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Hands in the process of drawing a cartoon figure, based on completed cartoons spread out on a desk

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April 28, 2020

Sketchy Characters

Learn to draw your own cartoon creations with Camp Contemporary instructor Danny Gordon
Tween with long hair and glasses using glue to work on an art project
Camp Contemporary engages 4- to 12-year-olds with hands-on art projects during school breaks.

It's no secret things haven't quite gone as planned for most of us these last few months. For Oklahoma Contemporary, the stage was set for a once-in-a-lifetime opening celebration marking a bold new phase in the history of your arts center and the city it calls home — including a dramatic expansion of our education efforts with Studio School, our art classes for adults and teens, and Camp Contemporary, our weeklong, school-break camps for 4- to 12-year-olds.

Last week, Oklahoma Contemporary leadership announced its phased re-opening plan, which includes cancelling the summer session of Studio School and the majority of Camp Contemporary's summer session. We've been giving people a taste of the Studio School experience with live artist Studio Visits on our Instagram feed — and we'll soon be rolling out lots of interactive content to bring Camp Contemporary into your home.

Until then, Camp Contemporary instructor Danny Gordon is here to offer some fun instruction for the little ones in your life. (Gordon's Duo Cartoon Illustration camp was among the cancelled programs, but his sold-out Mystery Cartoon Illustration camp is currently scheduled for Aug. 3-7.) Before the COVID-19 crisis forced us to cancel most summer programs in the interest of public health, the artist and educator put together this video to teach kids at home the basics of creating a character by referencing other artworks.

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