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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.

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. You can learn more about scholarships here.

Early registration: Members at all levels will receive early access to registration.

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.


Summer Break | May 26 - Aug. 7, 2020
Member registration opens | 10 a.m. March 23, 2020
General registration opens | 10a.m. March 30, 2020

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

Four-day camp | $180
Tuesday – Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Two-week camp | $450
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 p.m.


Week 1 | May 26-29 (four-day week)

Ages 5-6 | Color Shine powered by Google | Autumn Brown | $180
Taking inspiration from artwork on view Aqueous by Jen Lewin, this camp will use light and color as a guide to create colorful and bright artworks. Experiment with prism paintings, mix media materials and finish the week by creating a miniature installation as a group.

Ages 7-9 | Experimental Painting | Katelynn Knick | $180
Explore new and exciting ways to paint. Create tools, methods and processes that break the rules of traditional painting. Experiment with fabrics, wax and other interesting materials to create unique works of art that will amaze family and friends.

Ages 10-12 | Masking Tape Mural | Jessica Petrus | $180
Take the art of line to the next level in this collaborative mural camp. Taking inspiration from artists Peter Kogler and Gianni Sarcone, explore how to turn small ideas into massive projects by designing and installing a giant masking-tape mural in the Education Wing Gallery.

Week 2 | June 1-5

Ages 4-5 | JumpstART | Alison Harris | $150
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.

Ages 5-6 | Art All Around | Leslie Hensley | $225
Taking inspiration from Oklahoma City’s Factory Obscura, create a fantastic immersive world full of original creatures and interactive artworks. Work together to build large-scale installations out of everyday items that will astonish family and friends.

Ages 5-6 | Print, Paint & Play! | Jasmine Jones | $225
Printmaking, painting and fun included! Learn to blend printmaking and painting to make individual and collaborative mono-prints, sgraffito and reliefs. Interact with color, shape and texture while being encouraged to experiment and play with exciting art materials.

Ages 7-9 | Luminous Look Costume Design | Dayna Brown | $225
Inspired by Jen Lewin's Aqueous, on view in Campbell Art Park, design and build a costume that emphasizes reflection, light and movement. Learn hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern building, alteration execution and contemporary style techniques. Show off your luminous look on the runway during Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Ages 7-9 | Natural Dyeing & Eco-Prints | Jessica Petrus | $225
Use our natural world to create vibrant dyes. Explore different dyeing methods and a variety of plant material while learning about and creating eco-printing. At week’s end, you’ll take away new skills and a multitude of earth-friendly dyed artworks.

Ages 10-12 | Creative Robotics powered by Google | Angel Little | $225
Creative Robotics introduces the elemental concepts of artistic engineering through simple engineering and algorithmic exploration. Learn the basics of functional coding, creative designing and the If-Then-Else approach to problem solving. Learn to identify the stages of common mechanical engineering, collective creation and team-based development.

Week 3 | June 8-12

Ages 5-6 | Star Artists | BC Summers | $225
Create a colorful galaxy with your fellow campers! Inspired by Star Ceiling by Leo Villareal, on view in the gallery, make and play with holographic cellophane, reflective Mylar and other exciting materials to build giant star projections. Family and friends will have a chance to interact with your immersive artwork at Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Ages 5–6 | Storybook Kids | Jenny Elton | $225
Get lost in the beautiful world of author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup. Use mixed-media materials to design your own hardcover storybook, complete with unique characters and a peek-through style storyline.

Ages 7-9 | Creative Robotics | Angel Little | $225
Creative Robotics introduces the elemental concepts of artistic engineering through simple engineering and algorithmic exploration. Learn the basics of functional coding, creative designing and the If-Then-Else approach to problem solving. Learn to identify the stages of common mechanical engineering, collective creation and team-based development.

Ages 7-9 | Create a Play! | Erica Tschida | $225
Collaborate with fellow campers to create a play! Learn performance tactics, character creation and analysis and set and prop design as well as scenery construction. On Friday, perform your original play for family and friends during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Ages 10-12 | Digital Drawing & Comic Design powered by Google | Jerry Bennett | $225
Experience digital drawing on iPad Pros. In this camp, you’ll focus on designing well-developed characters for comic stories and gain a strong familiarity with portable digital-art tools. At week’s end, an original digitally drawn character of your choice will be printed, matted and displayed in the studio.

