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10-Week Classes

Taught by experienced Studio School Instructors, Oklahoma Contemporary’s 10-week classes allow learners of all levels to learn and expand skills, improve techniques and experiment with familiar and new media.

Online courses: All fall 2020 classes will be taught in real time over Zoom with recordings available after the class. Students are responsible for having a reliable Internet connection and a Zoom-compatible device with microphone, speakers and camera. Students enrolled in select digital media classes will need to license and install software.

Supplies:
Students registered for classes are responsible for purchasing their own supplies for courses — a syllabus and material list are emailed upon registration. Some items, including clay and ceramic tools, are available for purchase at Oklahoma Contemporary.

Teens:
Studio School invites high school juniors and seniors with arts experience to register for adult courses. Please submit an application here.


Fall Session | Sept. 28 - Dec. 13, 2020 (No class the week of Thanksgiving)
Member registration opens Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.
General registration opens Monday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.
Registration closes for 10-week classes on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Online Class | Collage Studio

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 29 – Dec. 8, 2020 (no class on Nov. 24)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Joe Rose III
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Explore the many ways an artist can work with collage! You're encouraged to be as traditional or abstract as you like as you experiment with a variety of media. You’ll also learn about the rich history behind collage and develop your own ways of working with the medium.

Online Class | Beginning Drawing

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 1 – Dec. 10, 2020 (no class on Nov. 26)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

This online course will introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing, including block-in, shape accuracy, proportion, separating light from shadow, establishing values and conveying light on form. Students will start by copying drawings that incorporate these principles and will eventually move into setting up their own still lifes and drawing from life.

Online Class | Beginning Oil Painting

  • Date 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Dec. 12, 2020 (no class on Nov. 28)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting! This class will cover concepts including block-in, separating light from shadow, setting up proper value relationships, achieving the light effect, color relationships and more. Students will primarily use still life as a means to practice these concepts and will frequently paint from life. Registered students will be able to check out a Klopfenstein Pro Easel II for the duration of the course at no additional cost (limited supply, first-come and first-served).

Online Class | Beginning Watercolor Painting

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020 (no class on Nov. 23)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Explore the basics of watercolor, including materials, processes, composition and techniques. The online class will cover a variety of painting styles through experimentation and the works of other watercolor artists. Each class will feature demonstrations, work time and informal group discussions where you’ll have a chance to share your work, ask questions and learn from other students. Whether you’ve dabbled in watercolor or never picked up a brush, this class will provide a solid foundation and safe environment to learn, grow and experiment.

Online Class | Directed Independent Studio - Painting

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 9, 2020 (no class on Nov. 25)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Calvin Pressley
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

This course is for intermediate and advanced students interested in sharing critical dialogue pertaining to their work, the work of their peers and the connectivity of their work to the community. Together the instructor and students will engage in a wide variety of topics relating to backgrounds and painting disciplines. This course will encourage all participants to push one another to dig for deeper levels in their work through rigorous constructive criticism. Registered students may check out a Klopfenstein Pro Easel II at no additional cost for the duration of the class (limited supply, first-come and first-served).

Online Class | Beginning Hand Building - Thursdays

  • Date 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 1 – Dec. 11, 2020 (no class on Nov. 26)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Erica Hopper
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Explore the art of hand building clay forms with an experienced instructor. This ceramic class will focus on the three hand building techniques: pinching, coiling and using slabs of clay. Through a variety of hands-on projects, you'll leave this class with foundational knowledge of clay and completed ceramic works of art.

Online Class | Beginning Hand Building - Saturdays

  • Date 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 - Dec. 12, 2020 (no class on Nov. 28)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Explore the art of hand building clay forms with an experienced instructor. This ceramic class will focus on the three hand building techniques: pinching, coiling and using slabs of clay. Through a variety of hands-on projects, you'll leave this class with foundational knowledge of clay and completed ceramic works of art.

