Monthly on Sundays
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Life Drawing with Model

Facilitator: Pepper Hume

We start with some 5 minute sketches to loosen up, and then go to one or two longer poses for the remainder of time. We draw or paint for 20 minutes followed by a short break, and continue that pattern of working till our time expires.

We may take photos of the model so we can continue work later. Bring your own supplies and work in any medium.

Ages: Adults (including high school age) 
All levels from Beginner to Advanced 

Sign up ends the Wednesday before the drawing session. We need 5 artists minimum in order to pay the model.

Either pay in advance or send an email to to register your spot.  

$10 fee. 


Pepper Hume is well known in local creative circles as a regular member of the SALTY Seniors acting troupe, Bartlesville WordWeavers writers group, Bartlesville Women’s Network, and as writer, director and producer of her own puppet productions at the Heritage Theater in Dewey. 

She graduated from Bartlesville Col-Hi as Ardith Webber and embarked on a life of designing costumes and scenery for theatre on civic, university and professional stages in Chicago, New York City, Rhode Island, Maine, New Jersey, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, on television, and anywhere several national tours have played.

She designed the costumes for the first professional Chicago productions of “Lion in Winter,” “Man of La Mancha,” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” She designed both the sets and costumes for the premiere productions of a stage adaptation of Terry Jones’ “Fairy Tales” and “A Cry of Kings,” a new translation of the Oedipus trilogy. Yes, all three plays, along with three companion ballets. For the Sesquicentennial of the State of Illinois, she researched and produced replicas of the inauguration ballgowns of twenty-two governors’ wives spanning 150 years.

Besides theatre, she has designed decor for corporate parties in 5th Avenue mansions and on the deck of the aircraft carrier Intrepid. Several trade show designs include shows at the Javits Center and the Piers in NYC. Her commercial costumes have included a six-foot tall can of Scotchgard, a seven-foot chicken, the first prototype of Ronald McDonald, and the first mascot for the Chicago Bulls.

Along the way, she taught costuming at four universities and stage makeup at six.

After designing the costumes for more than 75 plays, musicals, ballets and operas and the scenery for over 50, sometimes both on the same production, Pepper assumed she had retired from all that. But no, upon coming home to Bartlesville, she takes on the design of scenery and costumes for CMT’s Peter Pan. She also recently painted backdrops for Joe Sears’ unpublished play “The Kansas Open” and both “Grapes of Wrath” and “Enchanted April” at Theatre Bartlesville. So much for retirement.

All classes are held at the Design Center unless otherwise noted. Questions? Please email

Some of Pepper’s one-of-a-kind art dolls and sketches.

All classes are held at the Design Center unless otherwise noted. Questions? Please email

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