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Destination Oklahoma

  • When July 14 – Oct. 24, 2022
  • Location Mary LeFlore Clements Oklahoma gallery
  • Age Requirements All ages

Destination Oklahoma illuminates the cultural backgrounds at this crossroads of the country. The exhibition, which includes photographs, drawings, paintings and graphic works by a handful of artists living across Oklahoma, engages questions of cultural hybridity that converge in the state.

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Gonzalo Lebrija: Breve historia del tiempo

  • When Aug. 4, 2022-Mar. 27, 2023
  • Cost Free
  • Location Campbell Art Park
  • Age Requirements All ages

Oklahoma Contemporary presents a monumental outdoor sculpture by Gonzalo Lebrija. Breve Historia del Tiempo (2020) is a 2,500-pound Plymouth Duster that appears to be suspended vertically over a pool of water. The sculpture is on loan from Mexico City’s famed La Colección Jumex.

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Jose Dávila

  • When Sept. 22, 2022-May 22, 2023
  • Cost Free
  • Location Sculpture Garden
  • Age Requirements All ages

Jose Dávila creates sculptures in which industrial materials seem to be precariously balanced. The artist balances large, free-standing structural elements to fabricate constructions that are tense yet calm. Presented as part of La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara.

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La casa que nos inventamos

  • When Sept. 23, 2022 – Jan. 9, 2023
  • Cost Free
  • Location Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery
  • Age Requirements All ages

La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara provides an opportunity to consider how one city in Mexico has built upon its rich cultural history as the capital of the state of Jalisco to become a leading hub of contemporary architecture, design, cuisine, literature and visual art.

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Shop Contemporary

  • When Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shop Contemporary, our retail space, is dedicated to art-forward items unique to Oklahoma Contemporary. It's your source for thoughtfully crafted gifts that inspire through art, home goods, stimulating products for kids, fun branded items and all points in between.

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Eight-Week Class | Sewing Fundamentals

  • When 6-9 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 21. | No class Oct. 24
  • Cost $265
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

Are you new to sewing, haven’t sewn in a while, afraid of your machine, or want to build a stronger foundation in your sewing knowledge? This is the class for you. It’s also perfect if you want a refresher on the basics of machine sewing.


Eight-Week Class | Weaving for the Holiday Table

  • When 6-9 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amy Young
  • Age Requirements 16+

You are not alone — there are other people who dream about table linens that perfectly match their dishes! Join us and learn to weave custom table runners or placemats. Add flair to your holiday table and spruce up your day-to-day dining. No experience necessary.

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Eight-Week Class | Stick Figures to Portraits

  • When 6-8 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 21. | No class Oct. 17
  • Cost $175
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Sylvie Mayer
  • Age Requirements 16+

Learn to draw your friends — or people you wish were your friends (Idris Elba, I’m available for tea, like anytime) — without the results looking like a toddler fought a dull crayon. Perfect for absolute beginners and those wanting to return to portraiture.


Eight-Week Class | Ceramics Special Topics: Technical and Atmospheric Clay

  • When 6-8 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
  • Cost $200
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter David Stevens and Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Join artists David Stevens and Liv Egan to demystify the science of ceramics. Learn to make glazes from scratch and participate in four different kinds of kiln firings. Once you understand the chemical reactions between glazes and kiln atmospheres, you will better control your results.


Eight-Week Class | Wool Felting

  • When 6-8 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
  • Cost $175
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 16+

Learn wet and dry, 2-D and 3-D felting techniques and create holiday ornaments, stockings, toys or puppets! Class cost includes some beautiful merino wool from the sheep at Mollie Spencer farm.

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Eight-Week Class | Creating Texture for Ceramic Forms

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+

Increase the subtlety and complexity of your ceramic artwork. Utilizing clothing and fabric, learn to create textured molds and apply them to hand built ceramic forms.

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 1 - Monday

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter David Morrison
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 1 - Tuesday

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Brian Bosworth
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

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Eight-Week Class | Crochet Stuffed Toys and Holiday Decorations

  • When 6-8:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 22 | No class Oct. 4
  • Cost $175
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Lynch
  • Age Requirements 16+

Have fun making stuffed toys and festive holiday decorations to give as gifts or keep for yourself — we won’t judge.

