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Chickasaw Young Artist Studio

The Chickasaw Young Artist Studio provides technical resources for students in grades seven-12 in varied art media with opportunities for competition, portfolio enrichment and mentorship.

Studio time is scheduled for young artists with experienced and credentialed teachers. The amount of time scheduled will depend on the student needs, determined through an assessment and evaluation.

Space is limited and regular attendance is required. Student artists will need to enroll through the fine arts administrative assistant to ensure availability. Once enrolled, students will have the studio available from 5:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018-May 7, 2019.

You Provide

  • Enrollment form which includes photo release and commitment form
  • Copy of citizenship card (will verify Chickasaw citizenship)


  • Chickasaw citizen in seven-12 grades
  • Native American youth in seven-12 grades (Must provide CDIB)

Other Information

The studio is available with the following expectations required:

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

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

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