Oklahoma Contemporary
A ceramic pitcher, bowl and citrus juicer

All Classes + Workshops

Looking for your new creative home? Below is a list and short description of summer Studio Schools classes, organized in chronological order.


WINTER SESSION
Eight-week classes | Jan. 16 - March 12
Four-week classes | Session 1 | Jan. 16 - Feb. 12
Four-week classes | Session 2 | Feb. 13 - March 12

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | Jan. 10
Four-week Session 2 | Feb. 14

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Four-Week Classes | Session 2 | Feb. 13 - March 12


On the left, a ceramic vase with a snake design sculpted around it. On the right, delicate branching designs.

Ceramics Special Topics: Slip Trailing | Grace Potter | Begins Feb. 21 | Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Learn to utilize slip trailing as a unique sculpting method. Achieve high levels of detail, create designs on top of ceramic forms or make delicate stand-alone sculptures. Read more and register here.

Watercolor image of a white cake with pink icing and rainbow sprinkles

Watercolor: Cake! Cake! Cake! | Jenny Elton | Begins Feb. 22 | Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Life is short, possibly meaningless and full of sorrow but, hey, we have CAKE! Learn to paint with watercolor by looking at cakes and other decadent desserts. At the end of each class, you’ll eat what you’ve been painting (the sweets, not the paper you’re painting on — although if you’re a free-range paper eater, that’s cool too. Everyone needs fiber). Read more and register here.


Workshops


A ceramic bowl being fired using the raku technique

Raku | Liv Egan | Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 | Sundays, 12:30-3 p.m.
Sold Out!
Please sign up to be on the waitlist here.
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.

A ceramic heart-shaped dish

Ceramic Heart-Shaped Dishes | Marissa Childers | Feb. 17 | Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a heart-shaped ceramic dish. Make it with someone special in mind ... or to make someone special mind you. Read more and register here.

Ceramic Heart-Shaped Dishes | Marissa Childers | Feb. 23 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a heart-shaped ceramic dish. Make it with someone special in mind ... or to make someone special mind you. Read more and register.


Three embroidery hoops with hearts and flowers. One hoop reads "**ck off;" another reads "Not you."

Naughty Needlework | Darci Lenker | Feb. 9 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Make a saucy needlework for your Valentine or yourself. Tell us how you really feel and craft some text that you can’t find on those candy conversation hearts. Read more and register here.


On the left, a stack of silver rings. On the right, two hand with silver bands.

Make A Custom Ring | Taylor Martin | Feb. 16 |Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Sold Out! Join our waitlist. Make Valentine’s Day last all year! Hang out with your partner or BFF and design and craft a custom, sterling-silver band for each of you. Receive personal attention from jeweler and metalsmith Taylor Martin as she guides you through each step of creating a ring that perfectly fits your finger and your style. No experience. Limited to two couples.

Two masked individuals in front of clay forms on a table

Valentine's Date Night on the Wheel | Feb. 17 | Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Sold out! Sign up to be on the waitlist here. 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. 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.

Valentine's Date Night on the Wheel | Feb. 24 | Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Sold Out! Please sign up to be on the waitlist here. 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. 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.


On the left a pair of small round ceramic earrings and a ceramic necklace on the right two pairs of ceramic earrings

Ceramic Jewelry | Marissa Childers | March 2 and 9 | Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
Sold out!
Please sign up to be on the waitlist here.
In this two-session workshop, artist Marissa Childers will teach you how to create unique ceramic earrings and a pendant that are as swanky or subtle as you. We want you to have nice things. Read more and register here.

Raku | Liv Egan | March 12 and 19 | Sundays, 12:30-3 p.m.
Sold Out! Please sign up to be on the waitlist here. 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.

Flower Globes | Cassandra Watson | March 16 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Create a dramatic and long-lasting pop of color with these unique flower globes. These flower arrangements stay colorful and fresh longer than traditional bouquets. Read more and register here.


Ceramic Rentals

Need space to work on a ceramics project?

Eight-Week Rental | Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
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Four-Week Rental | Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
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Community Firings
Working on a ceramic project and need access to a kiln? Read more.


Eight-Week Classes | Jan. 16 - March 12


On the left, a ceramic vessel is used to pour syrup on a stack of pancakes. On the right, three ceramic vases hold delicate flowers.

Slab Building and Template Making | Marissa Childers | Begins Jan. 16 | Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Learn how to translate 2-D shapes into 3-D ceramic forms! Imagine taking a sewing pattern — but instead of using fabric, you use slabs of clay to create your form. You’ll make cups, bowls and teapots and also learn to design a template to make your own unique forms. Perfect for beginners and advanced students.

Drawing Fundamentals | Chris Brizzard | Begins Jan. 16 | Mondays, 6-8:00 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 finish the class drawing from life.

Sewing Fundamentals (Monday)| Amber Layne | Begins Jan. 16 | Mondays, 6-9:00 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.


Hands covered in clay work on a pottery wheel, forming a lip on top of the spinning vessel.

