Adult Ballet Classes
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Ballet Classes


These classes are designed for dancers of all levels. Anyone 16 or over can sign up and learn the basics of ballet dancing. Great for strength, balance, and overall body awareness, you'll feel better and have a great time doing it!
Be sure to wear some athletic (or just comfy) clothing and a pair of socks or ballet shoes, and we'll take care of the rest.
Let's Dance!

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Experimental Printmaking with Liena Bondare and Paulis Liepa
to Feb 10

Experimental Printmaking with Liena Bondare and Paulis Liepa

Join Latvian artists Liena Bondare and Paulis Liepa for this one-time workshop featuring alternative processes and materials for use in collagraph, screen printing, and other print processes.

Liena Bondare is a mixed media and installation artist who utilizes screen printing in much of her work. Instead of seeing screen printing as simply a vehicle to reproduce graphic images, Bondare uses it to create moods and atmospheres more often associated with lithography, etching, or painting. In the workshop, she will go over the materials and techniques she relies on to achieve her stunning imagery.

Paulis Liepa is an artist and designer whose bold print work speaks the languages of fine art, pop graphics, and vintage advertising in equal measure. Using a variety of methods and materials, he produces imagery that jumps of the page with saturated color and deceivingly simple form (that is actually quite complex and involved on closer inspection.) In the workshop, he will demonstrate some of the collagraphic materials and techniques that come together in his work.

Seats are limited. Register here:

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NonGrata: Live Performance Workshop
12:00 PM12:00

NonGrata: Live Performance Workshop

December 1st, 2018

12:00 PM / Noon

Resonator Institute // 325 E Main Street // Norman, OK 73069

Space is limited and registration is required, please do so through:


1. The instructor will show documentation of his own collective artworks & public interventions.

2. The instructor will show documentations of other artists collective artworks & public interventions.

3. The instructor will share documentation of performance art relating to "limitations of the body."

4. Participants will participate in performance exercises. The exercises will help bond the group and clarify social concerns shared by members of the workshop group.

5. In art space, participants will make performances dealing with different concerns. Participants will articulate the expectations for patron's behavior and the actual behavior of the patron during the performance.

6. Workshop participants will work as a collective to conceptualize and implement a group performance.

7. Live performances at event that evening.

The Goals of the Workshop:

1. To become more familiar with collective performance artwork. 

2. To consider the actions of the patron within performance art and the range of opportunities for interaction that can be facilitated by the performance artist

3. To explore the variety of action possible by artist and audience in event style performance.

4. To examine the role of collaboration with public.

5. To operate within the workshop as a collective.

6.To conceptualize and implement a collective performance as a group

About the Workshop Hosts:

Non Grata is a performance group that travels constantly all over the world - Asia-America-Europe - with performances and Diverse Universe Nomadic Performance festival.
Non Grata manifests creative freedom and Storm Generation and physically linking world wide creative network.
Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out.
For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical - it is the image of primitivism,

Space is limited and registration is required, please do so through:

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Sean Starwars Woodcut Funhouse Roadshow
to Jun 23

Sean Starwars Woodcut Funhouse Roadshow

Join living legend Sean Starwars for a two-day workshop exploring the possibilities of woodblock printing. You'll learn techniques for producing multi-color woodcuts from a master of the form and have the time of your life doing so. Not only is Sean one of the most important print artists of his generation, he's also an amazing teacher and awesome person. You won't want to miss it.

Register here!

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Still Life Class: April 15
9:00 AM09:00

Still Life Class: April 15

  • 1010 North University Boulevard Norman, OK, 73069 United States (map)
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April 15 (Sunday)
3-hr morning workshop: 9am - 12pm

This workshop will be about perspective, and measuring mostly. Different approaches to looking, like using negative space, relative measurement, and creating a believable world on paper. There’ll be a short demo/lecture, then we’ll dive into drawing.

You will need graphite or charcoal, and to bring your own easel.
Need a line on where to find good materials:

If you have further questions, e-mail Craig Swan directly:

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WRITING FROM THE GUT: Magic and The Body with Rios de la Luz
10:00 AM10:00

WRITING FROM THE GUT: Magic and The Body with Rios de la Luz

WRITING FROM THE GUT: Magic and The Body with Rios de la Luz

This workshop is meant for newer writers, experimental writers, and writers who are unafraid to delve into the weird and the vulnerable.

