Oklahoma Contemporary
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3-D Media

Courses in jewelry making, sculpture and fabrication are taught in both Oklahoma Contemporary’s main building and in The Studios. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment are available in the digital media lab, ceramic studios and flex spaces.

Learn more about the instructors' backgrounds and teaching approaches here.

Questions about a multi-week class? Browse the Studio School syllabi for more details on class topics, projects and required materials and supplies. Tuition for multi-week courses does not include materials. When signing up for a class, all students agree to abide by the policies set forth in the Student Handbook.


FALL SESSION
Eight-week classes | Sept. 26-Nov. 20
Four-week classes | Session 1 | Sept. 26-Oct. 23
Four-week classes | Session 2 | Oct. 24-Nov. 20

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | Sept. 19
Four-week Session 2 | Oct. 17

Interested in more than just 3-D? See our full class and workshop lineup here.

Eight-Week Class | 2-D and 3-D Wool Felting

  • Date 6-8 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
  • Cost $175
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
F22 Felting

Explore 2-D and 3-D wet and dry felting with fiber artist Darci Lenker. Learn to needle felt on fabric and make felted sheets or balls that you can use to create soft sculptures like puppets toys or holiday decorations and ornaments. As part of the class, you’ll receive a small amount of wool specifically created for Studio School by the cute sheep at Mollie Spencer Farm. No experience necessary!

You can find the syllabus here.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly. After registration, you'll receive a link to access the Open Studio calendars.

Register

Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing

  • Date 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
  • Cost $295
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Taylor Martin
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
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Sold out! Please join our waitlist here.

Design and make your own jewelry!

This class introduces basic metalsmithing techniques, such as stone setting, ring sizing, soldering, texturizing metal, sawing and custom finishing. Over eight weeks, you will work with a variety of metals while strengthening your design and handwork skills. By the end of class, you will have created several one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.

You can find the syllabus here.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly. After registration, you'll receive a link to access the Open Studio calendars.

Eight-Week Class | Sculpt Your Pet

  • Date 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 16
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Claire Holloway
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
F22 Sculpt Pet

Calling all animal lovers!

Learn the basics of sculpting animals in oil clay. Focus on your pet, a wild animal … or a wild animal you wished could be your pet. (Manatee? Narwhal? Dire Wolf?)

You’ll learn to build a support structure and study basic animal anatomy, including your specific animal’s. Classes consist of instructor demonstrations, guided working time and discussions about animals in art history. Leave class with a finished sculpture.

You can find your syllabus here.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly. After registration, you'll receive a link to access the Open Studio calendars.

Register

Thursday Night Workshop | Ceramic Game Day Snack Platter and Salsa Bowl

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
F22 Chip

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 … or you just like cake. Impress your friends and make yourself feel like you got life, or at least snacks, under control.

Pick up your fired and finished work about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes on Monday, Sept. 26.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Oct. 6.

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Friday Night Workshop | Date Night on the Wheel

  • Date 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+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Two masked people looking at the camera with clay objects on the table between them

Back by popular demand! 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.

Bring a date, bring a friend, bring anyone you want as long as your partner is actually alive. No experience necessary! Registration is limited to four couples. Pick up your fired and finished bowl about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes on Monday, Sept. 26.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Oct 7.

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

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
F22 Jack

SOLD OUT! Register for the Friday section of the same workshop or join the waitlist. Make a ceramic jack-o'-lantern! It’s like a regular jack-o’-lantern, minus thrusting your hand into a slimy pit of seeds. Create a friendly face or get into the true Halloween spirit and craft something to scare the neighborhood kids. If you’re not into pumpkins, make a spooky luminary — perhaps a miniaturized version of your boss with a removable head?

Your ceramic piece will be fired and ready to pick up in time for Halloween display. Remember, no matter how much we like you, if you pass out boxes of raisins on Halloween, we are totally egging your house.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Oct. 13.

Thursday Night Workshop | Make a Flask!

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

Adulting is a disappointing affair: Interest rates are rising, the Choco Taco was discontinued, and every Monday you still have to show up at work. Why carry on in this cruel Choco Taco-less world? Because you can make a flask! Craft a custom ceramic flask that will help you survive the zombie apocalypse or holidays with your in-laws.

Pick up your fired and finished work about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 17.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Oct. 27.

Eight-Week Class | Crochet Stuffed Toys and Holiday Decorations

  • Date 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+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

No class Oct. 4.

No crochet experience necessary. Instructor Rachel Lynch has crocheted everything from couches for cats to Harry Potter characters and a be-mittened Bernie Sanders. You’ll choose from a variety of provided patterns and make stuffed toys and holiday decorations. Rachel will also teach you how to read and modify patterns.

You can find your syllabus here.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly. After registration, you'll receive a link to access the Open Studio calendars.

Register

Thursday Night Workshop | Make a Ceramic Soup Bowl

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 27
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flect Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
F22 SOUP

Tired of bowls that are bossy and set in their ways (I will only hold this much)? Show your dishes who’s boss and make your own bowl! Craft a perfect vessel for soup or ramen, or if you don’t like hot liquid meals, use yours for cereal, ice cream or popcorn ... lots and lots of popcorn.

Pick up your fired and finished bowl about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 24.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Nov. 3.

Register

Friday Night Workshop | Spooky Date Night on the Wheel

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
  • Cost $140 for two people
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Two masked people looking at the camera with clay objects on the table between them

Just in time for Halloween!

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.

Bring a date, bring a friend, bring anyone you want as long as your partner is actually alive. No experience necessary! Registration is limited to four couples. Pick up your fired and finished bowl about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 24.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Nov. 4.

Register

Thursday Night Workshop | Clay Holiday Ornaments

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov.10
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter David Morrison
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Make clay ornaments and fun holiday memories in this workshop that’s perfect for the entire family. Artist David Morrison will show you how to create unique ornaments to decorate your holiday tree.

Pick up your fired and finished ornaments about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes on Monday, Nov. 7.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Nov. 17.

Register

Thursday Night Workshop | Contemporary Wreaths

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
  • Cost $55
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Cassandra Watson
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
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Make contemporary wreaths that match your signature style. Work with florist Cassandra Watson to create a custom wreath that can be used indoors or out. A perfect way to brighten up your holiday spaces and get into a festive mood.

No more fake pine boughs for you, baby.

Registration closes on Monday, Nov. 14.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Dec. 1.

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Hours

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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Location

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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