Public Classes

Painting Class

Winter session begins January 7

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 Intro to Jazz & Tap for Adults, Becoming the Character (grades 6-9), Art Club (ages 9-1), Masterpiece Monday (ages 8-12), Animal Tracking for Kids (ages 6-12) and Winter Ecology for Kids (ages 6-12).

Try your hand at the art of glassworking, or learn more about the history of local glass production through special classes and workshops at the Museums of Oglebay Institute.

Children and families with an interest in nature and the outdoors can enjoy a variety of activities the Schrader Center in Oglebay Park. Programs like Roots ‘N Shoots, Budding Naturalists, after school nature care and more offer children ages 2 & up the outdoor time they crave with guidance from experienced naturalists.

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.