The Bartlesville Art Association sponsors numerous workshops each year. These workshops are open to both members and non-members. These workshops cover a wide range of media, and schedule and cost vary.

Enroll and improve your skills with lessons from professional artists.

Ongoing and Upcoming Workshops

"Clay Open Studio" - Sheetal Kulkarni

Each session is a three-day event with the first two days for handbuilding pieces and the third day for glazing.

Offered: April 4, 11 & 18, 10 am - noon
Cost: $50 includes 5 lbs of clay and several glaze choices or $30 if you have materials
Pay by check at first class or contact Sheetal to use PayPal.

Register: Email, to enroll or ask a question.

"Moms Clay Therapy" - Sheetal Kulkarni

Handbuilding pottery making is very therapeutic! In this class you will make a bowl, cup or tray with clay.

Offered: Saturday, May 5, 6 pm - 8 pm
Cost: $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. All supplies included.

Register: Email, to enroll or ask a question.

" Oil and Pastel Workshop " - Clayton J. Beck III

This intensive workshop is intended for the beginner to the advanced student. Each day will be a new segment concentrating on the fundamentals: drawing, values, edges and color. Six hours will be devoted to painting each day, giving the student a chance for an in-depth study. Lectures and demonstrations will also be included in the program. Set-ups will be provided. Students can also bring their own still-life objects to paint.The final day and a half will focus on portrait painting. Clayton will discuss his techniques as he and the class paint from a live model.

Friday will be a half-day as there will be a mini-show of Clayton's work in the Price Tower gallery. Also, Friday evening is the opening of the BAA 65th Annual Spring Show. He will be the Show Judge.

Artist Bio - Clayton J. Beck III. After graduation from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Clayton studied at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts with Richard Schmid. Clayton’s career began while still at the American Academy, exhibiting at Jody Kirberger’s Talisman Gallery and winning awards from the Midwest Pastel Society, the Palette and Chisel and the Pastel Society of America. He began teaching Saturday classes in Chicago after graduation from art school. “My love for painting has always been enhanced by my love to teach. Any artist who thinks they understand painting should try teaching. They will soon realize how little they know. I have always felt that I have a responsibility to teach because I have been given a generous gift from my teachers (i.e. Bill Parks, Ted Smuskiewicz, and Richard Schmid) and it should be passed on to the next generation of painters who share this love of art.

Offered: April 5 - 9, 2018.
Medium: Oil or Pastel. Supply list will be emailed when you register.
Cost: $495 for BAA members and $525 for non-members
Online pay link

Register: Limited number of students, so please reserve your spot by emailing

For out of towners: A very limited number of rooms at special rate will be available at the Inn at Price Tower. Call the hotel to reserve your room now and mention you want the BAA $99 workshop rate. (918) 336-1000

"Oil Painting Workshop: Landscape Painting from Photographs" - Cris Mercurio Sundquist

This workshop will focus on interpreting photographs. Since much information is lost in a landscape photograph it's important to know how to "fill in the gaps," create a dynamic design, and know what keep and what to remove from a photograph in one's painting. Sundquist will demonstrate how easy it can be to change the season shown in a photo. You will work with both land and sky elements, combining photos to make convincing paintings with lots of energy.

Sundquist, an oil painter from Independence, KS, will teach this workshop focusing on general landscape painting catering to individual needs. We already love her because she painted one of our carousel horses this past spring. Check out her artwork at

Offered: July 17-19, 2018
Cost: $200 BAA members, $230 non-members

Register: Email

"Wet & Workable: Flowers and Still Life" - Jeanne Hyland Watercolor Workshop

Discover what transparent and opaque wet glazing on saturated paper can achieve in depth, richness and luminosity. This also creates relaxed working time and rich color. Learn to manage moisture in your brush, paint and paper and balance it with appropriate timing on wet, moist and dry paper to uncover the tremendous flexibility of watercolor including reworking or finishing stalled paintings. Start with intuitive paint application or blocking in large shapes and values and then lift or sculpt out of it then glaze and layer. Paint your light values back in and achieve rich, dimensional, flower portraits or still lifes. You can easily get loose, flowing color, soft edges as well as crisp details. Paint your favorite floral, still life, or other subject.

We will work from a supplied photo—or bring your own 8x10 photo(s). Materials list and one project will be provided. This is a hands-on class, for all levels.

Jeanne Hyland teaches lively and popular workshops in her unique flexible “Wet & Workable” method taking the rushed feeling out of watercolor. Jeanne is known for her remarkable colorful portraits, expressive floral and still life paintings. She paints her subjects with passion and vibrant colors. She also has a series of instructional DVDs available.

Offered: Monday-Thursday, September 17-20, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm (1-hour lunch)
Cost: $340 BAA members, $370 non-members

Register: Email

"Abstract Acrylics" - Chris Westfall

Chris Westfall will teach an Abstract class for Acrylics.

Offered: November 10
Cost: $105 for members

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