Philbrook Art Camp

Real Artists. Real Fun.

Philbrook Art Camp offers a unique opportunity for children ages 5-14 to work with acclaimed working local and regional artists from a variety of fields and disciplines. Move beyond lanyards and popsicle sticks, give the children in your life an unforgettable summer experience exploring ideas, getting messy, and making art with real artists.

FAQs

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Where is Philbrook located?

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You can find us one block east of Peoria Ave. on 27th Place and Rockford. Our address is 2727 S. Rockford Rd. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Come visit us!

Our satellite location, Philbrook Downtown, is located on M.B. Brady St. in the Tulsa Arts District. Philbrook Downtown’s address is 116 E. M.B. Brady Street.

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When is Philbrook open?

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Philbrook is open 9am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday, and 9am to 9pm every Friday.

Philbrook Downtown is open 11am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday, and 11am to 9pm every Friday.

Both Philbrook locations are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.

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How much does it cost to visit?

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General admission is $9; discounted admission, $7. General admission to Philbrook Downtown is $7 and discounted admission is $5.

Philbrook Members and youth 17 & under always receive free general admission at both locations. Join today.

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Is it free to visit the Gardens?

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Philbrook’s Gardens are included in the cost of general admission. Philbrook Members and youth 17 & under always receive free general admission. Join today!

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How do I reserve advance general admission tickets?

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General admission may be purchased in advance by contacting a member of Philbrook’s Guest Experience Team at 918-748-5300 during regular business hours. Your tickets will be held at will call.

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Does my child need a ticket?

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General admission for youth 17 & under is always free! If you are purchasing advance tickets to a Philbrook program or event, please be sure to reserve a $0 ticket for all attendees, including youth 17 & under. Many of our programs and events have limited capacity.

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Are general admission tickets and event tickets refundable?

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General admission, event, program, and fundraising tickets are non-refundable. Donations and Memberships are also non-refundable.

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How much time should I plan for my visit?

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Touring is different for everyone. We suggest allowing at least an hour for your visit but many of our guests spend much of the day exploring our galleries and gardens. Kitchen 27 is open every day for lunch and visitors receive same-day, reciprocal admission to two Museum locations.

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What are the gallery guidelines?

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Please, no food and drink. No running and yelling. You never know what’s around the corner. Phone calls should be taken outside of the gallery. Speakerphone is not permitted. Take all the photos you want, but no flash photography, please. Photography equipment, including but not limited to tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not permitted. No pens, markers, paints, charcoals, pastels, or solvents. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Do you offer tours?

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Docent-led tours of Philbrook’s Permanent Collection begin daily at 2 p.m. at our main location. These drop-in tours are free with the cost of admission to all visitors.

Call us at 918-748-5300 for more information or to schedule a group or personalized tour.

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Can I bring a bag or backpack?

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Bags larger than a standard backpack should be left at home, in your vehicle, or in our coat closet. Standard backpacks and bags should be worn on one shoulder while visiting the galleries. Philbrook is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

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Can I bring a stroller?

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Strollers are allowed in the galleries and gardens. For the safety of all visitors and to protect the art, children may not be carried on the back or shoulders of an adult. Child carriers that attach to the front are permitted.

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Can I eat at the Museum?

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The Museum restaurant, Kitchen 27, is located at Philbrook’s Main location and offers indoor dining as well as seasonal outdoor dining overlooking the famous Philbrook Gardens.

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I’m an artist. Am I allowed to draw and paint during my visit?

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Philbrook welcomes artists who wish to sketch in the galleries and draw or paint in our beautiful gardens! Please review our Garden Guidelines before your visit and call us at 918-748-5300 if you have any questions.

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Is photography allowed?

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Personal photography is encouraged at both Philbrook locations. Flash and photography equipment (tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, etc.) are not permitted. Please contact us at 918-748-5300 for information about posed photography sessions (portrait, bridal, prom, group, etc.) or professional and commercial photography.

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Are your galleries and gardens wheelchair accessible?

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All restrooms at both Philbrook locations are wheelchair accessible. Both locations also have a limited number of wheelchairs available for guests to use at no additional charge.

Read more information about accessibility.

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Can I bring my dog?

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Pets and therapy animals are not permitted in our galleries, gardens, or grounds. Service animals are permitted.

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Where can I find more information about the history of Philbrook and the Phillips family?

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During your visit, be sure not to miss our Founders Room, which showcases an outline of the history of Villa Philbrook and the Phillips family, complete with historic photographs of the home before it was donated and became an art museum.

Visitors may also pick up a copy of Villa Philbrook, by visiting the Museum Shop or visit with a member of our Guest Experience Team for more information.

Q:

I have an artwork that I’d like appraised or validated, can Philbrook help?

