COVID19 Update:  Glass blowing and Pottery wheel classes are not available at this time.  However we offer fused glass Suncatcher ($30), clay hand building ($85), and Pick-n-Paint projects ($25 & up) - available by appointment.

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)

Some "Make Your Own" classes are temporarily on hold due to current health concerns.

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

Coastal Arts Student Academy~Fall Classes

Get ready for another semester of creativity and friendship in our Fall Arts classes.  Students will get to work with professional artists in The Clay Studio and The Hot Shop, as well as paint, draw, build and bake at one of the finest art facilities on the Gulf Coast.   Each class will consist of only 12 students so we can maintain a safe distance and give each artist the attention they deserve.  

Open to students in grades 3-6
12 week session with 4 options
Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 OR 3:00-5:00, starting September 8th
Thursdays from 10:00-12:00 OR 3:00 -5:00, starting September 10th

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please call 251-981-ARTS (2787) or email

Transportation: OB Elementary students will be picked up in the Art Center van after school and will be under adult supervision.  Parents must notify school with their approval for riding in the Art Center van.  Parents may also choose to drop children off at the Art Center by 3:00.

Click HERE to register for the WAITLIST for TUESDAY at 10am   
Click HERE to register for the WAITLIST for THURSDAY at 10am
Click HERE to register for  the WAITLIST for TUESDAY at 3pm                                   
Click HERE to register for the WAITLIST for THURSDAY at 3pm

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

Evening "Paint Your Art Out" with Casey Scott 
September 10th~ Mermaid Tail
$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.

Please pay cash or make checks payable to Casey Scott.  Space is limited to 8 so that physical distancing is in place.  Your payment insures a spot.  Call with any questions: 251-981-2787

Click HERE to register 

Payment is due the Monday before class, but please call if past the due date for may get lucky!

Beginning  Watercolor with Dianne Murray

January 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00
$150 cash or check only

Enjoy the excitement of watercolor with this beginner's class. No experience required. Anyone can learn to paint with this beautiful medium.  We will explore materials, techniques, and learn how to produce vibrant paintings using a split primary palette.  We will also introduce color theory and color mixing. Students will produce several paintings. 

Click HERE for more info and to register

Flameworking Glass: Boro Basics

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