Gouache Portrait Masterclass

6 weeks to become a great portrait painter

Learn how to paint gouache portraits
with the 5M method

Gouache Portrait Masterclass is an immersive video course that will teach you how to paint gouache portraits in your own unique style.
You'll learn step-by-step how to paint beautiful and realistic portraits.  

The 5M method

- Materials: all you need, and why you need it (and nothing more that what you need!)
- Must: the tips that you must follow to achieve a smooth painting
- Mark: how to make accurate drawings (it's better if you want your portrait to have some likeness!)
- Mixing: how to get the exact color you want, and how to tweak it
- Mastery: how to paint portraits in different styles

This is what we will be painting during Gouache Portrait Masterclass

Here's what you'll learn

WEEK 1: 
All the supplies and materials you need, from paint, brushes, paper and more. Gouache painting techniques

WEEK 2: 
5 different methods to draw a portrait accurately.
Where to find your reference photos

WEEK 3: 
Color : All you need to know about color theory for portraits: warm and cool colors, shadows, saturation…
Color practice: how to get the exact color you want, what to mix, and how to mix paint

WEEK 4: 
Monochromatic portrait to learn the values
Limited palette portrait, just 4 colors

WEEK 5: 
Realistic colors portraits for light skin, painting on wood
Realistic colors for dark skin, with textures

WEEK 6: 
Profile portrait with detailed hair
How to share your art on social media. 

I will guide you through all the process.
From knowing the gouache, to drawing the portrait, to color theory, to painting the portrait, to sharing to social media 

What’s on the inside

A chapter per week, for six weeks long

The shooting includes the color palette so you can see exactly how to mix colors.

Close ups of technical brushstrokes, colors used in class…

For each portrait you’ll get the photo reference, the colors needed, the narrated video showing everything in detail.

Full length videos, with each brushstroke included, narrative and explanations along the way.

Weekly emails to keep you on track

A 40 pages workbook with exercises and cheat sheets

All you need to find your own style

At the end of the class

You will have all the needed tools and techniques so you can find your own style.

You will be able to paint all the portraits you want with gouache (or another wet medium)

Learn how to paint gouache portraits in 6 weeks!

  Gouache Portrait Masterclass is an immersive video course that will teach you how to paint gouache portraits in your own unique style.
You'll learn step-by-step how to paint beautiful and realistic portraits.  In every lesson I'll show you what I'm doing in real time as well as explain why I'm doing it.

This isn't a bunch of theory or a high-end art school - this is ready to apply, immediately useful information from a professional artist.  

Watching my process takes out a lot of the intimidation factor for people who are just starting out with gouache painting and it helps experienced painters process subjects quickly and easily.

Let me demonstrate just how easy painting can be, and give you the jump start that you need to master this skill of painting typically reserved for only professionals!

Meet your instructor

Bonjour! I’m Cecile Yadro, a French artist, both digital and traditional.

  I’ve always been drawing, painting, sewing, quilting, embroidering, anything arts or crafts related.  

I graduated from Art school many years ago and am now a full time artist and art teacher.  

More than 17 000 students followed my 40 classes so far!  

You can see my work on Instagram if you want to know more about my style.

I’m happy to help you grow as a portrait painter!

full price

$347 USD

Course Curriculum


The class is made for all levels, we will cover the basics and increase difficulty along the way

When the class open, you’ll receive a complete and detailed supply list. The first week we will discuss in detail all the supplies and material you need. So don't buy anything before the opening of the class!

The class is painted with gouache, but you can as well use acrylic or acrylagouache, which is a matte acrylic. Watercolor and oil painting wouldn’t be suitable though.

The class is opened now, you can join anytime

You can go at your own pace, the chapters are released each week on Friday at 12:00 PM Paris Time, but you can take longer than one week. I'd say that between watching videos and practicing, it's a 3 to 4 hours commitment per week. This is what it takes to become a great painter!
You have a lifetime access to the class, so take your time!

No problem! Just send me an email within 10 days and you’ll get a full refund

100% Satisfaction guarantee

If you're not completely satisfied just send me an email and you'll get your money back within 10 days of your purchase

9 hours + videos

Full length videos with narration

PDF documents

40 pages workbook with written supply list, color lists, instructions,  cheat sheets, exercises...

Reference photos

All the references photos used in class, copyright free


Weekly emails to keep you on track


Weekly assignments that I'll review for you

full price

$347 USD