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 $75

Clay Studio
Pottery demonstrations and Make-Your-Own clay items $75


Our Home School and After School Art Programs for students in 3rd-6th grade will begin September 10th. 
Home School Arts will meet Tuesdays from 10-noon and After School Arts will meet Tuesdays from 3:15 -5:15. 
Our focus this year will be on collaborative arts, including team-building and art energizers!  Students will be in The Hot Shop and The Clay Studio, as well as working together on BIG projects that include trips to the beach and the sinking of art in Wolf Bay!

For more info and to register for waitlist for HOME SCHOOL ARTS click HERE

For more info and to register for waitlist for AFTER SCHOOL ARTS click HERE


~ 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


Drawing 201 with Chris Murray

September 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursdays 1-4
$120 cash or check

This class is for anyone with some previous drawing experience who wishes to improve quickly and learn to practice effectively. Continuing our exploration of academic artistic traditions, we will study composition, portraiture, anatomy, and life drawing. We will teach the tricks and tips to help you take your drawing skills to the next level!

Click HERE for more info and to sign-up!


Evening "Paint Your Art Out" with Casey Scott 

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

Aug 22 - Mermaid    Sign-up Here

All classes 6-8pm
$45 ~cash or check~All Supplies included

Bring your 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 link below 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

Painting Family Fun Monday Nights  with Casey Scott

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

Sea Turtle Aug 12

Sign-up HERE

All classes 6-8 PM
$60 for One Parent and One Child ~All Supplies included.

Create a fun 11x14 canvas painting!  Register for one or all of our upcoming classes or call to reserve a date for your group.  Each class includes step-by-step instructions to create your very own masterpiece and all the supplies needed to do so. 

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


Master Class in Watercolor with Dianne Murray

October 9, 16, 23, 30
Wednesdays 1-4pm
$120

Join us this October 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

September Apointments
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


Open Studio

Fridays in September from 9am-noon
$80 for the month-September 6,13, 20, 27 
Space is limited to 6 artists

Our studio is open for artists who need a place to find inspiration and get to work creating!  With gorgeous blooms and greenery, Wolf Bay views, and spectacular art in our 10,000 square foot gallery, it is easy to see why artists appreciate our Open Studio time to work on their own masterpieces.  We have covered tables, easels, sink, great lighting and a supportive staff.  We would love to see what you are working on when you join us in our Open Studio!   
Some restrictions apply~ please call Amoreena Brewton for more information 251-981-4119 or email abrewton@orangebeachal.gov

SIGN UP HERE