Summer Break


2018 Summer Arts Camps
May 29 - Aug 10
*No camp during the week of July 4

Your campers tuition covers the cost for two healthy snacks a day, all necessary supplies and payment for instructors and studio assistants!

To ensure the best possible experience, students must enroll for camps that reflect their current age.

Week 5 | June 25-29 

Ages 5-6 | World of Dots

Instructor: Annie Doan
Tuition: $195

The world is full of shapes, patterns and dots! Inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama, use a variety of techniques to make bold, fun and playful works of art.


Ages 5-6 | GaGa Over Art Camp

Instructor: Leslie Hensley
Tuition: $195

Singer-songwriter Lady GaGa serves as the inspiration for this camp! Learn about music, movement, fashion and imagination and create an outfit inspired by the dynamic artist. Not to be missed because, as GaGa says. "life is art all the time."


Ages 7-9 | Super Hero Creation

Instructor: Danny Gordon
Tuition: $195

With direction from local caricature artist Danny Gordon, create your own super hero! In this imaginative and challenging camp, design your very own colorful hero -- complete with an inventive name, identity, story line, sidekick and nemesis. 


Ages 10-12 | Contemporary Fiber Arts

Instructor: Jessica Petrus
Tuition: $195

Using natural and synthetic dyes, work directly with multiple fabrics and fibers to master the art of dyeing. Learn color techniques and pattern styles like tie-dye, batik and shibori.

No camp during the week of July 4

Week 6 | July 9-13

Ages 4-5 | jumpstART

Instructor: Alison Harris
Tuition: $100

Our jumpstART program will get any young artist up and moving with art! This half-day camp (9 a.m. - noon) includes music, movement and visual art activities that will ignite their curiosity. 


Ages 5-6 | Printmaking Explorers

Instructor: Annalisa Campbell
Tuition: $195

What adventure will you explore through printmaking? Perhaps a favorite vacation, a hidden hideout or a winding hiking path? Explore new methods in printmaking as we map out our favorite places. Be prepared to venture to the deep seas and highest moutains.


Ages 5-6 | Mini Performers

Instructor: Alyssa Marie Pearson
Tuition: $195

Learn the basics of working together through singing, dancing and movement. Exercise your vocal and performance skills all while having a blast! On Friday, campers perform for family and friends at the Camp Contemporary Showcase.


Age 7-9 | Shadow Sculptures

Instructor: BC Sommers
Tuition: $195

Explore the world of light and shadow and learn about artist Kumi Yamashita and her wondrous shadow sculptures. This camp will include instruction in shadow-puppetry techniques, overhead and slide projections, shadow screens, light-board art, installation and group storytelling. You won't want to miss this dynamic camp!


Ages 7-9 | Clay Creations | FULL

Instructor: Perla Contreras

Clay is one of the most versatile mediums in art. Learn handbuilding techniques like pinching, coiling and modeling to create your own one-of-a-kind clay works. 


Ages 10-12 | 3-D Installation Art

Instructor: Taylor Knight
Tuition: $195

Check out contemporary artist Kirk Maxson and focus on artworks using multiple copies of an object, shape and form to make one unified body of work. Explore how the use of repetition and rhythm can be used to form a holistic hanging piece of art.

Week 7 | July 16-20

Ages 5-6 | Big and Bold!

Instructor: Kelly Smith
Tuition: $195

Focus on shapes and colors and get ready to work BIG in this exciting camp. Use your hands and imagination to draw, collage and paint artworks that are big and bold. 


Ages 5-6 | Underwater Art World

Instructor: Leslie Hensley
Tuition: $195

Splash into creativity! Inspired by artist Jason deCaires Taylor and his underwater sculptures, use recycled and environmentally friendly materials to make an underwater world of your own. 


Ages 7-9 | Origami Everything

Instructor: G. Patrick Riley
Tuition: $195

This camp focuses on the ancient art of origami while looking at contemporary artist Kevin Box. Create large and small origami animals using paper, cardboard, watercolor, paints and more. It's origami time!


Ages 7-9 | Theater Performance

Instructor: Alyssa Marie Pearson
Tuition: $195

This fun and active camp teaches young thespians the basics of working together to create and execute a skit. Exercise your vocal and performance skills all while having a blast! On Friday, campers will perform their short play for family and friends at the Camp Contemporary Showcase.


Ages 10-12 | Animation Installation

Instructor: Nicole Emmons-Willis
Tuition: $195

Immersive art often combines elements of sculpture and installation. In Oklahoma City, Factory Obscura's Shift at Current Studio demonstrated how rich this experience can be. Join us and experiment with a variety of animation techniques and add the element of projection to enhance the viewer's experience and completely immerse them in art!

