Artists' Café


Artist Café

The Center for Children and Families (CCFI) is partnering with NorthHaven Church to offer the second Artists’ Café. The Artists’ Café will bring local artists together to teach the people of Norman to make beautiful art. All proceeds from the Artists’ Café will benefit CCFI’s Champions for Children Campaign. CCFI works to heal children who have experienced severe abuse and neglect; empower youth living in high-poverty and crime neighborhoods with quality out-of-school enrichment services; and strengthen families who have experienced or are at risk for experiencing child abuse or neglect.


Art of Healthy Living (Cost: $20) 

Participants will learn the basics of making all-natural soap, using essential oils, the benefits of coconut oil, and making their own self-care products. Students will observe the chemical reaction of making soap and make their own deodorant from healthy, all-natural products.


Susan Chambers - Jewelry Making (Cost: $20)

Class members will practice with copper wire until they can form the wire without leaving tool marks. The sterling and glass earrings will be constructed on french hook, post or clip earrings, at the participants request. The class is limited to 5 people. It is also open to both sexes, for those who want to make gifts for Valentine's Day. No previous experience is required to participate in this class, however, patience is suggested. No chain or neck wire will be supplied, so it is suggested that participants bring their own so that they can wear the piece immediately.

Kathy P. - Clay Class Adults ($20) Children ($15)

Get your hands dirty and work with clay to mold and design a work of art. Families are encouraged to take this class together. Design clay images in the Pueblo style of Helen Cordero. Ages 14+ unless accompanied by an adult.

Deborah Friant - Adult Mixed Media Collage Class ($20)

Participants will complete an 8 x 10 canvas. Techniques include decoupage, stamping, and stenciling using acrylic paint, inks, sprays, markers and paper scraps. The participant will have a choice of several focal images or may draw their own pattern. This class does not require any previous art experience and is appropriate for beginners. Ages 14+, Max 10 people


Aimee Rook - "Listen to Yourself" Chair Yoga & Artmaking ($20)

Prepare to relax and warm up your creative side…After deep breathing and mindful stretches from a chair, we will use a variety of art materials of choice to collage, draw, or paint from relaxed imagination. Technique suggestions will be available but not required. No experience necessary.

Lindsay Martin - "Crayon Canvas" Children's Art ($15)

Students will create unique and colorful paintings using melted crayons. Ages 4-9, Max 10 people

Autumn Lockett - "From Scratch" Culinary Class ($20)

Together we'll make Thai Chicken Curry with Jasmine Rice and Fudgy Brownies. Ages 14+

Jane Lawson - Painting Class ($20)

Michelle Valantine - Photography Class ($20)

Did you receive a camera for Christmas and now you are wondering how to use it? Come join me as I encourage you to take your camera off auto mode and into the creative modes that really make your photography interesting and fun! I will be speaking about how your camera sees light, how to compose an interesting picture, and attempt to ignite your creativity giving you ideas of what can be captured the next time you pick up your camera! Max 15, ages 14+

Susan Blossom - "Hands in Art" for Middle-Schoolers ($15)

Students will learn how to turn doodles into a beautiful custom art piece! Middle School students are preferred for this class, max 10 people.

*Childcare reservations must be made through EventBrite site.

** Small processing fees are added to all registrations.