Family Tree Workshops


In August 2018, ROMP. the Locust Grove Arts Alliance and Wonder City Coffee are sponsoring some workshops at the coffee shop in downtown Locust Grove. These workshops are designed to help people research and design their family trees. The creative results of any of the workshops could become a part of ROMP’s next exhibit In the Bones, coming in the fall of 2018.

Each workshop is free and open to the public. The painting workshop requires sign-up in advance.

Not Gone, Not Forgotten

Aug. 10, Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Doc Perkins Party

This workshop with The Paper genealogy columnist Roxann Yates will offer tips on doing ancestry research and documenting family histories. Yates will give information and explain some of the results she has had in her research.

Family Tree Painting

Aug. 17, Friday, 5:30-7:00 p.m.


In this workshop, LGHS art teacher Shaney O’Dell will guide participants in making an acrylic paint tree on canvas. You can choose to make it into an actual family tree or you can simply make a cool tree!

The workshop is free and all materials are provided by the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry. Class size is limited to 40, so sign-up is necessary. Please call the coffee shop at 918-479-2885 or message WCC on Facebook to ensure your spot. If the workshop fills up fast, we may offer a second one so everyone can participate.

Phone Photo Basics

Aug. 24, Friday, 10:00-11:30 a.m. & 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Professional photographer Sarah Coday will show participants how to take great photos with your phone, including how to best use your phone camera, how to take photos of old photos, and more. Sarah will show you how to take better photos with the camera you carry with you every day—your phone.

Learn how to use the features on your phone, including lighting, editing, organization and other simple tricks. The class will be taught using an Iphone, but if you have a different phone, some functions may be the same.

A special part of the workshop will explain how to take the best pictures of your old photos with your phone. If you participated in the other Family Tree workshops this month, this workshop can help you make photos for your family tree.

This same workshop is offered at two different times.

Family Tree Poetry & Buttons

Aug. 25, Sat., Noon-3:00 p.m.


ROMP director Shaun Perkins will be on hand in this come-and-go workshop to help you craft poetry about your family or about the general theme of bones. She will also have free materials available for making buttons or magnets with family photos or poetry.

For more information about any of the workshops, contact ROMP director Shaun Perkins at or 918-864-9152.