Press Release

Release Date: June 14, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



  • A representational acrylic painting class will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, at the Arts and Humanities Building, 201 N. Broadway Ave., Ada, Oklahoma.

ADA, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation presents Representational Acrylic Painting, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, at the Arts and Humanities Building, 201 N. Broadway Ave.

Representational painting is the concept of creating pieces of art based on a real object, place or event.

Native American artist Matt Bearden will be teaching the class. His goal is to give students an understanding of basic design and the composition of a painting. He hopes to provide students with the tools to grow their own style and process by attending the class.

Bearden was awarded Best of Show at the 2005 Red Earth Festival and was the featured artist at the 2006 Tulsa Indian Art Festival.

Bearden is a member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi Nation. His Native American heritage continually influences his artwork while also connecting him to his culture.

The class cost $100 per person and is open to the public. Seating is limited.

For more information or to pre-register, call 580-272-5520.

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