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
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., Mar. 18
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructors(s): Brad Johnson

$65/$55.25 OI members

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., Mar. 21
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., Mar. 20
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., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Howard Gamble

$120/$105 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., Mar. 18
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Painting Classes

Beginning Oil Painting (CANCELLED)
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., Mar. 18
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Eric Dye

$100/$85 OI members

Beginning Soft Pastels Workshop (NEW!)
We will discuss the different surfaces available to draw on, differing characteristics of soft pastel, planning and composition approaches, application techniques, under painting, and use of color for effect. We will also demonstrate the above and answer questions.

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Ages: 12 & up
Meets: 12-3pm Saturday, April 13
Begins: Sat., April 13
Duration: 3 hours
Instructor(s): Eric Dye

$40/$35 OI members (Includes all materials.)

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., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$95/$80.75 OI members

Photography

Photography Workshop for Artists (NEW!)
Professional photographer Neal Warren will walk you through the do’s and do-not’s of photographing your artwork for exhibits. Photographing two-deminsional and three-dimensional work will be discussed – including setup, lighting, shooting tips, file handling and more. The workshop is ideal for artists planning to exhibit in Crosscurrents, Oglebayfest and other local/regional exhibits.

All camera and lighting equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a pen & paper for note taking. After taking the workshop, artists are invited to make an appointment to photograph their work at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Appointments will be taken through April 13.

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Ages: all
Meets: 1:30-3pm Saturday, March 30
Beings: Sat., Mar. 30
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Instructor(s): Neal Warren

Free (Pre-registration required.)

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., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 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., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Glaze Chemistry with Lambros Tsuhlares (NEW!)
Learn the ins and outs of how to mix a glaze and how to test glazes. This class will discuss what materials are used in a glaze and how to balance them to make the right fit for your pottery.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 5-6pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 19
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Lambros Tsuhlares

$70/$60 OI members

Open Pottery Studio Summer 2019 (June-August)
Make up to 8 pots (per session), unsupervised, and at your own pace.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: 9am-8:30pm Mondays; 9am-4:45pm Tuesday through Friday; 10am-3:45pm Saturdays (Note: Studio will open at 12pm June 3-21.)
Begins: Sat., June 1 (Session 1); Mon., July 1 (Session 2); Thurs., Aug. 1 (Session 3)
Duration: 8 weeks
Monitor(s): Stifel Center Staff

$75/$70 OI members (Includes up to 8 pots. Additional pots $4 each.)

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., Mar. 18
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Lambros Tsuhlares

$130/$115 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., Mar. 19
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Lambros Tsuhlares

$130/$115 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)