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

3-D Art (CANCELLED)
Students will explore and create different kinds of 3-Dimensional art using multiple techniques and mediums. Some paper mache, Chihuly inspired glass, and found objects sculptures.

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Ages: 9-12
Meets: Mondays, 5:30-7pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$90/$77 OI members

Art Party (NEW!)
Join a process-oriented art class where children have the opportunity to explore different mediums while creating fun works of art.

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Ages: 3-4
Meets: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Tues., Sept. 12
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$65/$55.25 OI members

Art with a Twist: Round Two (SOLD OUT)
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, 3-D art and painting.

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Ages: 5-8
Meets: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(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., Sept. 13
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

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

Unusual Art (NEW!)
Young artists have the opportunity to create art you normally don’t find in the classroom. Screen-printing, roller-press printmaking and more are covered in this hands-on super-fun class.

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Ages: 10-13
Meets: Mondays 4:30–6pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 11
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$65/$55.25 OI members

Crafts

Knitting & Crochet Beginner/Intermediate (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., Sept. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$95/$80.75 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., Sept. 13
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

Picture Framing Open Studio
Practice picture framing at your own pace. For students who have basic framing knowledge or who have taken a previous class.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: 9:15am- 4:45pm Mon.-Fri. & 10am-3:45pm Sat.
Begins: Mon., Sept. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Monitor(s): Brad Johnson

$85 (Includes materials. Additional material fee dependent on frame purchases.)

Relief Printmaking – Linocut (CANCELLED)
Linocut is a type of relief printmaking similar to woodcut with the design carved into linoleum instead. Learn fundamental carving and printmaking techniques. For beginners to intermediate.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Begins: Tues., Sept. 12
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Allison Smith

$90/$77 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., Sept. 14
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., Sept. 11
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Drawing Classes

Beginner Colored Pencil (CANCELLED)
Learn the fundamentals of drawing in colored pencil in an easy to learn format. Supply list will be given on the first class for minimal supplies.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm
Begins: Wed., Sept. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$90/$76.50 OI members

Portrait Drawing (CANCELLED)
Starting with one part at a time, students will learn the anatomy of the face and how to realistically draw it. The class will culminate in a fully finished grayscale portrait. Learn tips and tricks to make the process easier.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm
Begins: Wed., Sept. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Monitor(s): Brad Johnson

$95/$80.75 OI members

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., Sept. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Greg Siegwart

$100/$85 OI members

Painting with Joyce
Work at your own pace in oils, acrylics and watercolor. Instructor will get beginners started and provide tips and techniques for more advance students.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 6-8pm
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Joyce Schultz

$95/$80.75 OI members

Photography Classes

Intro to Digital Photography 
Learn to ‘make’ images, not just ‘take them’. This course covers the basics of photo theory and will include shooting sessions during three classes as well as an intro into correcting and enhancing photos using inexpensive or free software tools. Topics covered will include: exposure, shutter speeds, apertures, ISO values, lenses, flash, composition, files types, saving and sharing images. You will be in control of your camera and the image making process from exposure to finished image. Class is open to anyone with a camera and while phones will work, they will not allow you the variety of control available in a regular camera.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-9pm
Begins: Tues., Sept. 12
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Larry Tackett

$95/$80.75 OI members

Pottery Classes

Pottery with Rick Morgan (SOLD OUT)
Available for two skill levels: intermediate to advanced and beginners. Work with wet clay to bisque ware and glaze finishes.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: Wednesdays 10:30-12:30pm (Beginners); 1-3pm (Advanced)
Begins: Wed., Sept. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

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

Pottery with Robert Martin (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: 14 & up
Meets: Mondays OR Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 11 or Tues., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Robert Martin

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

Workshops

Chainmaile Bracelet Jewelry Making Workshop
Assemble jump rings in a pattern to make a beautiful bracelet!

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: 12-4pm Saturday, October 14
Begins: Sat., Oct. 14
Duration: 4 hours
Instructor(s): Sandi Ziolkowski

$79/$70 OI members (includes all materials.)

Easy-peasy Little Notecards Workshop (CANCELLED)
Make a color-coordinated fold over card with your choice of embellishment with just enough space for a small note.

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Ages: 12 & up
Meets: 11am-1pm Saturday, October 21
Begins: Sat., Oct. 21
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$40/$34 OI members (Includes material fee.)

Girls’ Night Art: Christmas Wreath Workshop
Start your holiday preparations by creating your very own Christmas wreath using berries, bells, bulbs, silks and a homemade bow in a fabric of your choice. This two-hour workshop is a popular pre-holiday get-together activity for friends and family. Everything you need is included and you will go home with a finished wreath of your design ready to hang on the front door or give as a present. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. BYOB.

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Ages: 21 & up
Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, November 9
Begins: Thurs., Nov. 9
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): TBA

$35/$30 OI members

Girls’ Night Art: Fall Wreath Workshop
Welcome fall by creating a seasonal wreath by weaving twigs, dried flowers, leaves and silks into a beautiful focal point to adorn your door. Finish it off with a homemade bow in a fabric of your choice. All materials provided, or bring your own items to incorporate. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. BYOB.

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Ages: 21 & up
Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, September 14
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 14
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): TBA

$35/$30 OI members

Girls’ Night Art: Pumpkin Painting Workshop
Create a pumpkin with personality and enjoy an evening filled with friends, fun, food and faces of fright. Participants will paint a keepsake ceramic pumpkin with acrylic paints, learning how to shade under the guidance of an expert instructor. All materials provided. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. BYOB.

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Ages: 21 & up
Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, October 12
Begins: Thurs., Oct. 12
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): TBA

$35/$30 OI members

How to Make Inchies or Twinchies Workshop (CANCELLED)
Don’t have time for large artwork? Learn to make tiny works of art on one or two inch squares. Squares can also be used for embellishment on greeting cards or as magnets.

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Ages: 12 & up
Meets: 11am-1pm Saturday, November 4
Begins: Sat., Nov. 4
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$40/$34 OI members (Includes material fee.)

iPhone/iPad Photo & Video Workshop (NEW!)
It’s often said the best camera you can have is the one that is with you when you want to make an image. For most of us, that would be a smart phone camera. This workshop will look at maximizing the photo and video opportunities that the iPhone and iPad provide. We’ll look at basic image controls, apps that will increase your options and free Apple editing software (iPhoto & iMovie). After our first class, students will have two weeks to shoot images & videos. The second class will concentrate on making corrections and enhancements, image and video editing, storing, and sharing images. Bring your phones and tablets and let’s create some amazing imagery!

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: 6-9pm Wednesday, September 27 & October 11
Begins: Wed., Sept. 27 & Oct. 11
Duration: 2 weeks
Instructor(s): Larry Tackett

$65/$55.25 OI members

Paper Punch Cards Workshop (NEW!)
Create greeting cards with a quilted look.  Shapes are cut, then holes are punched along the edges with a Tpin (will resemble machine stitching). The shapes are glued onto the front of the card.  We will make 3 cards in class and more designs are available for you to take home.

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Ages: 12 & up
Meets: 11am-1pm Saturday, September 23
Begins: Sat., Sept. 23
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$40/$34 OI members (Includes material fee.)

Stacked Rings Jewelry Making Workshop
Students will be making 4 to 5 sterling silver rings. Techniques such as hammering, setting gemstones, and soldering will be covered. Difficulty 2 out of 5. No experience necessary.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: 12-4pm Saturday, September 16
Begins: Sat., Sept. 16
Duration: 4 hours
Instructor(s): Sandi Ziolkowski

$79/$70 OI members (includes all materials)