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TFA Drafts & Design: Art Deco Tiles at Renaissance Brewing Co. with Allison Lackner

Thursday, Sep 8, 2022
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TFA Drafts & Design: Art Deco Tiles with Allison Lackner at Renaissance Brewing Co. 

$50 | $37.50 | Event starts at 6:30 PM | Thursday, August 4, 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.

Tulsa has a substantial Art Deco architectural heritage, springing from the wealth derived from the oil industry. Oil barons like Waite Phillips built new skyscrapers in the 1920s from oil monies using the then fashionable Art Deco style. The name Art Deco is derived from the French phrase “Art Decoratif”. Striking geometric shapes are one of its most defining aspects. That Art Deco style appears on city theaters, gas stations, utility company buildings, hotels and office buildings.

In this workshop, you’ll use art deco motifs from Tulsa and beyond as inspiration to hand sculpt an original art deco inspired decorative tile using air dry clay and watercolor paints. The result will resemble a painted terra cotta tile that is fit to adorn a jazz age building. All supplies are included and after the workshop you’ll take home an original decorative art deco tile to enjoy for years to come.

ON WORKSHOP DAY: Please arrive early to grab a beverage and get checked in. Instruction will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.


Renaissance Brewing Company is Oklahoma born and brewed.

Renaissance started in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2011 with the dream of opening a brewery. In January 2018, their dream was made a reality when they opened the doors to their taproom and brewery. Their goal for their brewery is, simply, to make great beer with high quality ingredients and attention to detail in their brewing process.

Check out the brewery website and menu here:


Allison Lackner is a Tulsa Based artist and educator. She frequently incorporates architectural and design elements into her art. Her passion for architecture and design began in childhood as she observed her father professionally design hundreds of kitchens and bathrooms. Allison holds an MFA in Ceramics and a BFA in photography, both from The University of Tulsa. Allison is currently employed as an elementary art teacher with Tulsa Public Schools. A seasoned educator, Allison has taught a variety of camps, classes, and workshops with The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Youth Services of Tulsa, Fab Lab Tulsa, Monte Cassino School, Gilcrease Museum, and Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.

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 6:30 PM.

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

Renaissance Brewing Co

1147 S. Lewis Ave.

Tulsa, Ok 74104

PARKING: There is a small lot behind Renaissance Brewing and ample street parking is available and is free of charge after 5:00 PM!

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