Public Classes

Painting Class

Spring session begins March 18.

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 classes for the winter session include Kmotion II, Total Body 30 and Pottery Glaze Chemistry. A variety of one-day workshops are also available including Soft Pastels, GlassworkingSoap MakingToad Abodes and Bee Hotels.

Nature programs for preschoolers, home-schooled students, families and adults are available at the Schrader Center.

OI is also proud to now offer DanceAbility: adaptive dance classes for special needs students that can incorporate therapists and caretakers.

Members enjoy a 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.