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
9:00-4:00 with lunch break from 12:00-1:00

Clay Studio
Pottery demonstrations and Make-Your-Own clay items 
9:00-4:00 with lunch break from 12:00-1:00

~After School and Home School Arts Programs~

(Classes are full but you may be put on waitlist)

Time Travel Through Art

September 11th-December 4th
12 week session
Grades 3-6

Home School Arts Program 10:00-12:00
After School Arts Program 3:15-5:15


Description:  We will mix imagination with history and make interesting and creative works of art each week, including glass works, pottery, sandcastles, and much more.  Each class will begin with a snack and a brief introduction to an artist, an art genre, or an art form.  We will take two field trips this semester.  Our first journey will be heading to the beach at the end of September to take a sand sculpture class from Sand Castle University and then in November trekking to the Graham Creek Nature Preserve for a photogaphy experience.  We are excited for our young artists to learn about art through time from around the world and in our very own community!

Classes will be held at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, 26389 Canal Rd.
To be placed on the waitlist, please call 251-981-ARTS (2787) or email Amoreena Brewton at

Home School Sign-Up

~ Adult Classes ~

Digital Photography with Gene Sellier

Mondays 9:00-Noon
October 1st-November 6th

This six-week basic photography class will help you get better results from your digital camera. Discover what all those dials, wheels, buttons and menu options mean and how they can help improve your pictures. We will cover specific tasks such as portraits, action photography and close-ups; photo editing software and the many options for displaying your finished product be it a photo book, slide show, individual print, collage, greeting card or web image. While this class is of most benefit to those who use cameras that have interchangeable lenses or adjustable modes, the photographic principles taught apply to all forms of digital cameras. Bring your camera, manual and sense of humor to class.

Please make checks payable to Gene Sellier and send/bring to:

Coastal Arts Center
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, Al 36561

Payment insures place. Payment due by September 24th.
Call 981-ARTS with questions.


Celebrate the Fall Season with Painting En Plein Air with Dianne Murray

Wednesdays 1:00-4:00
October 3-10-17-24-31



Enjoy the beauty and feel of Fall with outdoor painting. Open to all Media. Only requirement is familiarization with your media of choice. 
We will learn techniques for choosing subjects and composition, as well as the process of starting a sketch and taking it into the studio for completion. 
You do not need great drawing skills to do outdoor sketching. Be a part of the new wave of urban and nature sketchers and learn to travel with your art materials. 

Contact Dianne Murray for supply list at

Please make checks payable to Dianne Murray and send/bring to:

Coastal Arts Center
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, Al 36561

Space is limitedPayment insures place and is due by September 21st.