Oklahoma Contemporary
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Camp Contemporary

Camps and workshops for 4- to 12-year-olds provide exciting studio experiences across artistic disciplines. Area teaching artists and experienced art instructors facilitate studio activities and projects inspired by contemporary artistic practice from painting, drawing and sculpture to ceramics, performance, poetry, movement, robotics and animation.


Summer Break: May 28 - June 28, 2019

Member registration opens: March 25, 2019 at 10 a.m.

General registration opens: April 1, 2019 at 10 a.m.


Extra Care | $50/week

Extra Care provides additional care to campers before and after camp hours.
Monday-Friday 8-9 a.m.
Monday-Thursday 4-6 p.m.


Summer Break: Scholarship Application Information for Parents/Guardians

Camp Contemporary features one camp each week as part of the Art+Tech Series powered by Google.

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Suspended Sculptures | Week 1 (four-day week) - SOLD OUT

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tue. - Fri., May 28-31, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Autumn Brown
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Be inspired by contemporary artist Jacob Hashimoto’s use of color, repetition and patterns. This camp uses experimentation as a guide to create immersive, hanging mixed media sculptures.

Monster Illustration Creation powered by Google | Week 1 (four-day week) - SOLD OUT

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tue. - Fri., May 28-31, 2019
  • Cost $220
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Gordon
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

This camp focuses on cartooning contrasts. While learning and practicing the process of cartoon design, create a two-faced monster that’s truly unique. At week’s end, your contrasting cartoon will be printed on a t-shirt!

Masking Tape Mural | Week 1 (four-day week)

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tue. - Fri., May 28-31, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Jessica Petrus
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Take the art of line to the next level in this collaborative mural camp. Taking inspiration from artists Peter Kogler and Gianni Sarcone, explore how to turn small ideas into massive projects by designing and installing a giant masking-tape mural on the gallery walls.

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Wild Creature Creation | Week 2

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 3-7, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Autumn Brown
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Imagine a bear with feathers or a turtle with wings! Looking at and learning from contemporary artist Paola Pivi, put your own silly twists on regular animals to create wondrous and wild paintings and sculptures.

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Poetry in Motion | Week 2

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 3-7, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Gregory II
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Experience words in a whole new way. This camp introduces young artists to the world of poetry while incorporating movement, visual art, music, meditation and the power of positive thinking.

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Clay Canvas | Week 2

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 3-7, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Olivia Egan
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Learn how to turn clay into a canvas. Practice various ways to make ceramic plates while exploring clay surfaces, textures and colors. Take home a finished piece that highlights your creativity and newly learned ceramic skills.

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Voyager Costume Design | Week 2

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 3-7, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Dayna Brown
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Take inspiration from past voyagers and explorers and add contemporary trends to build a unique costume. Learn hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern building, proper fabric selection and cohesive style techniques. On Friday, display your costume to family and friends by walking the runway during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Light Up Robotics powered by Google | Week 2

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 3-7, 2019
  • Cost $220
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Angel Little
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Work with LED lights, explore robotics and experiment with LEGO. Discover new art practices while learning teamwork, ethics and the basics of electrical applications. Camp concludes with a robotics light display orchestrated by you and fellow campers.

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JumpstART | Week 3

  • Date 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 10-14, 2019
  • Cost $110
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Alison Harris
  • Age Requirements Ages 4-5
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

JumpstART gets young artists up and moving with art! This half-day camp (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) includes music, movement and visual art activities that ignite curiosity and encourage exploratory play.

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Black Light Art and Movement | Week 3

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 10-14, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter BC Summers
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Become immersed in black light theater. Inspired by actress and artist Eva Asterová, experiment with neon colors, UV light and visual storytelling through miming and movement. During the Camp Contemporary Showcase, perform your whimsical black light production for family and friends.

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Contemporary Tales: Performance Art | Week 3

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 10-14, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Erica Tschida
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Perform fairy-tale classics with a contemporary twist! Learn the basics of performance art, develop a storyline, construct costumes and build props. Showcase your new artistic talents at Friday’s Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Superhero Creation | Week 3

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 10-14, 2019
  • Cost $220
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Gordon
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Create your own superhero with direction from local caricature artist Danny Gordon. In this imaginative and challenging camp, design a character complete with a name, identity, storyline, sidekick and nemesis. Camp concludes with your innovative superhero printed on a t-shirt!

