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? Browse the Studio School syllabi for more details on class topics, projects and required materials and supplies. 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.

Studio School Fall Session | Sept. 27 - Nov. 21, 2021
Member registration opens Tuesday Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.
General registration opens Monday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m.

Four-Week Teen Course | Ceramics for Teens

  • Date 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, July 7-30, 2021
  • Cost $265 (Includes all materials)
  • Location The Studios Building | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Parham
  • Age Requirements 13-17
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Discover ceramics in a class designed with teens in mind. This course will focus on the three hand building techniques, including pinching, coiling and using slabs of clay. Toward the end of the course, you will also have the opportunity to explore the potter's wheel. Through a variety of hands-on projects, you'll leave this class with foundational knowledge of clay and completed ceramic works of art. This course will take place inside with masks required and social distancing enforced. Registration closes Sunday, Jun 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Four-Week Teen Course | I'd Rather be Drawing

  • Date 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, July 6-29, 2021
  • Cost $195
  • Location The Studios Building | Fudge Family Photography Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Vanessa Larwig
  • Age Requirements 13-17
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
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Using a variety of conventional and unexpected materials, this action-packed class for teens will grow your drawing skills through participatory activites and challenges. Whether you're just learning the basics or prepping a college or AP portfolio, you'll pick up essential new skills in this four-week course. I'd Rather Be Drawing will take place inside with masks required and social distancing enforced. Registration closes Sunday, Jun 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Eight-Week Class | DJ School

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, July 8 - Aug. 26, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Angel Little and Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

An exciting first step into the world of DJing, DJ School dives into the ins and outs of what DJing is, where it began and where it can take you. Technical skills addressed include switch grooving, scratching, mixing and more, in both digital and vinyl contexts. Whether you want to be the life of the party or a professional in the industry, DJ School is where your next level begins. No experience necessary and all you need to bring is a pair of wired headphones! Registration closes on Sunday, June 27 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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