These local venues invite Tulsans to unleash their artistic side
Tulsans Ashley and Brian Kaske brought the AR Workshop brand to T-Town in April.
So, you’ve caught the creative bug — but now what? These local venues invite Tulsans to unleash their artistic side solo or with the whole family. From painting a stylish decor piece to imitating the newest art to sewing a pillow, here are three places to make a masterpiece.
This new Route 66 spot is capitalizing on a hot home trend: hand-painted wood signs in the farmhouse chic style. Tulsans Ashley and Brian Kaske brought the AR Workshop brand to T-Town in April. Perfect for girls’ night out or date night, the shop hosts group classes several nights a week during which participants design, assemble, stain and/or paint their projects in two to three hours. The result? A high-quality product you’re proud to hang in your home.
If signs aren’t your thing, choose from a list of DIY projects, including canvas pillows, a lazy Susan, a serving tray or even a bottle opener. Projects start at $40 and include all materials.
1020 S. Rockford Ave., Suite D | 918-884-6020
Monthly Imagination Days at the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Hardesty Arts Center allow families and children to participate in storytelling, dance and “make-and-take” art projects inspired by current exhibitions. “The activities are designed to engage with different art materials,” says Haley Biram, the center’s education and public programs manager.
Themes and artists regularly change, so participants have a new experience each time. Imagination Days are held from noon-5 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. No fee; all art supplies are provided.
101 E. Archer St. | 918-584-3333
Owl and Drum is one of the only specialty fabric stores in Oklahoma to sell 100 percent organic cotton fabrics and independent sewing patterns. Instructor Mary Perisho offers adult and child classes to teach basic sewing skills. What’s the perfect project to get started? Perisho says, “A simple envelope pillow cover — a great project that will jumpstart your sewing.”
Absolute Beginner Sewing classes are available year-round, and reservations are required. Classes are $45 per person, plus materials. Students can bring their own sewing machine and basic supplies, or borrow supplies and rent a machine for $5.
2814 E. 15th St. | 918-742-1404