Philbrook Art Camp

Real Artists. Real Fun.

Philbrook Art Camp offers a unique opportunity for children ages 5-11 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.

  • Member Registration Begins March 18, 2020
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FAQs

Q:

What timeslots are available?

A:

Some classes are available mornings (AM) and others are available in the afternoon (PM). Before Care is available for AM classes, After Care for PM classes, both are available for our All Day class.

AM Classes, 9am – 12pm
PM Classes, 1pm – 4pm
All Day Classes, 9am – 4pm

Before Care is available from, 8am – 9am
After Care is available from, 4pm – 5:30pm

Q:

Why are there fewer camp sessions offered this year?

A:

While there are fewer sessions during the summer, we are adding a fall and a spring break camp to our roster. We are thrilled to offer workshop-style camp sessions where children and artists make meaningful connections. Fewer camp sessions during the summer will allow us to ensure our artists have the support they need to facilitate deeply impactful camp sessions. Be sure to keep an eye out for brand-new camp sessions during Fall and Spring Break!

Q:

How many children will be in each camp session?

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Philbrook Art Camp strives to ensure each child has a meaningful and impactful summer. Each camp session enrolls 20 or fewer children.

Q:

Why are the age ranges for each session different this year?

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Our age ranges are designed to accommodate each child’s developmental level, and best nurture the relationships formed within each group of children. For the majority of our camps, children are elementary school aged.

Q:

My schedule is tricky. Is there childcare available before and after camp?

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Yes! We offer before care from 7:45-9:00, and aftercare from 4:00-5:30pm. You may sign up for either, or both, when you register for camp.

Q:

Do you offer scholarships?

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Yes! We offer a variety of scholarships based on financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please submit our online Scholarship Application Form.

Q:

Are there camp shirts this year?

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Art Camp shirts are available as an optional add-on. You may purchase a t-shirt on either the first or last day of your camp session!

Q:

It’s hot during the summer. Will my child stay hydrated while spending time outside?

A:

This summer we will be spending more time making art, having fun, and exploring in our beautiful gardens. Each child receives a special water bottle on the first day of camp. These custom-made and durable Art Camp water bottles will not only look cool, but will help your child stay cool and hydrated all week long. Campers will get to take their water bottles home at the end of the week as a camp souvenir.

Q:

How do I purchase lunches?

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For your convenience, Philbrook now offers kid-friendly lunches in two portion sizes: A small portion and a large portion. All lunches are sold in packages that include the entire camp session. Lunch packages will be sold during check-in on the first day of camp. Lunch packages will include the first day of camp.

Q:

What is the difference between a “small portion” and a “large portion”?

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We know there is a big difference between the appetite of a five year old and a fourteen year old. For bigger appetites, a large portion is 50% larger than the small portion.

Q:

What kind of food is in a purchased lunch?

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Kitchen27 offers a variety of freshly-prepared kid-friendly lunch options each day. While the choices appeal to children’s palettes, all food is prepared in-house and not frozen. A sample menu includes Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque, Turkey and Bacon Sandwiches with carrot sticks and a cookie, and chicken strips with French fries.

Q:

I’d like to purchase lunches, but my child has an allergy. Is this possible?

A:

With notice ahead of time, we can accommodate vegetarian lunches as well as lunches for children with gluten allergies. As a rule, none of our lunches or snacks include peanut products.

Q:

Can I send my child to camp with a lunch from home?

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Of course! You are welcome to send a lunch from home with your child. Please do not send lunches that need to be refrigerated or warmed up in a microwave. Further, Philbrook Art Camp is a peanut-free camp. Please do not send peanuts or peanut products.

Q:

Can I send my child with a lunch that includes peanuts or peanut products?

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For the safety of those with peanut allergies, Philbrook Art Camp is a peanut-free camp. Please do not send your child with any peanuts or peanut products for their lunch or their snack.

Q:

Do I need to send a snack for my child?

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Each camp session includes a snack midway through the day. Philbrook provides goldfish or pretzels for snack. However, caregivers are welcome to send their child with a different snack.

Q:

What do I need to bring with my child on the first day of camp?

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We’re making art! Please ensure your child arrives at camp in clothes that can get messy. We will also be spending a good deal of time in our gardens. Please ensure your child arrives to camp wearing sunscreen. You may also provide your child with aerosol sunscreen and insect repellant. Snack is provided by Philbrook, but if your child cannot/will not eat goldfish or pretzels, you are welcome to provide a small snack as well.

Q:

How will pick-up/drop-off work?

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On the first day of camp, caregivers should arrive 15-20 minutes early in order to sign in their children. All children under the age of 12 should be walked to their studios and be signed in by their caregivers. Pick-up will occur at each child’s studio or designated meeting place (for outdoor camps). All caregivers picking up children, regardless of age, will be asked to verify their identity by showing their State-issued ID or driver’s license.

Q:

Can my child walk themselves to and from their camp?

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We ask that caregivers accompany all children under the age of 12 to and from their studios each day of camp. For students enrolled in outdoor camps, caregivers will accompany their children to a designated meeting place for drop-off and return to the meeting place for pick-up.

Q:

Someone besides my child’s immediate caregiver will be picking up my child from camp. Is there anything I need to do?

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Please include their names and relation in the online registration form. If you would like to add names to your designated pick-up list, please email Evan Johnson at ejohnson@philbrook.org.

