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609.399.7628                                                            Developing skills with fun!

Ocean City Arts Center

Winter Classes begin January 9 (unless noted otherwise)
Adult Classes:

Performing Arts

Visual Arts (paint/drawing)

Visual Arts (various)

ZUMBA/ZUMBA TONING & ZUMBA GOLD

Ages 12 to adult

Charlotte Mitchell

Tuesdays 9am - 10am

Thursdays 9am - 10am

$5 per class

This is a class suited for all levels and all ages.  You exercise & dance at your own pace. Light weights are used for some dances and are optional.  Fun required!

ZUMBA TONING:  adding the use of light weights  creates some resistance when incorporated with the Zumba Dance work-out.  The benefits are: improved overall muscle tone, definition, strength, bone density and cardio endurance.  This is an intro class and is combined with the Zumba class.  Weights are optional.  ONGOING

TAI CHI

Relaxation!

Ages 10 to adult

Frank Callio

Tuesdays   6:30pm - 8pm

$5 per class

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art studied to promote relaxation and to encourage meditation.  The slow, flowing exercise of the Tai Chi “form” is taught along with several breathing exercises.  Tai Chi is often called “meditation in motion” as it encompasses both physical and mental exercise.  ONGOING

DANCE WITH ME BALLROOM

Ages 10 to adult

Edward Fischer

Mon. - Sat.   by appointment

Affordable dance programs

www.dancewithmeballroom.com

All programs include private lessons, group classes and dance parties.

Our private lessons will get you moving and appreciating all types of music. Learn the Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing and MORE! With our easy to follow dance system, you will never have to say “no” to another dance invitation! Day and evening lessons taught by certified instructors.

FIRST LESSON FREE!

MEDITATION &

MINDFULNESS ESSENTIALS

Ages 16 - adult

Kate Lutz

$60—4 Wednesdays 10am - 12pm

Second session (2/22):

$60—4 Wednesdays 10am - 12pm

Experience how meditation and mindfulness bring balance and calm to life and help reduce stress!  Classes can include interactive discussion, exercises, gratitude sharing, awareness skill building, along with weekly guided meditations.  Topics include: Starting and growing a mindfulness practice, cultivating self-awareness and gratitude, breath and body-awareness, improving meditation skills and mindful habits, expanding inner peace and self-love.

CREATING ART

Your choice of medium:

Pen, pencil, acrylics or watercolor

Adults

Susan Irland

$140—6 Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm

                  -OR-

$30 per class

Supply list available: Click here

This class is for anyone who has always wanted to learn “how to” or to improve their skills utilizing pencil, pen, acrylics or watercolors.  Choose which medium you’d like to work in.  Support and instruction will be given to you individually.  We will explore the techniques unique to the medium you choose.  All levels welcome.

WATERCOLORS: Loose,

Luminous and Colorful

Adults

Marie Natale

$140 - 6 Mondays 2:30pm - 4:30pm

-OR-

$30 per class

Supply list available: Click here

This 6-week course is an exploration in creating magic with watercolors and taking your work to an entirely new level.  Marie will guide you on a journey of exploring your inner artist, showing you a fearless method of using the vibrancy of color and understanding the importance of color theory and value contrasts in your work.  This 2-hour class promises to be fun and informative.  Ongoing class

PAINTING CREATIVELY

Adults

Barbara Rosin

$190—6 Thursdays 11am - 2pm

                  -OR-

$35—per class

Bring your preferred painting materials.  Discover and enhance your personal painting style.  Whether beginner or experienced painter, we all benefit from learning how to really ‘see’ our subject matter, and understanding which elements of color, technique and composition attract us. Looking at art history’s masters and contemporary artists, students are encouraged to develop individually.  Through personal instruction & group discussion in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, experience the ‘welcoming’ nature of making art.

 

PASTEL PORTRAITS FROM PHOTO

Teens & Adults

Leonard Wilkinson

$140 - 6 Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm

Supply list available: Click here

Pastel Portraits from color or black and white photos.  Learn color theory for skin tones, how to get a likeness, and applying pastel.

FOLK ART: A NEW EXPERIENCE

Adults

Susan Rau

Mondays 9:30am - 11:30am

$20 per class

Begins 3/6

Have a learning experience that’s fun!  Strokework, blending techniques, learn a way to look at and use acrylics that is easy and fun.  Step-by-step projects for decorating your home or for creating gifts for your family and friends.  You can be a beginner or a more advanced  student.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring a friend and just enjoy a good time for yourself.  Occasionally a fee will be charged for supplies.  Ongoing class

FEARLESS WATERCOLOR

Adults

Susan Rau

Mondays  12:30am - 2:30pm

$20 per class

Begins 3/6

Supply list available: Click here

This class will give you skills to help you paint in watercolor, and lose your fears about the medium. Come have fun and learn some new skills or improve the ones you have.  Occasionally a supply fee will be charged.  Ongoing class

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY

 ADULTS

Scott Griswold

*NEW DAY & TIME*

$85—4 Thursdays 7pm - 8:30pm

March 2 - 23

Learn the basics of photography such as good composition and subject selection.  He will also introduce the works of the famous and influential photographers in history.  The class is open to everyone who wants to take better photographs...including iPhone users!

