Gouache Master Studies with Erik Gist


Registration Opens July 5th, 2021 at 8am PT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.

All videos will be available until two weeks after week 5 of the term.


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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. 

Date : May 12th 2021 – June 9th 2021

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Wednesday

Level :  Beginner – Intermediate

In this class we will explore many different artists, from old masters to contemporary ones. Each week we will explore how each of these master painters uses value, shape, and color to compose their images. Doing gouache thumbnails in 1-2hr increments will help us understand the general foundation into what makes their work so compelling. The focus will be on establishing mood, lighting, and textures through short-hand indications. If you’ve never worked in gouache that is OK. There will be frequent instructor demonstrations.


Miscellaneous Supplies:
Enamel Palette
Crescent Board # 100, 110 or 114
Variation of pencils (HB, H, 2H, 2B, 3B, etc…)
Board and clips for board

Combination of both flats and rounds
**Make sure the brushes are synthetic sables (Robert Simons short shaft-brown with gold tip)

Paints: Recommended brand-Winsor Newton
Peacock Blue
Brilliant Yellow
Alizarin Crimson
Flame Red
Burnt Sienna
Permanent White
Ivory Black

Erik Gist

Erik M. Gist received his B.A. from SDSU in 1998. He began studying with Jeff Watts in 1996, three years later he began to teach and has done so ever since. Erik has worked in the video game industry as a concept designer and 3-D artist and is now working as a freelance illustrator. Erik’s clients include Marvel Comics, D.C. Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Disney, Audible, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, Boom! Studios, Palladium Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Viking Childrens Books, Monkey Brain Books, Quart Publishing, and Chiat-Day. His work can be seen in Spectrum: the best in fantastic art including a nomination in 2018, and Aphrodesia: art of the female form 1 . Along with a Spectrum nomination, he has been nominated for an Illie Award, a Pulp Ark Award, a Chesley Award, and multiple Horror Comic Awards including one win. For more information about Erik’s art please visit his website at www.erikgist.com.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit