Please be patient as our class offerings load below. You can use the calendar icon to scroll to future dates and classes. Click here for the schedule overview of the 2017/18 School Year Calendar.
You may also Form Your Own Art Clubs and use the club discussion board to help form your groups!
Program descriptions are listed alphabetically below. Click here for a 2017/18 school year schedule overview.
Paints – tube style (I recommend M. Graham, Maimeri, or Winsor Newton)
Aureolin or Lemon Yellow Quinacradone red
Alizarin Crimson Quinacradone gold
French Ultramarine Blue Pthalo blue
Grumbacher Red, Winsor red or Cadmium Red
Cerulean Blue, This color is best in Winsor Newton Brand
Sap Green or Hookers Green
Indigo or Payne’s Grey
#7 and #14 Round, 1 Inch Flat, 1 ½ inch Flat
(If round brushes are good quality and come to a nice point when wet, you will not
need a small detail brush!)
One very stiff pointed brush – a cheap oil or acrylic brush –
2 to 3 sheets of 130lb. or 150lb. Cold Pressed paper.
(My Choices in paper: 1st - Saunders-Waterford, 2nd Fabriano, 3rd - Arches)
Please – No watercolor tablets – this paper is very difficult to paint on and you will be disappointed with your efforts.
I always have paper that you can buy if you are confused about paper.
Watercolor Palette – (If you are purchasing a new one, choose a larger round one with
deep paint wells and a cover and a large area for mixing) I recommend Quiller pallets.
Support Board approximately 18” x 24”
Masking Tape – NOT BLUE
Drawing Pencil and Sketch book - HB Pencil
Water container – Large with a flat bottom to prevent splilling
White Rubber Eraser, (No plastic erasers – and no gray kneaded eraser)
Old Credit Card cut diagonally from corner to corner
Masking Fluid – Winsor Newton is the best brand – NOT PERMANENT MASK FLUID
Square , rubber masking pick-up square. (for removing dried masking fluid)
Optional: table Easel
PLEIN AIR SUPPLIES (only needed for plein air watercolor classes): French easel or watercolor easel, Jug of water for painting, Stool – lightweight or collapsible, Lunch, Bug repellant, sun hat
As a THANK YOU to our customers, we would like to offer you FREE ART CLASSES when you refer a NEW customer by November 1st!
Here's how it works:
- Refer a NEW customer to register online for any Winter Session 1 class.
- Register yourself or your child online for any Winter Session 1 class and get half of your classes for FREE! Use online coupon code: "referral" at checkout. In the notes section of your registration, list the referred customer's name to receive the discount.
*Disclaimer: if the customer you referred does not register for a full session class or if he/she is not a new customer at Alpine Arts Center, we will charge you the remaining 50% balance for your session on the first day of class.