Oklahoma Contemporary
A child work on a project made of upcycled materials

Camps | Ages 10-12

Camp Contemporary Handbook

Camp (four-day week) | Masking Tape Mural

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, May 28-31
  • Cost $195
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Jessica Petrus
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

Take the art of line to the next level in this collaborative mural camp. Campers will explore how to turn small ideas into massive art pieces by designing and installing a giant masking-tape mural that will be displayed in the Education Wing Gallery for all visitors to enjoy for the entire summer!

Register

Camp | Recycle Remix

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 3-7
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Jessica Petrus
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

Turn trash into artistic treasure by giving unwanted items a new life. Campers will learn and practice light carpentry skills, how to safely use hand tools and modern-day recycled art practices to create 3-D, upcycled sculptures. You’ll never look at discarded items the same way!

Register

Camp | Digital Drawing

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 3-7
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Justin Stier
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

SOLD OUT!

We’re going digital! In this camp, campers will practice digital drawing on iPad Pros while learning how to create and design well-developed characters complete with personalities and backstories. The week will wrap up with their final characters being printed, matted and ready to proudly be displayed at home.

Camp | Intro to Filmmaking & Editing

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 10-14
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Sam Chavez
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

SOLD OUT!

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own film, then this camp is for you! Campers will work in small groups to create a basic story line, then use iPad Pros to film and edit their pieces. This interactive and collaborative camp will thrive on curiosity and creative exploration! All the short films will be shown in the Te Ata Theater at Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Camp | Mixed Media Masks

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 17-21
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Patrick Riley
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

Using leather, paint, beads, ribbon and LED lights, campers will learn how to design and construct a one-of-a-kind mask that will showcase their newly acquired artistic skills and unique style. Throughout the week, campers will also make several additional masks out of clay, cardboard and more. Don’t miss out on this mask-making marathon!

Register

Camp | DJing 101

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 17-21
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

SOLD OUT!

Learn the basics of DJing, including equipment setups, DJ etiquette and how DJing fits into the hip-hop culture. Campers will practice DJing on brand-new equipment taught by local industry leaders and artists. On Friday, campers will show off their new skills during the Camp Contemporary Showcase. Register today and make DJing camp the highlight of your summer!

*Please note that the DJing camp plays loud music at times. Earplugs will be available.

Camp | Upcycled Fashion Design

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 24-28
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Iman Knox
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

SOLD OUT!

Transform fabric scraps into the future of fashion! In this camp, campers will learn how to create zero-waste fabrics and turn them into wearable art pieces. They will learn the basics of hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern building, alteration execution and style techniques. On Friday, these new future fashion influencers will hit the runway and show off their unique look in the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Camp | Scratching the Surface Ceramics

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 8-12
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

SOLD OUT!

Clay is the canvas in this camp! Campers will explore 2-D and 3-D ceramic plate forms and tackle the process of drawing on clay. They will combine dynamic glazing techniques with sgraffito carving to create colorful and funky effects. By week’s end, campers will take home a set of fully finished fantastic plates that will showcase their personal artistic style.

Camp | Out of the World Embroidery

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 8-12
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

We’re shooting for the stars! Using images from NASA as inspiration, campers will learn fundamental embroidery techniques including how to transfer sketches to fabric, needle threading, and how to make detailed stitches of planets, rockets, nebulas and more. By week’s end, they’ll take home several skillfully made designs of their own stellar imagination.

Register

Camp | Inflatable Art

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 15-19
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Katelynn Knick
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

We’re not full of hot air, you heard right – your art can be inflatable! Learn how to use abstract painting practices, design construction and sewing techniques to build an individual inflatable painting. Taking inspiration from the instructor Katelynn Noel Knick’s own artworks, campers will create a colorful, 3-D inflatable art piece that is sure to be something they’ve never created before.

Register

Camp | Creative Quilters

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Dana Beach
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

Join the contemporary quilt movement! Campers will push traditional quilting to the limits while learning about contemporary quilt artists, quilting basics, hand sewing and machine sewing. Campers will create their own art quilt and collaborate with others to strengthen their artistic abilities with a group quilting project.

Register

Camp | DJ Masters

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

A step-up from the basics, this more technical DJing camp will include learning equipment setups, DJ etiquette and how DJing fits into hip-hop culture. Campers will practice DJing on brand-new equipment taught by local industry leaders and artists. On Friday, campers will show off their new skills during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

*Please note that the DJing camp plays loud music at times. Earplugs will be available.

Register

Camp | Zine Machines

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 29-August 2
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Spencer Gee
  • Age Requirements 10-12
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

SOLD OUT!

Join us for an ama-ZINE artistic journey! Using a variety of specialty paper, magazines, markers and more, campers learn the ins and outs of zine creation. To make their original stories come to life, campers will also learn about story building, page layouts, hand lettering and book construction. Let the zine machine marathon begin!

Register

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.

see additional holidays

Location

Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

SEND MAIL TO
Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Newsletter Signup

STAY UP TO DATE
Join our mailing list to learn about our events, exhibitions, education and more.