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.

Painting and pottery classes are offered each session. Crafts including jewelry making, furniture refinishing, woodcarving and stained glass are also available. 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 of art in a variety of mediums.

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

$70/$65 OI members

Clay Studio (CANCELED)
Students will learn the fundamentals of clay hand-building while creating fun & challenging works of art.

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Ages: 9-12
Meets:
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins:
Wed., Sept. 15
Duration:
6 weeks
Instructors(s):
Brad Johnson

$75/$70 OI members

Magic of the Pottery Wheel
Students will work with clay on the pottery wheel and use a variety of hand building techniques that will produce amazing results.

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Ages: 10-13
Meets: Thursdays, 4-6pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 16
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Debbie Joseph

$95/$85 OI members (Includes material fee.)

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.

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

$70/$65 OI members

Crafts

Intro Into Mixed Media (NEW!)
This 8 week art course is designed for all levels. Students will discover new art supplies and how to mix and apply them in various ways through playful expression, mark making, and creative layers. This fun course will get creative juices flowing while educating life changing techniques. Students will leave feeling excited to explore what they learned in their own creative space.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 16
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Monica Mixer

$100/$90 OI members

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

$130/$120 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. 13
Duration: Year round
Instructor(s): Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild

Free

Painting Classes

Beginning to Advanced 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: 13 & up
Meets: Mondays, 6-8pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Greg Siegwart

$95/$85 OI members

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

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Tuesdays 10-11:30am
Begins: Tues., Sept. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$95/$85 OI members

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

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 7-8:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 16
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$95/$85 OI members

Intro Into Abstracts (NEW!)
This 8-week painting course is designed for all levels. Students will learn how to create abstract paintings that reflect their style. We will experiment with various supplies and techniques while focusing on color theory and elements of design. Students will leave feeling inspired and confident to creaet their own abstract art outside of the classroom.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Begins: Tues., Sept. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Monica Mixer

$100/$90 OI members

Watercolor II (Morning) (NEW!)
Watercolor II picks-up where Beginning Watercolor left off. With a brief recap of watercolor basics, students will deepen their understanding of the medium. In this class, we’ll explore more watercolor techniques, create interesting washes and practice intuitive painting.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 10-11:30am
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 16
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$95/$85 OI members

Watercolor II (Evening) (CANCELED)
Watercolor II picks-up where Beginning Watercolor left off. With a brief recap of watercolor basics, students will deepen their understanding of the medium. In this class, we’ll explore more watercolor techniques, create interesting washes and practice intuitive painting.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
Begins: Tues., Sept. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$95/$85 OI members

Pottery Classes

Beginner Pottery with Debbie Joseph
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, 6-8pm
Begins: Mon., Sept. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Debbie Joseph

$145/$135 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

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

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

$145/$135 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, 6-8pm
Begins: Tues., Sept. 14
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Lambros Tsuhlares

$145/$135 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fee possible based on usage.)

Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with Rick Morgan
Work with wet clay to bisque ware and glaze finishes.

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

$145/$135 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 $4 each.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Mondays: 9am-5:30pm, Tuesdays: 9am-5:30pm, Wednesdays: 4-8pm, Thursdays: 9am-3:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm, Fridays: 9am-4:45pm and Saturdays: 10am-3:45pm (schedule subject to change with studio availability)
Ages: 18 & up
Begins: Mon., Sept. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): N/A

$125/$115 OI members (Includes material fee. Additional fees possible based on usage.)

Workshops

Art Journaling for Comfort, Creativity and Continuity (NEW!)
As we continue to manage the ongoing pandemic within our own lives and those of others, let’s take time to reflect on where we are and where we’d like to be

This two-part workshop is for anyone interested in exploring personal inclinations toward recording their ideas, thoughts, hopes and dreams. No per-requisite for writing skill level or experience – simply an interest in delving into journaling for personal growth. You will be shown how to design and create your own handmade journal pages using watercolor and other materials, then, using your homemade pages, learn how to construct a book. Book making will be created on Oct. 9th workshop.

Through some writing prompts and other instinctive initiatives, we’ll not only create a personal journal for further writings, but also create our own journals through visual arts design and crafting.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: 10:30am-12:30pm Sat., Oct. 9 & 16
Begins: Sat., Oct. 9 & 16
Duration: two-hour workshops
Instructor(s): Monica Mixer and Elissa Gross

$30/$25 OI members (includes all materials)

Key Bracelet Workshop (NEW!)
In this workshop, we’ll be making an up-cycled bracelet using a vintage key as the focal point & a crystal bead as an embellishment. Choose from a variety of different styles of metal chain to complete the piece & make it your own. Basic wire wrapping & jewelry making techniques will be taught.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: 6-7pm Wednesday, October 27
Begins: Wed., Oct. 27
Duration: 1 hour
Instructors(s): Carri Perani-Welsh

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

Steampunk Domed Resin Earrings Workshop (NEW!)
Discover Steampunk, an art form inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery that incorporates machine parts like gears and cogs to create fantasy 3D pieces. In this Stud Earrings workshop, we’ll make two 12mm round mini collages of tiny assorted antique watch parts and preserve it forever under a clear glass-like resin. After the resin has cured for 24 hours, you can stop by the Stifel Center at your convenience to pick up your earrings.

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Ages: 14 & up
Meets: 6-7pm
 Wednesday, October 13
Begins: Wed., Oct. 13
Duration: 1 hour
Instructor(s): Carri Perani-Welsh

$30/$25 OI members (includes all materials)