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 lesson $85

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


ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS~ Check out the winter class selection below!  We will be adding more classes so keep checking.  Feel free to sign-up now and beat the rush!


~ Adult Classes and Open Studio ~

For most 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 in the class. 
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


Evening "Paint Your Art Out" with Casey Scott 

Payment is due one week before class, please call if past the pay date for availability.            

For any of the classes below: Sign-up Here

November 21, Thursday ~ Fall Pumpkins 
December 6, Friday ~ Santa Fun
December 20, Friday ~ Christmas Palm Fun
January 3, Friday ~ Trees in Season
January 16, Thursday ~ Life's a Beach
January 30, Thursday ~ Extra Salty Margarita              

All classes 6-8pm

$35 ~cash or check~All Supplies included

Bring your friends and a favorite beverage while creating a fun 11x14 canvas painting!  Register for one or all of our upcoming classes or call to reserve a date for your group.  Perfect for a date night, a mom's night out, a bachelorette party, a shower, a birthday or just because!  Each class includes step-by-step instructions to create your very own masterpiece and all the supplies needed to do so.  Click sign-up links above to see sample paintings!

Please pay cash or make checks payable to Casey Scott.    Space is limited to 14 and payment insures place.  Call with any questions: 251-981-2787


Mixed Media Masterpieces with Tara Kellner

All supplies included

December 5th 9am-12pm “Christmas Tree from the Sea” $55
February 14 5:30-8pm -Valentine Date Night or GAL-entine Girls Night- whichever works for you!   Bring that special person in your life or your BFF and create a matched “Seascape Pour” $60-110

Winter on the Island Series--take one class or take them all
$55 for one class or $250 for the whole series
All classes 9-noon

January 9th 1st class -  “Seahorse Mosaic”
January 23rd 2nd class- “Out at Sea”
February 6th 3rd class- “Mardi Gras Mania”
March 5th 4th class- “Island Time Palm”
March 12th 5th class- “Seascape Pour”

Click HERE for more info/images and to sign up!


Jewelry-Making with Tara Gifford of Blue Girl Bead, Co.

January 16th and/or February 13th
9:30-12:30
$40 each class or take both for $75

Join one of our premier jewelry artists and make something beautiful for yourself or a loved one.  Learn the art of knotting, twisting, and bending, using cords, copper wire  and beads to make a cuff or a bracelet.  All materials provided.  Plan to leave with something new to wear home!

Click HERE for more info/images and to sign-up!


Master Class in Watercolor with Dianne Murray

January 8, 15, 22, 29 
Wednesdays 1-4pm
$120

Join us this January while we explore the process of creating beautiful paintings from conception to completion. We will discuss finding subjects, refining the subjects to form a strong composition and focusing on values and lighting. We will also explore Realism and Impressionism and finding your style. Students will be allowed to choose their own subjects and will take the painting to full completion. We will cover matting and choosing frames. This advanced class will utilize your current skills and lift your abilities even further!  

Click HERE for more info and to sign-up!


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

SIGN-UP HERE


Let's Paint with Jane Sellier 

January  13, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24  
Mondays 9:30-Noon
$100

This class is for both beginning painters & those who have a little more experience.  If you're just starting, you'll be shown the basics in step-by-step demonstrations so you can learn to enjoy the process of painting. No drawing or previous art experience is necessary or even preferred. You'll end up saying "So that's how it's done. I can do that, too!"

For painters with a bit more experience, bring your painting stuff, a picture to use as a painting reference & any size canvas. This class encourages you to express your own style. Help is provided in approaching the subject & using the tools but interpretation is up to the artist.  This is an energetic class so come prepared to have a good time.

Click HERE for more info and to sign-up


Drawing 101 with Chris Murray 

January 9, 16, 23,30
Thursdays 1-4
$100 cash or check

Do you want to learn how to draw but are not sure how to get started? Then this class is for you! Starting with the fundamentals, we will explore the basics of form, value and shading, perspective, and composition by drawing from life. We will learn how to see with an artist's eye and build the knowledge base to insure confidence in your drawing skills. No previous experience necessary!  

Click HERE for more info and to sign-up


Abstract Mixed Media with Theresa Mirabile

January 14th and/or February 14th
Tuesday 9-3 and/or Friday 9-3
$55 for each class or $100 for both
Each class requires an additional $15 class fee for supplies

Bring a friend and have fun painting together while learning about color, compostion, texture, layering and design.  The supply fee covers watercolor paper, canvas, paints and the use of all tools needed to complete project.  Feel free to bring an item from home that you would like to add to your canvas as a part of you creation...an old photo or a treasure of some sort. Bring a lunch and as always--hope for the best but dress for a mess! We do not want any of your loveliest clothes to become artist aprons.  

Click HERE for more info and to sign-up