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 demonstrations and Make-Your-Own fused/blown glass lesson $85

Clay Studio
Pottery demonstrations and Make-Your-Own clay items $85


Our Summer Arts Workshop is June 1st-5th from 9am-Noon.  Registration will open on April 15th.  This year's theme is "Summer by the Sea" and is open to rising 3rd-7th graders.  


~ Adult Classes and Open Studio ~

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! 
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


"Angel from the Sea" papier mache sculpture with Jan Jones

March 5th
Thursday 9-2
$50 all supplies provided

Come see how fun and easy it is to build a beautiful sculpture using common household materials and basic art supplies.   Jan Jones will give you step by step instructions and provide all the materials you need to create an angel from the sea, complete with Gulf sand and beach shells.  Don't think this is your elementary school papier mache!  You will take home a sculpture that you will be proud to show family and friends.  With an hour break at noon plan to go out to a lovely lunch in Orange Beach or bring a picnic lunch and eat on our beautiful Wolf Bay campus. 

Click HERE for more info, an image of the angel and to register.


Evening "Paint Your Art Out" with Casey Scott 

More classes will be posted soon

$35 ~cash or check~All Art Supplies Included!

Bring your friends and a favorite beverage while creating a fun 11x14 canvas painting!  This is a class with a high level of fun and a low level of stress, with a teacher that will keep you laughing the whole time.  Register for one or all of our upcoming classes or call to reserve a date for your group.  Perfect for a date night, mom's night out, bachelorette party, shower, birthday or just because!  Each class includes the supplies and step-by-step instructions to create your very own masterpiece.

Click HERE for sample images and to sign-up!

Please pay cash or make checks payable to Casey Scott.    Space is limited to 14 and payment insures place.  Call with any questions: 251-981-2787

Payment is due one week before class, but please call if past the due date for availability...you may get lucky!


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. 

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

SIGN-UP HERE


Color Theory with Watercolors by Dianne Murray

March 4,11,18, 25
Wednesdays 1-4
$120 (cash or check only)

It’s all about color!  Continue your watercolor journey in March.  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. 

Click HERE for more info and to sign-up