Education Classes and Programs
at the Oklahoma History Center
Modern Soapmaking class - Canceled
This class has been canceled.
Learn to create homemade soap using a modern variation of this historic practice at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, March 25 from noon to 3 p.m. Class participants will learn to make a cold-processed batch of soap that they can take home!
This class is $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers, and is for ages 16 and up. All class materials are provided. Registration is required and is limited to 10 people.
Introduction to Basketry: Create a Woven Tote class
Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join Marcia Balleweg of Oklahoma Basket Supply on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center and learn to craft your own woven tote. This introductory class is great for beginners or people looking to get back into basketry. As this is an all-day class, please bring a lunch or plan accordingly.
This class is $70 for members and $85 for nonmembers, and is for ages 16 and up. The class will take place in the Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. All class materials are provided. Registration is required, and space is limited to 12 people. Registration is open now and closes on March 25.
Embroidered Patches class
Saturday, April 8, noon to 3 p.m.
On Saturday, April 8, from noon to 3 p.m., join Oklahoma embroidery artist Lacey Plana as she leads this introductory class. Learn to embroider a patch and to stitch patches that can be affixed to any article of clothing or bag after they are created. This is a great class to learn or brush up on embroidery basics, such as how to create a variety of stitches and how to transfer your favorite designs onto fabric.
This class is $40 for members and $55 for nonmembers, and is for ages 16 and up. All class materials are provided. Registration is required, and the class is limited to 15 people. Registration is now open and closes on April 1.
Earth Day Block Printing class
Saturday, April 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, April 22, by creating prints of Oklahoma wildlife. In this three-hour class, artist Ariana Weir will teach students the basics of relief printing including how to transfer a design, carve it out, and ink and print their own block. Participants will leave the class with their very own original works of art and the skills needed to create more at home in the future!
This class is $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers, and is for ages 16 and up. All class materials are provided. Registration is required, and the class is limited to 12 people.
Ariana Weir is a Mexican-American artist born and raised in Oklahoma City. She received a BFA from the University of Oklahoma and majored in Studio Art with an emphasis in printmaking. She has participated in exhibitions, pop-ups, and print exchanges to show her work and stay engaged with the art community in Oklahoma. Currently, she spends her time working at a local art nonprofit, continuing her artistic practice, and having fun around Oklahoma City.
Window Sill, by Ariana Weir
Historical and Modern Use of Medicinal Plants
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to noon
Visit the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to noon to learn about medicinal plants from Master Gardener Jeanetta Cooper. Cooper will make a presentation on plants’ historical and modern uses, and participants will plant their own medicinal plants to take home.
This class is $7 for members and $15 for nonmembers, and is for ages 16 and up. All class materials are provided with the cost of the class. Registration is required, and the class is limited to 25 people. Sign up today—registration closes on April 22.
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