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Gouache Mentorship with Tiffanie Mang

Limited to 12 students – Class dates: Sundays, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (no class Easter Sunday) April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th – 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm EST. (Recordings of each class available within 24 hours of live class

8 - Two Hour Classes

Live and recorded

Highly Personalized



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Join us for this 8-session online mentorship from anywhere in the world.

Gouache, meaning opaque watercolor in French, is an underdog medium that not a lot of artists know about! This unique medium comes with a learning curve, but once you overcome that hump, you will fall in love with the medium and the versatility it offers.

Tiffanie will work closely with 12 students in this mentorship to pinpoint their struggles and give personalized homework and live critiques each week. She will challenge each mentee to step outside their comfort zone with uniquely designed exercises that make you look at painting from a different perspective. Tiffanie is not teaching you to paint in a certain style; she is training you to use the visual tools to create pieces that sing with your unique voice.

Please note: This mentorship will solely focus on gouache painting (not watercolor, not oil, not acrylic). Therefore if you join, know that the goal will be to work on your traditional painting skills in gouache.

It is strongly recommended that students have two months minimum experience painting.

Class dates: Sundays, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (no class Easter Sunday) April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th – 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm EST. (Recordings of each class available within 24 hours of live class)

Homework is due in the class forum by midnight Thursday. Each student gets a personalized video critique each week. 

Tiffanie Mang is an art instructor, digital illustrator, and landscape painter working in gouache and oils. She graduated with a BA in Animation and Digital Arts from the University of Southern California in 2014.

Tiffanie currently works in visual development artist at Marvel Studios. She most recently served as production designer at Cartoon Saloon working on an exciting upcoming adventure TV series that is yet to be released. Other notable achievements include freelancing for studios such as Bart Kresa Studio, Disney, Huevocartoon, and Universal Music Group, where she was one of the concept artists designing concept pieces for Shawn Mendes’ album Wonder.

In 2016, Tiffanie worked as an animator on the Oscar-nominated animated feature Loving Vincent at Breakthru Films, a completely hand-painted film in oil paints illustrating the life of Van Gogh. Flying over to Gdansk, Poland, she subsequently worked on the film for 6 months and animated 6 scenes in a studio of 125 other talented artists from all around the world.

This life changing experience prompted her to move back to San Diego, find a studio, and pursue her love for painting on a more serious note. Tiffanie is most well known for her gouache landscape work, and her paintings have been in over 35 gallery shows since 2018 including the 109th and 100th California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition Shows. She has also had 2 solo shows at Cartoon Network and Crary Art Gallery, and has been featured in world-renowned magazines such as Plein Air Magazine, The Guide Artist Magazine, and more.

Tiffanie also loves to teach and share her passion for art; she has taught a number of plein air gouache and digital workshops in California and internationally as well, including Curacao and London. She now successfully runs her own digital and gouache painting mentorships. In the last year and a half, Tiffanie has personally mentored over 30 students from literally all around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

Materials List for Gouache Mentorship

Highly Suggested Colors: —permanent white (get bigger tubes- you MUST use LOTS of white for gouache) —burnt sienna —yellow ochre —permanent yellow deep (Warmer yellow) —lemon yellow (cooler yellow) —cadmium red ( I use this color sparingly) —alizarine red —ultramarine (warmer blue) — cobalt blue (cooler blue) —viridian —linden green (great for getting those bright colors in foliage when the sun sifts through)

Optional Colors: — sky blue —brilliant pink (only Holbein Brand) —spectrum violet —brilliant green — turquoise green * I like Windsor and Newton Designer Gouache and Holbein Designer Gouache

Limited Palette: White Lemon yellow Alizarin crimson Ultramarine/ cobalt blue You can create a warmer yellow with lemon yellow and alizarin crimson, create purples with alizarin crimson and ultramarine, and create greens with lemon yellow and ultramarine or cobalt. Lighten and desaturate with white. Ultramarine has more purple in it so it is a warmer blue versus cobalt blue which has a bit more green. Cadmium red is a stronger warmer red while alizarin crimson is darker and cooler. For limited palette, it is suggested you start off with a cooler yellow because you can always warm up the yellow with bits of red, but it is harder to cool down a warmer yellow unless you add white, which lightens and desaturates it (and you may not always want a lighter yellow).

SUPPLIES: —Small water color palette holder ( I use STA WET Masterson Palette) —1 inch brush & 12 size round brush ( I like brands like Windsor and Newton Cotman or Da Vinci) —Water color paper 5”x7” 6”x8” , 6”x6” / 13 x 18 cm, 15 x 21 cm — Sketching pencil or sketching pen ( I like to use a pink felt pen that bleeds warm colors if activated) — Artist Tape- (I like about 1/4 inch thick) great for blocking out clean edges on paper for doing thumbnail studies — plastic cup for water (l like Faber Castell water holder where they can shrink and expand but water bottles or small glass container with lid works too) — paper towels or rags — small spray bottle to spray on your paints; they will get dry sometimes when painting in heat! — chair to sit on (foldable chair works great) — easel/ or you can sit on the bench, ground, etc and paint on your lap!

About the Instructor

Tiffanie Mang

Tiffanie currently works as a visual development artist at Marvel Studios.

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