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The Oklahoma Fall Arts Institutes (OFAI) are an annual series of four-day workshop retreats for amateur and professional artists, public school teachers and college and university instructors. Anyone aged 21 or over is welcome to attend these intensive, hands-on workshops. Class sizes are limited to ensure close working relationships between participants and artists.

Come to Quartz Mountain this fall and experience the best in weekend arts workshops. Hone existing skills, study a new art form with an outstanding faculty, and retreat to the beauty of Quartz Mountain. Choose from any of the nineteen classes offered for the greatest learning experience of your life. Participants are admitted on a first come first serve basis - register now to reserve your place!

September 30-October 3, 2004: Workshops in the Visual Arts
October 14-17, 2004: Workshops in the Visual Arts for Beginners and Workshops in Writing
October 21-24, 2004: Workshops in the Performing Arts and Arts Integration for Educators
November 18-21, 2004: Workshops in Photography and Printmaking

Please be aware that some workshops have reached capacity and are only available through a waiting list. Please select another workshop to assure your place in the Fall Arts Institutes. To place your name on a waiting list for a filled workshop, contact the Oklahoma Arts Institute. You will be notified if space becomes available.

The workshop schedule provides for 3-hour morning and afternoon classes, with optional studio time available for workshop participants. Evening events include presentations by each of the faculty members, allowing participants to experience the work of each of the professional artists serving as faculty. The workshops progress at a rapid pace, allowing for maximum involvement and progress in this short period of time. It's amazing how much can be accomplished in just four days at the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institutes. Yet the overall atmosphere is relaxed, supportive, and fun.

Quartz Mountain in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma has been home to the programs of the Oklahoma Arts Institute since 1978. It is an ancient and honorable site, rich in Native American lore. Once ceremonial grounds for tribes such as the Kiowa, the Comanche, the Wichita, the Apache, and the Caddo, Quartz Mountain is now home to a new center for the arts and for conferences. Offering the rare combination of exceptional facilities and magnificent natural surroundings, Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center is the ideal setting for the study of the arts.

Features of the new facility include five studio pavilions, a newly remodeled darkroom, an outdoor amphitheater, the Beverly Badger Memorial Library for the study of the fine arts, and hiking and biking trails. The 700-seat Twin Peaks Performance Hall and the outstanding Quartz Mountain Art Collection are the crown jewels of the complex, truly setting it apart from traditional hotels and making it a unique arts and conference center for the region.

The new facilities represent partial completion of the comprehensive Quartz Mountain Master Plan. Designed by the Oklahoma Arts Institute and the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the plan outlines the development of Quartz Mountain as an arts and conference center for the state. The complex, including the park, golf course, and lodge, is now overseen by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Registration Information
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Registration/Waiting Lists
There is no deadline for registration. However, workshops fill quickly, and early registration is strongly suggested. Participants are notified by mail of their placement in the workshop(s) of their choice. A letter including class supply needs and other preparatory information follows. Please be aware that workshops that have reached capacity are available only through a waiting list and will not appear on the on-line registration form. Please select another workshop to assure your place in the Fall Arts Institutes. To place your name on a waiting list for a filled workshop, contact the Oklahoma Arts Institute. You will be notified if space becomes available.

Scholarships for Teachers
In partnership with the State Department of Education, the Oklahoma Arts Institute offers full scholarships to Oklahoma public school teachers, administrators, library media specialists, and school counselors to attend the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institutes. To apply for a State Department of Education scholarship, fill out the "Scholarship Application" section of the registration form and submit it with a $25 non-refundable processing fee to the Oklahoma Arts Institute.

Unfortunately, due to the severe budget shortfalls that the state of Oklahoma is experiencing the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education is unable to fund scholarships for college and university educators to attend the 2004 Fall Arts Institutes. We encourage college and university educators to inquire about other scholarship grants that may be available through their own institutions by contacting the Vice President for Academic Affairs. As stated in the printed application, if scholarship grants are not available, educators are responsible for full payment of $525, which will be due 14 days prior to the workshop date. You will be invoiced for any remaining balances in early September.

Professional Development
Up to 18 staff development hours can be earned by educators in attendance. Teachers experience the rewards and challenges of becoming a student again and expanding their knowledge and expertise. Educators also learn fresh approaches to teaching from the faculty artists, and often benefit purely from the creative "jump start" such an intensive learning experience provides. Many of Oklahoma's colleges and universities offer professional development funding for their faculty to attend the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institutes. Interested college and university educators should contact their department chair and/or the Dean of Academic Affairs for more information.

Graduate Credit
Participants may earn one hour of graduate credit from Oklahoma City University or through the Oklahoma state higher education system, administered by the University of Oklahoma Department of Continuing Education. Each university department designates specific fee requirements and assignments for students who wish to receive credit. Those interested in graduate credit should check the appropriate box on the registration form and contact the universities for more information.

Because of contributions from the private sector, the Institute is able to offer workshops at half the actual cost to all participants. A fee of $525 per person includes tuition, double occupancy lodging and meals, and a $25 non-refundable processing fee. A minimum deposit of $125 must accompany registration in order to confirm your enrollment. Note: $25 is non-refundable. (Public school educators and higher education professionals applying for scholarships pay a confirmation deposit of only $25.)

Refund/Cancellation Policies
If after your enrollment you are unable to attend a workshop for any reason, please notify the Oklahoma Arts Institute immediately so that your place may be filled by an applicant from the waiting list. If you cancel more than 14 days before the first day of the workshop, your tuition, minus the $25 processing fee, will be refunded. If your cancellation is received after the 14 day deadline, and your workshop place cannot be filled, your $125 deposit will be forfeited. In the instance that the Oklahoma Arts Institute is forced to cancel a class, the full deposit including the application fee will be refunded. The Oklahoma Arts Institute reserves the right to substitute faculty members. In all such cases, an attempt will be made to inform participants of a faculty change, but time constraints sometimes make it impossible to do so. If faculty replacements must be made at the last minute, we ask for your understanding of these circumstances.

This project is made possible with assistance
from the National Endowment for the Arts and the


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