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Ocean City Arts Center

   Call Us At: 609.399.7628

Winter Classes begin January 7  (unless noted otherwise)
Adult Classes:

Performing Arts &
Art Workshops (in orange)

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!

MOSAIC PENDANT WORKSHOP
Ages 12-adults
Michele Pasciullo
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10am-12pm
Saturday, Dec, 1, 12:30pm-2:30pm
$30 tuition plus $10 supply fee
It's not too late to create gorgeous handmade gifts for the holidays in this special 1-day workshop.  Participants have been amazed at how easily they can make fabulous professional mosaic pendants.  Choose from a variety of stained glass pieces, beads, mirror, and other interesting materials to fashion pieces that are uniquely you!  Or simply come in to de-stress and have fun with friends.  Two mosaic pendants with cord are included in workshop. No experience necessary.

NEW!

SEA LIFE RESIN WINDOW

(2 day) WORKSHOP

AGES 14 - ADULTS

2 Sat’s…Jan. 19 & 26, 10am - 12pm

$50 tuition plus $25 supply fee

Michele Pasciullo

Using your own upcycled window, learn to work with resin to create a work of art with sea treasures in all their natural beauty.  Bring your own window the first day of class and learn how to prepare it for a resin pour.  Create a 5x7" piece (provided by instructor) to learn the process.  On the 2nd day of class finish your resin window with newly acquired skills!  Lots of fun materials will be provided to create your artwork but feel free to bring your own found treasures.  All materials except window will be provided.

WATERCOLORS: Loose,

Luminous and Colorful

Adults

Marie Natale

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

-OR-

$30 per class

Begins 1/14

Supply list available: Click here

Embrace the loose, luminous, and colorful approach to watercolor painting with new exercises and techniques helping students of all skill levels to improve their work and increase their knowledge of this fluid, transparent medium. Students will be amazed how easy and fast results can be achieved in three simple steps! Students will work from photos of landscapes, flowers, animals, boats, beach scenes, or from live still life set ups.  This class promises to be inspirational and informative….and mostly lots of fun! All students welcome from beginner level to the advanced student! Ongoing class

PAINTING CREATIVELY

Adults

Barbara Rosin

Thursdays 11am - 2pm

$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.

Ongoing class.

SOUTH JERSEY LANDSCAPES IN PASTEL

Ages 16 - Adults

Renee Leopardi

$140—6 Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

     -OR-

$30 per class

Supply list available: Click here

Learn how to paint the beautiful South Jersey Landscape in pastel.  This 6 week course will cover the many elements of our unique land: marsh, waterways and colorful skies. Learn about the different types of pastels and papers/surfaces you can use. Explore a variety of underpainting techniques to breathe life into your paintings. Students will work from their own favorite photographs. All levels welcome.

CREATING ART

Your choice of medium:

Pen, pencil, acrylics or watercolor

ADULTS

Susan Irland

$140—6 Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm

     -OR-

$30 per class

Supply list available: Click here

This class is specifically for beginners who have always wanted to learn “how to” draw or paint.  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.

FOLK ART FUN

Adults

Susan Rau

Mondays 9:30am - 11:30am (Begins 2/18)

$20 per class

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 (Begins 2/18)

$20 per class

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

SNOW SCENES IN PASTEL

Ages 16 - Adults

Renee Leopardi

$140—6 Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

     -OR-

$30 per class

Supply list available: Click here

In this 6 week course, you will learn how to paint snow scenes in pastel.  Challenge yourself to avoid “white” pastels and work with multiple underpainting techniques to find your preferred method and breathe life into your paintings.  There will also be a review/information about the different types of pastels and papers/surfaces you can use.  Students will work from their own favorite photographs.  All levels welcome.

LEARN TO DRAW WITH CHARCOAL

Ages 16 - Adults

Renee Leopardi

$140—6 Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

     -OR-

$30 per class

Begins 2/21

Whether you are new to drawing or just brushing up on your drawing skills, this class is perfect for students of all levels.  Charcoal is inexpensive & a fun medium to work with. The lessons are designed to help you learn how to work with charcoal using light and shadow to create a three dimensional appearance as well as techniques for capturing the texture and proper perspective of the subject. 

Recommended to bring:

Vine Charcoal, Artist Chamois, Kneaded Eraser and Charcoal paper sketch pad.  Paper designated as “Charcoal Paper” works best.  An easel is recommended but not necessary.

BEGINNER POTTERY

Adults 18+

Joe DiMatteo

$140—8 Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Materials/Lab Fee $30 plus clay

Intro to wheel throwing.  Explore basic forms and techniques including cylinder, bowl, and plate forms.  Decorating and glazing techniques are also explored.  Hand-building, pinch, coiling, and slab are taught for alternative pottery methods.  Students are encouraged to practice during non-class time.  Please come to class with a towel and old clothes or apron.  Open studio time available for students ($10)

BEGINNER POTTERY

Adults 18+

Collette Smith

$140—8 Fridays 10am - 12pm

Materials/Lab Fee $30 plus clay

Many different techniques will be explored:

-Simple soft slab construction.

-Using found objects for image impressions, texture, etc.

-Coils such as trivets, snail pots, etc.

-Forms created on the wheel and how to alter them for different shapes, etc.

Open studio time available for students ($10)

INTERMEDIATE POTTERY

Adults 18+

Joe DiMatteo

$140—8 Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

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 ($10)

INTRODUCTION TO MOSAICS

Ages 12 - adult

Michele Pasciullo

$75—3 Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

(2/13, 2/20, 2/27)

OR

(3/13, 3/20, 3/27)

$20 Supply fee

Introduction to mosaics for those with little or no experience. Break tile, cut glass, smash dishes, transform trash into treasure!  Learn the versatile art of mosaic in this weekly course.

INTERMEDIATE MOSAICS

Ages 12 - adult

Michele Pasciullo

Mondays 6pm - 8pm (1/7-4/8)

$140—6 weeks (plus $30 Supply fee)

$240—14 weeks (plus $45 Supply fee)

This class is for students who have had an introduction to the mosaic process and are comfortable working independently with guidance from the instructor.