Chickasaw Young Artist Studio

Studio time is scheduled for individual young artists with experienced and credentialed teachers.  Amount of time scheduled will depend on student needs through assessment and evaluation of each student.

Once enrolled, a student artist is allowed to book one time-slot per studio session, dependent upon the student’s need, per week unless other time-slots are available.  Five time-slots are open per studio session with a total of two sessions per week, which equals 10 time-slots.  Artists will need to book a time-slot through the fine arts department administrative assistant to ensure that staff will be available to assist the student artist.

The studio is available with the following expectations required of the student artist:

  • Time is spent working on artwork assigned by school instructor.
  • Time is spent working on portfolio work for college application.
  • Time is spent working on art contest submissions where the artist will be awarded by recognition, i.e. ribbons, medals or money.
  • Artists must bring their own supplies (some supplies may be available in the studio for use but artists should not rely on their availability).
  • Artists may bring work to be photographed for entry in contests, etc. but time must be booked through the fine arts department’s administrative assistant.
  • Artists must sign in and out of the studio with instructor.
  • Cell phones will be utilized only when needed.  Excessive phone use is disruptive to creative flow and may disturb other artists in the room.
  • Artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the studio space (studio will close by 6 p.m.)
  • Artists must maintain their respective art space (clean up after yourself).
  • Only scheduled artists may be in the studio.

Overall Goal:To provide technical resources for students grades seventh – 12 in varied art media with opportunities for competition, portfolio enrichment and quality mentorship; to connect students to art professionals and their work.

You Provide:

  • Enrollment form which includes photo release and commitment form
  • Copy of Chickasaw Citizenship Card


  • Chickasaw and other youth, grades seventh – 12th

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

Contact Information

(580) 272-5520

(580) 272-5525

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1548
Ada, Oklahoma 74821


Arts & Humanities (Abney)

201 N. Broadway

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 272-5520

Last Updated: 11/16/2016