Creating Powerful Watercolors, Session II with Alice Struck

Creating Powerful Watercolors, Session II with Alice Struck

Creating Powerful Watercolors, Session II with Alice Struck
Saturdays, January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23: 9-11:30 am

A continuation of Alice’s “Creating Powerful Watercolors- Part I”, we will focus upon the elements which contribute to personal, expressive and strong painting style. Classes follow the popular format of Critique, Demonstration and Tryout. New in these sessions, two subjects will be provided along with resources and demonstrations. The first will be a nature-oriented theme with minimal preparation or sketching required. The second subject will be a more challenging subject that may require more drawing or planning. Students may also work from their own ideas. Classes are designed for adults-both continuing students and beginners. Beginners may remain 1-hour after the first class for individual consultation. Though part of a series, no prerequisite is required; the series need not be taken sequentially. Supply list available online. 

$125 CCC Members / $150 Non-Members


Creating Powerful Watercolors with Alice Struck 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)