The Bartlesville Art Association offers various art classes during the year. These classes are open to both members and non-members. These classes cover a wide range of media, and schedule and cost vary.

Enroll and improve your skills with lessons from professional artists.

Upcoming and Onging Classes

"Fine Art Classes" - Valerie Jones

Valerie Jones will be teaching fine art classes at the Design Center on Tuesday mornings. She teaches art techniques at the skill level of the individual. The fun part is you get to choose your medium! She welcomes drawing with graphite or colored pencil and painting with acrylic, oils, or watercolors. No previous experience is necessary. Join anytime.

Class Time: Tuesday mornings, 10 am - noon
Class Dates: Weekly
Cost: $20/week (plus a $10 art supply fee if you do not bring you own supplies)

Register: Contact Valerie Jones at

"Understanding Color" - Pepper Hume

Learn the basics of color theory, how to mix colors, and how to use color effects in painting. First class will be lecture/demo, following classes will be hands-on. A shopping list for supplies will be provided at the first session, to be used in later sessions.

Class Time: Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Class Dates: April 9 - April 23 (3-weeks)
Cost: $30

Register: Email

"The Basics of Oil Painting" - Anne Spoon

Adults (high school and older) and all levels welcome from Beginner to Advanced. This class is designed to meet each student's current skill level and personal goals in art.

The best way to study painting is by painting from life. This class will focus on still life. Subjects will vary. Most aspects of still life painting can be controlled by the artist - composition, lighting and color choice. We will focus on the keys to creating a successful painting, composing a picture, dramatic lighting, color theory and drawing.

Anne was born and raised in New York, studied art at The School of Visual Arts where she earned a BFA. Anne's art has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine and she has had a solo exhibition of one hundred portraits at the Oklahoma State Capital.

Class Time: Mondays, 6 pm - 8:15 pm
Class Dates: March 5 - April 30, 2018 (8 weeks)
3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, (skip 4/9) 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
Cost: BAA Members $220 / Non-members $250
A material list will be emailed before class begins.

Register: To reserve your spot email
12 students max in class

"Watercolor Painting for Beginners" - Martha Reyburn

Martha Reyburn teaches a weekly watercolor class at the Design Center on Thursdays. Finish a painting in two hours! – it's fun and you will learn your own style.

Class Time: Thursday, 1 pm - 3 pm
Class Dates: Weekly
Cost: $20 per class. All supplies are included.

Register: Contact Martha Reyburn at

"Kids Paint Class" - Elaine Wilson

Elaine Wilson will be teaching a monthly painting class at the Design Center on Tuesdays. Ages 6 and up. Grown-ups are welcome too.

Class Time: Third Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Class Dates: Monthly
Cost: $20 per class. All supplies are included.

Register: Contact Elaine Wilson at or 918-630-7098.

"Painting Class" - Ross Myers

Tulsa artist Ross Myers will teach a 10 week painting class on Mondays. Choose between morning or afternoon sessions. New students will need to come 30 minutes early for the first 3 sessions for a drawing lesson. After that you choose a medium and subject and start a painting. Study oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, and drawing from Tulsa's most experienced art teacher. His well-rounded talents are ideal for any level of artist.

Class Time: Mondays at 10 - noon or 1 - 3 pm
Class Dates:  February 26 - April 30, 2018
Cost: $220 for 10 sessions

Register: Email

"Art Classes for Kids" - Ashley Droigk

Watercolor, acrylic or drawing classes for kids.

Class Time: 10 am to 8:30 pm by appointment
Class Dates: Weekdays
Cost: $15 per student, per one-hour session. Family rate is $10 per child per hour.

Register: Email

Art 101 for 2018

Art 101 classes are member-led classes offered to all who join or rejoin BAA. One free class comes with membership, but if you want to take more than one, you may sign up and pay $30 per each additional class. It is a great opportunity to learn something new and meet new friends. Enrollment starts December 6.

"Acrylic Painting" - Ashley Droigk Saturday January 20 10 am-3 pm

"How to Make an Artist's Website" – Celeste Cleary Saturday February 3 1-4 pm

"Hand-built Clay Project" – Sheetal Kulkarni Friday February 16 1-3 pm

"Beginning Oil Painting" - Anne Spoon Saturday February 17 1-4 pm

CLASS IS FULL - "Using Saran Wrap with your Watercolor Paintings" – Cheryl Bryan Saturday March 10 10 am-3 pm with hour for lunch

"Beginning Watercolor" – Martha Reyburn Tuesday March 13 1-3 pm

"Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor" – Jim Buchan of Green Country WC Society Tuesday March 27 1-5 pm

CLASS IS FULL - "Double Walled Basket" - Kathy Barham Saturday April 21 10 am-3 pm with hour for lunch

"Theatre Art/Scenic Painting" – Rose Miller, Price Tower employee Friday May 4 2-4 pm and Saturday May 5 2-4 pm

"Small Knitted Project" – Pam Carrico Saturday May 19 9 am-noon

"Photography" - Gary Gibson Saturday May 26 9-11 am

"Beginning Drawing" - Steven Graham Saturday July 28 6-8 pm