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Studio School offers one- or multi-session workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics ranging from ceramics, fiber arts, and digital media.

Online courses: Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, many workshops are taught in real-time over Zoom. Students are responsible for having a reliable Internet connection and a Zoom-compatible device with microphone, speakers and camera.

Outdoor courses: Some workshops are held outside in the Studio Building's Leigh Ann and Paul Albers Outdoor Studio. Masks are required and social distancing practices will be enforced. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed or cancelled and all registrants will be notified via email.

Registration: Workshops are announced on a rolling basis throughout the year, so sign up for our mailing list to receive occasional updates on new courses. Deadlines for workshop registration vary and are noted on each course listing.

Online Workshop | Art of the Interview

  • Date 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, 2021
  • Cost $40
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Autumn Brown
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

As you explore the Ed Ruscha: OKLA exhibition, you might notice that the artist’s Oklahoma upbringing is expressed in part through references to midcentury Oklahoma vernacular. In this workshop, you’ll learn to document the spoken language of your own surroundings through interviews. Basic interviewing principles and recording techniques will be covered. This workshop is ideal for artists, budding historians or writers seeking new methodologies to support their practice. Registration closes Sunday, Feb. 21 at 11:59 p.m.


Outdoor Workshop | Raku Ceramics

  • Date 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday, March 7 and Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Cost $40
  • Location The Studio Building | Leigh Ann and Paul Albers Outdoor Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter David Stevens
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

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. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. All materials and tools are included in the cost of tuition and this course is open to students of all levels. Registration closes Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m.


Online Workshop | DIY Typography

  • Date 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • Cost $40
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Bryan Boone
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

What's in a letter? Discover the basics of typography in this workshop with designer Bryan Boone! Inspired by artist Ed Ruscha's own "Boy Scout Utility Modern" font, you'll design your own typeface to digitize and use on your own computer. Registration closes Sunday, March 14 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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