Oklahoma Contemporary
Summer Flowers in Gouache
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All Classes + Workshops

Looking for your new creative home? Below is a list and short description of summer Studio Schools classes, organized in chronological order.


FALL SESSION
Eight-week classes | Sept. 26-Nov. 20
Four-week classes | Session 1 | Sept. 26-Oct. 23
Four-week classes | Session 2 | Oct. 24-Nov. 20

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | Sept. 19
Four-week Session 2 | Oct. 17

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Four-Week Classes | Session 2 | Oct. 24-Nov. 20

A freshly-thrown ceramic vessel is being held up. It is bulbous with a thick lip and edge.

Pickle Pots | Liv Egan | Begins Nov. 5 | Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Make pots and then make pickles in those pots. What more could you possibly want? Read more and register here.

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Workshops

A gray, ceramic pumpkin with tiny hole details sits on a white shelf.

Ceramic Jack-o’-Lanterns and Spooky Luminaries | Marissa Childers | Oct. 6 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Sold Out! J
oin the waitlist. Make a ceramic jack-o'-lantern! It’s like a regular jack-o’-lantern except you don’t have to thrust your hand into a slimy pit of seeds. Not into pumpkins? Craft a spooky luminary—perhaps a miniaturized version of your boss with a removable head? Either way, you’ll have as much fun as scoring full-sized candy bars on Halloween.

Ceramic Jack-o’-Lanterns and Spooky Luminaries | Liv Egan | Oct. 7 | Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Sold Out! Join the waitlist.

Make a ceramic jack-o'-lantern! It’s like a regular jack-o’-lantern except you don’t have to thrust your hand into a slimy pit of seeds. Not into pumpkins? Craft a spooky luminary—perhaps a miniaturized version of your boss with a removable head? Either way, you’ll have as much fun as scoring full-sized candy bars on Halloween. Read more and register here.

Two fabric-textured mugs sit inside each other. Top: Gray color with gold detail and red and green floral decals. Bottom: White in color with petite, blue floral decals.

Ceramic Soup Bowls | Marissa Childers | Oct. 27 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Make your own bowl! Craft a perfect bowl for soup or ramen, or if you don’t like hot liquid meals, use yours for cereal, ice cream or popcorn, lots and lots of popcorn. Read more and register here.

Spooky Date Night on the Wheel | Liv Egan | Oct. 28 | Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Just in time for Halloween! Reenact your favorite pottery scenes from the movie Ghost without the inconvenience of your significant other getting murdered. We can’t promise helpful advice from a psychic, but we do think you and your companion will have a great time learning to use the potter’s wheel and making a small bowl. Read more and register here.

A ceramic platter with foliage imprints holds a bunch of red grapes.


Festive Ceramic Holiday Dishes | Marissa Childers | Nov. 3 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Join artist Marissa Childers, named a 2022 emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly, to create botanical-inspired cookie plates, charcuterie platters or trinket dishes. Perfect for holiday gift giving or decorating your festive table. Read more and register here.

Raku Workshop | Liv Egan | Nov. 6 and 13 | Sundays, 12:30-3 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
Join the waitlist. Join us for a two-day, hands-on workshop as we dive into the topic of Raku ceramics. Together, we'll explore traditional Japanese Raku as it relates to religious and cultural practices and its later expression among American ceramicists in the mid-1900s.

A contemporary wreath lays on concrete. The base is a gold hoop. Half of the hoop is filled with red, orange and yellow dried eucalyptus with cream feathers and a cream flower in the center


Clay Holiday Ornaments | David Morrison | Nov. 10 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Make unique holiday ornaments out of clay. A fun workshop for the entire family! Read more and register here.

Contemporary Wreaths | Cassandra Watson | Nov. 17 | Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Create contemporary wreaths that match your signature style. Great for holiday decorations or just brightening up your day-to-day door. You’re too cool to use fake pine. Read more and register here.


Ceramic Rentals

Need space to work on a ceramics project?

Eight-Week Rental | Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
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Four-Week Rental | Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
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Community Firings
Working on a ceramic project and need access to a kiln? Read more.


Eight-Week Classes | Sept. 26-Nov. 20

A detail shot of hands at a sewing machine stitching a patterned, faded, black and white fabric

Sewing Fundamentals | Amber Layne | Begins Sept. 26 | Mondays, 6-9 p.m.
Are you new to sewing, haven’t sewn in a while, afraid of your machine, or want to build a stronger foundation in your sewing knowledge? This is the class for you. It’s also perfect if you want a refresher on the basics of machine sewing.

Sewing Fundamentals Expanded | Amber Layne | Begins Sept. 27 | Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
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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Textured fabrics are in frame. A soft beige and yellow fiber piece is in focus. Colorful fringe pokes out from the back and a blue woven piece of fiber lays along the edge.

