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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!

Interested in more than a single-night workshop? See all classes here.

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


Workshop | Make A Ceramic Vase That Hangs On The Wall

  • Date 6-9 p.m., Thursday, February 1
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Kat Myers
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
W24 Wall Vase

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I have an orange cat with a human name. Before we found each other, he lived on the street and stole food out of dumpsters. Fair enough, I’ve pulled cake out of the trash and eaten it — more than once. More than twice. Anyhow, now that Steve lives with me, I feed him cat food, but he can’t completely give up his street-cat habits.

Here is an abbreviated list of stuff he’s eaten (and when I say eaten, I mean stolen) when I wasn’t watching: tortillas, pretzel rods, baguettes, jalapeño potato chips, Goldfish crackers, carrots, popcorn, pizza snacks, pasta, and every plant, bunch, or bouquet of flowers I have ever brought home. I would like to have flowers in my house, but I also like my cat. This is what science calls a dilemma, but this is what Studio School calls an opportunity. Imagine this description is a segment on QVC: Flowers With Steve The camera pans to manicured hands (and paws) gesturing towards a bouquet of fresh flowers hanging on the wall.

Studio School makes your dreams come true. For one easy payment of $65 ($58.50 for members) you can craft a ceramic vase and enjoy fresh flowers that your cat can’t eat. Visit or call now. Only 12 spots remaining. Don’t wait. Order now.

Registration closes Jan. 29

Pick up your fired and glazed wall vase in a couple of weeks. Don’t worry, we will call you when it’s ready.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 8.

Workshop | Ceramic Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Set

  • Date 6:30-9 p.m., Friday, February 2
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Katherine Gaff
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
W24 grilledcheesesoup

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Make a connected ceramic bowl and plate to eat the perfect sandwich soup combo. No more balancing a bowl on top of a plate and slopping soup all over your couch. Kittens, it’s 2024, make your life easier.

In 1902, Fannie Merritt Farmer wrote a cookbook called Chafing Dish Possibilities. The cookbook included a recipe for Cheese Boxes, which is a confoundingly mathy recipe that involves cutting stale bread into one-third-inch slices, arranging those slices into box shapes, filling the box with cheese, and sautéing the whole affair in a hot blazer. Clearly the words chafing, dish, fannie and hot blazer had different connotations in the early 1900s because hot blazer sounds like work-wear anxiety sweats; that’s not a chafing possibility, but a chafing nightmare.

Make a ceramic plate and bowl set and I promise to stop saying hot blazers. Pick up your fired and glazed bowl and plate combo in a couple of weeks. Don’t worry, we’ll call your fannie when it’s ready.

Registration closes on January 29.

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

Workshop | Raku - Feb.4 + 11

  • Date 12:30-3 p.m., Sundays, February 4 and February 11
  • Cost $95
  • 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

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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. 29.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Feb. 18 and Feb. 25.

Workshop | Make A Ceramic Incense Burner

  • Date 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, February 8
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Kat Myers
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
A yellow disk with a face molded into it holds an incense stick

No experience necessary.

You like things to smell good; we like things to look good. Let’s both get what we want. Make a ceramic incense burner.

Pick up your fired and glazed incense burner in a couple of weeks. We will call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes Feb. 7

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is Feb. 22.

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Workshop | Valentines Date Night on the Wheel

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Friday, February 16
  • Cost $140
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Katherine Gaff
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Two masked people looking at the camera with clay objects on the table between them

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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 six couples. Pick up your fired and finished bowl in a couple of weeks after the workshop. We’ll call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes Feb 12.

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

Workshop | Make a Ceramic Vase and Then Learn to Arrange Flowers for That Vase!

  • Date 6:00-9 p.m., Friday, February 23 and 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, March 8
  • Cost $80
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Parham
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Flowers arranged in a green ceramic box

This two-evening workshop combines hand building clay techniques and flower arranging skills. In the first session you will hand build a ceramic vase. In the second session you will learn how to arrange flowers for your new vase.

Registration closes Feb. 19

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 1 and March 15.

Workshop | Dye Wool and Spin Wool

  • Date 12:30-3:30 p.m., Sundays, February 25 and March 3
  • Cost $75
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amy Young
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
W24 Dye Spin

Sold out! Please join our waitlist! No experience necessary! Join artist Amy Young for a two-day workshop where you’ll learn to dye wool and to spin your dyed wool. This fiber workshop is great for knitters, weavers, sewers, embroiderers, felters or anyone who works with wool.

Registration closes Feb. 19

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 10 and March 17.

Workshop | Woo-Woo Embroidery and Leap Year Fortune Telling

  • Date 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, February 29
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Two embroidery hoops, one with white fabric and Pisces constellation and zodiac symbols, the other with black fabric and Scorpio constellation and symbol.

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No experience necessary. Make your own time! 2024 is a leap year. This means we get one extra day in the year and that means time really is a meaningless construct because someone adds or subtracts days when they feel like it. Okay, cool? I say they because I’ve been concentrating really hard to subtract Monday through Thursday and add more Saturdays and Sundays, but it’s not working...yet.

Join us to celebrate the fun weirdness of leap year, life, the universe and everything. Learn to embroider your astrological sign, crystals and other woo-woo symbols while having your fortune told. We can’t guarantee you’ll like your fortune, but we're pretty sure you'll have an extra day of fun.

Registration closes Feb. 26.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 8.

Workshop | Make Ceramic Pinch Cups

  • Date 7-9 p.m., Thursday, February 29
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Kat Myers
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
A yellow mug with an abstract face design

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Pinch cups are some of the oldest ceramic forms and now they’re everywhere on Tik Tok. Join us to pinch and form a functional cup that you can drink out of while scrolling on your phone.

Pick up your fired and glazed pinch cup in a couple of weeks. Don’t worry, we will call you when it’s ready.

Registration closes Feb. 26.

If the workshop is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 7.

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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