Classes

The Coastal Art Center's creative options include: 

  • Glass Blowing
  • Pottery
  • Visual Arts
  • Kids' Programs
  • Teen Workshops

Appointments are required for The Hot Shop & The Clay Studio:  251-981-ARTS (2787)

Hot Shop - Hot Glass demonstrations and Make-Your-Own fused/blown glass lessons:  $85

Clay Studio - Pottery demonstrations and Make-Your-Own clay items: $85


Coastal Arts Student Academy~Spring Semester 2021 

Get ready for another semester of creativity and friendship in our spring student  art classes.  Students will get to work with professional artists in The Clay Studio and The Hot Shop, as well as paint, draw, build and bake at one of the finest art facilities on the Gulf Coast.   Each class will consist of only 12 students so we can maintain a safe distance and give each artist the attention they deserve.  

Open to students in grades 3-6
12 week session with 4 options
Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 OR 3:00-5:00, starting January 19th
Thursdays from 10:00-12:00 OR 3:00 -5:00, starting January 21st
$160

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please call 251-981-ARTS (2787) or email abrewton@orangebeachal.gov

Click HERE to register for the WAITLIST for TUESDAY at 10am             
Click HERE to register for THURSDAY at 10am
Click HERE to register for the WAITLIST for TUESDAY at 3pm                

Click HERE to register for the WAITLIST for THURSDAY at 3pm 


Adult Classes and Open Studio

For most (but not all) classes under this section the payments are made payable by cash or check (no cards accepted) directly to the artist.  Please bring your payment to the gallery by due date to insure your place! 
Please check for full instructions on the sign-up portion for the class you are registering for.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 251-981-2787.

Coastal Arts Center
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561


Plein Air "Field Notes to Studio" with Craig Reynolds

December 4, 5, 6
Friday and Saturday, 10-4
Sunday, 10-1
Cost $300, non refundable...space is LIMITED! 
           

Location:  Begins on waterfront grounds of the Coastal Arts Center overlooking Wolf Bay.  The class then moves into the studio for the finishing work.

This informative and useful class is designed to help you create more dynamic paintings by using information gathered on location in a more natural environment. Whether it be an outdoor location, indoor still life situation or drawing from life, these experiences, if looked at closely, reveal so many nuances that we learn to notice which will help us produce a more dynamic painting. It’s the small differences that add the third dimension to our paintings. These subtle qualities will take your good painting to a great painting. You will learn to see the air between you and your subject and create a great sense of atmospheric perspective, as well as being enlightened as to making great choices in composition, color harmony, value harmony, edge work, handling your material, size and aspect ratio and useful marketing information.

This workshop is designed for artist of many levels, from evolving amateur to professional artist.

Click HERE for more info and to register.  

Payment is due by November 27th and is non-refundable.  Class size is limited to 10 for social-distancing purposes!


Evening "Paint Your Art Out" with Casey Scott 
New classes will be posted soon!
$35 ~cash or check~All Art Supplies Included!

Bring your friends and a favorite beverage while creating a fun 11x14 canvas painting!  This is a class with a high level of fun and a low level of stress, with a teacher that will keep you laughing the whole time.  Register for one or all of our upcoming classes or call to reserve a date for your group.  Perfect for a date night, mom's night out, bachelorette party, shower, birthday or just because!  Each class includes the supplies and step-by-step instructions to create your very own masterpiece.

Please pay cash or make checks payable to Casey Scott. Your payment insures your spot!  Call with any questions: 251-981-2787.
Space is limited to 8 so that physical distancing is in place . 

Click HERE to register .

Payment is due the Monday before class, but please call if past the due date for availability...you may get lucky!


Beginning  Watercolor with Dianne Murray-DATE CHANGED TO APRIL

April 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays 1-4 PM
$150 cash or check only

Enjoy the excitement of watercolor with this beginner's class. No experience required. Anyone can learn to paint with this beautiful medium.  We will explore materials, techniques, and learn how to produce vibrant paintings using a split primary palette.  We will also introduce color theory and color mixing. Students will produce several paintings. 

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Beginning Acrylic Painting with Jane Sellier 

January 11 and 25
February 1, 8, 15
Mondays 9:30-Noon
$100 cash or check only

Whatever medium you choose to work with, it’s important to acquire certain basic skills so you can create successful paintings. In this class you will be introduced to the materials, equipment and techniques associated with painting all backed up by detailed step-by-step demonstrations. This class will get you started and build your confidence. No previous art experience is necessary or even preferred. The only requirement is a desire to learn so you can end up saying “So that’s how it’s done. I can do that  too!”

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Intermediate Painting with Jane Sellier

January 11, 25
February 1, 8, 15
Mondays 1-3
$100 cash or check only

Bring your painting stuff (medium of your choice), a picture to use as your subject reference photo and any size canvas. This class encourages you to express your own style. Help is provided in approaching the subject and using the tools but interpretation is up to the artist. Some (but not much) previous painting experience is recommended.  This is an energetic class so come prepared to have a good time!

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Flameworking Glass: Boro Basics

Appointments
Fridays 9:00 -12:00 (Offered Most Fridays year-round)
Cost:  $110 ~ cash or check.
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. 

Please make checks payable to Greg Hoff.  

For more info, please contact Brandy at bthomley@orangebeachal.gov or 251-981-2787  
or Greg Hoff at  flameworkerg@gmail.com

 Click  HERE for more info anf to register.