The membership is going to help you more if you are using Copics. The technique is a little different if you’re using another alcohol marker with a bullet nib as opposed to the Copic which has a super brush nib. However, you will learn from the class still, light source, depth perception and more. However, I do not have a lot of different coloring mediums — so telling you which colors to use will be difficult. So, I suggest if I’m asking for blue for water and I’m using 4 different shades of blue, just use whatever blue color combo that coordinates that you have. The membership will also allow you access to free exclusive digis, help with blogging, and taking photos (and editing them) of your art work.