ArtCore Studios

ArtCore is a way of thinking. YOU choose your inspiration. YOU choose your project. We provide the space, the supplies, and the support. We'll experiment with the intersections of visual art, sound, video, performance, the internet, and more. And it all begins with the Brainstorming Session but you can start at anytime. This is a FREE after-school program for students in middle and high school that meets for six weeks and ends with a public art exhibit. 

At the end of the classes, the students will have their own presentation (which includes installation, video, performance, and music pieces made by the students) in Living Arts space where they can invite family and friends to view their work. The Spring session has workshops from renowned artists visiting Tulsa for Living Arts New Genre Festival. This is a unique opportunity for any student who is seeking to broaden their horizons


Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2pm.
Living Arts, 307 E MB Brady St Tulsa

All Middle and High School students are invited to this important meeting where students talk about what they love, hate, are passionate about, and fascinated by and a common theme is developed.


Work Sessions

• Work session begin on October 3, and are held each Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm in the Living Arts Education Space for the proceeding 6 weeks.

• Final Presentation will be on Thursday, November 10, 7-8pm, in the Living Arts West-End Gallery


Check out this article in Tulsa Kids about ArtCore Studios

Video Created by ArtCore Studio Kae Barcus for an ArtCore Studios Project:





ArtCore Residency Program


ArtCore Residency Program:

ARTCORE RESIDENCY PROGRAM: This Program develops creative thinking skills helping students create individualized artworks and simply expanding selfconfidence as creative individuals. Living Arts of Tulsa sends teams of 3 professional facilitators from diverse backgrounds to empower students in the 5–12 grades to create student-based interdisciplinary work based on play. There is a minimum of 2 class periods per day required (either 2 classes w/1 period each day or 1 class w/2 periods) over a 3 day residency. Each day students do research with non-traditional supplies, present what they explored and build on their discoveries with group work. Video is used to analyze their work and facilitators lead discussions that increase perception skills.

At the end of the Residency, the teacher and the students are asked to fill out an evaluation and after receiving the evaluation, the teacher is given a DVD showing historic and contemporary interdisciplinary artists which is accompanied by a script that he/she may use to reinforce the class’ recent explorations. Teachers wishing to have the ArtCore Residency at your school should contact ArtCore Residency Coordinator Mery McNett at

This program is made possible with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.