Q:

Will my child get messy?

A:

Philbrook Art Camp is all about exploring ideas and materials while working with real artists. Artmaking and outdoor exploration is messy and fun. Please ensure your children are prepared to get messy!

Q:

My child needs to take medicine during the day. How does that work?

A:

Please bring any medication in a plastic bag, labeled with a name. All medication will be stored in a locked safe. Please note, we do not have a nurse on site to administer medication.

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Kalyn Fay Barnoski

Kalyn Barnoski is a Cherokee musician and visual artist from Tulsa, OK, now residing in Fayetteville, AR. She is currently at the University of Arkansas both as an instructor and as a candidate for a master’s degree in printmaking. She has worked with museums all over the US, as both a performer and an artist, and enjoys sharing knowledge about songwriting, art-making, and indigenous peoples and stories.

Cheyenne Butcher

Cheyenne Butcher studied at the Art Institute of Colorado where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Photography in summer 2010. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Chicago where she worked as a showing artist and photo assistant.

Katy Bruce

Katy Bruce is an artist who was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. Creating art since she was a very young child, art has always guided her life. Katy has been a jeweler for the past 7 years using wire and gemstones. She loves children and enjoys teaching child-led workshops at Philbrook and at Honeybee Schoolhouse. She also plans events and art shows in the Downtown Tulsa artist community.

Emily Chase

Emily Chase grew up on the move. She was born in New York, but has since lived in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. She currently works out of a studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her recent work focuses on paper as a sculptural media, using it to explore her continuing interest in narrative, ideas about home, and the relationships between clothing and identity.

Chase received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Arkansas in 2013, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In April 2013 she was chosen as a recipient of the Windgate Fellowship Award, a $15,000 grant for graduating seniors working in a craft medium or process, as well as an award to study at Penland School of Craft. She has studied and traveled extensively in Europe, the United States, and Japan. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Maryland, Texas, Pennsylvannia and Tennessee, including a solo show at Living Arts Tulsa in 2017 and a two-person exhibition at 108 Contemporary with fiber artist Tali Weinberg in 2018. She attended a 10 week residency at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in early 2016, and in 2017 moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma as an incoming member of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

Ebony Iman Dallas

Ebony Iman Dallas is an artist, writer, educator, and founder of Afrikanation Artists Organization (AAO).

Ebony received her BA Advertising and Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, then went on to work at Carol H. Williams Advertising in Oakland, California as an art director.

She earned her MFA Design degree from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Her thesis titled “Painted Bridges” explored ways to unify diverse populations within the African diaspora through art and design for community activism. As a result, Afrikanation Artists Organization was founded as a non-profit, NGO based in Hargeisa, Somaliland and a 501(c)3 in the United States.

Her artwork was included in Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” renovation of Urban Roots and she was a featured artist in the Romare Bearden Centennial Celebration in New York. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Arts and ArtistINC.

She previously worked as a Creative Designer at the Oklahoman Media Company and Adjunct Professor in Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Amber Marie Deen

Amber Marie Deen is a local dancer, choreographer, teacher, and multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the interconnectedness of the earth, its inhabitants, and spirit.

Abbey Haughey

Abbey Haughey 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.

Briana Hefley-Shepard

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

Kristin Gentry

Kristin Gentry is passionate about using her art to create different ways to preserve her traditional Native American tribal culture. Kristin has exhibited her artwork in numerous juried, invited, open, and group shows across the Midwestern United States. She works as a professional visual artist in the areas of relief and monotype printmaking, painting, jewelry and photography. She also works as a writer, designer, and curator. She worked as a full-time arts educator in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and now works full time as an artist. Kristin is an enrolled member and registered artist of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Kristin will finish her M.S. degree in Native Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the spring of 2020. She received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 under 40 award in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in fine arts from Oklahoma State University in 2009, and graduated as a Senior of Significance denoting the top of her class. She attained her Associate of Art in education from Tulsa Community College in 2005 as an Honor’s Scholar Graduate. She graduated from Berryhill high school in 2003.

She lives in Owasso, Oklahoma with her husband David and daughter, Jewell Shooting Star. She is a professional member in the Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition member, Tulsa Artists’ Coalition member, Southeastern Indian Artists Association member, and a member in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Kristin attributes her interest and love for the arts as instilled by her grandfather and woodcarver, James Oran Hoover, her family, her numerous fine arts professors, her mentor Benjamin Harjo Jr., and her beautiful heritage in which she draws her inspiration.

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). With a deep love for antique ephemera, I have amassed a collection over the years of both 8mm and 16mm analog film reel to reels. The films are then used to create music videos for the artists that release music on the label I founded with my wife in late 2011. Still images have been taken from the film’s frames to aid in the additional artwork for the physical formats. Releasing over 60 full-­‐length records from various artists spanning the globe over the last seven years, I’ve sought to seamlessly blend these vintage sights with sound into new cohesive themes.

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.

Taylor Painter-Wolfe

Taylor Painter-Wolfe is a fiber artist and art teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She majored in fiber art at the Kansas City Art Institute where she learned how to make handmade, hand-dyed felted wool, which she used to create clothing, costumes, and fine art pieces. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003, Taylor traveled extensively in Australia and Southeast Asia which greatly influenced her development as a fiber artist and inspired her to use elements of texture, shape, and pattern found in natural environments.

Russell Roberts

Russell Roberts 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.

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