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Adult's Classes:

Fall classes: September - December 2023

Beginning the week of September 11 (unless noted otherwise)

Call to register! (609) 399-7628

Performing Arts

Fun Dance Fitness

Ages 12 - adult

Charlotte Mitchell

Tuesdays 9am - 10am

Thursdays 9am - 10am

$5 per class

Time passes quickly when you’re having fun and getting fit. This class offers one full hour of “fun, dance & fitness.” Move your body to oldies, pop, show tunes, country, etc. Using light weights, hula hoops, bands, canes & pom-poms. Come work out & sweat with us, meet new friends, bring a towel & water. Light weights optional. See you soon!  ONGOING CLASS

Tai Chi  Relaxation!

Ages 10 to adults

Frank Callio

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

$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 CLASS

Let's Ballroom!


Edward Fischer

Mon. - Sat. by appointment

Affordable dance 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.


Visual Arts

Creating Art

Choose medium:

Pen, pencil, acrylics or watercolor


Susan Irland

$140—6 Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm


$30 per class

Supply list available

All levels welcome!  This class provides private tutoring in a group setting. Your choice of medium and all levels from beginners to those already working in a medium are welcome!  Support and instruction will be given to you individually.  Explore the techniques unique to the medium you choose.

Portraits from Life  & Photographs

Ages 17+

Tony Troy

$140—6 Tuesdays 10am - 12pm

$25 Supply fee

Beginner to advanced drawers welcome. Class will be drawing pastel portraits from life. We will also cover easy ways to utilize drawing from photos, and proper composition for portrait paintings. Initial portraits for beginners will be in black & white or sepia. Advanced portraits will be in full color. Clothed models will be provided when working from life.

Fearless Watercolor


Susan Rau

Mondays 11:30am - 1:30pm 

$20 per class

Supply list will be discussed in first class. Bring what you have.


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

Folk Art Fun


Susan Rau

Mondays 9am - 11am 

$20 per class

Supplies will be discussed at first class. Bring what you have.


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. Occasionally a fee will be charged for supplies. Ongoing class


Creative Image Making


Barry Pisetzner

$175 – 8  Wednesdays 1 - 3pm

Supply list available

This class combines basic drawing skills and imagination to produce unique and potentially bizarre imagery.  Concepts explored: dream-like (surreal) imagery, extreme doodling, fun shading techniques, etc.  One job of the artist is to create imagery never seen before.  Let’s go!

Exploring Water-based


Ages 16+

Gail Beckley

$140 – 6 Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

Begins 9/14

$10 Supply fee

*Bring what supplies you currently have and we will discuss at first meeting what else you might need.

Come share creative space and dedicated time to explore working with water-based paints: watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and/or pen & ink to jump start or expand your painting skills.

Mosaics, Fiber Arts, Macrame Ceramics & Other

Art of Mosaics

Ages 18+

Jill Snyder

$140—6 Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm

$35 Supply fee

Learn how to mosaic! Learn how to use the tools and select proper substrates. Different styles and techniques all explained. No art background required. You will learn how to manipulate the glass and other mediums to complete your own personal masterpiece. Come have fun, cut and create!

 Beginning Crochet

Ages 10 - Adults

Mary Alice Campanaro

$90—4 Thursdays 7pm - 8pm (Sept 7-28)

$15 Supply fee or bring your own

Learn to crochet! Materials: #H crochet hook, #4 or worsted yarn. Please let us know 1 week before class if you wish instructor to purchase supplies.


Beginning Knitting

Ages 10 - Adults

Mary Alice Campanaro

$90—4 Thursdays 7pm - 8pm (Oct 5 - 26)

$15 Supply fee

Students will learn to knit, purl, cast-on and bind-off.  Individual instruction with hand outs and visual aids.    All materials will be provided.


Intermediate Knitting

Ages 10 - Adults

Mary Alice Campanaro

$90—4 Thursdays 7pm - 8pm (Nov 2 - 30)

$15 Supply fee or bring your own

Learn to make a hat or fingerless gloves.  Must know basic stitches knit and purl.  #8 straight needles and #4 worsted weight yarn.  If you wish instructor to purchase supplies for you please let us know1 week before class.


One-day Workshops!







Macrame Workshop

Ages 15 - Adults

Lena Grey

Saturday, Oct 14 11am - 1pm

$30 tuition                                          

$10 Supply fee

This workshop is for beginners who would like to learn the art of macramé. Students will master basic knots and get familiar with various cords and materials. Each student will be able to make a pretty hat hanger which doubles as wall décor.





The Finer Point​s of Pen & Ink

Cheryl Knowles Harrigan

Saturday, November 11 10am-2pm

$40 tuition

Supply list available

Want to learn more about drawing with traditional dip pends and modern inking pens?  Students will try a variety of exercises based on gaining mark-making skills with pen, ink, cartridge pens and light watercolor. wash techniques.  Bring a snack

Beginner - Intermediate Pottery

The Ocean City Arts Center has a long tradition of offering classes in pottery and ceramics. We sincerely appreciate the continued interest the community has in our pottery program. We normally offer pottery classes, however those classes are already full with extensive wait lists for each. Adequate space is our biggest challenge. We are working diligently to finds ways to increase our clay and ceramic classes, so stay tuned.

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