Coastal Art Center of Orange Beach Art Classes
January 14, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - From drawing to painting to hot glass to photography and much more. The Coastal Art Center has a lot of classes set up to bring out the aspiring artist in everyone.
Check out the classes and schedule below.

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

~After School and Home School Arts Programs~

Spring Semester 2019 
January 15th thru April 9th
12 week session on Tuesdays


Open to students in 3rd through 6th grade

This semester we will focus on Modern Art projects including Pop Art, Cubism, Collages, Expressionism and Surrealism.  Each session will start with a snack and a lesson on the style of art on which we are working.  Students will have some classes in The Clay Studio and The Hot Shop.  Guest artists will also be joining in the fun!

Classes will be held at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, 26389 Canal Rd.
To inquire about scholarships, please email Amoreena Brewton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment insures place and is due by January 4th.

Home School Arts- SIGN-UP HERE          After School Arts- SIGN-UP HERE

~ Adult Classes ~

Flameworking Glass: Boro Basics with Gregg Hoff

Pick a Friday  ~January 11,18 or 25

Friday 11:00- 2:00
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!
Supply List:  Supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included in the cost of class. 

Payment insures place in class and is due the Monday before class.


Beginner Acrylics--Mini Abstract Paintings with Theresa Mirabile

February 7th
10 am -1:30 pm
$40 includes $10 supply fee

This class will focus on design and color while making small 2.5” x 3.5” mini paintings.  These paintings can be framed or “traded’.  Participants will make as many paintings as time allows. Then one painting will be selected to mat.  Bring a snack and a drink and dress for a mess.  Plan to have fun while learning how to create art. Tell your friends and make it even more joyful!

Payment insures place and is due by February 4th.
Call 251-981-ARTS with questions.


Drawing 201 with Chris Murray

February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Mondays 1:00-4:00

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 insures place and is due by January 28th.
Call 251-981-ARTS with questions.


Copper Wrap Jewelry-Making with John Hogarth

Take 1, 2, 3, or all 4 classes
Maximum of 6 students
All materials provided 

February 21st   8:00-12:00  $60 Class #1 Wire-wrap Jewelry:  Five-wire copper or copper and brass bracelets.  You will be taught two methods.  Choose your preferred method and you will take home what you create!
February 21st   1:00-5:00    $60 Class #2 Wire-wrap Jewelry:  Copper bracelets with beads or pearls.  You will be taught two methods.  Choose your preferred method and you will take home what you create!
February 22nd  8:00-12:00  $60 Class #3 Wire-wrap Jewelry:  Pendants with copper wrap.  Several methods taught, including the basket weave. Choose your preferred method and you will take home what you create!
February 22nd  1:00-5:00    $95 Class #4 Wire-wrap Jewelry:  Use gold or silver wire to make any of the items from the previous class and take home.  Must have taken one of the previous classes to sign-up for this one.  

Payment insure place and is due by February 15th.

Class #1 Sign-Up Here          Class #2 Sign-Up Here          Class #3 Sign-Up Here           Class #4 Sign-Up Here

Alcohol Inks with Theresa Mirabile 

February 14th and 15th
10 am - 1 pm
$85  all supplies provided by artist

Alcohol Inks are known for their geode-blooms!  Using the wild abandon of the medium to make art is what makes this workshop exciting and taming it is what makes it fun.  Bring a sweater that can get dirty, because the windows will remain open.  Bring a snack and a drink if you like.

All supplies are included with the fee, but if you have an alcohol ink favorite color, bring it; otherwise, my inks are available for all to use.  You just need to bring your creativity! 

Payment insures place. Payment due by February 11th.


Watercolor 201 with Dianne Murray

February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00

Continue your watercolor journey with us in February.  We will focus on learning new techniques and perfecting those learned in Beginning Watercolor.  This class is open to any one with basic watercolor experience and supplies.  We will look at painting on different surfaces, more color theory, as well as composition and how to add drama to your paintings.  Supply list to be emailed by artist.

Payment insures place and is due by 1/31.


Digital Photography with Gene Sellier

February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
March 4th, 11th
Mondays 9:00-12:00

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.


Fused-glass Ornament with Sandra Krause

Please call Brandy at the Art Center for dates 251-981-2787
 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-3:00
$100 per person

3 session class (class is limited to 4 people) 

Have you- been curious about fused or kiln formed glass? Learn how to cut and assemble glass pieces to create two Christmas ornaments. Also learn about the different stages involved in firing glass and about the changing properties of glass as it heats and cools. Closed toe shoes,and long pants must be worn. Safety glasses provided.

Class 1: 
-What is Fused Glass vs Blown Glass?
-The stages of Fusing in the kiln. Heating and cooling requirements.
-Cutting glass, straight lines, use of tools.
-Cleaning class and getting projects in the kiln

Class 2:
-Cut second ornament.
-smooth edges with hand sanding on first ornament if needed.
-add bail to first ornament and sign back.

Class 3:
-Finish second ornament.
-Make any finishing touches to ornaments.

Payment insures place and is due by November 7th.