Oklahoma Contemporary
A masked child creates artwork on the pavement

Camp Contemporary

Camp Contemporary: Spring Break | March 15-19, 2021
Member registration opens Monday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.
General registration opens Monday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.

Get your kids out of their online rut and into something creative this spring break! Camp Contemporary’s March options will be held in person in our socially distanced studios and across our campus. To ensure a fun, engaging and safe environment, each camp -- led by professional local teaching artists and studio assistants -- will be limited to 10 students. As part of the week’s experiences, campers will take a Gallery Guide-led, interactive tour of the Ed Ruscha: OKLA exhibition. Make this spring break one to remember: Register your young artist in Camp Contemporary!

Your and your child’s health and safety continue to be our first priority. Spring campers and staff (along with all visitors to our facility) will be required to wear masks, to frequently wash/sanitize their hands and to socially distance to the greatest degree possible. Read more about Oklahoma Contemporary’s COVID protocols here.

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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. Please fill out an application to apply for a scholarship.

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.


Storybook Kids

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Mar. 15-19, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

This spring break, encourage your little artists to explore the great outdoors and the artistic style of former Oklahoma resident and exhibiting artist Ed Ruscha. During this weeklong camp, learning and creating will take place outdoors with spurts of indoor instruction. Campers will use and experiment with printmaking, mixed media and found natural materials to design and take home their own hardcover storybook, complete with unique characters and a peek-through style storyline. Each camper will also receive a children’s book relating to their camp experience to add to their home libraries.

This camp is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Creative Movement

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Mar. 15-19, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Dance Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Joshua Okpara
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

There’s no better time to get up and moving! This camp will focus on contemporary dance movements, energetic beats, funky moves and lots of laughs! While socially distancing outdoors and in the Dance Studio, campers will learn a choreographed dance from Race The Space instructor and GNWY Creative Director, Joshua Okpara. To add some shine to the performance, this camp will also incorporate colorful LED light-enhanced camper outfits! Campers will perform for family and friends in our socially distanced Te Ata Theater during Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Creative Movement is powered by Google - full tuition scholarship are still available for this camp.
Please fill out an application to apply for a scholarship by March 8.

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Colossal Creations

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Mar. 15-19, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Eric Lyons
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Exploring the work of contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone, campers will together build larger-than-life outdoor installations. Campers will experience the process of making a sculpture from start to finish, including brainstorming, designing, building and overcoming artistic challenges. Family and friends at Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase will be amazed at the colorful colossal pieces their campers created.

This camp is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

Clay All Day

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Mar. 15-19, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios Building | Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Taking inspiration from Japanese pop art artist Yayoi Kasuma, campers will create colorful ceramic forms with a contemporary twist! Campers will be introduced to ceramic practices, including hand-building techniques, wheel throwing and clay construction. They’ll also experience the Japanese ceramic glazing and firing practice known as Raku! To wrap up the week, each camper will glaze several finished ceramic pieces that their families will enjoy for years to come. Each camper will also receive a book about artist Yayoi Kusama to add to their home libraries.

This camp is sold out! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

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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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