Oklahoma Contemporary
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Veterans Initiative

Oklahoma Contemporary serves as a nexus for the creative community and identifies ways to make meaningful connections between veterans and contemporary art, artists and creative practice. Ten percent of Oklahoma's adult population are veterans of the U.S. military. By engaging in studio practice, veterans discover new ways to connect with each other and their community. The arts are proven to build resilience, strengthen coping skills and improve self-esteem and well-being.

Oklahoma Contemporary's program employs teaching artists and university faculty to support veterans in the technical, intellectual and creative aspects of developing their studio practice. Building on the success of the Veterans Initiative in Ceramics, we have expanded our ceramics offerings exclusively for veterans and also reserve spaces for veterans in all of our Studio School classes.

Online 10-Week Class | Creative Foundations for Veterans

  • Date 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesdays, April 13 - June 15, 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org

In this online course for military veterans, participants will explore the fundamentals of looking at, discussing and creating works of art. Course projects include ceramics, fiber arts and drawing and painting, plus a digital gallery visit to Ed Ruscha: OKLA. Community members who have served in the military are welcome to apply to participate in the course, which is presented at no cost to participants. Applications are due Sunday, April 4 and notification of acceptance will be emailed by April 9. Please note that while this class is held online via Zoom, students will need to make occasional trips to Oklahoma Contemporary to pick up supplies, glaze ceramics and pick up fired works. Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m. Students will receive notice of acceptance by Wednesday, April 7.



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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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

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

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