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.
Member registration begins: Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m.
Public registration begins: Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.
Jan. 15-March 10
Eight-Week Class | Creative Foundations for Veterans
This class is only available to military veterans.
This free class is available exclusively to military veterans. Explore the fundamentals of creating and understanding art alongside other veterans. Course projects vary according to semester and instructor, but generally include ceramics, drawing and painting. No previous art experience is necessary, but a simple application form is required. Enrollment is limited, and approved applicants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Open Studio* time is included with registration.
Applications open November 27
Applications close January 7
• Download your course syllabus here.
• If one class is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is March 17.
Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly, and times are posted outside each studio.