Public Classes

Painting Class

Fall session begins September 10

Oglebay Institute invites you to join us as we learn, play, experience and grow together through hands-on classes and workshops in art, dance, fitnessmusic, theaternature and history.

Whether your goal is to transition from a novice to a pro, or just to try a new hobby, Oglebay Institute is the place to engage your creative passion.

New classes include 3-D Art (ages 9-12), Art Party (ages 3-4), Unusual Art (ages 10-13), Mosaics for Beginners (ages 16 & up), Linocut Relief Printmaking (ages 18 & up), Becoming the Character (grades 6-9), Method Acting (grades 10-12) and Private Voice and Song Coaching (all ages). A variety of jewelry making and one-day craft workshops are available through November at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.

The annual Appraisal Fest at Museums of Oglebay Institute connects people to their antiques and other treasures through a variety of public programs hosted by internationally know antiques experts.

Children and families with an interest in nature and the outdoors can enjoy a variety of activities the Schrader Center in Oglebay Park. Birding walks, an herbal medicine lecture and other topics are offered for adults to expend their knowledge of the natural world.

Members enjoy a savings of 15% on most classes. Click here for more information.

How to Register

Online – Register for most classes online, by department, at the top of this page.

By Telephone – Telephone Registrations with credit card payment only, can be made by calling the department hosting the activity or event. Visa, Mastercard and Discover will be accepted. Please have your account number and expiration date ready when you call.

In Person
 – You may register in person at any one of the four Oglebay Institute facilities.

Cancellation Policy

For participants to cancel and receive a full refund, they must call the facility and cancel at least 1 WEEK before the class begins. No refunds will be issued once a class begins.