Summer Art Studios at Youth Services
Working with some of Tulsa’s finest arts partners, Youth Services offers several intensive studios at an affordable price that encourage originality and inventive self expression for young artists at all levels.
Class sizes are limited, so enroll early! Supplies are included in the tuition for each studio. You don’t need previous experience to join our program – you only need the desire to discover and openness for experimentation. Art Studios are for ages 12-18.
Art Studios begin the week of June 10 and continue through the end of August, with a final gallery showing of finished pieces. All studios are held at Youth Services, 311 S. Madison Ave., except where indicated.
Click here to download an enrollment form.
For more information regarding enrollment or tuition assistance, please contact George Romero, Arts and Activities Coordinator, at 918.382.4427 or click here.
*Classes are held at Youth Services, unless otherwise specified
An illustrated book can be anything you want! Want to make a children's book? Illustrated fiction? Comic books? This class will go from start to finish, from planning the work to finalizing a working book. Students will learn how to develop story, characters, illustrations, and finally, how to put the whole thing together!
Artist: Jonny Hinkle Cost:
$40 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Jun. 19-Aug. 14.
Come work with clay. Sculpt your own functional hand built items as well as critters, masks, and other great stuff. Getting dirty has never been this fun!
Artists: Colleen Hock & Lucas Forsythe Cost: $50
Saturdays 12:30-2:30 p.m., Jun. 14-Aug. 18.
Held at 3rd Street Clayworks, 1001 E. 3rd St.
Learn from professional photographers about creative aspects like composition and subject matter, plus how to manually control important functions on the camera. If you already have access to a digital camera of any kind, we encourage you to bring your camera to each class. Youth Services has a few digital SLR cameras available to share.
Artist: Derick Snow Cost: $50
Thursdays 5:00-7:00 p.m., Jul. 11-Aug. 29.
|Custom Print Shop
Customize your stuff by turning everything into a work of art. Create your own original designs through hands-on instruction and projects in printmaking, screen printing, batik, and mixed media pieces. Anything is fair game, from wearable art to wall hangings. Print on paper, fabric and beyond using a variety of materials to discover your own style and make it yours.
Artist: Mary Jane Porter Cost: $50
Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Jun. 17-Aug. 12.
|Fab Lab Workshop
This is a one-week intensive studio!
From concept to design! Fab Lab is short for Fabrication Laboratory. It is a community workspace providing access to an array of computer-controlled fabrication technology such as 3D Printers and Laser Cutters that can be used to conceptualize, design, develop, and fabricate almost anything.
Artist: Nathan Pritchett Cost: $60
Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 p.m., Jul. 29-Aug. 2.
Held at Hardesty Fab Lab Tulsa, 710 S. Lewis Ave.
|Pottery Wheel Throwing
An exciting studio in clay offered in partnership with 3rd Street Clayworks. You will learn how to throw, glaze, and fire your own pottery to make surprising creations.
Artist: Natalie Donaldson & Charity Hrncir Cost: $50
Fridays 6:30-9:00 p.m., Jun. 15-Aug. 17.
Held at 3rd Street Clayworks, 1001 E. 3rd St.
|Ukulele Fun Time
Strum away the summer with a smile - versatile, portable play is what it’s all about! Amaze your friends and family with a new appreciation for music and melodies. Learn basic songwriting tips from a seasoned musician while picking up one of today’s coolest little instruments. This studio is all about having fun and finding your voice. Bring your own ukulele, or use one of ours during class.
Artist: Annie Ellicott Cost: $40
Mondays 7:00-9:00 p.m., Jun. 17-Aug. 12.
Film acting, television acting, audition techniques, theatre tips - learn how to take over the reigns of writing, directing, and theatrical production aspects. An exciting way to connect, Drama Troupe is an ensemble of youth who use writing and performance as a way to express themselves, exploring ideas and topics that affect every teen.
Artists: George Romero & Shrae Johnson Cost: $40
Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m., Jun. 12-Aug. 28.
Improvisational comedy is interactive, energetic theatre. Actors are put on the spot, scenes are created at the drop of a hat, and audience participation is highly encouraged. We’re always accepting new members for “What Just Happened?” Improv, so come join the fun with our resident group of goofballs!
Artist: George Romero Cost: $40
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m., Jun. 12-Aug. 28.
Sewing & Design
Project Runway fans learn to "make it work!" in a perfect setting for beginner or intermediate sewers. Work at your own pace to learn the tools and skills necessary for constructing clothing or fun crafty items of your own design – machine and serger use, following and creating patterns, embellishments, and more!
Artist: Mary Perisho Cost: $50
Thursdays 5:30-8:00 p.m., Jun. 13-Aug. 29.
For more information regarding enrollment or financial assistance contact George Romero at 918.382.4427 or click here.
Funded in part through:
Clark Theatre Council
The Meinig Family Foundation
The Kathleen Patton Westby Foundation
The Albert and Hete Barthelmes Foundation
The Judith & Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation