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 demonstrations and Make-Your-Own fused/blown glass lesson $75

Clay Studio
Pottery demonstrations and Make-Your-Own clay items $75

~Summer Camp dates~
Kids' Camp June 3-7.   Click HERE  for more info and to be added to WAIT-LIST
Teen Workshop July 15-19.  Click HERE for more info and to register

~ Adult Classes ~

For most classes under this section the payments are made payable by cash or check (no cards accepted) directly to the artist.  Please bring your payment to the gallery by due date to insure your place in the class. 
Please check for full instructions on the sign-up portion for the class you are registering for.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 251-981-2787.

Coastal Arts Center
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

Mixed Media Painting with Tara M Kellner

April 23, 30, 7, 14 
Tuesdays 11-2
$55 per class ~ cash or check -all supplies included
Or pay ahead and reserve a spot in all 4 classes for $200.

Come create an entire work of art in one day with the instruction of Tara Kellner.  Mixed media gives you the freedom to create something beautiful and interesting that can include materials that are meaningful to you! It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or advanced, each class includes instruction with a specific theme and how to incorporate everyday items into your very own  acrylic mixed media painting.  Bring your lunch and take a break to eat whenever it's convenient for you.  Hope for the best, but dress for a mess as some paints may stain clothing.  Photos of paintings can be seen on sign-up form!

April 23rd   1st Class-  “Island Time” Working with acrylic paint, aluminum foil, sand, modeling paste, and other recycled items to create your own 9x12 canvas painting of your favorite piece of paradise.
April 30th   2nd class-  “Fish Face” Working with acrylic paint, paint skins, modeling paste, and other recycled items to create your own 8x10 canvas painting of a colorful fish.
May 7th     3rd class-  “Waterscape” Working with acrylic paint, plastic wrap, rubbing alcohol,  and other recycled items to create your own 11x14 canvas painting of a abstract water scene.
May 14th   4th class- “Seascape Pour” Work with acrylic paint and modeling paste, using the Paint Pour technique to create your own 11x14 painting of the Gulf Coast.


Evening "Paint Your Art Out" with Casey Scott 

Payments is due one week before class. Payment insures your place. Space is very limited. 

May 10      Seahorse       
May 17      Turtle            
May 31      Crab              
June 14      Palm trees     
June 21      Pelican   
June 28      Fish     

All classes 6-8pm
$45 ~cash or check~All Supplies included

Sip your favorite beverage while creating a fun 11x14 canvas painting!  Register for one or all of our upcoming classes or call to reserve a date for your group.  Perfect for a date night, a mom's night out, a bachelorette party, a shower, a birthday or just because!  Each class includes step-by-step instructions to create your very own masterpiece and all the supplies needed to do so.  Click sign-up link below to see sample paintings!

Please pay cash or make checks payable to Casey Scott and send/bring to:
Space is limited to 14 and payment insures place.

Call with any questions: 251-981-2787


Flameworking Glass: Boro Basics

April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31 June 7, June 14, June 21 or June 28
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. 

Please make checks payable to Greg Hoff.  

For more info, please contact Brandy at or 251-981-2787  
or Greg Hoff at


Watercolor 201 with Dianne Murray

May 1, 8,15, 22, 29
Wednesdays  1-4
$120 ~ cash or check

Continue your watercolor journey with us in May. We will focus on learning new skills and perfecting those learned in Beginning Watercolor.  It’s  all about color. We will focus on all aspects of using Color Theory to enhance your paintings and use your paints to achieve excitement and drama. We will develop your palette using the colors you have and choose subjects based on color. You must be familiar with basic watercolor skills for this class. 

Payment insures place and is due by 4/26


Drawing 101 with Chris Murray

July 11, 18, 25, and August 1
Thursdays 1-4
$100 ~ cash or check

Do you want to learn how to draw but are not sure how to get started? Then this class is for you! Starting with the fundamentals, we will explore the basics of form, value and shading, perspective, and composition by drawing from life. We will learn how to see with an artist's eye and build the knowledge base to insure confidence in your drawing skills. No previous experience necessary!  

Payment insures place and is due by July 1st


Drawing 102 with Chris Murray

August 8, 12, 19, 26
Thursdays 1-4
$120 ~ cash or check

This class is for anyone with some previous drawing experience who wishes to improve quickly and learn to practice effectively. Continuing our exploration of academic artistic
traditions, we will study composition, portraiture, anatomy, and life drawing. We will teach the tricks and tips to help you take your drawing skills to the next level!

Payment insure place and is due by August 1st


Painting Realism in Acrylics and Oils with Chris Murray

July 3, 10, 17, 24
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00
$125 ~ cash or check

In this class we will learn the tricks, tips, and techniques developed by the Great Masters. We will delve into color theory and mixing, painting light and value, the rules of composition, various applications of paint, and proper use of materials.  We will paint from life and learn the methods and skills needed to paint beautiful still-lifes, landscapes, and portraits.  No previous experience necessary.

Payment insures place and is due by July 1st.