Oklahoma Contemporary
A pair of faces in masks look at the camera with pottery in progress behind them

One-Off Workshops

This isn't your typical wine-and-paint workshop! Join Studio School for an evening of grown-up fun. No art skills needed, but you can flex those social muscles as you pick up a new art-making skill. 21+ only, please. All supplies are included!

When signing up for a class, all students agree to abide by the policies set forth in the Student Handbook.


Interested in more than a single-night course? See our full class and workshop list here.

Thursday Night Late Workshop | Make a Mug

  • Date 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Ceramic mug with roses and gold luster

It’s winter — and your apartment, house, condo, #vanlyfe van, mancave, ladycave or actual cave is probably drafty. Make a mug to help yourself make it through winter. Use it for drinking hot beverages or simply as a trophy to commemorate that one time you got off the couch in winter and did something great.

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

Registration closes Jan. 23.
If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Feb. 16.

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Workshop | Raku

  • Date 12:30-3p.m., Sundays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5
  • Cost $75
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Bowl on fire in a kiln

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. During the first workshop session, you'll use hand building techniques to create tea bowls. We'll meet the following weekend to glaze and fire your works using the Raku process.

This in-person workshop will take place outside and the Raku process can be messy, so dress accordingly. Open to students of all levels. All materials and tools are included.

Registration closes Jan. 23.
If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Feb. 12.

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Thursday Night Late Workshop | Ceramic Heart-Shaped Dishes

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Surprise your Valentine with a custom-made, heart-shaped ceramic dish! Your dish could hold relationship mementos, relationship Mentos (The Freshmaker!) or the names of all the jerks who didn’t like you back. If you love Valentine’s Day, you’ll love this workshop — what a cool gift to give to your Valentine. If you detest Valentine’s Day, make a heart-shaped dish for your own ding-dong self and spend the workshop talking loudly about how great it is to eat what you want, watch what you want and sleep in the middle of the bed.

Pick up your fired and finished dish in time for Valentine’s gift-giving. No martyrdom necessary; we will call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes Jan. 30.
If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Feb. 9.

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One-off Workshops | Ceramic Heart-Shaped Dishes

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Surprise your Valentine with a custom-made, heart-shaped ceramic dish! Your dish could hold relationship mementos, relationship Mentos (The Freshmaker!) or the names of all the jerks who didn’t like you back. If you love Valentine’s Day, you’ll love this workshop — what a cool gift to give to your Valentine. If you detest Valentine’s Day, make a heart-shaped dish for your own ding-dong self and spend the workshop talking loudly about how great it is to eat what you want, watch what you want and sleep in the middle of the bed.

Pick up your fired and finished dish in time for Valentine’s gift-giving. No martyrdom necessary; we will call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes Jan. 30.
If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Feb. 10.

Register

Thursday Night Late Workshop | Naughty Needlework

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Thursday Feb. 9
  • Cost $55
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Three embroidery hoops with heart and flower designs. One reads "**ck off;" another reads "Not you."

Back by popular demand! Make a saucy needlework for your Valentine or yourself. Create a great gift guided by fiber artist Darci Lenker and tell someone how you really feel. No experience necessary and all materials are provided. Come laugh or blush with us.

Registration closes Feb 6.
If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Feb. 23.

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Thursday Night Late Workshop | Make A Custom Ring

  • Date 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16
  • Cost $325 per couple
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Taylor Martin
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
On the left, a stack of silver rings. On the right, two hands wearing silver bands.

A great Valentine’s Day gift that will last all year! Spend time with your partner or BFF while designing and crafting 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 making a band that perfectly fits your finger and your style.

No experience necessary, Taylor will guide you every step of the way and you will leave the workshop with a finished band!

Registration ends Feb. 6. Limited to two couples.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 2.

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Friday Night Workshop | Valentine’s Date Night on the Wheel

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17
  • Cost $140 per couple
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Two masked people looking at the camera with clay objects on the table between them

Back by popular demand! Re-enact 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.

Bring a date, bring a friend, bring anyone you want as long as your partner is actually alive.

No experience necessary! Registration is limited to four couples. Pick up your fired and finished bowl about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration ends Feb. 13.
If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 3.

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Friday Night Late Workshop | Date Night on the Wheel

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24
  • Cost $140 per couple
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Brian Bosworth
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Two masked people looking at the camera with clay objects on the table between them

Back by popular demand! Re-enact 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.

Bring a date, bring a friend, bring anyone you want as long as your partner is actually alive.

No experience necessary! Registration is limited to four couples. Pick up your fired and finished bowl about two weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration ends Feb. 20.
If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 10.

Register

Thursday Night Late Workshop | Ceramic Jewelry

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Thursdays, March 2 and 9
  • Cost $75
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
On the left two small ceramic earrings and a pendant, on the right two pairs of ceramic earrings

Work with artist Marissa Childers to create unique ceramic jewelry in this two-session workshop. In the first, you’ll create the ceramic portion of your earrings and pendant, and in the second, you’ll decorate and assemble them. Adorn yourself with beautiful handmade pieces!

Registration ends Feb 27. If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 16.

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Workshop | Raku - March

  • Date 12:30-3 p.m., Sundays, March 12 and 19
  • Cost $75
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Bowl on fire in a kiln

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. During the first workshop session, you'll use hand building techniques to create tea bowls. We'll meet the following weekend to glaze and fire your works using the Raku process.

This in-person workshop will take place outside and the Raku process can be messy, so dress accordingly. Open to students of all levels. All materials and tools are included.

Registration closes Feb 27. If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 26.

Register

Thursday Night Late Workshop | Flower Globes

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 16
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Cassandra Watson
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Your flower arrangements should last longer than a stick of gum. Create a long-lasting and dramatic flower globe that stays fresh and vibrant much longer than a traditional arrangement. No experience necessary, and all supplies are provided.

Registration closes March 13. If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 23.

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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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