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

"Slip Trail Clay Technique" - Sheetal Kulkarni

This new clay class teaches students how to use slip as a design on a clay object. Taught by Sheetal Kulkarni of On The Fence Studio.

Offered: Thursday, March 15 from 9:30 am – 1 pm and March 29 from 10 am – noon
Cost: $50 (includes clay and several glaze choices)
Pay by check at first class or contact Sheetal to use PayPal.

Register: Email, to enroll or ask a question.

"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.

"Nature Soft Colored Pencil Workshop" - Valerie Jones

From beginning to advanced, students will enjoy the process of using minimal layers of colored pencil to create a beautiful piece of artwork. This colored pencil workshop taught by Valerie Marie Jones will focus on blending techniques used by Alyona Nickleson's Brush and Pencil's line of products. These products are the Advanced Colored Pencil Final and Textured Fixatives, Colored Pencil Powder Blender, Colored Pencil Titanium White, and the Colored Pencil Touch Up Texture. Valerie will demonstrate each process before the students work on each section of their piece.

Offered: Saturday, March 24, 10 am - 5 pm
Cost: $60 member, $75 non-member
(List of supplies will be sent after registration.)

BAA Members:
Minimum of Students: 6, Maximum of Students: 20
Contact Valerie Jones at for more information.

"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: Thursday, May 10, 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