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
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., Sept. 17
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructors(s): Brad Johnson

$65/$55.25 OI members

Art With a Twist
Students will learn new art techniques while exploring different mediums to create one-of-a-kind works of art. In this session, we will explore printmaking with found objects, watercolors, sculpture, collage, and more.

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Ages: 5-8
Meets: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Jes Reger

$70/$60 OI members

Magic of the Pottery Wheel (CANCELLED)
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. 12
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., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cathy Zimmerman

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

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. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Howard Gamble

$120/$105 OI members (Includes material fee.)

Knitting or Crochet: Beginner/Intermediate
Learn the basics of knit or crochet. More advanced students may choose their own projects or perfect skills. Knitters need nothing for the class. Crocheters bring an H or I hook.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Begins: Wed., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$95/$80.75 OI members (Includes material fee.)

Mosaics for Beginners
Learn to cut glass tiles and glue them onto a glass block to create a decorative light. Students will choose their own substrate and theme in following weeks.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Begins: Tues., Sept. 11
Duration: 4 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$80/$60 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. 10
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Drawing Classes

Beginner Colored Pencil
Learn basic colored pencil techniques such as color mixing, shading, textures, rendering glass & metal and more. Previous students may choose their own subject matter. Students may purchase a 24 set of Prismacolor pencils or wait for the supply list of approx. 15 open stock colors.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm
Begins: Wed., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$90/$76.50 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. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Greg Siegwart

$100/$85 OI members

Pottery Classes

Beginning 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., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

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

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., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

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

Pottery with Lambros Tsuhlares (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., Sept. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Lambros Tsuhlares

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

Pottery with Lambros Tsuhlares (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., Sept. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Lambros Tsuhlares

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

Workshops

Acrylic Poured Painting Workshop
Create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece using as little as three colors (plus white). Great fun with no prior painting experience necessary.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: 1-3pm Saturday, Sept. 22
Begins: Sat. Sept. 22
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$45/$34 OI members (Includes all materials)

Ceramic Pumpkins Workshop (CANCELLED)
Create a pumpkin with personality and enjoy an afternoon filled with friends, fun and faces of fright. Participants will paint a keepsake pumpkin with acrylic paints, learning how to shade under the guidance of an expert instructor. All materials provided.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: 1-3pm Saturday, September 29
Begins: Sat. Sept. 29
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$35/$30 OI members

Chainmaile Bracelet Jewelry Making Workshop (CANCELLED)
Assemble jump rings in a pattern to make a beautiful bracelet.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Noon-4pm Saturday, Oct. 13
Begins: Sat. Oct. 13
Duration: 4 hours
Instructor(s): Sandi Ziolkowski

$79/$70 OI members

Holiday 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 activity for friends and family. Everything you need is included and you go home with a finished wreath of your design ready to hang on the front door or give as a present.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, November 8
Begins: Thurs., Nov. 8
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$35/$30 OI members