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Faime Walking

  • When December 2020 - May 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Sculpture Garden
  • Age Requirements All ages

Faime Walking by Julian Opie is the first artwork to land in the Sculpture Garden. Installed adjacent to the walkway leading to the building’s main entrance, this larger-than-life LED monolith display reflects the movement of our visitors as they arrive and depart from the new arts center.

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THE STARS PULLED DOWN FOR REAL

  • When Dec. 24, 2020 - April 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location North Lawn
  • Age Requirements All ages

THE STARS PULLED DOWN FOR REAL by Robert Montgomery, a billboard of LED lights, will illuminate Oklahoma Contemporary's North Lawn. The large-scale work about the built environment of contemporary cities adapts Ezra Pound's essay Patria Mia, a 1913 tribute to the dazzling lights of New York.

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Enroll for Friday Night Series and short workshops

  • When Dates vary by program
  • Cost Starting at $20
  • Location Online

This isn't your typical wine-and-paint workshop! Join us for an evening of grown-up fun while you take a crash course in creativity. No art skills needed, but you can flex those social muscles as you pick up a new art-making skill.

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Online 10-Week Class | Creative Foundations for Veterans

  • When 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12 - Mar. 17, 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+

In this online course for military veterans, participants explore the fundamentals of looking at, discussing and creating works of art. Course projects include ceramics, fiber arts, and drawing and painting. Community members who have served in the military are welcome to apply.

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Online 10-Week Class | Beginning Acrylic Painting

  • When 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Calvin Pressley
  • Age Requirements 18+

Discover the basics of acrylic painting with artist Calvin Pressley. In this online hands-on course, you will learn to prepare your paints and mix colors, practice basic handling techniques, and plan and execute your own original compositions on a variety of surfaces.

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Fieldworks: Beyond Measure

  • When Dec. 17 - April 19
  • Cost Free
  • Location Main Building | Oklahoma Gallery

Fieldworks, an interdisciplinary residency, invites artists, scholars and students to artistically respond to the presence of humans in the American Southwest. Beyond Measure presents a selection from the OU Fieldworks project’s diverse archive of objects, photographs, texts, videos and more.

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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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Café Contemporary

  • When 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Café Contemporary -- featuring a gourmet menu of contemporary comfort food -- is now open for takeout, curbside pickup and limited on-site seating. Visit us in person or call 405-768-2845 to place your order.

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Online 10-Week Class | Intro to Frame Loom Weaving

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - Mar. 17, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Denbow
  • Age Requirements 18+

Planned with beginners in mind, this online course teaches students to create their own woven wall hangings. Students design and complete three woven wall hangings while learning how to warp their looms, choose fibers, design from inspiration and use fundamental stitches and finishing techniques.

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Online 10-Week Class | Beginning Drawing

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - Mar. 17, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 18+

This online course introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, including block-in, shape accuracy, proportion, separating light from shadow, establishing values and conveying light on form. Students will start by copying drawings that incorporate these principles.

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Online Four-Week Class | Crafting the Personal Essay

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 3, 2021
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jezy Gray
  • Age Requirements 18+

Explore the basics of writing personal narrative essays. Focusing on post-war and contemporary nonfiction writing, the course includes regular readings from masters like James Baldwin and Joan Didion, along with contemporary selections from Zadie Smith, Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss, and more.

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Online 10-Week Class | Intermediate Wheel Throwing

  • When 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 14 - Mar. 18, 2021
  • Cost $175 for class only | $250 for class and wheel rental (add on during reg)
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expand your knowledge of clay and further develop your creativity at the potter’s wheel. Using the wheel as a point of departure, students will explore approaches to making new and exciting forms. The class examines the many ways to adorn clay, such as slip trailing, sgraffito, and wax resist.

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Online 10-Week Class | Songwriting

  • When 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 17 - Mar. 21, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jacob Frost
  • Age Requirements 18+

Explore the craft of songwriting in this online course. Analyze songs, discuss the creative process, and share your own work. At course completion, students will have gained an appreciation for the craft of songwriting, developed a versatile compositional skillset and built a song portfolio.

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Online Four-Week Class | Thread Painting

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 11 - Feb. 1, 2021
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn the basics of embroidery while discovering thread painting (also known as needle painting). Though paint isn’t actually used, many of the stylistic techniques used in painting are applied to this approach. Threads are blended while stitching to suggest color, light and dimension.

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Online 10-Week Class | Adobe Illustrator Foundations

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 11 - Mar. 15, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Bryan Boone
  • Age Requirements 18+

Adobe Illustrator Foundations will introduce the application to new users and level-up those familiar with the program through practical exploration. The course begins with an overview of the application workspace before quickly turning to an exploratory model.

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Virtual Gallery Talk | Fieldworks: Beyond Measure with Pablo Barrera 

  • When 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2020
  • Cost Free
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Pablo Barrera
  • Age Requirements All ages

Learn about Fieldworks: Beyond Measure, on view in our Mary LeFlore Clements Oklahoma Gallery, with Oklahoma Contemporary’s Curatorial Fellow Pablo Barrera (Wixáritari).

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Online Friday Night Series | Pet Portraits in Acrylic

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
  • Cost $45
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 21+

Whether you want to depict your dauchshund, immortalize your iguana or commemorate your cockatoo, this course will give you the skills and know-how to create a personalized pet portrait on canvas. All materials are included. Registration closes at noon the day of the event.

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Online Friday Night Series | Love Under Pressure

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021
  • Cost $45
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Lissie Teehee
  • Age Requirements 21+

Linocuts are for lovers! Pour a glass of your favorite adult beverage and explore the art of relief printmaking with a date, BFF or four-legged friend. Following this course, you'll have the tools and knowledge to create your own small-scale linocut blocks to print on paper or fabric.

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Online Four-Week Class | Color Theory

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 15 - March 8, 2021
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+

This class is an in-depth look at color theory in which students will use a basic primary color palette to learn how to mix any color and explore how colors change and interact with each other on the page. Students will experiment with using color patterns, placements and variations.

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Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

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

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 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
info@okcontemp.org

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P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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