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 (SOLD OUT)
Use your favorite movies and characters to create fun and inspiring art projects in a variety of mediums. 

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Ages: 9-12
Meets: Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 13
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructors(s): Brad Johnson

$65/$55 OI members

Mini Masterpieces (SOLD OUT)
Students will learn new art techniques while exploring different mediums to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Projects will include watercolor, printmaking, collage, sculpture and more.

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Ages: 5-10
Meets: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Jan. 16
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$65/$55 OI members

Crafts

Furniture Refinishing
Learn to repair and restore furniture. Bring a small piece to work on and watch it come back to its original beauty.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 15
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cathy Zimmerman

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

Metal Work with Jeffrey Forster (NEW!)
Explore using different hammering and bending techniques with copper to create a feather, leaf and a butterfly.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Forster

$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., Jan. 16
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Howard Gamble

$125/$115 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., Jan. 13
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Painting Classes

Beginning Oil Painting
Explore what you need to start painting with oils. Learn what materials 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, 6-8pm
Begins: Mon., Jan.13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Greg Siegwart

$75/$65 OI members

Beginning Watercolor
Explore and enjoy the painting process while learning the fundamentals of watercolor. Learn basic techniques and cool mixing in watercolor to create different subjects each week. Subjects include still life compositions, florals and landscapes.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 10-11:30am
Begins: Thurs., Jan. 16
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$75/$65 OI members

Color Confidence – Mastering Color Mixing (NEW!)
Color mixing is an essential skill for all artists. This course is designed for beginner – intermediate artists with a desire to learn more about color, how to mix it. and how proper understanding can improve your artwork. 

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Eric Dye

$100/$90 OI members

Soft Pastel Workshop (NEW!)
Pastel techniques, color theory, and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: 11:30am-3:30pm Saturday, February 1
Begins: Sat., Feb. 1
Duration: 4 hours
Instructor(s): Eric Dye

$100/$90 OI members

Pottery Classes

Beginner Pottery with Debbie Joseph (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: 18 & up
Meets: Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Debbie Joseph

$140/$130 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Beginner Pottery with Rick Morgan (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: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 15
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$140/$130 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with Lambros Tsuhlares (SOLD OUT)
Learn the fine art of pottery. Work with wet clay and glazes. Learn advanced wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Lambros Tsuhlares

$140/$130 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery with Rick Morgan (SOLD OUT)
Work with wet clay to bisque ware and glaze finishes.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 1-3pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 15
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$140/$130 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Open Pottery Studio
This is open to students who have taken pottery classes at the Stifel Fine Arts Center before. There will be no instructor during open studio but students will receive shelf space and may make a maximum of 16 pots. Additional pots $5 each.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Mondays 9am-5:30pm, Tuesdays 9am-5:30pm, Wednesdays 6pm-8:30pm, Thursdays 9am-8:30pm, Fridays 9am-4:45pm and Saturdays 10am-3:45pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Monitor(s): Stifel Center Staff

$120/$110 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fees possible based on usage.)