|2013 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute
at Quartz Mountain
All Oklahoma public school educators automatically receive full scholarships, while supplies last!
NEW!! Private school educators receive 50% discounts and arts supporters receive a 20% discount! See info below.
Who: Educators, amateur artists and professional artists, ages 21 and over.
What: 4-day weekend workshops taught by master artists in the literary, visual, and performing arts, including workshops for core curriculum, special education, and physical education teachers.
When: Select October and November weekends. See Schedule
Where: The Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in southwest Oklahoma.
Why: Earn professional development credits, immerse yourself in your art form, and let the natural beauty of Quartz Mountain State Park inspire you!
How: Registration for the 2013 program will begin on Thursday, August 1, in a staggered process. Scholarships and workshop space are administered on a first come, first served basis. Registration Info
The Details: The Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute (OFAI) is a series of weekend retreats for adults. Nationally renowned artists teach classes in drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, photography, music, theater, writing, storytelling, dance, arts integration and more. All Oklahoma public school educators automatically receive full scholarships to OFAI, including tuition and room and board. Network with colleagues, renew your spirit and creativity, and experience the mystique of Quartz Mountain at the Fall Arts Institute!
The Environment: Quartz Mountain State Park in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, overlooks the peaceful waters of Lake Altus-Lugert. An ancient, sacred, and inspiring site, Quartz Mountain was ceremonial grounds for Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Apache, and Caddo tribes. Today, Quartz Mountain is home to an Arts and Conference Center. The Center is an ideal retreat for arts immersion. With the 700-seat Twin Peaks Performance Hall, a state-of-the-art darkroom, five studio pavilions, an outdoor amphitheater, the Beverly Badger Memorial Library, and the Quartz Mountain Art Collection, the Arts and Conference center is the region's artistic epicenter. Nature lovers enjoy hiking and biking trails, bird watching, and a unique Oklahoma ecosystem. The Arts and Conference Center at Quartz Mountain is truly an Oklahoma treasure.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm an Oklahoma public school teacher. How can I receive a full scholarship to OFAI?
Oklahoma public school teachers and administrators automatically receive full scholarships to OFAI, including tuition and room and board.
Scholarships are provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and private donors. Additional funding is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council.
Educators are responsible for a non-refundable $30 registration fee, and visual arts classes have a $30 studio fee. Scholarships and workshop space are administered on a first come, first served basis, so register as soon as possible!
I'm an Oklahoma PRIVATE school teacher. How much does it cost for me to attend?
• For the first time, Oklahoma private school educators can now receive 50% discounts on OFAI tuition. Tuition is reduced to $285.50, plus a non-refundable $30 registration fee. Visual arts classes have a $30 studio fee, making the total cost $345.50 for visual arts classes and $315.50 for non-visual arts classes. This price includes meals and lodging in a shared room. Private rooms can be reserved for an additional $100.
I'm not an educator, or I teach at the university level. What is the total cost of attendance, including all meals and lodging?
OAI is excited to announce that Oklahoma residents who are members of certain Oklahoma arts organizations can receive 20% discounts on the price of tuition! See the list of organizations here. Arts supporters can attend for $460 plus a non-refundable $30 registration fee. Visual arts classes have a $30 studio fee, making the total cost $520 for visual arts classes and $490 for non-visual arts classes. This price includes a shared room. A private room can be reserved for an additional $100.
If you are not eligible for discounts, but you are a resident of Oklahoma, you can attend for $575, plus a non-refundable $30 registration fee. Visual arts classes have a $30 studio fee, making the total cost $635 for visual arts classes and $605 for non-visual arts classes.
The cost for non-Oklahoma residents is $975 plus a non-refundable $30 registration fee. Visual arts classes have a $30 studio fee, making the total cost $1,110 for visual arts classes and $1,035 for non-visual arts classes. This price includes a shared room. A private room can be reserved for an additional $100.
How much work will I miss?
Most people will miss only two days of work. Participants check in from noon-1 pm on Thursday and check out at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The vast majority of school districts support teachers' OFAI attendance and provide substitutes.
Local educational foundations may assist with attaining substitutes.
What is the registration deadline?
There is no registration deadline. You may register as long as there is space available in your chosen workshop.
Workshops fill quickly, so register as soon as possible!
Can I earn professional development hours for attending OFAI?
Yes. Upon completion of each workshop, participants receive a certificate for 18 hours of professional development.
What kind of housing and accommodations can OFAI participants expect?
All participants are housed in the Quartz Mountain Lodge. Guestrooms are well-appointed and include amenities such as private balconies/patios, cable television, coffeemakers and hairdryers.
All participant rooms are double occupancy. If space allows, private rooms are available for an additional $100 fee.
Meals are served in the Sundance Café at the Quartz Mountain Lodge. Vegetarian options are available at each meal, and other dietary restrictions can usually be accommodated.
If I reserve a private room, can I bring a guest/spouse/child?
OFAI participants reserving a single room may bring a spouse/guest for an additional fee of $75, and/or children for an additional fee of $50 per child.
Guests and children may not attend OFAI classes, but they may attend evening presentations. Absolutely no unattended children are allowed at Quartz Mountain.
• While many educators attend OFAI, many non-educators attend as well. Adult artists of all ages and all ability levels enjoy OFAI workshops!
• "As a working artist, I'm always trying to improve my skills and expand my knowledge. The quality of the instructors at OFAI is wonderful and I truly appreciate the opportunity to learn from them." - Brenda Spencer, OFAI participant
• Educators who attend OFAI return to their classrooms with specific curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools.