Everyone has an artist lurking within. Undercover Artists is a series of art workshops — led by some of Norman's finest artists — debuting in 2017 that celebrates the creativity of amateurs and practiced artists, alike. The workshops, inviting all skill levels and a variety of ages, are equal parts fun and informative, a collaborative community experience that will let that inner artist come to the forefront for a spell (or maybe unleash a new, long love affair).

2019 will feature four new artists teaching on a variety of topics. John Banas (comedy), David Holland (painting), Darci Lenker (embroidery) and Sara Brooks (bookmaking) will lead workshops throughout the year.

2018 included workshops from Al Bostick & Sheryl Martin (storytelling), Sally Cloud (jewelry making), Marissa Raglin (collage) and Erin Yeaman (storytelling through music). Enoch Kelly Haney, Skip Hill and Shevaun Williams led the first three workshops in 2017, respectively.

All images courtesy of Shevaun Williams.


David Holland | Cloud Painting Workshop
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 
MAINSITE Contemporary Art | 122 E. Main, Norman

Painter David Holland — whose majestic cloudscape paintings can currently be seen at his The Skies Have It exhibition and residency at MAINSITE Contemporary Art — will lead an intimate workshop on how to learn to craft your own works depicting dramatic, beautiful images of the sky. 

The $75 fee includes the full set of supplies needed to create your personal work on canvas with Holland, all of which will go home with participants after so they can continue to practice and learn at home.

On the Shoulders of Giants | David Holland | 36x48” | Oil on canvas

On the Shoulders of Giants | David Holland | 36x48” | Oil on canvas