Week 8 | July 23-27

Ages 5-6 | Pop Art Kids

Instructor: Becki Lowber-Collins
Tuition: $195

Pop Art is the focus of this camp. Use your imagination and learn new drawing, painting, collage and printmaking skills that incorporate pop culture, everyday objects and comics into your work.


Ages 5-6 | Shining Sculptures

Instructor: Leslie Hensley
Tuition: $195

It's your time to SHINE! Inspired by Japanese sculptor Toshihiko Mitsuya, build wondrous shining sculptures and installations made completely out of aluminum foil and unexpected material.


Ages 7-9 | Street Rhythm and Dance

Instructor: Joshua Okpaura
Tuition: $195

Get down and rock the floor because it's Street Rhythm and Dance time! Learn a variety of street-dance basics as well as team building, self-expression, reflection, self-discipline and problem solving. Together with your crew, show off your moves when you perform at Friday's Camp Contemporary Showcase. 


Ages 7-9 | Fiber Works

Instructor: Debbie Elledge
Tuition: $195

What can you create with fabric, felt, yarn, string and feathers? The possibilities are endless! Taking inspiration from Oklahoma fiber artist Sarah Atlee, use a variety of fiber materials to create original dynamic art pieces. 


Ages 10-12 | Up Close: Portrait Painting

Instructor: Eric Lyons
Tuition: $195

Discover the work of artist Chuck Close. Create a personal portrait based on Close's style, and learn techniques of drawing through a grid process making enlarged acrylic painted portraits square by square. 


Ages 13-15 | Architectural Concepts

Instructor: Autumn Brown
Tuition: $195

Build on your art, design and architecture knowledge through an introduction to the work of contemporary artist Liu Wei. Explore the mixture of architectural elements and sculpture and experiment with line, shape and form in both 2-D and 3-D projects. Through paint, paper and experimental objects, create your own whimsical urban dwelling.

Week 9 | July 30 - Aug 3

Ages 5-6 | Patterns that POP

Instructor: Aimee Edwards
Tuition: $195

Look at the cheerful and colorful artwork of Romero Britto and spend the week creating dynamic art that incorporates your favorite things. Bright colors, bold lines and fun patterns will make your 2-D and 3-D pieces really POP!


Ages 5-6 | Clay Kids | FULL

Instructor: Olivia Egan
Tuition: $195

Come play with clay! Collaborate on a large-scale ceramic sculpture  by combining individual creations into one unified piece. Get your hands dirty while learning about the fun and tactile aspects of 3-D art!


Ages 7-9 | Runway Costume Design | FULL

Instructor: Dayna Brown
Tuition: $195

Learn the basics of sewing -- including threading and running a sewing machine, hand sewing, building patterns and choosing fabrics. Study the work of designer Alexander McQueen and incorporate aspects of the natural world into a forest costume. On Friday, display your designs on the runway during the Camp Contemporary Showcase!


Ages 7-9 | Intro to Creative Robotics | FULL

Instructor: Angel Little
Tuition: $215

Creative Robotics is a STEAM-based program that introduces the concepts of artistic engineering through simple mechanical and algorithmic exploration. Learn the basics of functional coding, creative designing and the If-Then-Else approach to problem solving. Learn to identify the common stages of mechanical engineering, expressions and creation mapping as well as team-based development. At week's end, each camper will have built a LEGO Technic Getaway Racer to take home.


Ages 10-12 | Mural Painting

Instructor: KJ Collins & Sean Vali
Tuition: $195

Learn how to paint a mural with a variety of techniques including freehand, grid method, projection and more. Collaborate, create and sketch and work directly on a three-panel wall to create a large mural. 

Week 10 | Aug 6-10

Ages 5-6 | Let's Get Moving!

Instructor: Leslie Hensley
Tuition: $195

Inspired by exhibiting artist Chiyoko Myose, get ready to get up and move in this camp. Transform yourself into moving pieces of art and, together, create a moving group installation. A variety of music will be incorporated into the week to really get things moving!


Ages 7-9 | Monster Design

Instructor: Danny Gordon
Tuition: $195

Design the world's coolest monster toy! Put your imagination to the test and be challenged to create an original monster toy, complete with accessories.


Ages 10-12 | Colorful Cardboard Creations

Instructor: Autumn Brown
Tuition: $195

Following the influence of contemporary artist Sol Calero, create bright paintings, colorful 3-D sculptures and personal cardboard installations. This camp will incorporate design, construction and original abstract thought. 


Ages 13-15 | Ceramic Faces

Instructor: KJ Collins
Tuition: $195

Learn clay handbuilding techniques and the basics of throwing clay on a wheel. Combine your new skills to create an expressive and humorous ceramic face jug that is fun and functional.