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., Jan. 7
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructors(s): Brad Johnson

$65/$55.25 OI members

Art Sampler
Children will create unique works of art while learning new techniques and working with different mediums each week. Projects will include watercolor on yupo, printmaking, collage and more.

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Ages: 9-12
Meets: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Jes Reger

$70/$60 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, 4-5:30pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 9
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$95/$83.75 OI members (Includes material fee)

Mini Masterpieces
Children will explore multiple mediums while learning the fundamentals of art to create fun works of art. Projects will include watercolor, printmaking, pastels, clay and more. (Limit 15)

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Ages: 5-8
Meets: Thursdays, 5:45–6:45pm
Begins: Thurs., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$70/$60 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. 9
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cathy Zimmerman

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

Stained Glass (SOLD OUT)
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. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Howard Gamble

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

Knitting or Crochet: Beginner/Intermediate (CANCELLED)
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: Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 8
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$95/$80.75 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. 7
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Drawing Classes

Zendoodle Adventures (CANCELLED)
Take your doodling to new heights with new patterns. We will experiment with zendoodle using watercolor, sharpies and colored pencils.

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Ages: 15 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 8
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 the instructor and on your own with guidance.

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Ages: 12 & up
Meets: Mondays, 6-8:30pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 7
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Eric Dye

$100/$85 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, 10am-noon
Begins: Thurs., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$95/$80.75 OI members

Oil or Acrylic Painting in the Cape Cod Style (CANCELLED)
Learn to paint Cape Cod style –underpainting light areas with warm colors and shadow areas with cool colors, then leaving some underpainting showing throughout the final layer of paint for a sparkling effect. Basic color theory/color mixing will be covered and students will choose their own subject matter containing strong lights and darks. Minimal supply list first class.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 9
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$95/$80.75 OI members

Pottery Classes

Beginning Pottery with Rick Morgan 
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., Jan. 9
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$125/$110 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: 16 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 1-3pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 9
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., Jan. 7
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., Jan. 8
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Lambros Tsuhlares

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

Workshops

Card Making Workshop (CANCELLED)
Make a double fold card. Card parts are pre-cut so you can concentrate on color choices. This versatile card can be adapted to any occasion. You will also receive a sheet with sizes of papers for more card fun on your own. Bring a roll of double stick permanent tape.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: 11am-1pm Saturday, January 19
Begins: Sat. Jan. 19
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$40/$34 OI members (Includes all materials)

Paint Your Own Pottery Workshop (CANCELLED)
Learn the basics of using underglaze to create amazing patterns and designs. You will also create a hand built project that will be fired and glazed to completion. We will need to allow up to two weeks for all pottery to be completed.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: 1-3pm Saturday, January 19 or February 16
Begins: Sat. Jan. 19 or Feb. 16
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$40/$34 OI members

Miniature Penny Rug Workshop
Learn the basics of the penny rug by making a miniature spring-themed ornament. Bring sharp scissors. Must be able to thread your own needle. We will be stitching with the blanket stitch.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: 11am-1pm Saturday, February 2
Begins: Sat. Feb. 2
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Bev Beatty

$40/$34 OI members