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Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices

  • When Aug. 31, 2023 to Jan. 13, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location Campbell Art Park
  • Age Requirements All ages

Multiple Voices is the first public artwork in the United States by Eva Schlegel. Inspired by the arts center's new building and the special quality of light in Oklahoma City, Schlegel developed a striking metal sculpture involving tempered glass and “shelves” etched with blurred texts.

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Jose Dávila

  • When Sept. 22, 2022-Jan. 6, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location Sculpture Garden
  • Age Requirements All ages

Jose Dávila creates sculptures in which industrial materials seem to be precariously balanced. The artist balances large, free-standing structural elements to fabricate constructions that are tense yet calm. Presented as part of La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara.

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Eduardo Sarabia: Green Vines

  • When Sept. 23, 2022 to Jan. 6, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location The Showroom
  • Age Requirements All ages

Eduardo Sarabia collaborated with Oklahoma City mural artist TANK to transform the surfaces of this building using his signature vine imagery. The vines come from Sarabia’s memory of his childhood neighborhood in Los Angeles, where people decorated the facades of their houses with floral motifs.

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HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

  • When Feb. 22-July 22, 2024
  • Cost Free
  • Location Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery

HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy explores the lives of the millions displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent nation-states, India and Pakistan. The installation crafts visual memories–recreating the long-lost sights, sounds, and smells of what millions once called home.

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SHELTER

  • When April 25, 2024-Jan. 6, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location Mary LeFlore Clements Oklahoma Gallery

SHELTER by artist Lisa Karrer explores the experiences of displaced peoples seeking shelter in refugee communities across different parts of the world through oral interviews and video projections, displayed within miniature ceramic structures inspired by global refugee camps.

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Shop Contemporary

  • When Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Tuesdays and holidays.
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shop Contemporary, our retail space, is dedicated to art-forward items unique to Oklahoma Contemporary. It's your source for thoughtfully crafted gifts that inspire through art, home goods, stimulating products for kids, fun branded items and all points in between.

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Eight-Week Class | A Weaving A Week

  • When 12-3 p.m., Sundays, April 14-June 9
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amy Young

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Camp (four-day week) | Noodles of Fun!

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, May 28-31
  • Cost $195
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Leslie Hensley
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp (four-day week) | Masking Tape Mural

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, May 28-31
  • Cost $195
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Jessica Petrus
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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

  • When 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

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Camp (four-day week) | Board Game Builders

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, May 28-31
  • Cost $195
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp (four-day week) | Nature Art Explorers

  • When 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

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Eight-Week Class | Sewing Fundamentals Expanded

  • When 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays, April 9-May 28
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

Build on skills acquired in Sewing Fundamentals. Learn advanced sewing techniques such as darts, ruffles, pleats and other shaping techniques, curved sewing, top stitching, lining, creating and using buttonholes, and understanding and utilizing types of zippers and elastics.

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Eight-Week Class | Oil Painting Basics

  • When 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 9-May 28
  • Cost $255
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard

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Eight-Week Class | Serging Fundamentals

  • When 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 9-May 28
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 18+

Gain in-depth knowledge about your serger and master the fundamentals by creating a personal serger guidebook. A serger is required to take this class.

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics – Tuesday evening

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, April 9-May 28
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio and Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Brian Bosworth
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 2

  • When 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 10-May 29
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expanding on the techniques covered in Wheel Throwing 1, this class will increase your proficiency on the potter’s wheel. Learn to make advanced forms, such as lidded and pouring vessels and experiment with surface adornment techniques and various methods of creating texture.

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Eight-Week Class | Fuss-Free Quilting

  • When 10:30 a.m.-1 :30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 10-May 29
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 18+

Want a relaxed approach to quilting techniques? Learn machine quilt construction without getting your knickers in a wad. By the end of class, you will have made a small quilt that you can drape over your couch or the nearest baby and low-key brag, “Yeah, I made that.”

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Café Contemporary

  • When 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday-Tuesday.
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

The newly redesigned Café Contemporary features a delectable selection of baked goods (think scones, cinnamon rolls and giant cookies) alongside robust coffee and tea offerings. The just-launched lunch menu includes tasty sandwiches, creative salads, soups for the season and more.

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics - Wednesday Afternoon

  • When 2:30-5:00 p.m., Wednesdays, April 10-May 29
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio and Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary.

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Eight-Week Class | Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Intro to Ring Making

  • When 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, April 10-May 29
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Micah Hamilton
  • Age Requirements 18+

Design and make your own jewelry! Learn basic metalsmithing techniques, such as stone setting, ring sizing, soldering, texturizing metal, sawing and custom finishing.

