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.

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Children’s Classes

Art Club (CANCELLED)
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., March 26
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructors(s): Brad Johnson

$65/$55.25 OI members

Art Sampler
Children will explore multiple art-making techniques while creating unique pieces of art. Projects will include sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting and more.

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Ages: 9-12
Meets: Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
Begins: Mon., March 19
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$70/$60 OI members

Art With a Twist: Round 4 (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., March 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Jes Reger

$70/$60 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., Mar. 21
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

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

Crafts

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., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cathy Zimmerman

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

Stained Glass (SOLD OUT)
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., Mar. 22
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., Mar. 19
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Painting Classes

Jump Start Your Creativity (CANCELLED)
In this fun and interactive 4-week workshop, we will write, play, paint, and design our way towards an understanding of how letting go and letting art happen can enhance your life in many ways.

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Ages: Adult
Meets: Wednesdays, 7-9pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 4 weeks
Instructor(s): Penny Lang

$70/$60 OI members

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., Mar. 19
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Greg Siegwart

$100/$85 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., Mar. 21
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., Mar. 21
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., Mar. 19
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., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Robert Martin

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

Workshops

Girls’ Night Art: Beach Wreath Workshop (CANCELLED)
Work together using a step by step process to create your own unique beach wreath.

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Ages: 21 & up
Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, April 19
Begins: Thurs., Apr. 19
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$35/$30 OI members

Girls’ Night Art: Spring Wreath Workshop
Work together using a step by step process to create your own unique spring wreath.

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Ages: 21 & up
Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, March 22
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 22
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$35/$30 OI members