens, GA

We are located on the second floor of a charming historic building near the Jittery Joe's Coffee at the corner of Jackson and Broad Streets in downtown Athens, Georgia. We're right across the street from the UGA campus, and our front entrance is between Pita Pit and Dynamite Clothing.


All the materials you'll need for this class will be provided.

We'll use a variety of gouache paints, tools, bushes, and painting surfaces, and don't fret...we break out the good stuff! Better materials make your practice more enjoyable, so we look forward to sharing our quality supplies with you.


To register and reserve your spot, simply use the "Add to Cart" button above and proceed to checkout. You'll get a confirmation email once your order has been received. Then all you need to do is show up! You don't need to bring anything but yourself.

If you need any assistance at all, don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach us via email, call, or text. Or just swing by the shop!


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Explore the magical properties of gouache paint. Gouache, pronounced "gwash," is a highly pigmented water-soluble paint that is often described as a cross between watercolor and acrylic. Create beautiful paintings through layering with vivid color.

No previous painting or drawing experience necessary. Lauren's step-by-step approach will have you quickly gaining confidence and making the most of gouache's fresh and vibrant nature.

This is a foundations class where you'll learn skills needed to begin painting with gouache. We'll get to know the materials and essential methods. We'll explore the importance of value, color, and composition. We'll have demonstration, group discussion, and plenty of individual attention. Plus, you'll get to spend some quality time painting in a relaxed and encouraging environment.


Fall 2024 Offering:

This class will meet on three consecutive Wednesdays, September 25th, October 2nd, and October 9th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Classroom FAQ

Where is your classroom located?

Unless otherwise noted, our classes are hosted inside the K. A. Artist Shop, located at 127 N Jackson Street in downtown Athens, GA.

Please note: We are located on the second floor of a historic building without elevator access. If you are unable to attend a class due to accessibility concerns, we encourage you to reach out! We'd love to accommodate you with a private or virtual class.

Can I attend I have zero experience?

Many of our classes are perfect for those just starting out, and some are even designed for absolute beginners. Other classes are geared toward those with more experience, but everyone is welcome.

The description above will let you know the general experience levels that this class is designed for.

What do I need to bring to class?

We typically provide all the materials you'll need for our classes, and we typically break out the good stuff!

Once in a while we'll need you to provide some materials, tools, or a high-res digital image (for instance in an "Effortless House Portraits" class you'll need to email us your photo in advance).

The description above will let you know if you need to bring anything, but most often, all you need to bring is yourself.

My child is 9 but very mature; may they enroll?

We're sorry! Our classes are designed for older students, yet we do allow for 10-12 year olds to join in our camps and clubs for pre-teens. We hope they'll join us next year when they are 10 years old.

Is there a multi-class discount?

For multi-class registrations, we recommend you take advantage of our rewards program. You're welcome to register in multiple transactions, using the rewards points earned to redeem discounts on additional classes.

Do you offer class scholarships?

Yes! If a discount will help you attend one of our classes, camps, or workshops, we invite you to use this coupon code as many times as you’d like:


What is your classroom cancellation policy?

We understand that things happen and you may not be able to attend the class you purchased. If your plans change, please let us know at least 7 days before your scheduled class begins. If you let us know with at least 7 days notice, we can issue a full monetary refund to your original form of payment or switch you to another class at no charge.

We cannot offer refunds after the 7-day-mark, but we are happy to offer make-up sessions in other classes as space allows or a credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to miss their scheduled class.

Regretfully, we cannot issue refunds or make-ups for no-shows. Please reach out to us prior to class if you need to cancel or reschedule.

On occasion, a class might not reach the minimum number of students needed. If this is the case and we need to cancel a class ourselves, we will let registrants know at least three days prior to the scheduled event. You'll of course receive a full refund or re-scheduling, and we will also provide a small gift card as a token of our appreciation.

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