Oklahoma Contemporary
Hand soldering metal

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, woodshop, metal shop, 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.


SUMMER SESSION
Eight-week classes | July 5- Aug. 28
Four-week classes | Session 1 | July 5-July 26
Four-week classes | Session 2 | Aug. 1- 28

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | June 28
Four-week Session 2 | July 25

Based on recent guidance from the CDC and our local health consultants, we have updated our COVID-19 policies. Because all counties in the Oklahoma City metro area rank in the “low” COVID-19 community level, masks are optional in Studio School. Anyone who would prefer to wear a mask is, of course, welcome to do so.

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

Workshop | Ceramic Whiskey Set

  • Date 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2022
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Cream-colored ceramic bottle with two matching cups

Grab your favorite father figure(s) and dad equivalents and hang out on Father’s Day making a custom ceramic whiskey set. No experience necessary! You will learn basic ceramic hand building skills and create a cool bottle and two sipping cups.

A few weeks after the workshop, pick up your glazed and finished piece.

Registration closes June 13.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is June 26.

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Workshop | Date Night on the Wheel

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022
  • Cost $140 per couple
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Chrystal O'Boyle
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Two masked people looking at the camera with clay objects on the table between them

Reenact 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. Bad 1990s hair and overalls and tank tops are optional.Registration is limited to 4 couples. Bring a date, bring a friend, bring anyone you want as long as your partner is actually alive. No experience necessary.

Registration closes May 30.

A few weeks after the workshop, you will pick up your fired and finished bowl.

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Workshop | Raku Workshop

  • Date 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday, June 5 &12, 2022
  • Cost $75
  • Location The Studios | Leigh Ann and Paul Albers Outdoor Studio and Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Bowl on fire in a kiln

Join us for a two-day, hands-on workshop as we dive into the topic of Raku ceramics. Together, we'll explore traditional Japanese Raku as it relates to religious and cultural practices and its later expression among American ceramicists in the mid-1900s.

During the first workshop session, you'll use hand building techniques to create tea bowls. We'll meet the following weekend to glaze and fire your works using the Raku process.

This in-person workshop will take place outside and the Raku process can be messy, so dress accordingly. Open to students of all levels, and all materials and tools are included in the cost of tuition.

Sorry, this workshop is SOLD OUT! Click here to join the waitlist.

Thursday Night Workshop | Make a Lemonade Pitcher

  • Date 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Stop drinking summer beverages from a sweaty plastic jug! Join artist Marissa Childers, recently named a 2022 emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly, to create a one-of-a-kind ceramic lemonade pitcher. This fun workshop introduces basic hand building techniques and requires no experience! You can pick up your glazed and fired pitcher a few weeks later.

Registration closes July 1

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is July 14.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Press Mold Cups

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Create a one-of-a-kind cup in this fun workshop that introduces basic ceramic hand building skills. Build something out of clay, meet new people and remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. You can pick up your glazed and fired cup a few weeks later.

Registration closes July 15.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is July 28.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Make a Garden Planter

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2022
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Don’t buy another boring garden planter — make a custom one! Join artist Marissa Childers, recently named a 2022 emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly, to create a one-of-a-kind ceramic garden planter. Have fun learning basic hand building skills while socializing and meeting new people. You can pick up your glazed and fired planter a few weeks later.

Registration closes July 22.

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

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Thursday Night Workshop | Fabric Tattoos

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022cla
  • Cost $45
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Join amazing artist Darci Lenker for a fun night of tattooing your clothes! Bring an item of clothing that needs some perking up (or a cotton tote, blanket, towel, napkin, sheet or tablecloth), and add some extra flash to your stuff. Old stuff will look new, and new stuff will be look better. Learn basic embroidery stitches and customize whatever you bring with an illustration or saying. No experience necessary!

Registration closes July 29.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is August 11.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Make a Fruit Bowl

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Maybe your berries wouldn’t mold so quickly if they had a nicer home? Join artist Marissa Childers, recently named a 2022 emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly, to create a one-of-a-kind ceramic fruit bowl. No experience necessary! Have fun, socialize and learn basic ceramic hand building techniques — and pick up your glazed and fired bowl a few weeks later.

Registration closes August 5.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is August 18.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Ceramic Decals

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022
  • Cost $45
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
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Make everyone in your office jealous. Drink coffee and eat snacks from a one-of-a-kind dish and cup decorated with ceramic decals. Decals are like permanent stickers and they range from elegant to oddball — just like you. No experience necessary. If you can use scissors, you can apply decals. Pick up your fired cup and plate a few weeks later!

Registration closes August 12.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is August 25.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Make a Blank Book

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Sylvie Mayer
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Book

Create a custom blank book for sketching, scheming, scrapbooking or keeping lists about how everything would be better if you ran the world. No experience necessary!

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

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