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2024 Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting students concentrate on the principles of drawing and painting through studio work, slide lectures, and demonstrations. Students are introduced to color, imagery, media, and various drawing and painting techniques. The class may also focus on printmaking, 3-D art, and/or mixed media. Students will display their work in public exhibitions. Up to 20 students are accepted.

Requirements for Applicants

To apply to the drawing & painting program, applicants may submit up to three (3) previously created works and must complete one (1) still life drawing. The three portfolio pieces can be any combination of paintings, drawings, mixed media, and/or 3-D artwork. The still life drawing must be completed using a #2 pencil and one sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper. It is expected that applicants complete their still life drawing within one hour.

Applicants will photograph their artwork to upload online. Applicants will also complete a brief description of work that includes the title and medium of each piece.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Download Complete Drawing & Painting Applicant Guide

Drawing & Painting applicants may also be interested in applying to the Photography program. Typically, students applying to more than one discipline have a higher chance of being selected to attend OSAI, so we encourage applicants to apply for any discipline in which they have an interest. Learn more here >>

Funding for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute drawing & painting program is generously provided, in part, by the Ellen Woods Westheimer Visual Arts Endowment Fund.

OAI Quartz Preview Days

Interested in auditioning for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute but don’t know where to start? This fall, OAI is offering free workshops as part of the OAI Quartz Preview Days! Join us for a drawing & painting workshop below:

Muskogee

Tuesday, November 28, 1:00-3:30pm - **FULL**
MUSKOGEE HIGH SCHOOL
3200 E Shawnee Rd
Clinician: Matthew Gilliland, Art Educator & Freelance Artist, Norman

Lawton

Wednesday, November 29, 9:00-11:00am - **FULL**
LIFE READY CENTER
702 NW Homestead Dr
Clinician: Matthew Gilliland, Art Educator & Freelance Artist, Norman

Durant

Friday, December 1, 10:00am-12:00pm - **FULL**
CHOCTAW CULTURAL CENTER
1919 Hina Hanta Way
Clinician: Virginia Sitzes, Art Educator & Freelance Artist, OKC

Tulsa

Saturday, December 2, 12:00-2:00pm - **FULL**
TCC CENTER FOR CREATIVITY
910 S Boston Ave
Clinician: Virginia Sitzes, Art Educator & Freelance Artist, OKC

Oklahoma City

Wednesday, December 6, 1:00-3:00pm - **FULL**
OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY
11 NW 11th St
Clinician: Virginia Sitzes, Art Educator & Freelance Artist, OKC