New Watercolor Directions with Alice Struck

Saturdays, September 7 & 28, October 5 & 26, November 2 & 9: 9-11:30 am

This 15-hour class combines traditional watercolor methods with techniques that greatly expand the student’s skill set. Students will receive ongoing guidance through critique and assignments focused on the organization of composition, planning approaches and clean color mixing. Also introduced are media adaptations with alcohol, gesso substrates, presentation and finishing instruction. Alice will cover the subjects of achieving sparkle in night scenes, portrait painting and texture techniques in close-ups. Some experience recommended. Supply list is available online.

$150 CCC Members / $180 Non-Members


New Watercolor Directions 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)

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