BEGINNER POTTERY

Adults 18+

Joe DiMatteo

$140 - 8 Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm

-OR-

$140 - 8 Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

Materials/Lab Fee $30 plus clay

This class will cover the basics of pottery, from functional forms to vessels.  Learn both wheel thrown and hand-built techniques (pinch pots, coil, slab) as a tool for creativity.  We will discuss glazing processes and how pottery is finished & fired.  Please come to class with a towel and old clothes or apron.  Repeat students looking for a different approach and to grow their skills are welcome.  Open studio time available for students ($5)

BEGINNER POTTERY

Adults 18+

Lisa Weatherill

$140—8 Fridays 10am - 12pm

Materials/Lab Fee $30 plus clay

A Beginning pottery class with focus on the pottery wheel and hand building techniques.  Students will learn to throw basic forms on the wheel and hand build creative forms using molds and sprigs.  Demonstrations of surface decoration  and other textured surfaces will also be given. Underglazing and Glazing techniques will also be demonstrated.  Bring a towel and an apron if you like, and be ready for some muddy fun.  Open studio time available for students ($5)

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED POTTERY

Adults 18+

Joe DiMatteo

$140 - 8 Tuesdays 10am - 12pm

Materials/Lab Fee $30 plus clay

This class is for repeat students only.  No beginners please.  Expand on basic wheel-thrown forms including matching functional wares & more advanced such as bottles, lids, and toroid. By altering and combining, create new shapes such as teapots, goblets, and free formed vessels.  The use of clay slip & commercial underglazes will also be explored for various textures, inlay, chattering & perhaps a few surprises.  Open studio time available for students ($5)

MOSAIC MANIA

Ages 14 - adult

Michele Pasciullo

$100—5 Mondays 6pm - 8pm

Begins 1/9

$20 Supply fee

2nd Session (begins 2/20):

$100—5 Mondays 6pm - 8pm

$20 Supply fee

*NEW—Repeat students may drop in at $30 per class ($25+$5 supplies)

Get your smash on! Tile, broken dishes, stained glass, and recycled materials will all be discussed in this overview of the direct method of mosaic.  Learn about basic hand tools, adhesives, substrates, surfaces and grouting.  Students will make a teacher-led project to learn the basic steps and become familiar with materials.  With the guidance of the instructor, they will then create their own mosaic vision based on the materials that appeal to them individually.  Learn everything you need to know to create a unique work of art in mosaic! Plus have fun making art with like-minded creators.

SATURDAYS...1 & 2-DAY WORKSHOPS

Instructor: Michele Pasciullo

Ages 12 - Adult

 

Mosaic Candle Holder

Feb. 18 & 25 (takes 2 days to complete)

10am-1pm

$25 plus $10 materials fee

Create a colorful stained glass candle holder that will come to life when a candle is lit inside of it.  Using the direct method of mosaic we will attach colored glass to a clear glass candle holder.  The first week of the two week workshop, we will design and glue.  The second week we will grout and finish.  At the end of the workshop, participants will have a beautiful and functional work of art to take home with them.  No experience necessary.  All materials are included.

 

Sea Glass Mason Jar

March 18, 10am-1pm

$25 plus $15 materials fee

Decorate a plain mason jar with yummy, beautiful tumbled glass.  Everything you need will be provided but feel free to bring your own found treasures to add.  The finished jar can be used with string lights or a candle to make it glow from within.  Leave this one-day workshop with your completed masterpiece!  No experience necessary.  All materials are included.

 

Sea Life Resin Window

April 15, 10am-1pm

$25 plus $15 materials fee

Create your own sea life scene using your choice of shells, sea glass, starfish, pebbles, sand, and more.  The beautiful materials will be placed in clear resin inside of a picture frame for a lasting piece of art from the sea!  No experience necessary.  All materials are included.

 

Mosaic Birdhouse

May 20 & 27 (takes 2 days to complete)

10am-1pm

$25 plus $15 materials fee

Create a one-of-a-kind decorative birdhouse with bits of glass, tile, and marbles.  Use your imagination to transform a wooden birdhouse into a work of mosaic art.  The first week of this 2-week workshop we will plan and glue.  The second week we will grout and finish.  Take home a unique addition to your home or garden.  No experience necessary.  All materials are included.