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Camp Contemporary

In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Oklahoma Contemporary has postponed the opening of our new arts center, including much of Camp Contemporary's summer session. If circumstances cause us to delay or cancel the remaining individual camps (July 27-Aug. 7), we will issue full tuition refunds.

We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this ongoing situation, and we look forward to welcoming you soon. In the meantime, please explore the all-ages virtual and digital programs -- including #AtHomeArt Camp-in-Place projects -- on our blog, New Light.


Camp Contemporary

Our weeklong, school-break camps, re-launching in our new location in summer 2020, provide fun and challenging studio experiences for 4- to 12-year-olds. From painting, drawing and sculpture to ceramics, performance, poetry, filmmaking, robotics and animation, experienced art educators will facilitate camps inspired by contemporary art and artists.


Scholarships and Art+Tech Series powered by Google
Camp Contemporary will offer one camp each week that explores the intersections of art and technology and integrates technology into studio projects.

Oklahoma Contemporary is grateful for Google’s ongoing commitment to supporting arts programs that value curiosity, innovation and experimentation. Through initiatives like Art+Tech, we make space for the imaginations of young people to flourish and provide opportunities for injecting more critical thinking, experimentation, communication and collaboration into learning. Google’s support also funds scholarships to ensure that Camp Contemporary is accessible to youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Camp scholarships are open to children ages 4 to 12.

Camp Scholarship Application



Discounts: Members at all levels will receive a 10 percent discount on Camp Contemporary for children in their household. If you are not a current member, join today.

Registration closes on a rolling basis one week before the start of each camp week.

If you need assistance or experience problems registering, please leave a message at 405-768-2859 for Education Associate Gaby Baez. She will return your call as soon as she can.

One-week camp | $225
Monday – Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

JumpstART camp | $150
Monday – Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Collective Care
Our Collective Care program offers a safe and engaging space for campers before and after regular camp hours. You may purchase Collective Care on a weekly or daily basis.

Collective Care one week | $75
Collective Care one day | $20

Monday | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday | 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. + 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday | 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Printable Camp Descriptions

Camp Contemporary Handbook

JumpstART (half-day)

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 2020
  • Cost $150
  • Location Main Building | SONIC Drive-In Early Childhood Studio
  • Age Requirements Ages 4-5
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

JumpstART your young artist into drawing, painting, collage, music and movement during this half day camp (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) Held in our Early Childhood Studio, this camp will introduce campers to artistic techniques, materials and vocabulary in an engaging and creative atmosphere.

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Color Explosion

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Autumn Brown
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Inspired by Oklahoma-born exhibiting artist Yatika Fields, create playful and colorful 2-D and 3-D pieces using paint, mixed media and more. You’ll take home finished pieces that are full of energy and that scream color explosion!

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Little Dancers – Big Moves!

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Dance Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Josh Okpara
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Get ready to move and groove on the dance floor! Practice and learn a variety of funky dance moves to upbeat music while experiencing team building, self-expression and self-discipline. Together with your dance team, you’ll bust out and perform your new moves at Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase!

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Poetry and Painting - SOLD OUT

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Eric Lyons
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Combine creative writing and visual art by reading contemporary poetry and looking at The Stars Pull Down For Real by Robert Montgomery, on view on the North Lawn. Create mixed-media pieces that emphasize the power of words coupled with the influence of visual art. Take home a finished artwork that expresses and joins your thoughts with visual artistic talents.

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Ceramic Cities - SOLD OUT

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios Building | Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Learn the essentials of hand building with clay. During this camp you’ll focus on architecture, city designs and cylindrical forms as you piece together your unique ceramic cityscape. Cities will be displayed for family and friends to marvel at during Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Sumptuous Suits Costume Design powered by Google - SOLD OUT

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, July 27-31, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Dayna Brown
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Inspired by the exhibition Bright Golden Haze, design and build a costume that emphasizes color, light, texture and pattern. Learn hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern building, alteration execution and vintage style techniques. Present your fanciful look on the runway during Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Shimmer and Shine

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, Aug. 3-7, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Autumn Brown
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Learn how to make your artwork shimmer and shine while exploring Teresita Fernández, who’s (Golden) Odyssey is on view. Experiment and play with materials including metallic paint, gold leaf, foil and more to make 2-D and 3-D pieces that are sure to shine bright!

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Projection Puppet Show

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, Aug. 3-7, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter BC Summers
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

A whimsical world of silly sculptures and quirky characters awaits! Learn about shadow puppetry and work together to create an original story that will be played out by you and projected on the studio walls. On Friday, perform your shadow show for family and friends at the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Mystery Cartoon Illustration - SOLD OUT

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, Aug. 3-7, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Gordon
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

This camp focuses on wacky character creation based on your imagination! Using the four-step process practiced by illustration professionals, you’ll design a wonderfully weird cartoon character. At week’s end, your original character will be printed on a T-shirt!

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DJ School powered by Google - SOLD OUT

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, Aug. 3-7, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Dance Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

DJ School takes DJing to the next level. Learn the basics of DJing including equipment setups, DJ etiquette and how DJing fits in the hip-hop culture. Practice DJing on state-of-the-art equipment taught by local industry leaders and artists. On Friday, you’ll have a chance to swagger your new skills at the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Clay Creature Feature

  • Date 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, Aug. 3-7, 2020
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios Building | Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter KJ Collins
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Learn an array of art forms in this interdisciplinary camp. From sketching to watercolor illustrations to clay sculpting, you will create fantastical creatures from your imagination and contemporary inspirations. You also will learn cognitive hand-eye skills by sculpting from 2-D representations. Camp concludes with taking home a variety of finished pieces that showcase newly found artistic talents, including a clay sculpted creature.

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Location

NW 11th and Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

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