Visual Arts Classes

Pottery Class

Held at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, the valley’s preeminent resource for art education, Oglebay Institute’s Visual Arts Department offers a variety of classes in traditional and non-traditional mediums.

Drawing, painting and pottery classes are offered each session. Crafts including jewelry making, woodcarving and stained glass can also be found in our catalog. A variety of workshops round-out our diverse curriculum.

Classes are available for most ages, interests and skill levels. Students work with up-to-date equipment and supplies with guidance from expert instructors in a relaxed and creatively stimulating environment.

Check back each session for new offerings.

Children’s Classes

Adventures in Printmaking (CANCELLED)
Children will explore multiple printmaking techniques to create neat works of art. Some methods include: gelatin printing, reduction prints and collographs.

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Ages: 5-8
Meets: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 9
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Jes Reger

$70/$60 OI members

Art Club (NEW!)
Use your favorite movies and characters to create fun and inspiring art projects in a wide variety of mediums.

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Ages: 9-13
Meets: Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 8
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructors(s): Brad Johnson

$65/$55.25 OI members

Art With a Twist: Round Three (NEW!)
Join us once again for exciting art classes where students learn new art techniques while exploring different mediums to create one-of-a-kind pieces. In this session, we will explore printmaking, drawing, sculpture, collage, and painting

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Ages: 5-8
Meets: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Jan. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Jes Reger

$70/$60 OI members

Masterpiece Mondays (CANCELLED)
Children will learn about famous artists and their techniques as they create their own masterpieces.

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Ages: 8-12
Meets: Mondays, 5-6pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 8
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$65/$55.25 OI members

Magic of the Pottery Wheel
Work with clay on the pottery wheel and use a variety of hand building techniques that will produce amazing results. All pottery will be glazed and functional.

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Ages: 10-13
Meets: Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 10
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$95/$83.75 OI members (Includes material fee)

Crafts

Art Sampler for Adults (CANCELLED)
Explore a variety of media including marker, pastel, watercolor, colored pencil, etc. Different projects each week.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$95/$80.75 OI members

Beginner/Intermedidate Knitting & Crochet (CANCELLED)
Learn the basics of knit or crochet. More advanced students may choose their own projects or perfect new skills. Knitters need nothing for the first class. Crocheters, bring an H or I hook.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Begins: Wed., Jan 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$95/$80.75 OI members

Candle Making Workshop for OI Members (NEW!)
Learn the art of making old-fashioned drip candles. Choose from different colors of wax. We’ll work around a campfire. Create one or two candles to take home. Event is reserved for Oglebay Institute members. Meets at the Schrader Environmental Education Center.

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Ages: Adults and families with children ages 6 & up
Meets: 6-7pm Tuesday, February 13
Begins: Tues., Feb. 13
Duration: 1 hour
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Naturalists

Free for OI members

Furniture Refinishing
Learn to repair and restore furniture. Bring a small piece to work on.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cathy Zimmerman

$115/$100 OI members (Includes all materials.)

Mosaics for Beginners (CANCELLED)
Learn to cut glass tiles and glue them onto a small piece of wood or slate. In following weeks, students will choose their own substrate and theme. We’ll cover color choice, shading and keystoning. Bring a bottle of Welbond glue.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Begins: Tues., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$110/$95.75 OI members

Stained Glass
Learn glass cutting techniques while exploring the characteristics of glass. From beginner to advanced.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 7-9pm
Begins: Thurs., Jan. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Howard Gamble

$120/$105 OI members (Includes material fee.)

Woodcarving
For beginners to expert. Learn woodcarving techniques at your own pace from experienced carvers.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Mondays, 6:30-9pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 8
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Painting Classes

Beginning Oil Painting 
Explore what you need to start painting with oils. Learn what material to use and how to use them to produce your painting. Paint along with Greg and on your own with guidance.

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Ages: 12 & up
Meets: Mondays, 6-8:30pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 8
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Greg Siegwart

$100/$85 OI members

Watercolor Painting (CANCELLED)
Experiment with the combination of watercolor and chalk pastel to create rich works of art. Learn foundation techniques of watercolor painting and utilize pastel for accenting and to expand upon the depth of color. Quite different from traditional watercolor painting, develop your ability to utilize multimedia techniques.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 1-4pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 9
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Hiromi Katayama

$95/$80 OI members

Photography Classes

Intro to Photoshop
This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of Photoshop for image correction and enhancement. All aspects of the program will be demonstrated and used with particular emphasis placed on the concept of layers and controlling selective corrections. Computers are provided and subscription will be needed. Must have Photoshop software or subscription if using personal laptop. Please bring a flash drive to class.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-9pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 9
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Larry Tackett

$95/$80.75 OI members

Pottery Classes

Advanced Pottery with Rick Morgan (SOLD OUT)
Work with wet clay to bisque ware and glaze finishes.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 1-3pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$125/$110 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Beginner Pottery with Rick Morgan (SOLD OUT)
Work with wet clay to bisque ware and glaze finishes.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$125/$110 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Pottery with Robert Martin (Mondays) (SOLD OUT)
Learn the fine art of pottery no matter what your skill level is. Work with wet clay and glazes. Learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 8
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Robert Martin

$125/$110 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Pottery with Robert Martin (Tuesdays) (SOLD OUT)
Learn the fine art of pottery no matter what your skill level is. Work with wet clay and glazes. Learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 9
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Robert Martin

$125/$110 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)