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 lessons:  $85

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

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


CERTAIN COVID RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY


REGISTRATION FOR OUR SUMMER ARTS CAMP OPENS APRIL 7TH!
We welcome kids that are rising 3rd-7th graders to join us on an adventure through the arts, June 7-11 from 9am-noon. 
Click HERE for the link to sign-up!


Adult Classes and Open Studio

For most (but not all) 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


Solvent Free Oil Painting with Chris Murray

May 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursdays 1:00-4:00
$100 cash or check

Solvent Free Oil Painting - No medium can compare to the richness, vibrancy, and malleability of oils, but the fumes from petroleum based solvents like turpentine and odorless mineral spirits are a health hazard. In this class, we will learn how to paint without harmful solvents, using only natural plant and nut based oils. Utilizing the techniques of the Old Masters, we will delve into color mixing and theory, painting light, value, composition, applications of paint, and proper use of materials. We will paint from life and learn the skills and methods to create beautiful still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. No previous experience necessary! 

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Beginning  Watercolor with Dianne Murray

April 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays 1-4 PM
$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. 

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Intermediate Watercolor with Dianne Murray

May 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesdays 1-4 PM
$150 cash or check only

This class is designed for those with a basic knowledge of watercolor and materials. We will focus on expanding your skills and learning how to paint more dramatic and realistic paintings.  We will create our own paint and explore different painting surfaces, color mixing, as well as value, perspective, composition, and color harmony.  

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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

 Click  HERE for more info and to register.


Evening "Paint Your Art Out" with Casey Scott ~Sunset Palms
April 8th
6-8pm
$35 ~cash or check~All Art Supplies Included!

Bring your friends or family 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. Your payment insures your spot!  Call with any questions: 251-981-2787.
Space is limited to 10 so that physical distancing is in place . 

Click HERE to register!