WHEN: Sunday, March 11th, 10 am - 1 pm

WHERE: Resonator (1010 N University Blvd)

REGISTRATION: $10-$20 (sliding scale)

SIGN UP: email

CLASS MAX: 15 slots

Please see our Facebook event for up to date details on the class. 


Rios de la Luz is a queer xicana/chapina sci-fi loving writer living in El Paso. Her first book, The Pulse between Dimensions and the Desert, is out now via Ladybox Books. Her debut novella, ITZÁ is out now via Broken River Books. Her work has been featured in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Entropy, The Fem Lit Magazine, St. Sucia and Corporeal Clamor. 




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Figure Drawing Basics: Sessions 1 and 2
10:00 AM10:00

Figure Drawing Basics: Sessions 1 and 2

This month we’ll be getting back to basics. Maybe it's been a long time since you've drawn from the model and want to sharpen up, or if you love drawing but don't even know where to begin this course is for you. We’ll cover gesture drawing, using abstract shapes to construct figures, using geometric solids, foreshortening, perspective, and balance. Brief mentions of line weight, mark-making, and how to use value will be included.

Session 1 - 10am - 1pm     $50
Session 2 - 2pm - 5pm      $50

Sign up for either session or both. Each student, in each session will have one-on-one instruction as we work through our drawings.

You will need:
18x24 drawing paper, 18x24 News print, a drawing board suitable for paper of that size, soft charcoal, drawing pencils and an eraser. Some spare supplies will be provided, but please bring what you need to work.

Not sure what I'm talking about? Check out the materials list to get up to speed.

Or if you have further questions e-mail Craig Swan directly:

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10:00 AM10:00

Long Form Drawing

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Sunday, December 3

Time: 10am – 1pm - Break for Lunch - 2pm – 5pm

Registration: $100

Class limit: 10

This course will focus on the perils of drawing in the long form, and cultivating endurance in your practice. Many non-collegiate students of drawing have never had more than an hour to work on a drawing, and sometimes time is truly a factor for learning and success. After a brief introduction and the selection of a pose, our focus will be to invest in a long form drawing, with the purpose of making a thoroughly investigative piece of art, not just a study.

Materials: Please bring your own paper and drawing boards, with either vine charcoal and charcoal pencils or graphite pencils. If you've taken a class with Craig before, any charcoal or pencils you have left over should be more than adequate. Some materials may be provided by the instructor.

Got a question?

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Paper Lithography with Michael Wilson
12:00 PM12:00

Paper Lithography with Michael Wilson

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Paper Lithography Workshop

Taught by Michael Wilson of Crazytooth Press

5 hours

Paper lithography is easily one of my favorite monotype techniques! Using paper as a plate you can transfer laser printed or hand drawn images to printmaking paper with oil based ink. This technique is perfect for high contrast photos, drawings and type. It works similarly to traditional or polyester plate lithography, but uses less expensive and more accessible materials.

Class is $50 which covers a materials fee of $15.
Included: inks, modifiers, 2 sheets of Stonehenge paper 22”x30”, printing equipment, laser printer, limited access to a computer.

Students need to bring: at least 1 photographic image to work with either printed out or on a flash drive, clothes or apron for messy work, a laptop if you have one with image processing software of your choice (not necessary but helpful).

You will learn

1. How the process works, limitations and advantages.

2. How to prepare your images to use for the process.

3. How to mix the ink and other materials used.

4. How to print your images

Class Format

Introduction of instructor and students

Explanation of the process with examples

Demo 1 preparing images and printing the plates

Work time

Demo 2 mixing ink and gum Arabic, preparing for the process (talking about the setup and materials, they will be pre-mixed)

Demo 3 printing a laser copy

Work time

Demo 4 preparing and printing hand drawn china marker and sharpie images

Work time

Clean up

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10:00 AM10:00

Drawing The Portrait

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Sunday, November 5

Time: 10am – 1pm - Break for Lunch - 2pm – 5pm

Registration: $100

Class limit: 10

In this course we'll look at the structures of the head, and talk about how to create a convincing likeness, when drawing from a live model. We'll be looking at technical issues such as structure and perspective but also how to create drama and narrative through materials, posture, and contrast. Some of the more complicated aspects of using charcoal and pencil to create lifelike effects on paper will also be covered.

