Classes


The Coastal Art Center's creative options include: 

  • Glass Blowing
  • Pottery
  • Visual Arts
  • Kids' Programs
  • Teen Workshops

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

Hot Shop - Hot Glass  Make-Your-Own fused/blown glass 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 or Jewelry - $35

Clay Studio - Clay Handbuilding or Wheel - $85 

Pick-n-Paint - $35

*Don't forget to ask for a free fun scavenger hunt in the Gallery!

*If you are under 16 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult.


SUMMER CLASSES  FOR KIDS 

Our Wonderful Wednesdays classes begin June 15th. Each project costs $15-$25 and will be from 10:30-Noon.  All supplies are provided and the instructor will take students step by step through each project. Parents of children under 9 must stay in the studio with their child while all others may stay in the class or on our campus to browse through the Hot Shop, Clay Studio and Gallery. 
To register, please call 251-981-2787.  

 


Flameworking Glass: Boro Basics

Appointments
Fridays 9:00 -12:00 (Offered most Fridays year-round)
Cost:  $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, also referred to as lampwork, is the process of melting glass tubes 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. Topics will include: studio safety, basic tool use, use of a torch and compressed gasses, and melting clear and colored glass. 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 artis. Please make checks payable to Greg Hoff.  

For more info, please contact Brandy at bthomley@orangebeachal.gov or 251-981-2787  
or Greg Hoff at  flameworkerg@gmail.com