Public Classes

Painting Class

Winter session begins January 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 offerings for the winter include Choreography and Composition, Variations Class, Boys Only Tumbling, Girls in Science Club and Mad Science Saturday.

The Schrader Center popular nature programs for preschoolers and home-schooled students begin January 8.

Winter Forest Luminary Walks, birding programs and a Maple Campfire Dinner round-out this session’s offerings.

Members enjoy an average 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.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Oglebay Institute has implemented precautions to provide the safest environment possible for students & instructors. Those entering OI facilities should expect the following:

  • Masks will be required or recommended to coincide with current state & CDC guidelines.
  • Temperatures may be checked upon entering.
  • A short health screening questionnaire may be required.
  • Class sizes and seating will be limited to accommodate social distancing guidelines.