Classes available:

  • Glass Blowing - weekday mornings  (Minimum age: 8)
  • Pottery - various days
  • Visual Arts (current class list is below with various fees)

Appointments are required for The Hot Shop and The Clay Studio: 251-981-ARTS (2787).


  • "Make Your Own" hot glass or clay pottery lessons - $85
  • Private glass blowing class: $185 per hour (Available after taking the general class lesson. Minimum Age 8+ to blow glass)
  • Fused glass suncatchers - $35
  • Pick-n-Paint - starts at $35
  • AGE REQUIREMENT:  Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


The City of Orange Beach has partnered with ActiveNet to make  registration for arts and activities easier and more secure.  To register for one the the art classes below, simply click on the link provided to sign-up.  Once you are on the ActiveNet site you will  click "Create an Account"  and you will enter your information.   The ActiveNet system securely keeps your info so that registering for future classes is much easier.  Your information is never shared with a third party. Please call Amoreena if you have any questions or need assistance with registration: 251-981-4119.

Resined Oysters on the Half Shell with Jane Lee jane oysters 1

$75~March 23, Thursday 10-noon

Join this mixed media class where you can bring shells from your own 
collection or just use ours, as well as glimmering glass, shiny stones, glossy resin and satiny paint to create this coastal canvas piece.  Bring a friend and have fun making 
memories while you create something beautiful! 

View the Oyster Resin registration form for more info and to sign-up!

The Catch of the Day for Kids

$30, March 29th, Wednesday 1-3pm, all supplies provided  MITZI RESIN SHELLS CATCH OF THE DAY

Let the kids create something completely coastal, as Miss Mitzie leads them through class, using shells, sparkles, satiny paint, fishing net and resin to make this mixed media piece. All supplies are provided, but students are encouraged to have bring any shells or small items that are meaningful to them in order to personalize this project. Ask a best friend to come along and make it a Spring Break memory!

View the Catch of the Day registration form for more information and to sign-up your child!

Woven Watercolors for Kidswoven watercolor mitz

$25, March 29th, Wednesday 10 a.m.-Noon, all supplies provided 

The kids will have fun learning about the excitement of using watercolors to create an abstract image in the hues of their choice. Miss Mitzie will then show them how to cut and weave them into an entirely new work of art.  Let your little artist bring a friend and make some creative Spring Break memories!

View the Woven Watercolors registration form for more information and to sign-up your child!

Think Pink! Sip-N-Paint   

$40, April 14, Friday 6-8pm, All Supplies Providedmitz flamingo sip in paint

It's a Friday "wine down" and celebration of the arrival of SPRING! Grab a friend, ask a date or show up ready to meet new people while you learn to paint a perfect Pink Flamingo. No experience necessary as you will be given step-by-step instructions and gentle guidance to help you along the way. You may bring your beverage of choice, but all other supplies provided!

View the Think Pink! sip-N-Paint form for more info and to sign-up!

Botanicals Watercolor Workshopbotanicals dianne

$80, April 20, Thursday 9:30-12:30

Celebrate spring with an abundance of color in this watercolor workshop led by Dianne Murray. She will teach you how to paint both realistic and impressionistic florals. This class will help you better understand the significance of value, color theory and balance within a composition.

View the Botanicals Workshop form for more info and to sign-up!

Flameworking Glass: Boro Basics

Fridays 9 am to Noon (Offered most Fridays year-round)
Fee: $110
Cash or check
Limit of six students per class

Discover the thrill of working with molten glass in this one-day introduction to the art of 
flameworking! Flamework is the process of melting glass greg hofftubes and rods in front of an oxygen/propane torch. Flameworking borrows many of the same techniques used in the hot shop, but in a much smaller and intimate setting. The craft allows for a high level of detail, perfect for glass bead making and sculptural work. In this beginner level class, we will explore the basics of working with borosilicate glass in front of the flame. Students can expect to take home several pieces of their own creation!

Supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included in the cost of class.

Payments are made payable by cash or check (no cards accepted) directly to the artist. Please make checks payable to Greg Hoff.

For more information, please contact Brandy via email or at 251-981-2787, or Greg Hoff via email

Coastal Arts Student Academy (CASA) Summer 2023


The Coastal Arts Student Academy kids' camps are in June every summer. Rising 1st thru 3rd graders will have a three day camp June 26th-28th from 10-Noon. Rising 4th thru 7th graders will have camp June 5th-9th from 9AM to Noon.  Both camps include time in the Hot Shop working with glass artists and in the clay studio creating pottery, as well as working with many other mediums.  We strive for our camps to be a time to create art and make fun memories! A link for registration will be posted here April 5th.   

The CASA Teen Workshop is for rising 8th thru 12th graders and is July 17th-21st. Teens will work in the Hot Shop and Clay Studio, as well as create a mulititude of pieces with ink, paint and pencil.  A link for registration will be posted here on May 17th.  

Our CASA Wonderful Wednesdays summer classes begin in June and run through mid August. Every week that we do not have a camp we will have a WW class. Each project costs $15 to $25 and will be from 10:30 am to Noon. All supplies are provided and the instructor will take students step by step through each project.  Pictures of projects will be posted in June.  Space is limited and registration is available at 251-981-ARTS (2787).

CASA Fall and Spring

We have 4 CASA options during the school year. Each semester long class meets once per week for two hours and is for kids in grades 3 to 6. Students will get to enjoy making projects in the Hot Shop with glass artists and the Clay Studio with our full-time potter. In the Kids Studio they will learn about drawing, painting and thinking creatively. Students will spend time in the gallery and the great outdoors. Special snacks are often created as part of their artistic endeavors.

The class package cost $185 per semester with a limited number of scholarships available. Please email Amoreena with any questions or scholarship inquiries. Students who attend OBES will be picked up by a staff member in the school gym at the end of the day. We limit the number of participants per class so that they can 
get excellent instruction, the best supplies and lots of attention.

The 4 class options are:

  • Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm OR 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:00pm OR 3 :00pm to 5:00 pm