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Eight-Week Class | Garment Construction

  • When 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, April 10-May 29
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne

This advanced course expands the techniques taught in Sewing Fundamentals and Sewing Fundamentals Expanded. Learn the basics of taking and working with measurements and how to understand, work from and modify a simple pattern.

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Eight-Week Class | Creative Writing: Short Stories!

  • When 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays, April 10-May 29
  • Cost $150
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio 3
  • Instructor / Presenter Spencer Gee
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics Wednesday P.M.

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 10-May 29
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio and Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Joe Cox
  • Age Requirements 16+

Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.

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Shop Contemporary

  • When Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Tuesdays and holidays.
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shop Contemporary, our retail space, is dedicated to art-forward items unique to Oklahoma Contemporary. It's your source for thoughtfully crafted gifts that inspire through art, home goods, stimulating products for kids, fun branded items and all points in between.

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Eight-Week Class | Learn to Gouache: Landscapes and Botanicals

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, April 11-June 6
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio 2
  • Instructor / Presenter Hannah Harper

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Eight-Week Class | Weaving: Design and Make A Rug

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, April 11-June 6
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Sherri Dudeck
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Slab Lab

  • When 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, April 11-June 6
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Isa Rodriguez
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Yes, Chef: Ceramic Dinnerware!

  • When 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, April 11-June 6
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Vizionary Production Lab

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, April 4th - June 6th
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Devon Energy Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter CL McCoy
  • Age Requirements 16+

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Eight-Week Class | Creative! Drawing

  • When 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturdays, April 13-June 8
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Isa Rodriguez
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics – Saturday

  • When 10:30-1 p.m., Saturdays, April 13-June 8
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio and Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Dylan Jones

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Eight-Week Class | Felting and Dyeing

  • When 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, April 13-June 8
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Public Tours | 1 p.m. Saturdays

  • When 1-2 p.m. Saturdays
  • Cost free (reservations required)
  • Location Main Building | Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery
  • Instructor / Presenter Gallery Guides
  • Age Requirements All ages

Join us for a free guided tour on Saturdays! Guided public tours for individual visitors and groups of up to 12 people will meet in the lobby at our main building at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 1 – Saturday afternoon

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Saturdays, April 13-June 8
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Joe Cox
  • Age Requirements 18+

Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.

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Eight-Week Class | Creative Foundations for Veterans – Spring

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Sundays, April 2-June 9
  • Cost free to military veterans
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Claire Holloway
  • Age Requirements 18+

This free class is available exclusively to military veterans. Explore the fundamentals of creating and understanding art alongside other veterans.

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Camp | Digital Drawing

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 3-7
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Justin Stier
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | Cartoon Pet Portraits

  • When 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

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Camp | DJing 101

  • When 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

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Camp | Recycle Remix

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 3-7
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Jessica Petrus
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | Dancing Under the Sea

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 3-7
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Christian Keesee Founders Hall Dance Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Harper Harris
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Eight-Week Class | Watercolor: Scenes from Movies!

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, April 8-June 3
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton

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Eight-Week Class | Ceramic Surface Design with Underglaze

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, April 8-June 3
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Kat Myers

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Eight-Week Class | Sewing Fundamentals (Double Section)

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, April 8-June 3
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 1 – Monday p.m.

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Apr. 8 – June 3
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Katherine Gaff
  • Age Requirements 18+

Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.

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Second Saturday: Clay Houses

  • When June 8, 1-4 p.m.
  • Cost Free
  • Location Main building
  • Age Requirements All ages

Enjoy an afternoon of art-making with us! Build a clay house, join a family-friendly tour of our gallery and explore an Art Pack full of engaging activities for all ages. All Second Saturday activities are free and open to the public.

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Camp | Clay Dream Houses

  • When 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

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Camp | Black Light Art Party!

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 10-14
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Eisha Ashley
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | Happy Little Trees

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 10-14
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Lumen Miramontes
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | Art Your Heart Out!

  • When 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

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Camp | Intro to Filmmaking & Editing

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 10-14
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Sam Chavez
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | DJing 101

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 17-21
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | Mixed Media Masks

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 17-21
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Patrick Riley
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | Mystery Art Theater

  • When 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

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Camp | Tinker Lab

  • When 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

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Camp | Wild Art Adventure

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 17-21
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Danielle Dodson
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | Petite Painters

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 24-28
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Katelynn Knick
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | Bug Out!

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 24-28
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Lesley Hensley
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | Board Game Bonanza

  • When 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

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Camp | Clay Flower Power

  • When 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

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Camp | Upcycled Fashion Design

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 24-28
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Iman Knox
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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