Oklahoma Contemporary
Different colored yarn and and pair of scissors on a table

Fiber Arts

Oklahoma Contemporary offers the very best in fiber arts classes, workshops and opportunities for independent exploration. Located in The Studios building, the Fiber Art Studio features many floor and frame looms, as well as materials and equipment for dyeing. Fiber Arts instructors also offer courses in embroidery, sewing and other creative and contemporary applications of fiber traditions.

Due to the pandemic, courses will take place online via Zoom or onsite at Studio School with masks required and social distancing measures implemented.

Image courtesy artist and instructor Rachel Denbow.


Four-Week Class | Beginning Knitting

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Mondays, April 12 - May 3, 2021
  • Cost $105
  • Location Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Kendall Ross
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Knitted piece

Learn the basics of knitting! This course will cover basic techniques, including casting on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, decreasing and finishing projects. By the end of the course you will have completed a one-of-a-kind scarf, dishcloth and hat. This course will take place in-person in a well-ventilated studio with masks required at all times and enforced social distancing. Registration closes Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Workshop | Block Printing on Fabric

  • Date 1-3 p.m. Sunday April 25, 2021
  • Cost $60
  • Location Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Lissie Teehee
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Learn basic printmaking techniques to transform textiles into beautiful works of art. You’ll leave this short workshop knowing how to design a pattern and carve, ink and print a linocut block, and to set ink once dry. Students will need to bring pencil, paper and their imagination — all other materials are included. The alternate date for this workshop in case of weather, instructor illness or other issues that arise is May 2 from 3-6 p.m. Registration closes Sunday, April 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Online Four-Week Class | Experimental Embroidery

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Mondays, April 12 - May 3, 2021
  • Cost $90
  • Location Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Embroidered moon

Give your stitch work a contemporary twist with fiber artist Darci Lenker! In this four-week course, you’ll discover how to blend traditional approaches and unexpected materials, such as metal, wire and found objects, to create unique works of art. Because Studio School’s courses are small in size, you’ll receive personalized feedback from the instructor on techniques, material selection and composition. Students should have some basic embroidery knowledge prior to taking this course. Registration closes Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Image courtesy artist and instructor Darci Lenker.

Online 10-Week Class | Intro to Frame Loom Weaving

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 13 - June 15, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Denbow
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Planned with beginners in mind, this online, project-based course will teach students to create their own woven wall hangings. Students will design and complete three woven wall hangings while learning how to warp their looms, choose fibers, design from inspiration and use fundamental stitches and finishing techniques. Repetition of weaving basics will build confidence, and critiques and group discussions will offer constructive feedback and further inspiration.

Students in this online class will need to check out/return a loom and purchase a yarn kit in person at Studio School prior to the beginning of the course. Registration closes Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Eight-Week Rental | Fiber Arts Studio Rental

  • Date April 12 - June 6, 2021 (closed May 31)
  • Cost varies - see description
  • Location Studios Building | Josie Eresch Fiber Arts Studio
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Seeking space for your fiber arts projects this spring? Fiber Arts Studio rentals include access to floor or extra-large frame looms, fiber dyeing equipment, large table space and temporary project storage.

Full Day Access ($495): Monday-Friday 10-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10-5 p.m.
Half-Day Morning Access ($200): Monday-Friday 10-2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10-1 p.m.
Half-Day Afternoon Access ($200): Monday-Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2-5 p.m.

To secure your rental, email studioschool@okcontemp.org. Authorization from the Associate Director of Studio School is required prior to registration. Registration closes Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Four-Week Class | Natural Fiber Dyeing

  • Date 6-8 p.m. Mondays, May 17 - June 21, 2021 (no class on May 31)
  • Cost $105
  • Location Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Denbow
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Whether you’re interested in dyeing your own yarn for knitting and weaving or just love the science of extracting color from wildflowers, this course is for you! Students will learn to tend a dye pot, prep fibers, keep a dye journal and explore color shifts using pH levels and modifiers. This course will take place in person in a well-ventilated studio with enforced social distancing and masks required at all times. The deadline to register for this course is Sunday, May 9 at 11:59 p.m.

Online Workshop | Ribbon Skirt Making

  • Date 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021
  • Cost $55
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Monica Raphael
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Explore the art and history of the Indigenous ribbon skirt as it relates to the Anishinaabek. Indigenous people have been adapting the use of different materials as they have become available over time. Indigenous artists traded for ribbons, which they transformed into beautiful garments. Today ribbon skirts have become a significant item in the Indigenous fashion world. Basic sewing skills are recommended, and students must furnish their own sewing machine and materials for the workshop. Workshop is intended for adults and ages 16+ with a kind and respectful heart. Registration closes Sunday, June 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Eight-Week Class | Sewing Fundamentals

  • Date 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, April 15 - June 3, 2021
  • Cost $265
  • Location Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

This course is designed for those new to sewing, those who haven’t sewn in a while, those afraid of their machines, those who want to build a stronger foundation in their sewing knowledge or those needing a refresh on the basics of machine sewing. Students will learn in-depth knowledge of their sewing machines while mastering the fundamentals of sewing through fun, useful, instructor-selected projects. Students must bring their own sewing machine to each class. This course will take place in-person in a well-ventilated studio with masks required at all times and enforced social distancing. Registration closes Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Friday Night Series | Wall Weaving

  • Date 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021
  • Cost $50 (all supplies included)
  • Location Studios Building | Leigh Ann and Paul Albers Outdoor Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Denbow
  • Age Requirements 21+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

Together with artist Rachel Denbow, explore basic weaving techniques to create your very own Pinterest-worthy wall hanging. This course will take place in a well-ventilated area with masks required and social distancing enforced. With table service from Café Contemporary, you can enjoy an adult beverage and nibbles as you get creative with new friends. Registration for this workshop closes at noon on the day of the event.

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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