Ages 10-12 | Ceramic Wheel Throwing | Liv Egan | $450
Two-week camp | June 8-19
This two-week camp will explore the dynamic world of contemporary ceramics. Learn and practice throwing clay on a pottery wheel as well as experience kiln firing and glazing processes. Practice various ways to express personal creativity through surface design, texture and color. Camp concludes with taking home newly found ceramic skills in addition to a water pitcher and set of finished functional cups.

Week 4 | June 15-19

Ages 4-5 | JumpstART | Alison Harris | $150
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.

Ages 5-6 | Theater Magic | Erica Tschida | $225
Become a mini playwright and performer! Work together while having fun learning performance tactics, character creation and the basics of set and prop design. Perform your truly magical piece for family and friends at Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Ages 7-9 | DJ School powered by Google | Tony Tee | $225
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.

Ages 7-9 | Cosmic Costume Design | Dayna Brown | $225
Taking inspiration from artwork on view Star Ceiling by Leo Villareal, build a unique costume focusing on stars, light and the cosmos. Learn hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern building, proper fabric selection and cohesive style techniques. Friday, you’ll shine like a star as you walk the runway during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Ages 10-12 | Immersive Space | Jasmine Jones | $225
Taking inspiration from the exhibition on view, Bright Gold Haze, create portable immersive environments. From storytelling to detailing, you’ll collaborate with fellow campers to design and build immersive spaces while thinking about and using light, color and texture. Invite family and friends to experience the spaces you’ve created at Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Week 5 | June 22-26

Ages 5-6 | Recycled Runway | Leslie Hensley | $225
Inspired by fashion designer Stella McCartney, learn how to upcycle materials and improve existing garments to create walking pieces of art. On Friday, show off your fun and funky costume to family and friends by walking the runway during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Ages 5-6 | Create-a-Camp | Kelly Smith | $225
Create your own camp experience! Join us for a week of open-ended art making that will emphasize building, painting, drawing, fiber arts and creative play. Take home multiple finished pieces that highlight your new artistic skills and personal creativity.

Ages 7-9 | Street Rhythm and Dance | Josh Okpara | $225
Get down and rock the dance floor! Learn a variety of street dance basics as well as team building, self-expression, reflection, self-discipline and problem solving. Together with your crew, show off your new moves during the Camp Contemporary Showcase!

Ages 7-9 | Light Clay Creations | Perla Contreras | $225
Explore a wide variety of clay methods, hand building techniques and surface finishes while thinking about light. Taking inspiration from contemporary ceramic artist Heather Levine, you’ll make fun and functional hanging lanterns and decorative wall pieces. Take home several pieces that will light up your home and showcase your new ceramic skills.

Ages 10-12 | Inflatable Paintings powered by Google | Katelynn Knick | $225
Learn abstract painting practices and sewing techniques and collaborate with fellow campers to build a large-scale inflatable painting. Taking inspiration from artwork in the galleries and instructor Katelynn Knick’s own works, you and fellow campers will create a colorful 3-D inflatable art piece that family, friends and visitors can walk through and explore.

Week 6 | July 6-10

Ages 5-6 | Black Light Rainbow | BC Summers | $225
Explore the bright side of black light art! Work together to build a black light world that’s full of exciting movement, color and much more. On Friday, family and friends will be amazed by what you’ve created using the magic of black light and your imagination.

Ages 7-9 | Ceramic Mosaics | Liv Egan | $225
While studying contemporary mosaic artworks, you’ll learn the basics of ceramic tile making and the process of mosaic assemblage. You’ll also practice painting clay with colored slip and underglaze. By week’s end, you’ll take home several finished ceramic mosaic art pieces.

Ages 7-9 | Music and Mood Experience | LaRissa Conn | $225
Experience the power of music to create mood. This high-energy camp will focus on the art of music by listening and interacting with a variety of music genres. Play interesting instruments and create songs as a group that will be shared with family and friends at the Camp Contemporary Showcase. Don’t miss your chance to experience music in a whole new light!

Ages 10-12 | Classic Comic Book Creation | Jerry Bennet | $225
Gain an understanding of the professional process of comic book creation. Create your own comic short story including storyline templates, basic character and world building and hand-lettering tactics. On Friday, take away newly found comic skills and a professionally designed comic book.

Ages 10-12 | Stop-Motion Animation powered by Google | Kyle Roberts | $450
Two-week camp | July 6-17
Emmy Award-winning director and Reckless Abandonment Pictures founder Kyle Roberts will immerse you in stop-motion animation. In this two-week camp, sponsored by Google, you'll experience the full spectrum of video animation, pre- through post-production. You'll use state-of-the-art cameras, sound and lighting equipment and iPad Pros shoot and edit your collaborative production. On the last day of camp, your family and friends will watch your film on the big screen in Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Week 7 | July 13-17

Ages 4-5 | JumpstART | Erica Tschida | $150
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.

