Gouache Portrait with Ben M. Young


Registration Opens July 20th, 2020 at 8am PDT

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.



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

Date : Aug 8, 2020 – Sept 5, 2020

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Saturday

Level : All Levels Welcome

This class will introduce students to painting through the water based medium of gouache. Working from portrait photo reference, we will start with black and white and move to color. This class is a great introduction to painting

The Livestream Video Archive will be available for all livestream students until Sept 19th.


•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
• Blues
• Ultramarine
• Peacock Blue
• Yellows
• Brilliant Yellow
• Lemon
• Reds
• Alizarin Crimson
• Flame Red
• Burnt Sienna
• Permanent White
• Ivory Black

Ben M. Young

Ben Young has studied and taught at Watts Atelier for the past 20 years. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and conceptual designer. Clients include Sony Entertainment, Reflexive Entertainment, Upper Deck and Blizzard. Ben is currently working on his career in fine art. View more of Ben’s work at www.benmyoung.com

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit