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Back-to-School at the National Cowboy Museum Adult Programming Kicks-Off for Fall

By Edwina Johnston Modified: August 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm •  Published: August 13, 2013

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum released its fall educational programming for adults with a unique lineup of classes and workshops. Space is limited to most and reservations are required by calling 405-478-2250, Ext. 277.


Basket Weaving: Aug. 24, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Marcia Ballweg with the Oklahoma Basket Weavers Guild teaches this adult basket weaving class. Participants create a basket perfect for all occasions. The finished basket measures roughly 14 inches long by 10 ½ inches wide by 8 inches high. Class is for the advanced beginner; $60 tuition; all supplies provided.


Landscape Painting: Sept. 28, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

This art class focuses on studying from nature. Students have the freedom to explore the Museum landscape through sketchbook studies and oil sketches. Due to changing light, students should plan to complete one sketch in the morning and one in the afternoon. Topics covered include choosing your scene, creating a thumbnail sketch, understanding value structure in landscape, simplifying complex forms, atmospheric perspective, working more quickly and efficiently by simplifying large masses while working back to front. An introductory demonstration will be given by the instructor at the beginning of both the morning and afternoon sketch. Instructed by Small Works Great Wonders artist Kelli Folsom. Class is for the beginner to advanced; $60 tuition; supply list provided.


Still Life Painting in Oils: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 (Five weeks) from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

With still life as the subject matter, this course focuses on painting in the chiaroscuro tradition by way of “all prima,” or working wet into wet. The focus will be to achieve the maximum amount of depth and brilliancy of light, maintain rich color and achieve a sense of air in the painting. A look at the masters of chiaroscuro painting, both past and present, will allow for discussion on effective design. Participants will work on a new painting every two weeks. Instructed by Small Works, Great Wonders artist Kelli Folsom. Class is for the beginner to advanced; $100 tuition; supply list provided.

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