Gouache Paints – Pastel Colours
Gouache is a water based paint that is heavier than water colour and has greater reflective qualities making finished paintings look stronger and more vibrant.
- 12 bottles of the main primary colours (15 ml each) and one brush
- Very good quality paints, perfect for mixing with a strong pigment giving vibrant colours
- Finished paintings look strong and vibrant
- Masterpieces will look beautiful on any wall, whether painted by the beginner or experienced artist
- 24cm L x 4cm H x 13cm W x 240g
Generally, gouache paints are washable and can be cleaned from most surfaces with warm soap and water, however paints with high pigment content may stain clothing and it is recommended to wear a smock or protective apron when painting with gouache paints.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Art therapy provides an invaluable contribution to the care of people with dementia, whose language skills have been impaired, by allowing them to express their feelings and increase self-esteem through the language of art. Art therapy may be undertaken through drawings and colourings, through creating collages of magazine images, or through objects of coloured or textured figures and shapes. Engaging in art allows friends and family to connect with their loved one who has dementia, in a non-threatening and failure free way, when the ability to communicate in the traditional manner has been lost.
Gouache paints are suitable for everyone, and will be enjoyed by people in all stages of dementia. The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.