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2021 Schedule

d’Lauren Fine Arts

Instructor ~ Dana Childs​

Classes ~ Workshops ~ Plein Aire Outings ~ Art Hikes

Watercolor Supply List
located at the bottom of this page.

Weekly Watercolor Wednesdays

Black Bear Diner - 900 Carson Street, Carson City

noon to 1:30pm

Call Dana at 530-306-2379 for details

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Details below under workshops & classes

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d’Lauren Fine Arts Watercolor Supply List 

Dana Childs *  tfa.create@gmail.com * www.dlauren.net  *  530-306-2379



Most of these can be found locally in Reno at Nevada Fine Arts


Preferred palette is Frank Web  -- if you want to use a white ceramic dinner plate that works as well.  Small palettes are problematic, but come in handy for in the field or backpacking, etc.

For plein aire or art hikes try to find a smaller palette that folds, and has a thumb hole in it for holding.  Or you can use a foam disposable plate and cover with saran wrap.


Paints – tubed watercolors  

(Grumbacher, Academy, Daniel Smith, Holbein or Windsor Newton’s Finest is preferred)


Permanent Rose (or Alizeron Crimson)

Ultramarine Blue

Antwerp Blue (sub = Prussian Blue)

Raw Sienna

Burnt Umber

Cadmium Yellow or New Gambouge (open it and make sure it's a bright yellow first, I use Daniel Smith of Van Gogh)


Brushes:  1-inch square sable or sablette, #8 round sable or sablette (and a #4 round if you are into detail)


140 lb cold press paper (prefer Arches, other’s ok.  Canson & Fabriano student grade is ok-I would avoid other brands personally)


Two water buckets (one large and one yogurt sized)


1 flat household sponge – (no soap)        pencils, kneaded  or Mars eraser


paper towels and tissue 


Palette rental and medium paper (student grade) available for $8



For  Plein Aire outtings bring :

Polarizing sunglasses, beach or camping chairs, flat surface to paint on (clipboards, large or small or plywood work well), your own gallon of water, food to nosh, drinks, sunscreen, etc.  Anything you would need for a day at the beach type supplies.

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