"Art 101" Classes for 2021

“Art 101” Classes are taught by BAA members for BAA members. You get one free “Art 101” class with your annual BAA membership. 

** Please note some classes have a supply list or small supply fee

To register for an Art 101 Class please email bartlesvilleartassociation@gmail.com

Paper Collage Painting

Taught by Debbie Finch

This class will show you how to create paintings thru the use of paper:  napkins, magazines, newspapers even
junk mail.  I will provide a pattern of a flower or an animal for you to select for your art project.  Should you just want to freestyle  your painting – that’s OK.  This class is designed to explore the creativity of each student.
By using various values  (the lights & darks of colors) we will create dimensional objects that appear to be painted.  

Date – Tuesday May 18
Time – 1-4 pm
Supply Fee – $10.00 (which includes) Your canvas board, decoupage, use of scissors & paper products.
You are welcome to bring specific magazines or papers that interest you.  See you then!    thefinchesnest@cox.net

Colored Pencil 101

Taught by Vance Blackwell

Date – Saturday May 29
Time – 6-8 pm

Goals: Getting to know your pencils and materials
Layering, blending and burnishing
Mixing colors
Using a blending stick
Creating a sense of depth
Making color decisions
Overall making a more realistic drawing

Class materials
1. Prismacolor Art pencils 24 pack
2. Small pencil sharpener
3. HB or number 2 pencil
4.6×8 Strathmore medium colored pencil paper
5. Assorted blending stumps
6. Kneadable eraser
(Optional) Exacto knife

Knitting 101 - Introduction to basic stitches

Taught by Laura Riley

This class introduces the new knitter to basic stitches and techniques. Over two sessions of roughly 1 and ½ hours each, students will knit, purl, cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, add a new color and block their work.  The class project is the ever popular mug-rug, also known as the swatch. Students who complete the course will receive written instructions to make all four mug rug designs, plus a list of on-line knitting resources.

Date  – Monday and Tuesday, August 9 and 10
Time – 1pm till 2:00pm
Supply Fee $5 (Please pay instructor on first day of class)
Class size is limited to six because teaching knitting is such a one on one activity.

Course supplies: Instructor will provide yarn and needles.  A $5 supplies fee will cover cost – payable to instructor.

Instructor, Laura Riley was one of six children. “I was raised by a busy mom, who instilled in me a love of fabric. Though I learned to sew and knit at a young age, it was the arrival of my first grandchild in 2008 that pushed me to take up knitting, in a more dedicated manner.  Twelve years later now,  I design and knit scarves, shawls, sweaters and socks for the people in my life.  I blog about my fiber adventures at dailyfiberfun.wordpress.com.”

Fun with Easy Marble and Watercolor 101

Taught by Cheryl Bryan
Goal: “To get together and have a good time.   Wear  play clothes and bring a sense of adventure. No two 5×7 paintings  will be  the same.”

New Dates! Date – Thursday and Friday, August 12 and 13
Time – 1-4 pm
Supply fee – $10.
Supply list – ( if you have it):
Hair dryer
2 in masking tape or painter’s tape
Kneaded eraser
Paper towels
Water container to rinse brushes
We will supply basic brushes, paint, and paper.  If you prefer your own, please bring them.

Max enrollment – 12

101 Beginning Jewelry

Taught by Livi Diaz

Tuesday September 14 at 4 pm till 6:30 pm

The class will make an adjustable bracelet with 4 different pendants 


Students who want to furnish their own supplies will need:

Beads – minimum 4
Wire – (gauge 20 and 14 or 12)  minimum 2 feet

FLUSH CUTTER or a simpler wire cutter 

Nice to have but not necessary:


Minimum number of students is 2 and max is 10.  Sign up deadline is September 7

Livi is a Venezuelan artistic jewelry designer. She is the owner of “From Lemon to Lemonade”, and has participated in multiple Art expos and Galleries in Houston Tx

Livi’s favorite suppliers:
Fire Mountain Gems & Beads (online store)
Etsy (Online store)
Amazon Online store)
Hobby lobby (598 SE Washington Blvd 74003)
The Hole Bead Shop (317 Delaware Ave. 74006)
The Bead Merchant (1547 S. Harvard Ave. Tulsa 74112)

Create an Artist Facebook Page 101

Taught by Celeste Cleary

Date – Saturday October 9
Time – 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Location will be announced

Oil Painting 101

Taught by Karen Michno

Date, Time and Fees to be announced

To register for an Art 101 Class please email bartlesvilleartassociation@gmail.com

Can’t decide? Want to take more than your 1 free class? You can! Each additional “Art 101” class is $30. 

If there is a fee for your Art 101 class you may pay the teacher or pay using the button below. 


Not sure your membership is current? Please contact Membership Chair Cheryl Bridendolph at bartlesvilleartassociationmem@gmail.com.

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