Online Class | Virtual Worldbuilding

  • Date 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Dec. 12, 2020 (no class on Nov. 28)
  • Cost $260
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Tess Elliot
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Students in this online course will design and build their own dynamic 3D environment. Software we’ll use includes Photoshop, Maya, and Unity. We will cover 3D modeling, creating textures, terrain building, animating game assets, dynamics, coding interactivity, using particle systems, skybox, and more to create a complete screen-based and/or virtual reality experience. All skill levels are welcome. This course will include two hours of face-to-face instruction and one hour of original content from the instructor that can be completed at any time between class sessions. Each participant is responsible for furnishing a computer with videoconference capability and installing and licensing their own software (detailed instructions will be provided at the beginning of class).

Online Class | Pro Tools Basics

  • Date 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 4 – Dec. 20, 2020 (no class on Oct. 11 and Nov. 29)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jacob Frost
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

This is a hands-on and online course where students will learn the basics of sound design in the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Beginning with a guided tour of the software, students will learn how to start projects, navigate the interface and manage tracks and audio clips. Using Pro Tools only, students will explore various ways to make music through editing audio, utilizing MIDI with virtual instrumentation and creating soundscapes. With an instructional emphasis on creativity and experimentation, students will navigate through different styles of electronic music and identify innovative techniques in order to produce and complete their own creative projects. As a course goal, students are directed to attain a firm grasp of the essential functions of the software and confidence in utilizing Pro Tools to create music independently. Course requirements: Each participant is responsible for furnishing a computer with video conference capability and installing and licensing their own software (detailed instructions will be provided at the beginning of class). A Midi keyboard is required for this course and a limited number of devices are available for free. In person checkout is first come first serve.

Online Class | Digital Animation Basics

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020 (no class on Nov. 23)
  • Cost $260
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Daniel Moyer
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

This online course unites two sometimes-contradictory forces: traditional animation techniques and digital animation tools. You will discover the 12 principles of animation and observe examples of each in action. Students will explore hand-drawn animation, stop-motion animation, digital motion concepts in After Effects and 3-D digital animation. This course will include two hours of face-to-face instruction and one hour of original content from the instructor that can be completed at any time between class sessions. This course is recommended for students with some experience with common design software—each participant is responsible for furnishing a computer with videoconference capability and installing and licensing their own software (detailed instructions will be provided at the beginning of class).

Online Class | Bead Loom Weaving

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 29 – Dec. 8, 2020 (no class on Nov. 24)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Shelby Rowe
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Ornate, beautiful beadwork is found in traditional items and contemporary fashion across the globe, and getting started is easier than you might think! In this online course, you'll gain all the basic skills and techniques needed to create your own custom bracelet, lanyard or hatband by the end of the course. Topics covered will include: selecting the right supplies, stringing your loom, one- and two-needle loom techniques, creating your own pattern and more. Registered students will be able to check out a bead loom for the duration of the course at no additional cost.

Online Class | Intro to Frame Loom Weaving

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 9th, 2020 (no class Nov. 25)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Denbow
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Planned with beginners in mind, this online, project-based course will teach students to create their own woven wall hangings. Students will design and complete three woven wall hangings while learning how to warp their looms, choose fibers, design from inspiration and use fundamental stitches and finishing techniques. Repetition of weaving basics will build confidence, and critiques and group discussions will offer constructive feedback and further inspiration.Students in this online class will need to check out/return a loom and purchase a yarn kit in person for the course in person prior to the beginning of the course. We therefore recommend that only students local to the Oklahoma City metro register for the class.

Online Class | Visible Mending

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020 (no class on Nov. 23)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

In this online class, students will discover the basics of embroidery through visible mending, a set of techniques that extends the life of well-loved items and helps the environment and human rights through more ethical consumption of fast fashion. Students will learn the Japanese Boro technique of Sashiko to repair and embellish clothing. Students will learn other visible mending approaches, including making patches and darning, as well as how to repair buttons and replace zippers.

Online Class | Beginning Digital Photography

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 9, 2020 (no class on Nov. 25)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Ann Sherman
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Explore the fundamentals of digital photography with an experienced professional. In this online course, you'll learn to control your finished image by using camera settings and visualizing the final look of an image. To finish your pictures, you'll then discover how to download, store and manage the images, and use photo-editing software to refine their images. Students are required to provide their own DSLR camera — tripod is optional. This online class will take place over Zoom with several in-person meetups outdoors for photo shoots. Therefore, we ask that only students local to Oklahoma City metro sign up for this course.

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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