Meike Aton Abstract Workshop

Are you working on an idea?

Are you looking for inspiration?

Are you stuck in the abstraction world?

Are you ready to get back into the art groove?


Take some time out to renew your artistic energy, meet new and old friends while expanding your expertise in

ABSTRACT painting,

COLOR Techniques and artistic



Wednesday+Thursday July 18&19, 10am-4pm

At Meike Aton Art Studio & Gallery

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Meike Aton Art

Summer Writing Camps, Grades 3-6

At the Summer Writers’ Camps sponsored by the Center for Writing in College, Career, and Community, participants develop their craft in an intensive workshop experience, exploring a variety of genres and writing strategies. 

Week One: What’s Your Story? Focus on Choice of Fiction or Non-fiction Narrative, July 23-26, 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Week Two: Engaging in Topics that Matter: Focus on Informative/Argument/Opinion, July 30- Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Missouri State University

Spray Paint Art for Teens Workshop

‘Spray Paint Art’ June 23 at Library Station

Registration is underway for teens in grades 6-12 to attend Spray Paint Art from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway.

Artist Taylor Hopkins will demonstrate how to use spray paint to create works of art, then create your own amazing artwork to take home. Materials will be provided.

For more information on this free program or to register call 865-1340.

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The Library Station

Rock Out with Drums at Strafford Branch Library

‘Rock Out With Drums!’ June 23 at Strafford Branch Library

Registration is underway for adults to attend Rock Out With Drums! at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Strafford Branch Library, 101 S. State Highway 125.

Jennifer Jester, Missouri State University professor and owner of Springfield’s School of Rock, will help you find your rhythm with a session of drumming for people who think they have no rhythm or have always wanted to drum.

For more information on this free program or to register call 736-9233.

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Strafford Branch Library

Open Studio at The Creamery

Open Studio

Come make art and enjoy live local music this summer!

The Springfield Regional Arts Council will be hosting FREE open studio days where you can bring any current project and work surrounded and encouraged by other artists. We hope the live music inspires you and that participants will submit their works to our “Inspired By...” exhibit opening September 7th! 

Featuring live music by Alisha and Lynee. 

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Intro to Watercolor Workshop at The Springfield Art Museum

Join instructor Kerra Taylor for this one day, four hour workshop covering fundamentals of watercolor painting, touching on materials, surface preparation, application techniques, color theory, and color mixing. Participants will complete two small still-life paintings. Register online and/or view the necessary supplies list. Materials not included.

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Springfield Art Museum

Portraits of Courage: An Evening with Sedrick Huckaby

Sedrick Huckaby, former art instructor for President Bush, will join us on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. for a seminar and demonstration. Mr. Huckaby is a distinguished artist and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is known for his techniques in monumental scale, heavy layers of paint, interplay of light and shadow and a sense of soft texture that defies the hardness of the thick impasto on canvas.

When: June 11, 7 p.m. 

Where: John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center, adjacent to the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

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Wonders of Wildlife

Art Class by the Glass at Mount Pleasant Winery

“Art Class by the Glass,” is a new painting event sponsored by the Branson Regional Arts Council and held at the Mount Pleasant Winery in Branson, Missouri.  This “Cork & Canvas” type event is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 3pm – 5pm. Online registration available at

The $30 registration fee (per person) includes all painting supplies, and one glass of wine, courtesy of Mount Pleasant Winery.  Additional wine servings available.

The class size is limited to between 10 and 20 participants, so early registration is recommended.

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Mount Pleasant Winery

Farley Lewis Acrylic & Oil Workshop

Creava School for the Arts presents two workshops with fine artist Farley Lewis.

For all skill levels in acrylic or oil.

Learn the essentials for great landscapes & florals, with emphasis on:

  • developing dynamic compositions
  • creating eye-catching focal areas
  • utilizing colors and values effectively


Two workshop dates:

  • June 15-16
  • July 27-28
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Creava School for the Arts