OKG7 Shop: Get crafty

Oklahoma Contemporary 

3000 General Pershing Blvd. 

oklahomacontemporary.org 

951-0000 

Get
way out of your comfort zone and discover something you never even knew
you could learn at Oklahoma Contemporary this spring. On the schedule
starting March 25 are Stop Motion Animation, taught by local artist Chad
Mount, and Contemporary Dance Repertoire by Oklahoma City Ballet
company member Sarah Jane Crespo. Also available is a new course, Relief
Printmaking, by the 2011 Paseo Arts Association’s Oklahoma Artist of
the Year, Stacey D. Miller. Oklahoma Contemporary offers classes and
camps for adults and children throughout the year, and no prior
experience is necessary.


Zee’s Stained Glass Studio 

3308 S. Walker Ave. 

zeesstainedglass.com 

634-4140 

If
you are interested in learning more about glass for purely ornamental
purposes or finishing a mosaic for your patio walk, the people at
Zee’s can help. With a talented staff and a wide selection of classes,
you can learn more than glassblowing. The studio also offers several
classes to make a variety of things from clocks to beautiful
stained-glass accents with the added benefit of the use of Zee’s tools
and equipment.


The Brew Shop 

3624 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

thebrewshopokc.com

528-5193

One
of the largest retailers of homemade beer supplies in the United
States, it offers a wealth of classes on making wine and beer in the
comfort of your own home. Even better, all the classes are free. Simply
call to make a reservation.

At the very least, the next Prohibition won’t catch you unprepared and you could save yourself some money on your booze budget.

Alouette Beads 

2150 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City

alouettebeadsok.com

733-5300

With
a huge selection and a friendly staff, Alouette Beads in Midwest City
has a beading project for everyone. The store carries a variety of
reasonably priced classes that teach everything from the basics of
beading to how to finish your piece in a unique way. The schedule is
posted online monthly, and the staff is also willing to accommodate
strange schedules or help you with that one project that you’ve gotten
hung up on.


Oklahoma Quiltworks

9323 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

okquiltworks.com

842-4778

In
addition to being National Craft Month, March 15 is National Quilt Day.
And what better way to celebrate than taking a look at a craft that is a
vital part of our national heritage? Those at Oklahoma Quiltworks would
be delighted to show you the huge variety of fabrics available, as well
as teach you the basic skills that your grandmother takes for granted.

The
shop offers a wide variety of classes covering everything from the
basics of sewing machine operation and quilting to those techniques you
never got around to learning. They are available monthly and are clearly
marked in respect to their level of difficulty.


A Jewler’s Art 

2924 Paseo St.

ajewelersart.com

557-1866 

A
little bit gallery, a little bit makespace and a whole lot of stuff
crammed into one room is a fair description of Jeweler’s Art nestled in
the Paseo, owned by Sheridan Conrad, a local artist and metalsmith.

Conrad
offers a number of classes out of her studio for those wishing to make
their own works of art out of metal and precious stones. Her class
schedule is online, and classes are available for jewelers of all skill
levels.


House of Clay 

1100 NW 30th St.

thehouseofclay.com

524-5610

To
progress beyond simply molding clay with your hands, you need a pottery
wheel, a kiln and a variety of glazes in order to put the finishing
touches on your masterpiece.

The
kind folks at House of Clay are here to help you out, offering classes
that teach the basics of wheelthrown pottery as well as the more
involved processes such as raku firing and glazing. Students can benefit from House of Clay’s facilities as well as its knowledgeable staff.

Devon Green

Devon Green is a life and food reporter for Oklahoma Gazette. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Kevin and their two slightly evil felines, Goodluck Jonathan and Charles Taylor. Devon has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma and once ran away with the circus to Macau, China. She is passionately local and lives to promote quality of life in OKC. She can most often be found eating, writing or writing about eating — while eating.

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