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TFA Drafts & Design: Midcentury Paint and Sip at Heirloom Rustic Ales

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022
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TFA Drafts & Design: Midcentury Modern Paint and Sip at Heirloom Rustic Ales

 $50 | $37.50 | Workshop starts at 1:30 PM | Sunday, October 9, 2022

Design [dih-zahyn]


1.    to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully

Drafts and Design is a partnership program among Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and Tulsa breweries that invites guests to participate in a wide variety of hands-on design workshops while enjoying locally crafted beer. Mark your calendar, Drafts & Design takes place the first week of each month.From turning historic Tulsa photos into original works of art through hand-tinting to creating abstract punch needle wall hangings, Drafts and Design offers something unique for everyone. Workshops include all necessary supplies and tools and are led by expert facilitators. A variety of local beers may be purchased to enjoy during each workshop directly from the brewery.

You probably remember “Paint-by-Numbers” kits from your childhood, but do you know the history of how they came to be? A mix between a coloring book and painting on a canvas, painting by numbers allows anyone to create a detailed work of art, even if they’ve never taken an art class. The simple art sets were first invented and became popular in the 1950s by commercial artist, Dan Robbins. To create a kit, Robbins first painted an original artwork, and then placed a plastic sheet over it and outlined the shapes for each hue and shade. Each segment was then given a number and corresponding color. After trial and error, Robbins’ Paint-by-Numbers kits were born, and were introduced to the public with packaging that proclaimed, “Every man a Rembrandt.” Post-war, they were launched during a time when American people had more time for pursuing leisurely activities, and the concept quickly became a cultural phenomenon.

If you enjoy Midcentury Modern architecture, this workshop is for you! Join us at Heirloom Rustic Ales to create an 8” x 10” paint by number featuring a colorful Midcentury Modern House while enjoying delicious local beer. When finished, the paint board will pop into any 8″ x 10″ frame, adding a cheerful splash of color to any home decor. All supplies are included and you’ll take home an atomic era inspired work of art to enjoy for years to come!

ON WORKSHOP DAY: Please arrive early to grab a beverage and get checked in. Workshop will begin promptly at 1:30 pm.


The Heirloom Philosophy: Heirloom brews small batch beers that move slowly to completion. They have student loans, car payments, and overdue library books. They look to make things that are refreshing, simple, approachable, and affordable. They want you to stay a while and talk to strangers. Meet new friends and play old records. They hope you leave amused and lighthearted.

Check out the brewery website and menu here:

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for this workshop are $50 for not yet members and $37.50 for members. Please note, drinks are not included in the ticket price.

TFA Workshop Tickets sell out FAST, so purchase yours today to make sure you don’t miss out!

ABOUT TULSA FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE: Your ticket purchase benefits Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to champion the art of good design and to celebrate Oklahoma’s architectural heritage through education, advocacy, and archives. Every ticket/membership you purchase and every contribution you make supports the impact that Tulsa Foundation for Architecture has on the Tulsa community. Thank you for your support! 

ON EVENT DAY: Please arrive early to get checked in and grab a beverage. This workshop begins at 1:30 PM.

CHECK-IN LOCATION: Check-in for this workshop will take place at:

Heirloom Rustic Ales

2113 E Admiral Blvd.

Tulsa, OK 74110

PARKING: The Brewery has a parking lot and free street parking is available.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please email us at: We’re always happy to help!