Eureka Springs School of the Arts

Hands On ESSA is Eureka Spring’s premiere Spring Art event and fundraiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts!

Every year some of the finest makers and artists in this region will lead attendees in trying their hand at various types of hands-on activities. This interactive event also features a silent auction of small works of art and some tasty refreshments.

2024 activities were:

PLASMA CUTTING – Try using a plasma torch to cut through metal with Bobby Babcock

BLACKSMITHING – Hammer some hot metal and make nails with Allen Newberry

WELDING – Try your hand at welding with Preston Carson

CERAMICS – Throw pottery on the wheel with Jessica Ames-Russell and Alyssa Zimmerman

WOODTURNING – Experience woodturning on a lathe with the Stateline Woodturners (Ray Taylor, Frank Emeterio, & Randy Wright)

CAVE PAINTING – Immerse yourself in an interactive cave installation and try cave wall painting by candlelight with James White

WATERCOLOR PAINTING – Learn about hand-ground watercolor pigments and try painting with Amber Leibee

MINI PAINTING – Try drawing small masterpieces on mini canvases with Cat Luna

NEEDLE FELTING – Try needle felting with Vicki Hardcastle by making felted beads

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 5th, for Hands On ESSA 2025!

Thank you to our Hands On ESSA 2024 sponsors: