oil & clay in the community

Expected Fall 2017 - Oil & Clay Studio is Moving! 

THANK YOU // for your spirit, your community, your support, your love of the arts. thank you for helping us succeed for two years. you beautiful humans are the reason we do this and we are SO EXCITED to share this news with you - oil & clay studio is moving to main street, norman! you'll find teachers Nora & Louisa fixing up that cute gray space next to STASH over the next few months, and we are ready to bring you more art and opportunity to create this fall!

we also can't wait to be neighbors with The Modern Prairie CraftsmanRubiel StudiosLazy Circles BrewingDon Evans Window Tint Norman, OK 400 Block of Main St #400blocknorman

2017 - monthly 2nd friday norman art walk

The 2nd Friday Art Walk is a family-friendly monthly event that takes place in the heart of Norman, Oklahoma. Located in the lot next to STASH, oil & clay hosts a free make and take art booth for the kid in all of us! 

may 2017 // 44th annual may fair arts festival - assistance league norman

The May Fair Arts Festival is a program of Assistance League of Norman. We had a free make and take art table where kids of all ages could watercolor a piece of paper and then print a linoleum block print on top. 

july 2016 // mcfarlin memorial UMC summer spectrum

We were so excited to join McFarlin UMC Summer Spectrum kiddos as they wrapped up their "olden days" lesson with a bit of Oklahoma History. After visiting the Natural History Museum, the kids learned how to draw the Osage shield as well as the state lizard, the Mountain Boomer! Check out some of their wonderful creations below. 

june 2016 // noble, OK assembly of god

Oil & Clay was asked to lead the ladies of Noble Assembly of God in a "Paint and Praise" event in June. All ages gathered for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, painting and great company. Thank you ladies for a wonderful night! Big shout out to our event organizer for some AWESOME pizza box easels. 

may 2016 // children's house montessori school

In May we taught after school classes to some awesome little artists at Children's House Montessori School in Norman. For two weeks we pinched, coiled and glazed clay. The kids then created art inspired by George Rodrigue's "Blue Dog" and learned some weaving techniques - check out those looms!

We can't wait to see them again in the fall. :) 

february 17th // reagan elementary school

Back at Reagan Elementary, on February 17 we continued working with kindergarten and Pre-K kids on their class collaborative projects. Three Pre-K groups worked with water color squares that, when assembled, create an awesome Reagan Roadrunner, and Osage Shield. One kindergarten classes created Planet Earth, while la classe française created adorable self-portraits with scarves and berets. 

Also, last week we had each kid paint with warm colors on one large canvas, while this week, more kiddos painted cool colors in the remaining white space. The final product is absolutely stunning. Take a look below! 

february 9, 2016 // reagan elementary school

On February 9 we spent our morning at Reagan Elementary with Kinder kiddos. Reagan Art Night is just around the corner and we were asked to facilitate their class collaborative projects. How lucky are we? Each child brightened the room with sunny sunflowers, colorful kitties and rainbow squares - all to be mounted together and auctioned off in a few weeks!

We also had everyone paint with warm colors on one large canvas, and then next week, more kiddos will come back with cool colors in the remaining white space. Regan will be given the mural to hang in the halls, reminding each artist of the awesome they are capable of as the years go by. 

january 12 & 13, 2016 // whittier middle school

Oil & Clay joined Whittier Middle School 8th grade Oklahoma History students as they learned how to draw the Oklahoma shield as well as some of the state's well known symbols! 

september 26, 2015 // farm girl fair 

We had a make and take art booth at Farm Girl Fair, a "Charlotte's Web" inspired country fair full of local art, goodies and live music. One of our own, Nora Hall, also had a booth where she displayed and sold some of her work. 

september 11, 2015 // 2nd friday norman art walk

Oil & Clay brought free art to Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk in September! All were welcome to choose one of three linoleum block designs to make a print. The designs included a bison, feather, and the Osage shield - all hand-carved by Nora & Louisa. 

september 1, 3 & 4, 2015 // whittier middle school

Joining Whittier Middle School 8th grade Oklahoma History students, Oil & Clay brought the Oklahoma shield to life! Nora & Louisa taught the students how to draw the shield, explaining the symbolism of each element, including the peace pipe, olive branch, eagle feathers, bison hide and crosses. Students then painted their shield with watercolor and made a stencil painting of the state of Oklahoma. 

september 8, 10 & 11, 2015 // whittier middle school

Back with the Oklahoma History classes at Whittier, students learned all about the flora and fauna of Oklahoma. The scissor-tailed flycatcher, bison, redbud tree and indian blanket are some of Oklahoma's most well known symbols. 

august 14, 2015 // 2nd friday norman art walk 

We were so excited to be a part of Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk in August. Located at the East Downtown (EDO) Flower Power Market, sponsored by STASH, Oil & Clay had a make and take art table where kids of all ages could make their own print. It was fun, it was messy, it was HOT. We loved it!