Oklahoma Contemporary
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Literary Arts

Discover your inner Joan Didion or Octavia Butler with Studio School's offerings in writing. Each course has limited enrollment, ensuring that you will receive personal feedback on your progress from your instructor and peers in a warm, supportive environment.

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.

Studio School Fall Session | Sept. 27 - Nov. 21, 2021
Registration for eight-week and four-week classes is now closed.
Registration close dates for workshops varies. Please check individual listings.

Interested in more than just Literary Art? See our full class and workshop list here.

Four-Week Class | Writing About Art

  • Date 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 29 - Oct. 20, 2021
  • Cost $85.00
  • Location Online | Zoom
  • Instructor / Presenter Jezy Gray
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
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From pitching the right publication to interviewing artists and drafting with an editor, this class will teach you how to write and publish human-level stories about culture. In addition to regular readings (and Zoom visit Q&As, when possible) from contemporary arts reporters like Hanif Abdurraqib, Jessica Hopper, Katie Moulton and more, students will workshop articles and essays about a work, artist or exhibition from any discipline, from painting to pop music. Each writer will leave with a final draft and a customized pitch email. Registration closes Sunday, Sept. 19 at 11:59 p.m.


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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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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