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Philbrook does not authenticate, appraise, or evaluate works of art. We can, however, offer some direction to get you started researching and identifying works in your own collection. Contact our Guest Experience Team at 918-748-5300 or guestexperience@philbrook.org for more information.

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How is Philbrook funded?

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Philbrook Museum of Art is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are funded by your general admission fee, Membership, grants, sponsorships, and endowments and generous support from our donors.

Camp Class Calendar

Use the sections below to browse for your student’s Art Camp class or visit the Full Calendar Page and filter by “Camps”. Each Art Camp Session will be split into several age groups and time slots. Browse by age, dates available, or teaching-artist:

 

Briana Hefley-Shepard

Briana Hefley-Shepard is a self-taught textile artist, adult English as a Second Language professor, and is the mother of a six-year-old. She enjoys approaching large-scale or multi-phased projects with respect for the craft, with appreciation for every stage, and with trust for the process.

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Aaron Whisner

Aaron Whisner is co-founder of Clean Hands, a Tulsa based mural and design crew. Aaron has been actively painting since the mid 90’s. With roots in graffiti and street art scenes, inspiration is drawn from hand painted signage, street textures and type. Bold use of imagery and technique is used to capture public attention while maintaining balance with surrounding environments. With each project progression is the goal.

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Kalyn Fay Barnoski

I am a Cherokee musician and visual artist from Tulsa, OK, now residing in Fayetteville, AR. I am currently at the University of Arkansas, both as an instructor and pursuing my second master’s degree in printmaking. I have worked with museums all over the US, as both a performer and an artist, and enjoy sharing knowledge about songwriting, art-making, and indigenous peoples and stories.

Lydia Cheshewalla

Lydia Cheshewalla is an Osage artist living and working in Tulsa. She graduated from OU with a BFA in painting and ceramics, and has since expanded her artistic exploration into social practices. Her work focuses on blending traditional methodology and rituals with modern material and process, keeping in mind sustainability and accountability. She draws inspiration heavily from her Indigenous background, referencing both earth and the unknown through repeated symbol and motif. Her work is created fluidly and intuitively, flowing from an emotional center as an expression of her understanding and connection to the environment around her, and draws attention to the simple beauty of the natural world.

Mark Kuykendall

I am an Oklahoman artist/teacher under the moniker “The New Honey Shade” who is involved more or less in all things audio-­‐visual: recording and producing music, running an experimental music label (Unknown Tone Records), mastering and engineering, sound for films(OST), album cover design, directing videos, film photography, and mix media formats such as collage and sound art(Bio Sonification).

Abbey Haughey

Abbey studied Art Education at Northeastern State University. She has a love for teaching, art, and traveling. From Fall 2013 to Spring 2014, Abbey taught English in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on a Fulbright Scholarship. She focused on integrating art into her lessons, and noticed huge success. When she returned to Tulsa, she started teaching at Boevers Elementary with Union Public Schools. She has taught grades kindergarten through 5th and has a passion for teaching. She focuses on honoring children and trusting their wonder. She believes children will have a deeper passion for learning if they get to be part of the process.

Mandy Messina

Mandy Messina is a South African artist and writer who lives in Oklahoma City. They come from a long line of idea smugglers.

Julie Clark

In my studio practice, I tell stories about natural spaces and home through the lens of memory. I combine collected photographs, created images, and objects to bring forth narratives about how familial relationships form perceptions of the landscape, and vice versa, how the land shapes viewpoints of how humans relate to one another generationally. Using both the past and present, real and fabricated, I invoke comparisons between people and nature, life and decay, creation and destruction.

Katy Bruce

Katy is an artist that was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She has been creating art since she was a young child, and it has always guided her life. She has been a jeweler for the past 7 years using wire and gemstones. She loves children and enjoys teaching child-led workshops. She also plans events and art shows in Downtown Tulsa.

Russell Roberts

Russell is a Tulsa artist with thirteen years of teaching experience. He has taught for Tulsa Public Schools and Tulsa Community College and is currently teaching at Booker T. Washington High School. Russell has been working with the Philbrook Summer Art program for five years and is committed to providing young artists with a creative and inspiring atmosphere.

Kia Dorsey

Kia Dorsey received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Oklahoma State University in May of 2016. She signed with Magna Talent Agency in the fall of 2012, which started her journey in the film world. She is currently the Speech & Drama teacher at Glenpool High School. Her favorite theatrical credits include: “Almost, Maine” (Oklahoma State University), “Neat” (Theatre North), “Ragtime” (Theatre Tulsa), and “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” (Theatre Tulsa).

Hailey Shoemaker

Hailey Shoemaker is a current teacher and practicing artist. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, with a Printmaking Emphasis, during her undergraduate career. Hailey primarily creates mixed media artwork and utilizes acrylic transfers in her pieces. She is fascinated by collage and believes it allows separate pieces of our world to be both juxtaposed and connected in order to elevate and explore human narrative.

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