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TFA Drafts & Design: Raindrops on Westhope Windows – A Painting Workshop with Anne Pollard James

Sunday, Jul 9, 2023
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TFA Drafts & Design: Raindrops on Westhope Windows – A Painting Workshop at American Solera with Anne Pollard James

$50 | $37.50 | Event starts at 1:30 PM | Sunday, July 9th, 2023

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.

In this workshop, you’ll create an original  8 x 8 painting on watercolor paper using acrylic paints while learning about Tulsa’s only Frank Lloyd Wright home, Westhope. The subject of this painting will be a rainy day view of Westhope’s stunning backyard in spring as pictured through one of the homes 5,200 panes of glass blurred by fog and adorned with raindrops. Artist Anne Pollard James will guide you through the creation of your painting using the image below of Westhope’s backyard as inspiration. Your painting may be more realistic or more abstract depending on your preference.

This workshop is beginner friendly – no painting experience is necessary!

*Video demonstration courtesy of Greg Lowman Art on YouTube


ABOUT AMERICAN SOLERA: Check out the brewery website and menu here:

LUNCH: Want to grab lunch before the Workshop, American Solera’s Kitchen Concept, Bub’s, will be open starting at noon! Check out their menu online at:

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.

TFA Event 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 10 minutes early to get checked in. This workshop begins at 1:30 PM.


American Solera

1702 E. 6th St.

Tulsa, OK 74104

PARKING: American Solera has a free lot! Free street parking is also available!

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