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Four-Week Class | Painting to Calm the Bleep Down

  • When 6-8:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Oct 25. | No class Oct. 18
  • Cost $125
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Sylvie Mayer
  • Age Requirements 16+

Chill out and paint, even if you don’t know how to calm down or hold a paintbrush. Painting reduces stress and helps you focus on the present moment. Wouldn’t that be nice? No experience necessary.


Eight-Week Class | Sewing Fundamentals Expanded

  • When 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

Build on skills acquired in Sewing Fundamentals. Learn advanced sewing techniques such as darts, ruffles, pleats and other shaping techniques, curved sewing, top stitching, lining, creating and using buttonholes, and understanding and utilizing types of zippers and elastics.

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing

  • When 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
  • Cost $295
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Taylor Martin
  • Age Requirements 18+

Design and make your own jewelry! Learn basic metalsmithing techniques, such as stone setting, ring sizing, soldering, texturizing metal, sawing and custom finishing.


Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics - Tuesday

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio and Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Parham
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary.

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics - Wednesday

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 30 | No class on Oct 12, Nov 23
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio and Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary.

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Eight-Week Class | Drawing for Fun

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 16
  • Cost $195
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Kathleen Blake
  • Age Requirements 16+

Always wanted to draw but frustrated by annoying stuff like three-point perspective (ugh)? Learning to draw can be fun! Join us and explore alternative drawing techniques that will delight you, whether you’re an experienced drawer or you’ve always wanted to learn.

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Eight-Week Class | Garment Construction

  • When 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 30
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

This advanced course expands the techniques taught in Sewing Fundamentals and Sewing Fundamentals Expanded. Learn the basics of taking and working with measurements and how to understand, work from and modify a simple pattern.

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 1 - Wednesday

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 16
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Joe Cox
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

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Eight-Week Class | Sculpt Your Pet

  • When 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 16
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Claire Holloway
  • Age Requirements 16+

Calling all animal lovers! Sculpt your pet or any animal that you wish(ed) were your pet: Narwhal, anyone?

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 2

  • When 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expanding on the techniques covered in Wheel Throwing 1, this class will increase your proficiency on the potter’s wheel. Learn to make advanced forms, such as lidded and pouring vessels and experiment with surface adornment techniques and various methods of creating texture.

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Eight-Week Class | Guided Sewing

  • When 6-9 p.m., Thursdays Sept. 29 – Dec 15. | No class on Oct 13, 20, and Nov. 24
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

Work on personal sewing projects with individual guidance and support from expert sewist, Amber Layne. No class on Oct. 13, 20 and Nov. 24.

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Four-Week Class | Memoir Writing

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Oct. 20
  • Cost $125
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Doug Paulsen
  • Age Requirements 18+

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Learn simple techniques to identify experiences and begin writing.


Thursday Night Workshop | Game Day Snack Platter and Salsa Bowl

  • When 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+

Still serving chips out of the bag? Step it up a nacho (oh yes, we did) and make a ceramic game day snack platter and salsa bowl. Perfect for dips and chips, charcuterie or wads of cake if your team keeps losing.

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Bill's 44th

  • When 8 p.m. Sept. 29
  • Cost Varies
  • Location Te Ata Theater
  • Instructor / Presenter OKC Rep

The streamers are hung, the punch has been spiked, and the cake is just begging to be eaten! All Bill has to do is wait for his guests to arrive. Bill’s 44th is an original comedic show written and puppeted by Dorothy James and Andy Manjuck. Presented in partnership with OKC Rep.

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Workshop | Date Night On The Wheel

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30
  • Cost $140 for two people
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Brian Bosworth
  • Age Requirements 21+

Re-enact your favorite pottery scenes from the movie Ghost without the inconvenience of your significant other getting murdered. We can’t promise helpful advice from a psychic, but we do think you and your companion will have a great time learning to use the potter’s wheel and making a small bowl.


Bill's 44th

  • When 8 p.m. Sept. 30
  • Cost Varies
  • Location Te Ata Theater
  • Instructor / Presenter OKC Rep

The streamers are hung, the punch has been spiked, and the cake is just begging to be eaten! All Bill has to do is wait for his guests to arrive. Bill’s 44th is an original comedic show written and puppeteered by Dorothy James and Andy Manjuck. Presented in partnership with OKC Rep.

