Oklahoma Contemporary
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All Classes + Workshops

Looking for your new creative home? Below is a list of winter Studio Schools classes and workshops, organized in chronological order. Masks are required at all time in Studio School because classes involve sustained contact in enclosed spaces. Failure to wear a mask will result in removal from class without a refund.

Winter Session | Jan. 31 - March 27
Nov. 29 | Member registration opens
Dec. 6 | Public registration opens
Jan. 19 | January four-and eight-week course registration closes

To read more about the instructor, click on their name. (Want to view classes by discipline? Visit here.)

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Eight-Week Classes

Hand Building 2 | Chrystal O’Boyle | Begins Jan. 31 | Mondays, 2-5 p.m.
Build utilitarian vessels and consider the intimate moments that surround them. Learn new ways to create form and produce texture and surface decoration using clothing and other found objects. Read more and register here.

Drawing Fundamentals | Chris Brizzard | Begins Jan. 31 | Mondays, 6-8 p.m.
Join this fun and supportive class to learn basic drawing principles, such as shape, proportion, blocking in forms and depicting light and shadow. If you start the class not knowing how to draw, you will end the class drawing from life! Read more and register here.

Ceramics for Teens | Chrystal O’Boyle | Begins Jan. 31 | Mondays, 6-8 p.m.
This course teaches fundamental hand building techniques and introduces you to the potter's wheel. Hands-on projects help you understand, experiment and create with clay. Read more and register here.

Watercolor Fundamentals | Jenny Elton | Begins Jan. 31 | Mondays, 6-8 p.m.
Never picked up a brush? This is the class for you. Dabbled in watercolor? This is the class for you, too. This class provides a solid foundation and a fun environment to grow and experiment with watercolors. Read more and register here.
This Monday class is sold out! Click here to REGISTER FOR A WEDNESDAY Watercolor Fundamentals class.

Wheel Throwing 1 | David Stevens | Begins Jan. 31 | Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. You will make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Read more and register here.
This course is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Sewing Fundamentals Expanded | Amber Layne | Begins Jan. 31 | Mondays, 6-9 p.m.
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. Read more and register here.

Figure Drawing | Sylvie Mayer | Begins Feb. 1 | Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Practice life drawing in a supportive setting with a live model. This class helps you understand basic anatomy for artists, hone your portraiture skills and gain confidence in drawing clothed and nude models. Read more and register here.

Wheel Throwing 1 | Chrystal O’Boyle | Begins Feb. 1 | Tuesdays, 2:30-5 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. You will make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Read more and register here.

Hand Building 1 | Chrystal O’Boyle | Begins Feb. 1 | Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Create sculptural forms and functional vessels while increasing your knowledge about glazes and firing techniques. Read more and register here.

Introduction to Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing | Taylor Martin | Begins Feb. 1 | Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Design and make your own jewelry! Learn basic metalsmithing techniques, such as stone setting, ring sizing, soldering, texturizing metal, sawing and custom finishing. Read more and register here.
This course is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Introduction to Ceramics | Liv Egan | Begins Feb. 1 | Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Read more and register here.

Sewing Fundamentals | Amber Layne | Begins Feb. 2 | Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
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. Read more and register here.

Watercolor Fundamentals | Jenny Elton | Begins Feb. 2 | Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.
Never picked up a brush? This is the class for you. Dabbled in watercolor? This is the class for you, too. This class provides a solid foundation and a fun environment to grow and experiment with watercolors. Read more and register here.

Frame Loom Weaving | Rachel Denbow | Begins Feb. 2 | Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Learn to weave beautiful wall hangings. This class offers tailored instructions and projects to accommodate multiple skill levels. Read more and register here.

Printmaking: Drypoint and Monotype | Kathleen Blake | Begins Feb. 2 | Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.
Refresh your skills or discover for the first time the printmaking processes of drypoint and monotype, with an added experimental element of collage. Using Akua non-toxic inks and an etching press, monotypes and an edition of drypoint prints will be created. No experience necessary. Read more and register here.

Wheel Throwing 2 | Liv Egan | Begins Feb. 2 | Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m.
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. Read more and register here.

DJ School | Angel Little and Tony Tee | Begins Feb. 2 | Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Obsessed with music, mixing and beats? Learn to scratch, mix and switch groove with OKC DJs Tony Tee (DJ Nymasis) and Angel Little. No experience necessary just bring your love of the groove. Read more and register here.

Wheel Throwing 1 | Joe Cox | Begins Feb. 2 | Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. You will make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Read more and register here.
This course is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Wheel Throwing 1 | Liv Egan | Begins Feb. 3 | Thursday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. You will make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres. Read more and register here.

Introduction to Ceramics | Chrystal O’Boyle | Begins Feb. 3 | Thursdays, 2-4:30 p.m.
Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Read more and register here.

Thursday is sold out! Click here to REGISTER FOR A SUNDAY CLASS! Make ceramics and still have time for brunch!

Need a weeknight class? Click here to REGISTER FOR A TUESDAY CLASS.

Creating Music for Video Games | Zachary Daniels | Begins Feb. 3 | Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Do you love the music in video games or hate it and think you could make it better? This course is for composers, musicians or anyone who loves music and wants to learn how to create music specifically for video games. Read more and register here.

