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Office Hours
This Live Class offers Office Hours at an additional cost. Office Hours allows you to join a group video call with Louise several times over the course of the weekend. During office hours, you will complete the class assignments with personalized help from Louise. To get your Office Hours Pass, use the link below. You will receive a link to the video call before class starts. Office hours run during class hours.

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  • Class Description
    In this two (2) day weekend Live Class, guest instructor Louise Gasca will teach you how to recognize and draw tattoo designs in the American Traditional style.

    American traditional tattoos, also known as "old school" tattoos, are characterized by their clean black outlines, vivid colors, and minimal shading. It is also one of the most popular tattooing styles today.

    Flash sheets play an important role in the tattoo industry. They serve both as a menu for potential clients, as well as a showcase of your artistic abilities. Whether you want to learn how to design your own tattoos, or you are thinking of becoming a tattoo artist, this Live Class provides you with the solid foundation you need to be successful.

    At the end of this class, you will have learned about the history of Tattooing, how to design American Traditional tattoos, what makes a tattoo-able design, how to put together tattoo flash sheets, how to make clean line work, shading techniques, developing color palettes, and more.

  • Materials

    If you are working traditionally: HB pencil, eraser,
    red pencil, 1.2 micron pen, watercolor paper, black ink, Dr. Ph. Martins concentrated watercolor (red, blue, yellow, green, and purple), masking tape, a lightbox for tracing.

    If you are working digitally: iPad with Apple Pencil and Procreate -OR- A drawing tablet with your choice of software

  • Format
    This Live Class will feature live instruction, demonstrations, lectures, and critiques. Assignments will be completed during class hours, so you must attend live in order to submit your work for critique.

    As a Live Class participant, you will attend class digitally, via a live stream which will appear on the website. During class, you can talk with other students, ask the instructor questions, share your work, and receive feedback on your assignments.

    You must have an active subscription to attend this class. For more information, please contact us here.
  • Day and Time
    This Live Class will run for two (2) days, March 26th and 27th from 10 am - 2 pm PT.
  • How to Attend
    You will be provided with a link to the live class stream page shortly before class starts. Make sure you enroll for updates.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Louise Gasca has been working in the tattoo industry for over four years. Based out of LA, she apprenticed with Body Art and Soul. Having graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, she then went on to obtain her Post Graduate Teaching Qualification and taught in the UK for over 10 years. She now works with tattoo apprentices, teaching tattoo design. Her acrylic paintings are also represented by LagunaART and she is a regular contributor to the San Clemente art show in Orange County.