Wheel Throwing 1 (Monday) | David Stevens | Begins Jan. 16 | Mondays, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.

Wheel Throwing 1 (Tuesday) | Brian Bosworth | Begins Jan. 17 | Tuesdays, 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. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.

Wheel Throwing 1 (Wednesday) | Joe Cox | Begins Jan. 18 | Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.


A person works at a serger

Serging Fundamentals | Amber Layne | Begins Jan. 17 | Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Gain in-depth knowledge about your serger and master the fundamentals by creating a personal serger guidebook. A serger is required to take this class.

Sewing Fundamentals Expanded | Amber Layne | Begins Jan. 17 | Tuesdays, 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.


Several metal and stone necklaces, rings and a bracelet laid on a wooden surface

Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing (Tuesday) | Taylor Martin | Begins Jan. 17 | 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.

Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing (Sunday) | Taylor Martin | Begins Jan. 22 | Sundays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 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.


Seven ceramic cups, mugs and goblets of various sizes

Introduction to Ceramics (Tuesday) | Liz Parham | Begins Jan. 17 | Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.

Introduction to Ceramics (Wednesday) | Liv Egan | Begins Jan. 18 | Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary.

Introduction to Ceramics (Saturday) | Liz Parham | Begins Jan. 21 | Saturdays, 2-4:30 p.m.
Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary.


On the left, a project prepared for quilting on a sewing machine. On the right, a quilt block made of triangles and squares.

Fuss-Free Quilting | Amber Layne | Begins Jan. 18 | Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Want a relaxed approach to quilting techniques? Learn machine quilt construction without getting your knickers in a wad. By the end of class, you will have made a small quilt that you can drape over your couch or the nearest baby and low-key brag, “Yeah, I made that."

Hands use a garment ruler to measure out the hem on a pair of blue pants lying flat on a wooden table. A blue marker is held between fingers as they measure.

Garment Construction | Amber Layne | Begins Jan. 18 | Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
This advanced course expands the techniques taught in Sewing Fundamentals and Sewing Fundamentals Expanded. Learn the basics of taking and working with measurements and how to understand, work from and modify a simple pattern.

Sewing Fundamentals (Thursday)| Amber Layne | Begins Jan. 16 | Mondays, 6-9:00 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.

Woven kitchen towels hang from pegs. A close up of one towel is shown.

Kicka$$ Kitchen Towels | Sherri Dudeck | Begins Jan. 19 | Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Stop buying crummy kitchen towels — weave your own! Learn the basics of floor loom weaving and make cool towels to wipe away your tears or the slop all over your kitchen counter.

Wheel Throwing 2 | Liv Egan | Begins Jan. 19 | Thursdays, 6-8:30 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.


Hands covered in clay work on a pottery wheel, forming a lip on top of the spinning vessel.

Guided Throwing with Liv | Liv Egan | Begins Jan. 21 | Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
You wanted more Liv, so we gave you more Liv! This class is for advanced students only. Work independently on your wheel-based projects, and receive Liv Egan’s Saturday morning benevolence and technical guidance.

A felted corndog with mustard next to a felted peach

Get Stuffed | Darci Lenker | Begins Jan. 21 | Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This cheeky class explores the fun side of adult appetites by creating soft and felted sculpture (toys! pillows!) about food and sex. Make a felted cake or perhaps something else you like to eat? Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. Bring your friends, your partner or have fun solo.


A psychedelic-looking forest at night

Printmaking: Woodcuts | Wesley Kramer | Begins Jan. 21 | Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Create and print woodcuts! Learn the basics of traditional relief printing. You’ll begin with black ink, and by the end of class, you will make multicolored, multiblock editions.


Creative Foundations for Veterans | Claire Holloway | Begins Jan. 22 | Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m.
This free class is available exclusively to military veterans. Explore the fundamentals of creating and understanding art alongside other veterans.


Four-Week Classes | Session 1 | Jan. 16 - Feb. 12


Three lidded ceramic pots of varying size

Ceramics Special Topics: Lidded Vessels | Joe Cox | Begins Jan. 17 | Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Join artist Joe Cox in this wheel-based class and learn how to make lidded vessels.

Printmaking Experimentation: Monotypes and More | Kathleen Blake | Begins Jan. 18 | Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Experiment with monotype printmaking and various mark-making techniques. Learn how to use an etching press, and create one image from multiple plates. You’ll leave the class with many prints.

Watercolor image of potted cacti and succulents

Watercolor: Cacti and Succulents! | Sylvie Mayer | Begins Jan. 18 | Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Kitchen sink full of dishes that mock your questionable meal choices? Pile of dirty laundry bigger than your janky car? Ditch your OKC reality, and pretend your life is Joshua Tree dreamy. Learn to paint plump succulents and cool cacti in watercolor.

Memoir Writing: Find Your Focus | Doug Paulsen | Begins Jan. 19 | Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Learn simple techniques for selecting one aspect of your life to focus on, so that you can uncover and write stories from your own experiences. Perfect for beginners and also great for those who took Doug Paulsen’s memoir class in the fall term.


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 City, OK 73101

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