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

"Learn to See and Mix Any Color in Oil" - Anne Spoon

Many painters don't paint what they see, but what they expect to see, what they remember, or what they imagine things are supposed to look like. Since "the mind stands in the way of the eye," the purpose of this class is to teach you to see as an artist. Through careful study and putting the right spot of color in the right place, you will create a realistic image of form, space, surface texture, atmosphere, light, and shade.

As you follow the painting projects you'll make the dramatic discovery that everything in nature is filled with luminous color. You'll learn to see glowing color in the "blackest" shadow and the "whitest" china. You'll learn when a blue can appear orange; how to use paint to replicate metal, glass, wood, paper, porcelain, and other opaque, transparent, or textured surfaces.

Anne Spoon is a representational painter working in oil. Born and raised in NY she earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. "I have spent the past two decades painting people, places and objects that have a quiet beauty, perhaps seemingly simple, and often overlooked until painted." For more info visit or Anne Spoon Art on Facebook and Instagram.

Class Time: Monday evenings, 6 pm - 8:15 pm
Class Dates: June 4 - July 30, 2018 [except class will not meet June 25 or July 2]
Cost: $210, due first night of class
All levels, Adults (including high school age).

Register: Email

"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: September 10 through November 12, 2018
Cost: $242 for 10 sessions

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