Oklahoma Fall Arts Institutes
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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
- 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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.)
This project is made possible with assistance
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.
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