Creating With Nature Workshop in Kirkwood, MO

If you love collecting natural objects……Now is your chance to learn from Adam, a master of natural object sculpting!

You will learn how to think creatively about the natural objects you respond to. You will develop ways to assemble, use and preserve these items. Adam will teach you the skills to start finding your own creative voice responding to the natural world. Together we will strive to complete or nearly complete a unique sculpture all your own. Sign up today and start saving all your interesting bits of nature. The instructor will also have many natural objects to share. All ability levels are welcome!

 Creating With Nature Workshop

When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, through Sunday, September 17, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: The Galleries at Heartland Art Club
101A West Argonne
​Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

$250 (10% discount for art club members)


Creating With Nature class in St. Charles

Creating with Nature Class.  Adam Long has been asked for years to share the techniques needed to create his internationally collected Forest Figure Sculptures…now is your chance.  In this class you will learn how to think creatively about the natural objects you collect and respond to. You will develop ways to assemble, use and preserve these items. Adam cannot teach you all there is to know about how to make his Forest Figures, but he can give you the skills to start finding your own creative voice responding to the natural world. All ability levels are welcome! This 4 week course meets 2 hours each week.  Click the link and reserve your spot today!

Class will be held in the Missouri Artists on Main gallery classroom located on the second floor of a historic building on Main street St. Charles: 321 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Adam Long, is an internationally known artist.  He holds a Masters of Art in Studio Art and a Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture.

Class Time Options:

Tuesday afternoons March 15th – April 5th  1:00-3:00pm


Wednesday evenings March 23rd – April 13th  6:00-8:00pm

$140 new student  (your collection of natural objects )

$100 for returning students

Missouri Art Now coming to a close

The Missouri Art Now yearlong traveling exhibition has arrived at its final destination!  The Albrecht-Kemper Museum in St. Joseph has the exhibit on view Sept. 18-Nov. 7th .  My sculpture, Come What May, is featured.

Opening Reception, free to the public, Saturday, September 18 from 1-4pm

Free after hours events:    Tuesday, September 28 from 5-7pm    and    Tuesday, October 26 from 5-9pm.


The normal AKMA hours are:   Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm   Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-4pm

Drawing/Sketching Workshop in Garden of the Gods, CO

Hiking and Sketching fun!  Let Adam guide and teach you drawing while hiking in the beautiful Garden of the Gods in  Colorado Springs, CO!  On Saturday, September 4th 9am-12pm Adam will hike with workshop participants, teach drawing and tell stories and generally have a fun time.  All information is below and at this link.  You can reserve your spot here:  Hike and Sketch in Garden of the Gods Workshop with Adam Long   If that link has issues try this one.

Creating with Nature class offered in Kirkwood, MO

The class you’ve been waiting for starts soon !

CREATING WITH NATURE  You’ve been collecting interesting objects from nature….now do something amazing with them.  In the Creating With Nature class you will learn how I think about creating with natural objects and the processes I use to preserve, strengthen and combine the amazing bits of nature I find.  I will provide many natural objects, for students to work from, but you are highly encouraged to bring the natural objects that you respond to.  I will help you develop YOUR vision and create YOUR own artwork!  This class is only offered about once a year so don’t miss this opportunity!

This year the class is scheduled for 6 weeks in beautiful downtown Kirkwood, MO directly across from the train station at the Heartland Art Club every Tuesday morning.  Click this link to learn more and register now!

When: Tuesdays, August 24, 2021 through September 28, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location:  The Galleries at Heartland Art Club
101A West Argonne
​Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

Missouri Art Now: 2021 Bicentennial Traveling Exhibition

Adam Long’s sculpture, Come What May, has been accepted into the Missouri Art Now traveling exhibition as part of the state’s bicentennial celebrations in 2021.  60 artworks by 60 artists from across the state were chosen to have their work shown at 5 venues. Follow Adam on Facebook for updates.

Exhibit venues:
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau (March 5-27, 2021)
The State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia (April 9-May 15, 2021)
Post Art Library and  Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin (May 29-July 17, 2021)
Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal (July 23-September 6, 2021)
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph (September 17-November 7, 2021)


Adam Long Sculpture Studio Back in Action

Adam’s studio didn’t produce as much in 2020 not because of Covid-19, but because he has been rehabbing a new home and studio for himself for 9 months. Although not complete the studio is up and running now!  January saw 6 new sculptures in progress.