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A Spontaneous Approach to Watercolors with Alice Struck 

Saturdays, September 2, 9, 30, October 21, November 4, 18:  9-11:30 am 

This course will present spontaneous methods of painting watercolors, including ways to set up and prepare for certain effects, using brushstrokes as shapes that reveal a spontaneous approach and techniques for introducing depth and texture to muddy areas. Our subjects will include natural and urban landscapes, adding people to scenes, and introducing movement to your compositions. We will use a teacher-presented subject to work from in each class, but students are welcome to bring their own sketches, photos and ideas to work from as well. Our schedule will follow the popular format of group critique and questions, demonstration and in-class tryouts. See below for supply list. 

$210 CCC Members / $252 Non-Members 

Alice Struck

Watercolor Class Supply List

Tube watercolors:

Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose

Transparent or Winsor Orange(optional)

New Gamboge, Transparent, or Winsor Yellow

Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber                                                             Cerulean, Phthalocyanine, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue

Cobalt Violet, Opera Rose (both optional)

Sap, Hooker’s or Phthalocyanine Green


Flat or Round watercolor brushes in several sizes

(at least one large, 1, 1 1/2 or 2”)

Paper:  Watercolor paper, at least 11”x 14”, 140lb. weight, pad or sheets

Support:  Something to lay your paper on, such as a Masonite board, Plexiglas, Gator Board or dry erase board, larger than your paper

Sketchbook & pencil:  HB lead (or softer: “B” numbers)

Kneaded eraser

Water container:  Not needed in class, they will be provided

Palette:  Covered palettes are nice for transporting wet paint to class.  Can be as big or small as you wish.  You don’t need more than 6 to 12 wells.

Paper towels

Masking fluid

Waterproof pen .01, .03 or .05 (Micron)

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