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Duane Hada's Transparent Watercolor


with Duane Hada

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6 pm

Duane Hada's Watercolor Instruction - This is a comprehensive course in all aspects of transparent watercolor techniques with an emphasis on landscapes as subject matter. Course is suitable of all levels of experience, beginners and beyond.

Suggested Supply List:


Tube Watercolors – Windsor Newton - better. Cotman – good student grade

*Ultramarine Blue – a must have

*Cobalt Blue – a must have

*Aureolin Yellow – a must have (Possible Extra Colors)

*Alizarin Crimson – a must have Quinacridone Gold

*Burnt Sienna- a must have                         Pthalo Blue

Permanent Rose                         Cerulean Blue

Violet New Gamboge

            Cadnium Orange Med.

            Quinacridone Magenta

            Cadnium Red


White non-absorbing plate, or covered sectional palette



Natural or synthetic, white or golden taklon

1 ½ or 2 inch flat

#12 round or larger

#4 round




140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

Canson, Montval, good student grade, Arches cold press #1 choice


Additional materials

Water container (cool-whip bowl or larger)

Masking tape

Rigid board – larger than paper size

Pocket knife, nail file or plastic knife

Paper towels

Hair dryer

Sketch pad/book 

Mechanical pencil

Kneaded eraser


 Instructor Bio:

Duane Hada brings a unique, aesthetic appreciation to the sport of angling. Duane credits his life-long passion as artist and angler to being raised close to nature in the rural Ozarks’ Buffalo River country. Growing up surrounded by some of God’s greatest handiwork fuels the creative inspiration that has blended beautifully into a career as both angler and artist. When asked about his vocation, he’ll quickly tell you some days he’s an artist who guides, and some days he’s a guide who paints. Either way, his clients cherish another memory of a great day spent on the water. Duane’s recognition as both artist and angler has been honored with numerous awards and accolades, locally as well as nationally. His art has graced trout stamp designs, wildlife calendars, trout regulation manuals, and Nature Centers. A very prolific artist, Duane’s originals adorn banks, famous trout and saltwater lodges, as well as the Governor’s mansion special selection.

His highly sought after art has helped raise funds for FFF, Trout Unlimited, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, St. Jude’s Hooked on a Cure, and numerous other conservation groups and organizations. He is the illustrator for Ozark Trout Tales, Home Waters, and created the popular 2005 Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation license plate with a White River rainbow trout scene. His angling peers have honored him with the first fly-rod Master Angler Award from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 1989. He received the Silver Medal for the coaching the US Youth fly fishing team in the FIPS Mouche International Fly Fishing Competition in Wales. His art and fly fishing has allowed him to travel and experience many of the great angling destinations of the world. Duane’s clients are often eager to have their outdoor adventures memorialized by him. His sketches, acrylics or watercolors frequently become prize possessions as souvenirs for his angling friends. Upon receiving his recently finished original, one client stated, “I have an original piece of art that will forever refresh that special day on the river.  It’s like having a modern day Winslow Homer”.


Create a Beautiful Easter Decoration


with Christy Pickers

Calendar Mar 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Come get creative and decorate your own wooden cross door hanger for Easter! We will have all the supplies and assistance needed to create a unique piece!

 Instructor Bio:

Born in Memphis, Tennessee Christy has always had a love for creative arts. She enjoys finding what one may call junk and turning it into a treasure. Christy enjoys using mixed media with her artworks. She hopes that her passion for painting and crafting transforms others hearts and minds to open up to the wide world of art. She loves seeing the joy in the students faces that visit her pottery and art studio as they see what they have created. She is still new to the public with her art classes, opening her studio in June. Her pottery and art studio, Arty Party Pieces, can be found on Bradley Drive. She encourages the community to come visit and see what they have to offer.

Intro to Digital Photography


with Dane Hustead

Calendar Mar 22, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The instructor for this great informative and educational class is actually an instructor for ASUMH credited courses in Photography and related topics. The course will have 4 parts:

Part 1 - Perspective and Composition    January 17, 2023

Part 2 - Camera Setting and Light  January 24, 2023

Part 3 - Portraits          January 31, 2023

Part 4 - Landscapes  February 7, 2023

Each students needs to bring a digital camera or phone with apps that can control aperture, ISO, and shutter speed.

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