Eureka Springs School of the Arts

Experience the magic of art in motion at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts’ studio strolls! We cordially invite you to join us for a journey into the heart of creativity. Wander through our picturesque campus and get an exclusive peek inside various art studios. With instructor demonstrations, student art, and light refreshments offered; studio strolls are a perfect way to be inspired, engage with the artistic community, and ignite your own creative spark.

Studio Strolls begin at 4 PM and conclude at 5:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.

Upcoming Studio Strolls

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024

Featuring instructor demos and student art from the following workshops:

Expand Your Water Mixable Oil Painting Skills with Vic Mastis

You will do exercises to take you further in your oil painting journey using non-toxic water-mixable oils. You will incorporate the elements of art and dive deep into color families. You will use a palette knife—work from your own photos or the instructor’s. You’ll go home with at least three paintings. All supplies will be set up for you to explore, and you will receive lots of one-on-one instruction. Some familiarity with oil painting is required.

Bladesmithing with Allen Newberry

Dive into bladesmithing by forging your own knife. Use a hammer and anvil to forge a medium-sized, full tang knife from carbon steel and learn the basics of heat treating with a forge. Finish your project by grinding the blade and adding a handle to your knife.

Chasing and Repousse´ with Dave Darpinian

You will dive into the ancient metal art of repousse´. Have you ever wanted to create high-relief forms in metal? Learn how to use a chasing hammer and chasing tools in pitch to create a three dimensional work of art. Complete a copper cuff with a bee or butterfly, plus an additional project if time allows.

Mixed Media Doll – Clay and Fabric with Lisa Crews

Learn to use clay to model the head and neck, arms and hands, and legs and feet with attention to proportion. Color will be added to the pieces of the doll using underglaze, glaze, or paint. You will use hand stitching methods like sewing on a button. Hand sewing and machine sewing can combine to create the clothes for the doll and embellishments to finish.


Is there a workshop you’re interested in but it’s currently sold out? Call our office at 479-253-5384 to be put on a waiting list!

Past Studio Strolls

Check out this blog post from our Spring 2024 studio stroll featuring workshops in woodturning with Matt Monaco, polymer clay jewelry with Jeff Dever, Gel Plate Prints with Dana Finimore, and a sneak peek of the works of art in progress from ESSA’s Summer 2024 Ceramics Artists in Residence, Peggy Roadifer and Elaina Michalski!

The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) recently opened its doors to the public for a memorable spring studio […]

Click here to learn more about our Summer 2024 Ceramics Artist in Residence and their closing reception and sale.