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TFA Drafts & Design: Abstract Blueprint Collage on Wooden Panel with Taryn Singleton at Heirloom

Sunday, Jan 8, 2023
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TFA Drafts & Design: Abstract Blueprint Collage on Wood Panel with Taryn Singleton at Heirloom 

 $50 | $37.50 | Workshop starts at 1:30 PM | Sunday, January 8, 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. 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 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.

In this workshop, you’ll use the elements of art and principles of design to create a 12 x 12″ abstract collage on a wood panel using copies of architectural blueprints from the TFA archives, decorative papers, magazines, paint pens, colored pencils and other artistic media. All supplies are included and after the workshop you’ll take home a ready-to-hang original abstract work of art to enjoy for years to come.

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


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.

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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 1:30 PM.


Heirloom Rustic Ales

2113 E. Admiral Blvd.

Tulsa, OK 74110

PARKING: Heirloom has a free parking lot and street parking is also available!

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