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TFA Drafts & Design: Polaroid Emulsion Transfers at Eerie Abbey Ales with Rachel Rector

Thursday, Jul 7, 2022
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TFA Drafts & Design: Polaroid Emulsion Image Transfers at Eerie Abbey Ales with Rachel Rector

$50 | $37.50 | Event starts at 6:30 PM | Thursday, July 7, 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.

Instant photography was invented in 1947 by Edwin Land, the owner of Polaroid. His technique allowed images to self-develop within a few seconds after shooting. Polaroid photography remained a trend for 60 years until the emergence of digital photography.

Instant photography, however, has seen a resurgence in recent years and that may be due in part to the popularity of Polaroid emulsion transfers. A Polaroid emulsion transfer is an image manipulation technique in which you separate the top layer (emulsion layer) from a Polaroid photo and place it onto paper or another substrate. Polaroid emulsion transfers open up a wide array of creative possibilities.

In this workshop, you’ll take a photo walk downtown and capture your two favorite architectural images on Polaroid 600 color film. You’ll then head back inside the brewery to learn the art of Polaroid emulsion transfers from photographer, Rachel Rector. All supplies/equipment are included and after the workshop you’ll take home two original works of art on 5″ x 7″ watercolor paper to frame and enjoy for years to come.

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From Eerie Abbey Ales:

“The brewery itself was started by Joshua Schrock and James Jankowski when we home brewed together beginning in 2014. We added John Godwin as an owner later on and together the three of us own Eerie Abbey Ales.

The name is derived from one of owners living on Erie Ave, here in Tulsa. We love Belgian style beers so that’s where the Abbey came in and then, to add twists to traditional styles we added an “E” to Erie to make Eerie!”

About Rachel Rector:

Rachel Rector is a fine art film photographer whose work utilizes experimental film, camera-less photography, and historical printmaking techniques to evoke the ethereal, daydream quality of a nostalgic moment in nature. She often adds poetry, collage, and textile elements to her hand-printed photographs to convey the sentiment of the natural space. Her images have been published in magazines, online publications, and displayed in galleries throughout the Midwest. Rachel has developed educational workshops believing that teaching 18th century processes like cyanotypes and anthotypes captivate students’ senses and encourages them to become more engaged with their environment. She resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Did you know that TFA members receive discounted tickets for most TFA tours, programs, and events? Members also receive advanced access to Tulsa Underground Tunnel Tour Tickets before they are available to the general public. You can learn more about TFA membership benefits and sign up to become a member HERE.

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. This workshop begins at 6:30 PM.

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

507 South Main Street, Tulsa, OK 74103

PARKING: 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!