Weaving for the Holiday Table | Amy Young | Begins Sept. 26 | Mondays, 6-9 p.m.
You are not alone — there are other people who dream about table linens that perfectly match their dishes! Join us and learn to weave custom table runners or placemats. Add flair to your holiday table and spruce up your day-to-day dining. No experience necessary.

Hands use a garment ruler to measure out the hem on a pair of blue pants lying flat on a wooden table. A blue marker is held between fingers as they measure.

Garment Construction | Amber Layne | Begins Sept. 28 | Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
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.

Guided Sewing | Amber Layne | Begins Sept. 29 | Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
Work on personal sewing projects with individual guidance and support from expert sewist, Amber Layne.

A crayon portrait is drawn of a person with long blonde hair and full read lips with blue eyes. Each line drawn is distinguished, creating texture and light across the face.

Stick Figures to Portraits | Sylvie Mayer | Begins Sept. 26 | Mondays, 6-8 p.m.
Learn to draw your friends — or people you wish were your friends (Idris Elba, I’m available for tea, like anytime) — without the results looking like a toddler fought a dull crayon. Perfect for absolute beginners and those wanting to return to portraiture.

Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing | Taylor Martin | Begins Sept. 27 | Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
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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A diptych of two sculptures sit vertically. Top: A heron sculpture from red clay stands tall, feet off the ground supported by a metal rod, wings outstretched. Bottom: A frilled-neck lizard perches, mouth agape, tail up.

Sculpt Your Pet | Claire Holloway | Begins Sept. 28 | Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Calling all animal lovers! Sculpt your pet or any animal that you wished were your pet: Narwhal, anyone?

Creative Foundations for Veterans | Claire Holloway | Begins Oct. 9 | Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m.
This free class is available exclusively to military veterans. Explore the fundamentals of creating and understanding art alongside other veterans.


A hand-built bowl sits on top of a blue, circular platform. Cable knit texture is wrapped around the ceramic vessel with button details. The clay is a gray-taupe color.

Creating Texture for Ceramic Forms | Marissa Childers | Begins Sept. 26 | Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Increase the subtlety and complexity of your ceramic artwork. Utilizing clothing and fabric, learn to create textured molds and apply them to hand built ceramic forms.

Ceramics Special Topics: Technical and Atmospheric Clay | David Stevens, Liv Egan | Begins Sept. 26 | Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Join artists David Stevens and Liv Egan to demystify the science of ceramics. Learn to make glazes from scratch and participate in four different kinds of kiln firings. Once you understand the chemical reactions between glazes and kiln atmospheres, you will better control your results.


Hands at work on a pottery wheel

Introduction to Ceramics (Tuesday) | Liz Parham | Begins Sept. 27 | Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m
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.

Introduction to Ceramics (Wednesday) | Liv Egan | Begins Sept. 28 | Wednesdays, 2-4:30 p.m.
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.

Introduction to Ceramics (Saturday) | Liz Parham | Begins Oct. 1 | 2-4:30 p.m.
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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Hands covered in clay work on a pottery wheel, forming a lip on top of the spinning vessel.

Wheel Throwing 1 (Monday) | David Morrison | Begins Sept. 26 | Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m.
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.

Wheel Throwing 1 (Wednesday) | Joe Cox | Begins Sept. 28 | Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
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. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

Two cerami mugs sit in frame, one standing up the other leaning on its side via the handle. They are a glossy gray color with yellow and blue floral decal and gold detailing. Rich fabric-like texture is wrapped around the top and bottom of the mugs.


Wheel Throwing 1 (Sunday) | Dan Harris | Begins Oct. 2 | Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m.
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. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

Wheel Throwing 2 | Liv Egan | Begins Sept. 29 | Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
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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Four-Week Classes | Session 1 | Sept. 26-Oct. 23

Rich, two-toned greenery is painted on a red and pink background with gold accents

Painting to Calm the Bleep Down | Sylvie Mayer | Begins Sept. 27 | Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Chill out and paint, even if you don’t know how to calm down or hold a paintbrush. Painting reduces stress and helps you focus on the present moment. Wouldn’t that be nice? No experience necessary.

Memoir Writing | Doug Paulsen | Begins Sept. 29 | Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Learn simple techniques to identify experiences and begin writing.

A person stands in front of a wooden fence with a hat, sunglasses and an oversized, colorful jacket on, holding a tote bag.

Upcycled Jackets | Iman Knox | Begins Oct. 1 | Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Work with fashion designer, style dynamo and House of Northbrook creator Iman Knox to design and sew a custom upcycled jacket. Iman’s priority is that you be you — so, flowy or tailored, she’ll help you create a jacket that shifts your world and your closet.

Teapot Intensive | Liv Egan | Begins Oct. 1 | Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fall is coming, and your tea bag told us it’s tired of hanging out in that chipped mug you keep putting it in. Join artist Liv Egan to create a teapot that will make your teabags happy.

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Hours

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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Location

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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Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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