Oklahoma Contemporary
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Teen Courses

Studio School provides classes and workshops for teens on an ongoing basis. These courses offer a creative outlet as well as an opportunity to learn and expand skills, improve techniques and experiment with familiar and new media.

In addition to the courses listed below, high school juniors and seniors (or age equivalent) to are invited register for participation in adult courses. Please submit an application here by the general registration deadline to be considered. If you wish to apply Epic Learning Funds to a teen's registration in an adult course, please call (405) 493 9087.

Learn more about the instructors' backgrounds and teaching approaches here.

Questions about a multi-week class? Tuition for most 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.

Click here to see syllabi and materials lists for all classes.


FALL SESSION
Eight-week classes | Sept. 26-Nov. 20
Four-week classes | Session 1 | Sept. 26-Oct. 23
Four-week classes | Session 2 | Oct. 24-Nov. 20

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | Sept. 19
Four-week Session 2 | Oct. 17

Four-Week Class | Upcycled Jackets

  • Date 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 1 – Oct. 22
  • Cost $125
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Iman Knox
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
F22 Up Cycled

Work with fashion designer and House of Northbrook creator Iman Knox to design and sew a custom jacket from upcycled fabric. Iman will provide a custom pattern that you will adapt to fit your style and your body. Iman’s priority is that you be you — so, flowy or tailored, long or short, shaggy or sharp, she’ll help you create a jacket that shifts your world and your closet.

The puffer jacket in the picture used to be a comforter! WHAT?! I KNOW! SHE'S AMAZING!

Jackets will be machine sewn. You don’t need any tailoring skills — if you can thread your sewing machine, you’re ready for this class. If you don’t own a sewing machine, you can rent one through Studio School on the first day of class. Daily rentals are $12. Four-week rentals are $40, and eight-week rentals are $80.

You can find the syllabus here.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly. After registration, you'll receive a link to access the Open Studio calendars.


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Eight-Week Class | Sewing Fundamentals

  • Date 6-9 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 21. | No class Oct. 24
  • Cost $265
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Close up image of black and white fabric being passed through a sewing machine

Sold out! Please sign up for our waitlist.

No class on Oct. 24.

This class is designed for those new to sewing, those who haven’t sewn in a while, those afraid of their machines, those who want to build a stronger sewing foundation or those needing a refresher on the basics of machine sewing. Instructor and artist Amber Lynn created a curriculum that is comprehensive and empowering for students. Using project-based learning, this class teaches how needles, threads, fabrics, stitches and your sewing machine work together as a team. Gain in-depth knowledge about your sewing machine while mastering the fundamentals of sewing through fun and useful projects.

An instructor-provided materials kit ($56.25) must be purchased on the first day. Students must provide their own working, preferably recently serviced, sewing machine to each meeting.

If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can rent one through Studio School. Daily rentals are $12. Four-week rentals are $40 and eight-week rentals are $80.

You can find the syllabus here.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly. After registration, you'll receive a link to access the Open Studio calendars.

Eight-Week Class | 2-D and 3-D Wool Felting

  • Date 6-8 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
  • Cost $175
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
F22 Felting

Explore 2-D and 3-D wet and dry felting with fiber artist Darci Lenker. Learn to needle felt on fabric and make felted sheets or balls that you can use to create soft sculptures like puppets toys or holiday decorations and ornaments. As part of the class, you’ll receive a small amount of wool specifically created for Studio School by the cute sheep at Mollie Spencer Farm. No experience necessary!

You can find the syllabus here.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly. After registration, you'll receive a link to access the Open Studio calendars.

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Thursday Night Workshop | Clay Holiday Ornaments

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov.10
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter David Morrison
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Make clay ornaments and fun holiday memories in this workshop that’s perfect for the entire family. Artist David Morrison will show you how to create unique ornaments to decorate your holiday tree.

Pick up your fired and finished ornaments about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes on Monday, Nov. 7.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Nov. 17.

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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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P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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