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Sous Bois, the Small Landscape in Gouache

June 6, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2024


Learn about this popular paint! Gouache has some unique qualities and working properties. We will learn the basics of handling the paint as we create a “Sous Bois”, or small landscape, using photos of small corners of the natural world. Gouache is uniquely well-suited to this subject and to a small painting.  Learn about Gouache, and also some basics of color mixing and composition.


Students should bring inspiration photos from home or scenes/sketches from nature. You can email them to before class if you’d like them printed!


Class minimum: 4

Class maximum: 10


About the Instructor:

Laurel Geis has lived in the White Lake area for 28 years. She taught Art in public schools for 30 years before retiring. She is an active artist, working primarily in painting and drawing, and her work has been widely exhibited in sites like the Muskegon Museum of Art and the White River Gallery. Her work frequently includes landscape or environmental themes.


ACWL-Nuveen classes are supported in part by grants from the Michigan Arts & Culture Coalition, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nuveen Benevolent Trust.


June 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Arts Council of White Lake
106 E. Colby Whitehall, MI 49461 United States + Google Map
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