Spring Break Workshops

Real Artists. Real Fun.

Philbrook offers a unique opportunity for children ages 5-12 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 fall break experience exploring ideas, getting messy, and making art with real artists.

  • After purchasing a Workshop please use this form to Register your student.

FAQs

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Why are the age ranges for each workshop different?

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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 a workshop?

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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 a workshop.

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Do I need to send a snack for my child?

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Each workshop 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.

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Should I provide a lunch for my child?

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Since our workshops last all day, each child should make sure that they bring their lunch. Lunches should be stable at room temperature, and not require any heating or refrigeration. Also, please note that all Philbrook camps and workshops are peanut-free.

Q:

Someone besides my child’s immediate caregiver will be picking up my child. 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.

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

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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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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.

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.

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.

Ebony Iman Dallas

“I am a storyteller, a painter, educator, and founder of Afrikanation Artists Organization. Inspired by travel and individual tales of resilience — I paint to encourage hope in others while amplifying voices through representation. My paintings often feature characters adorned with intricate, colorful wings reminiscent of a butterfly. These wings represent internal beauty radiating out for the world to see and challenge ideas of what it means to be beautiful, strong, and resilient. Combining rich, fiery hues with whimsical forms is how I bring the energy and spirit of my subjects to life. With a focus on authenticity and progress, my work takes form organically with each line determining the shape and direction of the next. This process has brought forth results that were unexpected and true on a subconscious, spiritual level.”

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.

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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