Types of ClassesDSC02105

  • Glass Blowing (M/T/TH/FR)
  • Pottery (weekdays, by appt)
  • Visual Arts (various dates, see below)
  • Kids' Programs / CASA school students
  • Teen Workshops (summer)

Appointments are required for both The Hot Shop and The Clay Studio.


  • Hot Shop - Hot Glass Make-Your-Own fused/blown glass lessons - $85
  • Private Glass Blowing Class: $185 per hour (Available after taking the general class lesson. Minimum Age 8+ to blow glass)
  • Fused Glass Suncatchers - $35
  • Clay Studio - Clay Handbuilding or Wheel - $85
  • Pick-n-Paint - $35 and up

(Prices subject to change.)

Age Requirements

If you are under 16 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult.
Hot Shop participants must be age 8+


Visual Art Classes

(A profile account with the ActivNet system is required to sign up for classes.)

Nothing But Blue Skies painting workshop with Kristin Pierre    kristin pierre class trees

Dec 9th
Friday, 9:30-11:30

Join fine artist, Kristin Pierre, as she takes you on an exploration of painting techniques. This workshop will allow you to use whichever medium you feel most comfortable with, oils or acrylics. The core of this workshop will be on the basics of painting, as well as the contrast between light and dark. This class is for all abilities from beginner to advanced and is designed to encourage you to unleash your creative talents and find your own style! Come ready to have fun while being creative and bring a friend!

View the "Blue Skies" form for more information and to register.

Jewelry Tree with Jane LeeJane Lee Christmas Tree

December 8
Thursday 10am - 12pm
Fee: $89 all supplies provided
Cash or check only

As you mix colors, charms, stones and jewels to a 10-inch by 20-inch canvas you will see this wholly unique creation come to life. All supplies provided but you are encouraged to bring jewelry pieces, shells or any small items that are meaningful to you to personalize this project! Show it off at the holidays or gift to a favorite friend or family member!

View the Jewelry Tree with Jane Lee registration form for more information and to register.

Flameworking Glass: Boro Basics

Fridays 9 am to Noon (Offered most Fridays year-round)
Fee: $110
Limit of six students per class

Discover the thrill of working with molten glass in this one-day introduction to the art of flameworking! Flamework, also referred to as lampwork, is the process of melting glass tubes and rods in front of an oxygen/propane torch. Flameworking borrows many of the same techniques used in the hot shop, but in a much smaller and intimate setting. The craft allows for a high level of detail, perfect for glass bead making and sculptural work. In this beginner level class, we will explore the basics of working with borosilicate glass in front of the flame. Topics will include: studio safety, basic tool use, use of a torch and compressed gasses, and melting clear and colored glass. Students can expect to take home several pieces of their own creation!

Supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included in the cost of class.

Payments are made payable by cash or check (no cards accepted) directly to the artist. Please make checks payable to Greg Hoff.

For more information, please contact Brandy via email or at 251-981-2787, or Greg Hoff via email.

Coastal Arts Student Academy (CASA) Fall 2022

Please note: Classes are full but you may add your child to the wait list and if a spot opens you will be notified.  Spring semester begins January 17, 2023 and registration opens December 9, 2022.

We have 4 CASA options during the school year. Each semester-long class meets once per week for two hours and is for kids in grades 3 to 6. Students will get to enjoy making projects in the Hot Shop with glass artists and the Clay Studio with our full-time potter. In the Kids Art Studio they will learn about drawing, painting and thinking creatively. Students will spend time in the gallery and the great outdoors. Special snacks are often created as part of their artistic endeavors.

Fees:  $185 per semester with a limited number of scholarships available.  Please email Amoreena with any questions or scholarship inquiries. Students who attend OBES will be picked up by a staff member in the school gym at the end of the day. We limit the number of participants per class so that they can get excellent instruction, the best supplies and lots of attention.

The 4 class options are:

  • Tuesdays - 10:00 am to 12:00pm or 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays - 10:00 am to 12:00pm or 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Connect to ActiveNet and register your child for the class of your choice!