Public Classes

Painting Class

Spring session begins Sept. 11.

Fall 2022 Class Registration Opens Wednesday, August 3.

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, theater and nature. 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 passions.

New offerings for winter include Master Tap Class, Baton, Private Acting Classes, Bookbinding, Linoleum Block Cut Printmaking, Beginning Drawing and a variety of craft workshops.

Children’s nature programs (Roots ‘N Shoots and Nurturing Naturalists) series are now offered on Saturdays at the Schrader Center. The popular Winter Forest Luminary Walk returns January 15 with three time session to choose from.

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.

Your Registration Supports Historic Preservation

$5 from each class fee is designated to Oglebay Institute’s Historic Preservation Fund. This fund addresses maintenance and preservation priorities at OI venues and historic buildings. This investment helps ensure these special landmarks remain intact for the community to continue to discover, explore, and create together through shared experiences.

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 may 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 may be limited to accommodate social distancing guidelines.