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TFA Drafts & Design: Hand Tinted Tulsa

Thursday, Mar 2, 2023
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TFA Drafts & Design: Hand Tinted Tulsa at American Solera with Rachel Rector

 $50 | $37.50 | Event starts at 6:30 PM | Thursday, March 2, 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.

The practice of hand-tinting black and white photographs can be traced all the way back to the days of daguerreotypes, which predate Instagram filters by over 180 years. Join facilitator Rachel Rector to learn the art of tinting photographs by hand. In this workshop you will hand-tint two 4 x 6 reproduced historical Tulsa photographs of your choice. All supplies are included and after the workshop you’ll take home two original works of art!

 *Please note that workshop image selections may vary from those show for promotional purposes.

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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.

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 event begins at 6:30 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!