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  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 or Jewelry - $35

Clay Studio - Clay Handbuilding or Wheel - $85 

Pick-n-Paint - $35

*Don't forget to ask for a free fun scavenger hunt in the Gallery!

*If you are under 16 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult.


"Paint Pour Pumpkins!" with Jane Lee

October 6th
Thursday 10-12
$45 all supplies provided
Cash or check only

Experience the beauty and joy of a paint pour class!  As you mix ingredients with colors you will see this wholly unique creation come to life. This project would look awesome on a porch or as a centerpiece for any autumn events or give a one-of-a-kind gift to a friend or family member and keep one for yourself because you get to make 2!

Click HERE for more info and to register!
Call 981-ARTS with questions.


"Let Your Creativity Bloom" Painting Workshop with Kristin Pierre

October 21st
Friday 9:30-11:30 
$80~cash or check only

Join fine artist painter, Kristin Pierre, as she takes you on an exploration of floral colors.  This workshop will focus on using whichever medium you feel comfortable with, oils or acrylics, as we learn to paint from a still life of flowers. We will focus on the basics of painting, as well as the contrast between light & dark. This workshop is for all abilities, beginner to advanced and is designed to encourage you to unleash your creative talents! Come prepared to have some fun! 

Click HERE to get more info and to register!
Call 981-ARTS with questions


Coastal Garland or Ornaments with Jane Lee

November 3rd
Thursday 10-12
$75 for 12 oyster ornaments OR
$89  for garland with wooden beads and oysters 
All supplies provided
Cash or check only

Make a 6 foot long oyster and wooden bead garland using 12 medium oyster shells that have been cleaned and drilled with holes OR use just the oysters to make 12 ornaments using the same method but forget the garland! These can be decoupaged with a holiday motif  using napkins or just pearled and accented with gold leaf. There are many holiday napkins, including the 12 Days of Christmas, that will be provided to make these designs.  Feel free to bring your own napkins to create your unique design. This project would look awesome on a coffee table, mantel or added to a centerpiece.   You could also give it as a one-of-a-kind gift to a friend or family member!

Click HERE for more info and to register


Jewelry Tree with Jane Lee

December 8th
Thursday 10-12
$89 all supplies provided
Cash or check only

As you mix colors, charms, stones and jewels to a 10" by 20" 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!

Click HERE for more info and to register!
Call 251-981-ARTS with any questions.


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. 

Payments are made payable by cash or check (no cards accepted) directly to the artis. 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


Coastal Arts Student Academy/CASA FALL 2022
(classes are full but you may add your child to the waitlist and if a spot opens you will be notified)

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 3-6.  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 Atelier 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. 

The class package cost $185 per semester with a limited number of  scholarships available . Please email Amoreena at abrewton@orangebeachal.gov 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 particpants per class so that they can get excellent instruction, the best supplies and lots of attention.  

The 4 class options are:
Tuesdays 10-Noon or 3-5pm starting September 6th 
OR
Wednesdays 10-Noon or 3-5pm starting September 7th

Click HERE to connect to ActiveNet and register your child for the class of your choice!