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

"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

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"Block-In Boot Camp" - Drawing Workshop with John Reger

Do you want to learn how to draw and aren't sure if you can? Do you want to learn how to make what you are drawing look better and don't know where you are going wrong? BAA is hosting a workshop that is just right for you, no matter where you are in your drawing journey. John Reger, Santa Fe artist who has taught at BAA in years past, is coming again in July to share his Drawing Bootcamp workshop.

The errors that distort a portrait drawing, according to John, begin with the very first pencil strokes, and express misconceptions about the subject of the drawing. Typically, they are hard, dark lines drawn to represent symbols of mistakenly conceived objects, i.e, the head, face and features of the model. The purpose of this workshop is to explore how to use line, shape and tone in a more appropriate, delicate fashion, and to create a block-in that more accurately represents our perceptual experience of the model. You will go home with a clearer understanding of how to make your drawings better.

John Reger studied at the School of The Art Institute and the Vitruvian School of Art in Chicago. He teaches at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he lives with his wife, Marty. For more info visit

Offered: 4-day Workshop July 24 through July 27, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm
(morning demo and instruction, hour lunch, and afternoon for student practice)
Cost: BAA Members: $330 for workshop, plus model fee
Non-member: $350 for workshop, plus model fee
Material list and more info will be sent upon registration.

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"Wet & Workable: Flowers and Still Life" - Jeanne Hyland Watercolor Workshop

Discover what transparent and opaque wet glazing on saturated paper can achieve in depth, richness and luminosity. This also creates relaxed working time and rich color. Learn to manage moisture in your brush, paint and paper and balance it with appropriate timing on wet, moist and dry paper to uncover the tremendous flexibility of watercolor including reworking or finishing stalled paintings. Start with intuitive paint application or blocking in large shapes and values and then lift or sculpt out of it then glaze and layer. Paint your light values back in and achieve rich, dimensional, flower portraits or still lifes. You can easily get loose, flowing color, soft edges as well as crisp details. Paint your favorite floral, still life, or other subject.

We will work from a supplied photo—or bring your own 8x10 photo(s). Materials list and one project will be provided. This is a hands-on class, for all levels.

Jeanne Hyland teaches lively and popular workshops in her unique flexible “Wet & Workable” method taking the rushed feeling out of watercolor. Jeanne is known for her remarkable colorful portraits, expressive floral and still life paintings. She paints her subjects with passion and vibrant colors. She also has a series of instructional DVDs available.

Offered: Monday-Thursday, September 17-20, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm (1-hour lunch)
Cost: $340 BAA members, $370 non-members

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"Abstract Acrylics" - Chris Westfall

Chris Westfall will teach an Abstract class for Acrylics.

Offered: November 10
Cost: $105 for members

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