Sewing Fundamentals | Amber Layne | Begins Feb. 3 | Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
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. Read more and register here.

This Thursday class is sold out! Click here to REGISTER FOR A WEDNESDAY Sewing Fundamentals class.

Wheel Throwing 2 | Liv Egan | Begins Feb. 3 | Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
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. Read more and register here.

Introduction to Ceramics | Marissa Childers | Begins Feb. 5 | Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Read more and register here.

Saturday is sold out! Click here to REGISTER FOR A SUNDAY CLASS! Make ceramics and still have time for brunch!

Need a weeknight class? Click here to REGISTER FOR A TUESDAY CLASS.

Murder Ballads to Bubblegum Pop: Songwriting and Storytelling | Jacob Frost | Begins Feb. 5 | Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.
In this online course learn songwriting by studying a range of musical storytellers from Johnny Cash to Janelle Monáe. In this fun and supportive online class, you will write your own songs, discus the craft behind great music and collaboratively workshop lyrics and melodies. Read more and register here.

Introduction to Ceramics | David Morrison | Begins Feb. 6 | Sundays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Read more and register here.

Creative Foundations for Veterans | Jenny Elton | Begins Feb. 6 | Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m.
This free class is available exclusively to military veterans. Explore the fundamentals of creating and understanding art alongside other veterans. Read more and register here.

Floor Loom Weaving | Sherri Dudeck | Begins Feb. 6 | Sundays, 1-3 p.m.
Discover the joy of weaving on a four-shaft loom. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Read more and register here.



Four-Week Classes

Make Your Own Watercolors! | BC Summers | Begins Feb. 1 | Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Make a one-of-a-kind palette of watercolors using wildflowers and plants harvested from the Oklahoma Contemporary’s Art Garden! Learn how to harness the pigment that exist in your yard and kitchen! No experience necessary. Read more and register here.
This course is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Drawing to Calm Down | Sylvie Mayer | Begins Feb. 1 | Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
If you’ve ever been stressed (wait...are there people who aren’t stressed?) this class is for you! Generate calmness while improving your drawing and observational skills. Chill out and learn to meditate with pen and India ink, watercolor and charcoal. No drawing experience is necessary. Read more and register here.

Make Handmade Paper! | Emma Winters-Difani | Begins Feb. 5 | Saturdays, 1-3 p.m.
Learn the gratifying and fun art of transforming plant fibers into beautiful handmade paper! Handmade paper is perfect for journaling, bookmaking, drawing, watercolor, printmaking or even luxurious decorating and gift giving. Beginners welcome! Read more and register here.

Make Your Own Books! | Sylvie Mayer | Begins Mar. 5 | Saturdays, 1-3 p.m.
Make fantastic blank books to use or give as gifts! This class is perfect for illustrators, scrapbookers, journalers, writers, sculptors or anyone who uses and loves books. Beginners welcome! Read more and register here.

3D Crochet: Amigurumi | Rachel Lynch | Begins Mar. 2 | Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Learn to crochet small stuffed yarn creations that will delight your friends and frighten your enemies. No crochet experience is necessary. Read more and register here.


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Workshops

Raku | Liv Egan | Feb. 6 & 13 | Sundays, 12:30-3 p.m.
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. Read more and register here.

This course is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Wall Weaving | Rachel Denbow | Jan. 27 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Create a Pinterest-worthy wall hanging! Artist Rachel Denbow guides you through basic weaving techniques to produce art for your walls. Socialize while you weave and enjoy adult beverages and snacks from Café Contemporary. Read more and register here.

This course is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Mean Muggin’ | Marissa Childers | Jan. 27 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Winter is coming and you need a new mug. Learn basic ceramic hand building skills and create a one-of-a-kind mug for sipping coffee, tea, cocoa or a hot toddy. Create with clay and enjoy adult beverages and snacks from Café Contemporary. Read more and register here.

This course is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Naughty Needlework | Darci Lenker | Feb. 10 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
A spunky Valentine’s Day workshop whether you love Valentine’s Day or you loathe it. Artist Darci Lenker demonstrates how to embroider a handkerchief with saucy doodles, risqué phrases or whatever the #@*% you want. No embroidery experience necessary and all materials are provided. Read more and register here.

Date Night on the Wheel | Chrystal O’Boyle | Feb. 11 | Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, reenact your favorite pottery scenes from the movie Ghost without the inconvenience of your significant other getting murdered. You and your companion will have a great time learning to use the potter’s wheel and making a small bowl. No experience necessary! Read more and register here.

Snack Attack | Marissa Childers | Mar. 3 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Create a one-of-a-kind cup and plate in this fun workshop that introduces basic ceramic hand building techniques. Work with clay while socializing and enjoying adult beverages and snacks from Café Contemporary. No experience necessary! Read more and register here.

Screenprinting with Watercolors | Virginia Sitzes | Mar. 10 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
This fun workshop explores the basics of screenprinting. Explore painterly techniques and produce unique paper prints guided by artist Virginia Sitzes. No experience necessary. Read more and register here.

Raku | Liv Egan | Mar. 6 & 13 | Sundays, 12:30-3 p.m.
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. Read more and register here.


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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