3 opportunities to learn a new creative skill from experts
Go from art lover to art creator with these three opportunities for Tulsans to receive expert instruction in a new skill with deep roots.
A Singer sewing machine from the Vintage Sewing Center and Museum, 5528 S. Peoria Ave., co-presenter of the Vintage Sewing Adventure from April 6-7
Vintage Sewing Adventure
Indulge your inner historian with the Vintage Sewing Adventure, an event celebrating sewing innovation in the century following the 1846 invention of the sewing machine.
“This will be different from other sewing retreats due to the wide variety of classes that will be held,” says on-site coordinator Lisa Neel.
Presented by Twins N Needles in coordination with the Vintage Sewing Center and Museum, the conference will offer sessions to fit all skill levels, with topics ranging from “Help! I Inherited a Sewing Machine” to techniques for dressing the Victorian lady to Cherokee beading skills and many more.
Attendees can bring a sewing machine if they have one, but machines are not required for most sessions. Machines also will be available to rent.
Most sessions take place at the Mayo Hotel, 115 W. Fifth St.| twinsnneedles.com
Agitsi Stained Glass
Brandi Hines learned stained glass from her mother, who inspired her to start Agitsi, which means “mother” in Cherokee. Now she loves sharing the art of stained glass with others, including teaching new skills and adding artistic touches through multimedia.
“First-time attendees to my workshops get a hands-on experience and opportunity to use all the tools I use to make large pieces. The classes allow everyone to work at their own pace,” Hines says.
She offers classes in stained glass jewelry, mini feathers and more, and will teach a stained glass Easter egg class on April 14.
Easter egg class: 2-5 p.m., April 14
Stone Church Art Studio, 4225 W. Fifth St. agitsi.com
‘The Art of Visual Storytelling’
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Humanities at the University of Tulsa, this workshop will explore the topic of memory through storytelling. Participants will hear from four presenters, then choose their paths to explore further. Topics include land and ephemerality, the written word, storytelling through movement and smartphone filmmaking.
Osage artist Lydia Cheshewalla will facilitate “The Art of Visual Storytelling.” She says, “I was inspired to create the workshop because I think allowing people to step into their own authority to be storytellers and speak their truth is an important way to not only create happier individuals, but also to cultivate a culture of narrative inclusivity and ultimately, understanding.”
3-6 p.m., April 27
ahha Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St. More info here.