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DJ School powered by Google | Week 3

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 10-14, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Dream of being a DJ? Learn and practice how to set build, switch, groove, scratch and mix. This camp also covers the concepts of DJing, including history, equipment and the difference between vinyl and digital. On Friday, show off your new DJing skills at the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Clay Sculptures | Week 3

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 10-14, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Perla Contreras
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Experience and practice a wide variety of clay methods and hand-building techniques as well as explore different surface finishes. At week’s end, you’ll take home several finished pieces that showcase your creativity and newly learned ceramic skills.

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Upcycled Installations | Week 4

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 17-21, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Leslie Hensley
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Learn about and explore repetition and scale while creating upcycled sculptures inspired by artist Tara Donovan. Work together to build large-scale, immersive installations out of everyday items that will amaze family and friends.

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Storybook Kids | Week 4

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 17-21, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairground
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Jump into to the whimsical world of author and illustrator Brendan Wenzel. Use mixed media materials to design your own hardcover storybook, complete with colorful animals and a charismatic story line.

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Street Rhythm and Dance | Week 4

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 17-21, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Joshua Okpara
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Get down and rock the dance floor! Lear a variety of street dance basics as well as team building, self-expression, reflection, self-discipline and problem solving. Together with your crew, show off your new moves during the Camp Contemporary Showcase!

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Playful Clay Creations | Week 4

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 17-21, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Olivia Egan
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Create playful clay pieces while thinking about form and function. Learn the entire ceramic process including building, firing and glazing. At week’s end, you’ll take away several fun and functional ceramics pieces.

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Distressed Costume Design powered by Google | Week 4

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 17-21, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Dayna Brown
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Join this post-apocalyptic gang to create a chicly distressed costume. Learn hand sewing, machine sewing, rendering, pattern building, alteration execution and contemporary style techniques. On Friday, show off your post-apocalyptic inspired garb on the runway during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Mixed Media Cityscape | Week 4

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 17-21, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Eric Lyons
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Embark on a quest to build your own city while exploring the work of mixed media collage artist Anastasia Savinova. Work with cardboard, paint, found objects and more to create a visionary cityscape of your own design.

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JumpstART | Week 5

  • Date 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 24-28, 2019
  • Cost $110
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Alison Harris
  • Age Requirements Ages 4-5
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

JumpstART gets young artists up and moving with art! This half-day camp (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) includes music, movement and visual art activities that will ignite curiosity and encourage exploratory play.

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BIG & BOLD | Week 5

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 24-28, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Autumn Brown
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Create oversized 2-D and 3-D works of art in this high-energy camp. Listen to upbeat music while exploring line, pattern and a rainbow of colors to create paintings and sculptures inspired by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes.

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Giant Puppet Parade | Week 5

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 24-28, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter BC Summers
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Combine fabric, paint, upcycled materials and more to make larger-than-life puppets inspired by artist Pam Kravetz. Play drums, pipes and other musical instruments to create original soundtracks to add to the fun of Friday’s puppet parade.

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Artists in Wonderland: Performance Art | Week 5

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 24-28, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Erica Tschida
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Collaborate with fellow campers to create an immersive wonderland. Learn performance tactics and experience character analysis, set design and prop and scenery construction. On Friday, perform your wonderland story for family and friends during the Camp Contemporary Showcase.

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Creative Robotics powered by Google | Week 5 - SOLD OUT

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 24-28, 2019
  • Cost $220
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter Angel Little
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Creative Robotics introduces the concepts of artistic engineering through simple mechanical and algorithmic exploration. Learn the basics of functional coding, creative designing and the If-Then-Else approach to problem solving. Learn to identify the common stages of mechanical engineering, expressions and creation mapping as well as team-based development.

Modern Mural Painting | Week 5

  • Date 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., June 24-28, 2019
  • Cost $200
  • Location Fairgrounds
  • Instructor / Presenter KJ Collins and Sean Vali
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12
  • Contact education@okcontemp.org

Pick up a brush and paint the walls with us! Learn the process of mural painting while understanding its complexities. This camp includes collaborating, sketching, cutting large-scale stencils and painting to create a multi-layered mural. With your fellow campers, discuss the modern mural movement and learn the history of public mural art around Oklahoma City and beyond.

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Camp Scholarship Application

Hours

Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. see additional holidays

Location

3000 General Pershing Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405.951.0000
Fax: 405.951.0003
info@okcontemp.org

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