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.

Member registration begins: March 4 at 10 a.m.
Public registration begins: March 11 at 10 a.m.

April 8- June 2

Eight-Week Class | Creative Foundations for Veterans

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This class is only available to military veterans.

Spring session is April 8-June 2.
No class on Sunday, May 25.

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 are closed for the Spring 2024 session. Stay tuned for information on the Summer 24 session.

• Download your course syllabus here.

• If one class is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is June 16

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.


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.

see additional holidays


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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