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 $75

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


~Summer Camp~
Teen Workshop July 15-19.  Call 251-981-2787 to be added to wait list.

~Pop-Up Art Classes for Kids~
Tuesdays 10-Noon $10
July 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th

No appointment needed


~ 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


Evening "Paint Your Art Out" with Casey Scott 

Payments is due one week before class, please call if past the pay date for availibility. Payment insures your place. Space is very limited.           

Aug 8 - Wine Glass
Aug 22 - Mermaid 

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    
Space is limited to 14 and payment insures place.

Call with any questions: 251-981-2787

For more info, images of sample paintings and to sign-up click  HERE

Painting Family Fun Monday Nights  with Casey Scott

Payments is due one week before class, please call if past the pay date for availibility. Payment insures your place. Space is very limited. 

Stingray July 22
Dolphin July 29

All classes 6-8 PM

$60 for One Parent and One Child 
All Supplies included.

Create 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 Girls and Moms Fun Night,  or a Birthday Party. Each class includes step-by-step instructions to create your very own masterpiece and all the supplies needed to do so. 

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

For more info, images of sample paintings and to sign-up click HERE


Mixed Media with Tara Kellner

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.  

July 9, 23, and 30
Mixed Media Day-Class
Tuesdays 10-1
$55 per class~ cash or check -all supplies included
Or pay ahead and reserve a spot in all 3 classes for $150.

July 9th-  1st Class- “3-D Jellyfish” Working with acrylic paint, water, hot glue,  and other recycled items to create your own 9x12 canvas painting of your own.
July 23rd- 2nd Class- “Seahorse Mosaic” Working with acrylic paint, water, modeling paste, glass, shells, and other recycled items to create your own 9x12 canvas painting of a colorful seahorse.
July 30th- 3rd class-  “Blue Crab” Working with acrylic paint, paint skins, rubbing alcohol, and other recycled items to create your own 9x12 canvas painting of a crab or fish, your choice.

July 18
Date Night or Friend's Night Out
Thursday 5:30-8
$55-$95~cash or check -all supplies included

Sea Scape” 16x20 painting and you will be able to do a matching painting for $95 for a pair or you can come by yourself and 2 matching paintings for $80 or you can come by yourself and just do one for $55

August 4
Sunday Funday with Kids 
Sunday 3-5
$55-$90~cash or check -all supplies included

This is an adult/child class (8 and up) where you each make a painting. This class will create a 9x12in your-choice sea-life painting (crab, jellyfish, seahorse, fish). There will be cut outs to use as a pattern if you or your child would like. This class will be $90 for a parent and a child or $55 for just child.  Parent must stay wtih child and particpate even if not making their own painting.  

For more info, images of sample paintings and to sign-up click HERE


Flameworking Glass: Boro Basics

 Aug 16,23,30, Call for September Apointments
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


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

SIGN-UP HERE


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

SIGN-UP HERE