Oklahoma Contemporary
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Camps | Ages 7-9

Camp Contemporary Handbook

Camp (four-day week) | Makin’ Moves – Dance Camp

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, May 28-31
  • Cost $195
  • Location Main Building | Christian Keesee Founders Hall Dance Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Sam Chavez
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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If your young artist loves to dance and create their own moves, then this camp is for them! Throughout the week, campers will work together and individually to explore different ways to dance and fun ways to find inspiration through music. On Friday, dancers will show off their new moves to family and friends at the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Camp (four-day week) | Nature Art Explorers

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, May 28-31
  • Cost $195
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Erica Nkechi Oji
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Let’s dig in and create art together! Campers will learn about the elements of texture, color and line and how it connects to nature. Young artists will collect natural materials from our Art Garden and around our campus to create their own mixed-media masterpieces

Camp | Cartoon Pet Portraits

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 3-7
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Gordon
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Our four-legged friends will be the inspiration for this camp! Campers will sketch, design, trace, color and complete several cartoon pets or animals of their choosing in silly situations. At week’s end, they’ll have three finished illustrations of their furry friends.

Camp | DJing 101

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 3-7
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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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 leadersand artists. On Friday, campers 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 | Clay Dream Houses

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 10-14
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Boudreaux
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Make your dream home a reality! Campers will learn the basics of design, architecture and the importance of imagination as they construct their dream home out of clay. By the week’s end, campers will have a fully built, fired and glazed ceramic art piece. Will your house have a slide instead of stairs? Maybe your dream home is on the Moon? The possibilities are endless!

Camp | Art Your Heart Out!

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 10-14
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Erica Nkecki Oji
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Being a young artist doesn’t mean you can’t make a big impact! Using a wide variety of art materials, campers will take artistic inspiration from a different contemporary artist each day to create their own masterpieces. At week’s end, they’ll take home several exciting and bold artworks. Grownups – buy frames now, because you’re going to want to display these works!

Camp | Tinker Lab

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 17-21
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Lacy Gustafson
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Turn STEM into STEAM! In this tinkering camp, campers will learn how engineers can be artists by making paper circuits and mini machines. On Friday, family and friends will get to enjoy and test all the genius creations their young artist built during the Camp Contemporary Showcase. Let’s get tinkering!

Camp | Mystery Art Theater

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 17-21
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Erica Tschida
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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A mystery is afoot! In this camp, the young creators will work together to write and perform a short play based around a mystery art heist. Campers will learn performance methods, character creation and analysis, set and prop design and scenery construction. On Friday, they will perform their original play for family and friends during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

Camp | Board Game Bonanza

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 24-28
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Lacy Gustafson
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Game on! In this camp, campers will start by studying game concepts, then design and build their own board games. Using art materials such as foam core, cardboard, clay, paint, popsicle sticks and more, campers will make several 2-D and 3-D games to take home and enjoy. Family game nights will never be the same again!

Camp | Clay Flower Power

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 24-28
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Stop and smell the...ceramics? This camp will combine contemporary ceramics with the beauty of nature. Campers will explore a variety of clay methods and hand building techniques and express their personal creativity through original designs, texture and color. By week’s end, they’ll take home several finished ceramic art pieces that will be in full bloom and brighten up any room.

Camp | Spinning Colors

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 8-12
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Ramon Garcia
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Watch out, you might get dizzy...just kidding! Using a giant paint spinner, campers will learn about color theory while watching how gravity and movement can transform colors. This camp will be all about pushing artistic boundaries and exploring new ways to paint. By week’s end, campers will take home several spiraling art pieces that are guaranteed to impress family and friends.

Camp | Printmakers Paradise

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 8-12
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Danielle Dodson
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Ready, set, PRINT! In this camp, campers will practice a variety of printmaking methods, including Gelli plates, foam printing and even printing with food. The highlight of the week will be printing one of their original designs on a T-shirt using a screen-printing press. The printing possibilities are endless in this imaginative camp!

Camp | Felted Furry Friends

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 15-19
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Make your favorite furry friends out of felted wool. Campers will learn and practice both wet and needle felting to create 3-D sculptures of their favorite creatures. From sea creatures and land animals to mythical beasts or animals from their imagination, they can make it all with felt!

Camp | DJ Masters

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 15-19
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • 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.

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Camp | Gone Wild Mask Making

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Patrick Riley
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Mask making has gone WILD! Using cardboard, paint, beads, feathers and more, campers will learn how to construct an animal inspired mask and matching costume. On Friday, family and friends will marvel at their camper’s new masterful mask-making skills.

Camp | Camp ComicCon

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Lumen Miramontes
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Campers Assemble! Jump into a world of action and adventure in this ComicCon-inspired camp. Young artists will create an original cast of characters, explore graphic novel story creation and make their own Cosplay. If you’re all about ZAP! POW! KABOOM!, this camp is for you!

Camp | Clay Monster Madness

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 29-August 2
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Boudreaux
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Monsters are taking over the ceramic studio! Four arms, oversized eyes and kooky colors – these monsters will come directly from your camper’s imagination. Campers will use clay to make a set of silly monster mugs and other kooky creations. On Friday, campers will take home fully constructed, fired and glazed clay pieces that will showcase their unique monster designs.

Camp | The Original Selfie

  • Date 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 29-August 2
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Katelynn Knick
  • Age Requirements 7-9
  • Contact camp@okcontemp.org

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Selfies are the modern-day portrait! Campers will be inspired by local and international artists who create self-portraits, including Chuck Close, Frida Kahlo and Jenny Morgan. Campers will create a collection of self-portraits using digital photography, drawing, painting and more. Take a look in the mirror because this camp is all about YOU!

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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