Duane Hada White River Trout Class _ January 17

Duane and the results from last January’s Trout painting class


HERE’s an awesome way to spend a cold January Saturday and finish up with a masterpiece to last a lifetime.

Our friend, guide and master artist Duane Hada is hold his popular Watercolor Class in the fly shop on January 17. Bring along your favorite trout or river scene and Duane will lead you through the process to create a painting worthy of hanging on your office, cabin or lounge.

Duane’s classes have been enormously popular and we have watched a bunch of smiling pupils wandering out the door with trout and river scenes over the years after discovering their hidden artistic talents. Quite honestly all of these would look at home on our walls. It is remarkable how Duane can tap into these talents.

The Class will run from 9am to 4pm with a limit of 8 spots. The fee is $125 for the class, payable in advance. Bring your own painting materials (see the materials list by clicking through) or for $17 extra Duane will furnish all the materials you need

Call the shop on 870 435 6166 to secure your spot. Since places are limited this is a no refund class, but we will hold a waiting list in case there are any late vacancies.

Click through for more details

October 11: Duane Hada Watercolor River Scene

Time: 9a.m-4p.m. Lunch: 11:30-12:30

Class Fee: $125

Class Description: Here is your opportunity to create your own Classic Trout masterpiece for your home or office, under the guidance of renowned Ozarks painter & guide Dane Hada.

Ever catch a special trout (fish of your choice) and wanted to turn it into a memorable piece of fine art. This will be a fun filled “Can’t Fail” workshop that will definitely want to attend. You will create a beautiful original of a fish of your choice, in the time honored classical sporting art style. You will be so proud and impressed with your piece!

Bring your own materials or if you are new to art and don’t want to invest a lot of money in materials we will have a good quality basic kit for an additional $17.00. This will provide you with 2 sheets of 16” x 20” 140 lb. watercolor paper-a pointed round #8 & #4 talkon-a set of 4 tubes of professional quality watercolors-mechanical pencil.

Suggested Materials:

· Tube Watercolors—Windsor/Newton best. Cottman-good student grade.

· Ultramarine Blue

· Cadmium Orange Med.

· Cobalt Blue

· Quinacridone Magenta

· Aureolin Yellow

Optional Colors:

· Permanent Rose

· Quinacridone Gold

· Alizrin Crimson

· Pthalo Blue

· Burnt Sienna

· Cerulan Blue

· Violet

· New Gamboge


· White non-absorbing plate or covered sectional palette


· Synthetic, white or golden taklon

· 1 inch flat

· #12 round

· #4 round

· Rigger


· 140 pound cold press at least 11” x 14” (up to 22” x 30”)

Additional Materials:

· Water container (cool whip bowl or larger)

· Masking Tape

· Rigid board larger than paper size

· Paper towels

· Hair Dryer

· Sketch pad

· Mechanical Pencil

· Kneaded Eraser

· Black sharpie—fine or medium

· White colored pencil

and a kneaded eraser.