Gallery + Studio

During GALLERY + STUDIO visits, specially trained gallery educators lead participants on an all-inclusive two hour Museum experience. The first hour is spent in the galleries, where groups participate in a thematic tour, discuss works of art, and record their responses through sketching and writing. The second hour is spent in the studio, where participants will create works of art that relate back to the tour.

This tour experience is open to all ages and group types.

All Oklahoma P-12th grade groups participating in GALLERY + STUDIO will receive reimbursement for their travel and substitute teacher fees.

Must book three weeks in advance.

Please see below for topic offerings and prices:

Number of Participants                   GALLERY + STUDIO Price
15 or fewer                                         $125.00
16-30                                                  $200.00

*For birthday parties and other groups requiring extended time in the studio, please contact us for pricing.

Topic #1: SHAPING SELF

GALLERY: How do artists address identity in paintings and sculpture? Explore issues of self in works from the permanent collection, such as a portrait of George Washington by Charles Wilson Peale (1779) and a contemporary cast-glass sculpture Chado by Karen LaMonte (2010).

STUDIO: Shape your own self-portrait in clay you create a “ceramic selfie” in the studio. Pieces will be fired at the Museum and can be picked up two weeks after your tour.

Topic #2: PICTURING PLACE

GALLERY: From the romantics to the expressionists, discover the ways in which artistic choices create mood and atmosphere within landscape paintings and photographs from the permanent collection.

STUDIO: We’ll work “en plein air” in front of the Museum, creating cityscapes of downtown Oklahoma using pastels and large sketching boards. Pieces will be sprayed with fixative and can be taken home at the end of the visit. (During inclement weather, participants will draw from a still-life in the studio.)

Topic #3: COLOR AND LIGHT

GALLERY: Marvel at the ways color and light play together in the Dale Chihuly galleries. Explore this magical collection of glass sculptures, then look for other inspiring color combinations in abstract expressionist paintings on the Museum’s third floor.

STUDIO: Design your own colorful patterns on a sheet of transparent Shrinky-Dink paper, then watch as it melts and morphs when we apply heat. Your finished three-dimensional sculpture will resemble glass Macchia pieces from the Dale Chihuly collection. Sculptures will be glued to bases and can be taken home at the end of the visit.

Schedule Gallery + Studio