The Wonderful World of Caran D’ache Water-soluble Drawing Materials with Stefan Lohrer and Lauren Wood

June 25, 2021


Opus Art Supplies’ iconic artist demonstrations and workshops have gone virtual! All our events are now held through Zoom. If you are not yet familiar with this fantastic meeting 

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When: June 25th @ 11am (1.5hr demo)

Join Caran D’ache product expert Stefan Lohrer and artist Laura Wood for an exploration of Caran D’ache’s Water-Soluble materials! You can look forward to experiencing Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle pencils, Technalo Water Soluble Graphite, Water Soluble GrafCubes, RGB Graphite, Travel Water Brushes, Neo II, Colourless Blender as a resist, and their Blender Palette. Starting with Caran D’ache’s history, product safety, and environmental endeavours, Stefan will then segway into talking about Caran D’ache’s Graphite offerings. This discussion will be accompanied by Laura demonstrating these beautiful graphites with an illustration of a car. The dynamic duo will then move to Caran D’ache’s colourful water-soluble offerings. Stefan will give you plenty of technical information to mull over and Lauren will show you how to put these colourful materials to action with beautiful illustrations of colourful Florida birds and Landscapes. This demo will be perfect for anyone interested in learning about Opus’ Caran D’Ache offerings, the many uses for water-soluble drawing media, or for those who would like to experience Stefan and Laura’s charming presentation style first hand! 



Stefan and Laura’s Materials List

*They’ll be using a huge variety of materials. This list won’t include everything, but will give you an idea of what to look forward to. 

From Caran D’ache…

Aquarelle Pencils

Technalo Water Soluble Graphite

Water Soluble GrafCubes

RGB Graphite

Travel Brushes

Neo II

Colourless Blender as a resist

Blender Palette



Watercolour or Mixed Media Paper









Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Artist Bios 

Stefan Lohrer was born in Zürich, Switzerland in 1959 and moved with his family to New York in the summer of 1966. His father began importing Caran d’Ache art materials in 1974. Stefan joined the family business in 1978 by working in the warehouse. In 1981 he became the warehouse manager and eventually, the Southeast sales representative. Eventually Stefan left the family business to go out on his own. He returned to Caran d’Ache in 2002 as National Sales Manager. After Caran d’Ache was sold to John and Karen Divis in 2008, the owners of Creative Chemical Solutions, Stefan stayed on as National Sales manager. The company name changed the name of the Company to Creative Art Materials.

He has an in-depth knowledge of drawing materials in terms of pigments, chemistry, archival qualities and techniques for using the materials.  He annually visits Geneva where the Caran d’Ache materials are made.  Stefan travels widely, visiting universities for their artist outreach program.  He has been a frequent visitor to SCAD classrooms in Sequential and Foundation Studies during past academic years as well as PRATT, Georgia Tech, University of Alabama in Birmingham and others.


A large part of the company’s focus is to reach out to the artist community and place product directly in the hands of artists and art students around the country. Because of his love for the arts, and close relationship with many of the people at Caran d’Ache in Geneva, particularly the chief chemist, Eric Vitus, Stefan is constantly learning more about art materials. 



Facebook: Stefan B Lohrer

Instagram: @stefanblohrer

Laura Wood is an illustrator and graphic designer based out of Clearwater, Florida. An alumni of Ringing College of Art and Design with an BFA in Illustration, she has over 9 years of experience in the commercial arts. Laura works as a graphic designer creating logo designs, branding, websites, t-shirts, print collateral, photography, and so much more. Her true passion is illustrating with traditional mediums that tell a compelling story. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her cat, go to the beach, watch documentaries and take walks with her Fiancé Andy.

You can visit to view her portfolio and freelance availability.

Follow Laura on instagram @laura3990



June 25, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm