Oklahoma Contemporary believes that enrichment field trips contribute to the development of stronger critical-thinking skills, empathy and curiosity about art and culture. When students are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in discussing and creating art, they awaken their imaginations and develop their creative and innovative potential. Field trips offer opportunities for students to interpret, interrogate and use visual and sensory information, build knowledge independently and with one another, and develop a curiosity for artistic production.
We support this by investing in a program that covers all expenses associated with Art5 field trip(s) and most expenses for OKCPS field trips to the art center. While at Oklahoma Contemporary, students will engage with works of contemporary art in the galleries and take part in an interactive, hands-on experience in the studio that is informed by the art, artists and ideas on view. We are strongly committed to providing a positive learning environment that values and rewards thoughtful questioning, recognizes mistakes as learning opportunities and encourages open dialogue.