Materials: Please bring your own paper and drawing boards, with either vine charcoal and charcoal pencils or graphite pencils. If you've taken a class with Craig before, any charcoal or pencils you have left over should be more than adequate. Some materials may be provided by the instructor.

Got a question?

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to Oct 19

Food as Community Practice


Based on the Ayurvedic and yogic belief that food is responsible for an individual's physical, mental, spiritual development and the source of vitality, resident artist B. Ajay Sharma leads participants through sessions in meditation, yoga, conversation, and food preparation, and eating. The performances will illuminate the connections between these disciplines and draw upon the power of knowledge, generosity, and compassion to give participants a sense of the power of this interconnectedness.

Sessions start at 5:30 p.m. and last till about 8:30 p.m.

Register here.

All those registering will receive an email from Resonator with instructions on how to prepare for this experience to fully maximize on their potential.

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Figure Drawing with Craig Swan
10:00 AM10:00

Figure Drawing with Craig Swan

Date: 10/15/17
Time: 10am – 1pm // Lunch // 2pm – 5pm
Ages: 18+


This six hour course will focus on how to use an understanding of human anatomy to make more compelling and accurate figure drawings. The course will begin with a lecture portion where the instructor will explain on the model key anatomical structures, and how to apply them in our drawings. Remaining time will be spent creating drawings of various lengths applying those concepts. The purpose of learning anatomy is to buttress ones sensibilities with knowledge that can be applied universally.


Bring your own drawing supplies, paper and drawing boards. If you've taken a class with me before, any charcoal or pencils you have should be more than adequate. If you have questions or would like to experiment using charcoal with a toned paper let me know and I can help you. I'll bring some extra charcoal and things just in case.

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Zine Making 101 with Eric Piper
2:00 PM14:00

Zine Making 101 with Eric Piper

Want to make a zine? Let us show you some options and get your creativity flowing! All ages welcome.

The workshop will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sun Sept. 24 at 1010 N. University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069.
Reminder at 8:00 p.m. BYOBBQ!

Early bird: $40 until 9/17
Regular price: $60 9/18-9/24

Instructor will show personal zine work.
Instructor will show large collection of others’ zine work.
Instructor will demonstrate creating a zine from start to finish in traditional and experimental styles.
Participants learn tradition and experimental zine creating techniques.
Participants will participant in several creative writing and drawing exercises.
Participants all create from start to finish at least one zine.
Participants learn to make zines anyplace and anytime in the future.
Class will discuss ethics and the relationships that exist between zines and society and how to distribute and share finished work.


Eric Piper is an interdisciplinary artist. He is director and a founding member of Resonator Institute an experimental art space in Norman, Oklahoma. He received his BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from University of Oklahoma in 2013.

Piper exhibits, teaches, and helps organize collaborative experimental art festivals, installations and events at home and internationally in collaboration with art collectives Resonator Institute, Diverse Universe and Academia NonGrata.
Currently he is working on opening an alternative arts school and fine arts publishing company in collaboration with Resonator Institute.

Participants should bring any notebook, journals or sketchbooks to work in and pull inspiration from. Space will provide access to printer, scanner and art supplies, and all materials necessary for the workshop


• Meet and Greet
• Coffee & Introductions
• Check out examples
• Talk about personal goals for workshop

• Quick Lecture
• History
• Value / use
• Experimental Content/Concept
• Power of alternative publishing and distribution
• Examples (Personal collection and Resonator Institute’s zine collection)

• One Page 8 panel Zine Demo
• Tools and Material Overview
• Show stages of creation
• Demonstrate Xerox Editioning
• Three Page Staple-Binding Demo
• Experimental Zine Demo

• Creative Warm up (no critiques - just warm up)
• Timed stream of consciousness writing.
• Speed illustration (manifesting and capturing ideas through image)

• Studio Time (1/2)
• Create the master copy

• Studio Time (2/2 Printing)
• Edition your zine.

7:00 - ?
• Cleanup

8:00 p.m.
• BBQ Talk and hang out

Contact for more info.
Register HERE

Register HERE

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