Oklahoma Contemporary
John Newsom, Nature's Course
A group of students sits in front of a large painting of buffalo while a teacher addresses them

School and Teacher Programs

Teachers who work with youth in grades PK-12 in all capacities are invited to participate in ongoing professional development workshops, open houses and summer institutes connected to object-based teaching, interdisciplinary learning, creative expression, critical thinking, intersections of art and technology, design-thinking and writing inspired by contemporary art.

Current resources for teachers:

Teacher Advisory Group 2023-2024

Kathleen Blake
Art educator and consultant; AP Art & Design consultant; AP reader; visual art instructor, Southern Nazarene University

Christen Conger
Visual art instructor, Wilson Arts Integration Elementary School

Diana Sanchez Dawson
English Language Development Program administrator, Oklahoma City Public Schools

Crista McCann
Art educator; adjunct professor, Oklahoma State University College of Education; Oklahoma Governor's Art Award

Roxy Merklin
Retired studio art educator of 37 years; NEA National Secondary Art Teacher of the Year; Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Secondary Teacher of the Year; former president, Oklahoma Art Education Association

Ranell Zurmehly
Art teacher, Mount St. Mary High School; president, Oklahoma Art Education Association


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.

see additional holidays


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

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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