Ages 5-6 | Brilliant Books | Autumn Brown | $225
Explore the combination of contemporary art and children’s literature. Focusing on the exhibition Bright Golden Haze, you’ll draw, paint and read about light, shadows and reflections. Take away 2-D and 3-D art pieces that showcase your love of art and books in a bright and brilliant way.

Ages 7-9 | Creative Robotics powered by Google | Angel Little | $225
Creative Robotics introduces the elemental concepts of artistic engineering through simple engineering and algorithmic exploration. Learn the basics of functional coding, creative designing and the If-Then-Else approach to problem solving. Learn to identify the stages of common mechanical engineering, collective creation and team-based development.

Ages 7-9 | Duo Cartoon Illustration | Danny Gordon | $225
Double up and design a cartoon duo using the four-step process practiced by illustration professionals. Sketch, trace, color and finalize characters originating purely from your imagination. At week’s end, your original duo will be printed on a T-shirt to wear at the Camp Contemporary Showcase!

Ages 10-12 | Skateboard Design and Creation | Gabriel Friedman | $225
This camp will focus on the creative side of skateboarding culture. Design your own custom skateboard shape, sketch and paint a unique graphic, then learn how it all comes together by assembling and adding hardware and wheels. As a group, you’ll explore skateboard ramp design and construction with emphasis on creative construction. You’ll have time to practice skateboarding before you show off your new original board and stellar moves at Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Week 8 | July 20-24

Ages 5-6 | Keepsake Kids | Kelly Smith | $225
Create an art journal that visually tells your story. Become familiar with a variety of new and interesting art materials while thinking about your favorite things and the world around you. You’ll make a keepsake book, along with additional art projects, that will be cherished for years to come.

Ages 5-6 | Art + Music Rock Camp | Leslie Hensley | $225
Work together to create visual art while writing, singing and experiencing music. You’ll construct multiple art pieces and musical instruments using repurposed materials all while listening to rock music including the legendary band, Queen. Together with your fellow band members, you’ll rock out for family and friends during Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase!

Ages 7-9 | Art + Music Rock Camp | LaRissa Conn | $225
Work together to create visual art while writing, singing and experiencing music. You’ll construct multiple art pieces and musical instruments using repurposed materials all while listening to rock music including the legendary band, Queen. Together with your fellow band members, you’ll rock out for family and friends during Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase!

Ages 7-9 | Surreal Animals | Eric Lyons | $225
Imagine a world ruled by wacky animals! Work collaboratively and independently to design, sketch and paint dreamlike animals influenced by contemporary artist Ana Maria Ortiz. By week’s end, you’ll take home a skillfully painted creature of your own imagination and design.

Ages 10-12 | DJ School powered by Google | Tony Tee | $225
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 machinery taught by local industry leaders and artists. On Friday, show off your new skills during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Week 9 | July 27-31

Ages 4-5 | JumpstART | Erica Tschida | $150
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.

Ages 5-6 | Color Explosion | Autumn Brown | $225
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!

Ages 5-6 | Little Dancers – Big Moves! | Josh Okpara | $225
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!

Ages 7-9 | Poetry and Painting | Eric Lyons | $225
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.

Ages 7-9 | Ceramic Cities | Liv Egan | $225
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.

Ages 10-12 | Luminous Look Costume Design powered by Google | Dayna Brown | $225
Inspired by the exhibition Bright Golden Haze, design and build a costume that emphases reflection, light, color and movement. Learn hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern building, alteration execution and contemporary style techniques. Show off your luminous look on the runway during Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Ages 10-12 | Sumptuous Suits Costume Design powered by Google | Dayna Brown | $225
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.

Week 10 | August 3-7

Ages 5-6 | Shimmer and Shine | Autumn Brown | $225
Learn how to make your artwork shimmer and shine while exploring Teresita Fernandez, 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!

Ages 5-6 | Projection Puppet Show | BC Summers | $225
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.

Ages 7-9 | Mystery Cartoon Illustration | Danny Gordon | $225
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!

Ages 7-9 | DJ School powered by Google | Tony Tee | $225
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.

Ages 10-12 | Clay Creature Feature | KJ Collins | $225
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.

Hours

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Saturday - Sunday see additional holidays

Location

3000 General Pershing Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

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