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 (CANCELLED)
Learn new tricks and tips to take your art to the next level. Expand on traditional methods by making finished works in a variety of mediums.

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Ages: 9-12
Meets: Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 16
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructors(s): Brad Johnson

$65/$55 OI members

Filmmaking Intensive for Home-Schooled Teens (CANCELLED)
Students will write, plan and film a short movie  under the direction of Brad Johnson.

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Ages: 13-18
Meets: 1:30-3pm Friday, Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15(writing and prep) and 9am-3pm December 10-12 (filming)
Begins: Fri., Sept. 20
Duration: 6 days
Instructors(s): Brad Johnson

$165/$150 OI members

Magic of the Pottery Wheel
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. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 10-14
Meets: Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm
Begins: Wed., Sept. 11
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Courtney Moulder

$95/$85 OI members

Magic of the Pottery Wheel for Home-Schoolers (NEW!)
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. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 10 and up
Meets: Mondays, 12:30-2pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 9
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$95/$85 OI members

Mini Masterpieces
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. (Limit 15)

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Ages: 5-10
Meets: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$70/$60 OI members

Crafts

Bows & Boughs Evergreen Wreath Workshop (NEW!)
Create a beautiful holiday wreath for your home! We provide an assortment of fresh evergreen boughs, berries, pinecones and ribbons, plus the frame and wire to tie it all together. Different techniques and styles of making your holiday wreaths will be demonstrated. Please bring your own ribbon and bows to share! Coffee, cocoa, cheese and crackers provided. BYOB. This is also a great opportunity to identify different evergreen plants. Pre-registration required. Meets at the Schrader Center, Oglebay.

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Ages: Adults and families
Meets: 6-8pm Wednesday, December 4
Begins: Wed., Dec. 4
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Schrader Center Naturalists

$35/$30 OI members 

Ceramic Pumpkins Workshop
Create a pumpkin with personality and enjoy an afternoon filled with friends, fun and faces of fright. Participants will paint a keepsake ceramic 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: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, October 10
Begins: Thurs., Oct. 10
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$35/$30 OI members (includes all materials)

Fall Wreath Workshop (CANCELLED)
Welcome fall by creating a seasonal wreath by weaving twigs, dried flowers, leaves and silks into a beautiful focal point to adorn your door. Finish it off with a homemade bow in a fabric of your choice. All materials provided, or bring your own items to incorporate.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, Sept. 12
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 12
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$35/$30 OI members (includes all materials)

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., Sept. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cathy Zimmerman

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

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

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, November 7
Begins: Thurs., Nov. 7
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$35/$30 OI members (includes all materials)

Stained Glass 
Learn glass cutting techniques while exploring the characteristics of glass. From beginner to advanced. (Limit 15)

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 7-9pm
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 12
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., Sept. 9
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Painting Classes

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, 10am-noon
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$95/$80.75 OI members

Pottery Classes

Beginner Pottery with Courtney Moulder (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., Sept. 9
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Courtney Moulder

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

Beginning Pottery with Rick Morgan 
Work with wet clay to bisque ware and glaze finishes.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Begins: Wed., Sept. 11
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
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., Sept. 10
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., Sept. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

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

Open Pottery Studio Fall 2019 
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. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Mondays 9am- 12pm, Tuesdays 9am-5:30pm, Wednesdays 6pm-8:30pm, Thursdays 9am-8:30pm, Fridays 9am-4:45pm, and Saturdays 10am-3:45pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 9
Duration: 8 weeks
Monitor(s): Stifel Center Staff

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