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March 30, 2022

Remind Your Fingers They Can Do More than Scroll

Studio School’s spring session is full of opportunities to artistically explore

How do you unwind? What’s your creative outlet? In search of something new? This spring, meet us at our new home for four- and eight-week classes or some one-off workshops. Build on already learned techniques or start from scratch — there’s room for everyone. Taught by experienced working artists, Studio School’s live, intimate courses emphasize individual instruction and creative exploration in an open and engaging atmosphere.

With a mix of traditional faves and new classes, there is opportunity this spring to soak up knowledge with jewelry making and metalsmithing, sculpting and throwing, printmaking and quilting and hand building galore. How will you start your next artistic adventure? Check out some of our suggestions below!


Hands work on the throwing wheel shaping wet clay into a vessel

Ceramics

A discipline with options! Sculpt animals via oil clay, create sculptural forms and functional vessels, improve your skills on the wheel, bring the whole fam or add that visual oomph with something new. With traditional classes and nuanced additions, dirty those hands and get into all this clay. Throw pots, not fits and shape a vase, a mug or a plate or two — what’s better than purposeful art?


Red, white and blush-colored fiber being worked through a loom

Fiber Art

Put something handmade under your feet, learn or build on your sewing skills or hone the magic of using nature to dye fiber for crafting. Whether your fingers feel at home with a needle in hand or through a loom in use, there’s something creative awaiting you. Make a rug, sharpen your techniques and lose that fear of your sewing machine: Eight-week and four-week classes are there to deepen and grow your creative fiber endeavors.


A hand draws figures with an orange crayon, tracing over purple and green lines

Painting and Drawing

Consider a full palette and a brush your medium of choice? Expand your watercolor skills through intermediate, eight-week courses exploring stylistic techniques and conceptual development. Find inspo in flowering blooms and lush greenery? Peep our four-week Botanical Watercolor course, a fresh way to celebrate spring. Need an outlet to just calm the bleep down? Draw the stress away and generate feelings of serenity through your drawing and observational skills.


D&D maps stand in the background. Dice and strategy game books are stacked in front.

Special One-Offs

Not sure you’re ready to commit to a multi-week class? We’ve got you! Learn how to create custom bouquets with local blooms, tackle basic ceramic hand building via drinking glasses or revamp your D&D game entirely with expansive rules and single item additions. From Flower Arranging and whiskey set-making to Dungeons & Dragons “homebrewing,” our single-evening Thursday night workshops allow you to explore and expand your creative vision.

Not seeing what you’re looking for? Browse the complete lineup of offerings for the perfect fit this spring. Act fast — registration for the first round of classes ends April 4.


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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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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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