In May the Springfield Regional Arts Council will present a three-day painting workshop for adults,"Watermedia Birch Tree Collage", with well-known artist Shirley Nachtrieb from St.Charles, MO. The workshop will be held at The Creamery Arts Center (across from Hammons Field) on May 12, 13 and 14, from 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm all three days. Participants will learn to create new and unusual textures in the abstract art form using a variety of papers, string, gauze, found papers and other materials. Design elements and principles will be discussed and special techniques will be demonstrated. The three-day workshop, for adults age 18 and over, costs $100. Supplies are not included; a list will be provided. Deadline to register is Thursday May 7. To register, call the Arts Council, 862-ARTS(2787) or email info [at] springfieldarts [dot] org.