d’Lauren Fine Arts
Instructor ~ Dana Childs
Classes ~ Workshops ~ Plein Aire Outings ~ Art Hikes
Watercolor Supply List
Located at the bottom of this page.
CV19 Update - Stay Safe and Healthy art family!
Go to the Workshops/Classes page for updates on make-up classes.
New Dana Childs YouTube Channel has free demos for you here:
Getting the Show back on the Road!
Here's hoping all is well with you!
I will be hosting OUTDOOR classes, workshops and paint-outs starting May 1st. WITH PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE
I will sanitize work areas before each session, supply gloves and hand sanitizer. We will honor the 6-foot social distancing during the session as well. Please plan to bring your own mask if you feel the need. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU COULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSED OR ARE FEELING ILL, PLEASE STAY HOME.
Since venues are a moving target I will be sending location information via email or text only. Most will be outdoors in and around Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville and Washoe Valley, and with a maximum of 9 at any time.
Stay tuned for any changes to these policies, but just know they will follow the general guidelines from both state and federal governments, and I'll adapt as these change.
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Workshops & Classes
CURRENT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Watercolor Wednesdays - WW are at Black Bear Diner, 900 Carson St, Carson City 4:15-5:45pm $18
Work on compositions of your own choosing or follow along with a wide variety of demonstrations that explore technique, style design and composition.
COPPER CAT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The Art of Expressive Painting
Watercolor and Mixed Media Class
March 28, 9am-2pm and March 29, 9am-1pm
Copper Cat Studio ~ Sparks
Do you get the feeling that it’s time to invent your own creations and compositions? Or do you wish that your art could be more of a personal extension of yourself? Well, this is the class for you. It is designed to help you get in touch with your creative self and connect with subjects that inspire you. The creative impulse is an elusive thing and most of us feel that it's so magical that it’s just out of our reach. Dana will help you find ways to reach for it while still respecting your individual rhythm. You may or may not leave with a masterpiece…it’s about the journey more than the final product.
Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art at www.dlauren.net
To register go to
Supply list is located at www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes at the top right
Cancelation Policy ~ a full refund is available with a 72-hour cancelation.
Call 530-306-2379 with any questions or concerns.
--------- Stay tuned for other Fall Workshops, Classes and Plein Aire Outings ------
How to Register for:
Copper Cat Studio classes go to www.coppercatstudio.com
Supply list can be found at the top of this page, all supplies can be found at Nevada Fine Arts in Midtown, Reno.
Cancelation Policy ~ a full refund is available with a 72-hour cancelation. Call 530-306-2379 with any questions or concerns.
d’Lauren Fine Arts Watercolor Supply List
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)
Antwerp Blue (sub = Prussian Blue)
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
Just the palette? $8 MUST RESERVE IN ADVANCE OF THE CLASS
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.