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TFA Drafts & Design: Architectural Collage with Taryn Singleton at American Solera

Thursday, Aug 4, 2022
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TFA Drafts & Design: Architectural Collage with Taryn Singleton at American Solera 

$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.

Collage has become one of the most powerful narrative techniques in architectural drawing. The wide-ranging medium mixes references and connections to culture, context and place. As an architectural tool, collage has been used both to imagine surreal spaces and as a conceptual element of planning. But it is more than an aesthetic — it is also a way to create a more inclusive design process.

Collage comes from the Greek word kolla meaning “glue.” As representation is its own type of project, collages are used to convey multi-layered atmospheres through drawing. Like glue, they bring fragments of images, sketches, patterns, materials and textures together. In turn, they define architectural and spatial concepts. Collages can be used for generating new ideas, to represent projects, or as part of the design method and process itself. The central idea is defined as a work of representation made with various different materials combined or collected together. Integrating visual and physical elements, the result is usually a quicker and more iterative way to explore and translate design ideas.

In this workshop, you’ll choose from a variety of black and white architectural photographic reproduction of Tulsa to use as the base for a one of a kind collage design. You’ll embellish your chosen 8.5 x 11 photograph with a variety of decorative papers, magazine cuttings, etc. All supplies are included and after the workshop you’ll take home an original work of architectural art to enjoy for years to come.

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

If you’d like to have dinner at American Solera before the workshop, Bub’s Tulsa (inside American Solera) will be open to serve you. Check out their menu on Instagram @bubstulsa

ABOUT AMERICAN SOLERA: Join their cosmic flavor voyage.

American Solera is a craft brewery in Tulsa, Oklahoma focusing on creatively engaging beer drinkers from their local tap room to across the world. Come for their bright, fun, and often quirky labels and stay for the hoppy, crispy, funky, and barrel aged goodness.

American Solera was founded in 2016 by Chase and Erica Healey. Named Best New Brewery in the United States by RateBeer and 2nd Best New Brewery in the World by RateBeer for 2016.

Check out the brewery website and menu here:

ABOUT FACILITATOR, TARYN SINGLETON: Taryn Singleton received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from the College of Charleston in and her MFA in Painting with a minor in Printmaking from The University of Tulsa here in Tulsa, OK. She teaches art full time and exhibits regionally with a wide variety of works ranging from paintings, prints and collages to embroideries that are all connected by her perspective of the world around her.

Her education and philosophy can be seen as she studies life, paralleling it in her visual expression. In her pieces, at times abstract and conceptual, she explores ambiguous spaces in the world. She is particularly concerned with the intersection (or lack thereof) between the masculine and feminine, as well as systematic inequality and different power dynamics in a post-structuralist world. Each question drives artistic decision and evolves as she crafts her narrative into a tangible craft.

Singleton describes it as “creating [an] invented landscape” which she then navigates in all aspects of her pieces such as line, color, shape, pattern, and “the cultivation of accidents.” Her observations of the external world merge with her internal thought processes and become a new creation that continue her discussion of ambiguity.


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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:

PARKING: Ample street/lot parking is available and is free of charge!

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

PHOTO CREDIT: The House in Rua do Paraíso, Courtesy Fala Atelie