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Four-Week Class | Teapot Intensive

  • When 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 1 – Oct. 22
  • Cost $150
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Fall is coming, and your tea bag told us it’s tired of hanging out in that chipped mug you keep putting it in. Join artist Liv Egan to create a teapot that will make your teabags happy.

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Four-Week Class | Upcycled Jackets!

  • When 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 1 – Oct. 22
  • Cost $125
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Iman Knox
  • Age Requirements 16+

Work with fashion designer, style dynamo and House of Northbrook creator Iman Knox to design and sew a custom upcycled jacket. Iman’s priority is that you be you — so, flowy or tailored, she’ll help you create a jacket that shifts your world and your closet.

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Public Tours | 1 p.m. Saturdays

  • When 1-2 p.m. Saturdays
  • Cost free (reservations required)
  • Location Main Building | Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery
  • Instructor / Presenter Gallery Guides
  • Age Requirements All ages

Join us for a free guided tour on Saturdays! Guided public tours for individual visitors and groups of up to 12 people will meet in the lobby at our main building at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics - Saturday

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 1 – Nov. 19
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio and Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Parham
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary.


Bill's 44th

  • When 2 p.m. Oct. 1
  • Cost Varies
  • Location Te Ata Theater
  • Instructor / Presenter OKC Rep

The streamers are hung, the punch has been spiked, and the cake is just begging to be eaten! All Bill has to do is wait for his guests to arrive. Bill’s 44th is an original comedic show written and puppeteered by Dorothy James and Andy Manjuck. Presented in partnership with OKC Rep.

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Bill's 44th

  • When 8 p.m. Oct. 1
  • Cost Varies
  • Location Te Ata Theater
  • Instructor / Presenter OKC Rep

The streamers are hung, the punch has been spiked, and the cake is just begging to be eaten! All Bill has to do is wait for his guests to arrive. Bill’s 44th is an original comedic show written and puppeteered by Dorothy James and Andy Manjuck. Presented in partnership with OKC Rep.

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 1 - Sunday

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 20
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Dan Harris
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Ceramic Jack-o'-Laterns and Luminaries

  • When 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+

Make a ceramic jack-o'-lantern! Not into pumpkins? Craft a spooky luminary — perhaps a miniaturized version of your boss with a removable head? Either way, you’ll have as much fun as scoring full-sized candy bars on Halloween.


Workshop | Ceramic Jack-o'-Lanterns and Luminaries

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Make a ceramic jack-o'-lantern! Not into pumpkins? Craft a spooky luminary — perhaps a miniaturized version of your boss with a removable head? Either way, you’ll have as much fun as scoring full-sized candy bars on Halloween.


Eight-Week Class | Creative Foundations for Veterans

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 9 – Nov. 27
  • Cost N/A
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Claire Holloway
  • Age Requirements N/A

This free class is available exclusively to military veterans. Explore the fundamentals of creating and understanding art alongside other veterans.


Camp | Contemporary Clay Kids

  • When Monday – Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
  • Cost $235
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 5-8

Practice throwing clay on a pottery wheel plus learn hand building and glazing processes. Express your personal creativity through surface design, texture and color. Campers will take home finished, dynamic ceramic works!

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Camp | Your Tiny Gallery

  • When Monday – Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
  • Cost $235
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Lacy Gustafson
  • Age Requirements 9-12

Create a tiny gallery, including structure, layout, artworks, pedestals, sculptures and more. Use art materials, including cardboard, paint and clay, to craft the mini gallery of your dreams. During Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase, have family and friends attend your gallery’s Opening Reception.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Hiram Constantino

  • When 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13
  • Cost $7
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Age Requirements 18+

Meet Studio School’s artist in residence, Hiram Constantino, who has artwork featured in La casa que nos inventamos. Join us for a relaxed artist talk and learn about Hiram’s art practice in Guadalajara and his experience making work in Oklahoma City.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Make A Game Day Flask!

  • When 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 21+

Make a custom ceramic flask to help you survive the zombie apocalypse or holidays with your in-laws.


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Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
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