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Ocean City Arts Center

   Call Us At: 609.399.7628

Children & Teens Classes:

Fall Classes begin September 9  (unless noted otherwise)
Performing Arts
Visual Arts (paint/drawing)
Visual Arts &
Art Workshops (in orange)


Ages 3 - 5

Brooke Artz

$90—8 Wednesdays  5pm - 5:45pm

Students will focus on the elements of dance learning technique through ballet, creative movement, and rhythmic routines.  Students will use props in dance movement.  Instructor uses song, dance, singing, movement and FUN!


Ages 6 - 9

Brooke Artz

$90—8 Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm

Dancers will study the classic techniques and placement of ballet along with ballet combinations, poise and grace. The second half of the class will be focused on jazz dance technique. Students will explore the movements of jazz along with funky combinations, pop movements and classic jazz technique. Please be prepared with ballet slippers and jazz shoes. Students must wear a ballet leotard, tights and jazz clothing such as jazz pants or shorts.


Ages 8 - 11

Brooke Artz

$90—8 Tuesdays 5pm - 6pm

Exploration of the natural and creative movements of the body are studied in modern dance. This class has an     infusion of classical movements along with unique, creative dance styles that fit the composition of which is focused on. Modern dance expresses the inner soul of the dancer. No shoes for this class and fitted dance clothing.


Ages 11 - 14

Brooke Artz

$90—8 Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm

Modern II focuses on the development and creativity of movement through contemporary movement and ballet principals.   Students will participate in a strong modern dance warm up, across the floor combinations and collaborations of a vast range of modern dance routines. This style goes from lyrical movement to unique/abstract. Dancers must have experience with ballet and/or Modern Dance I. Dancers must be bare foot with form fitted clothing (preferably leotard).



Ages 10 - 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

Zumba, Zumba Gold, Dance Fitness

Ages 12 - adult

Charlotte Mitchell


Tuesdays 8am-9am

Thursdays 8am-9am


Tuesdays 9am - 10am

Thursdays 9am - 10am

$5 per class

Suited for all levels.  Exercise & dance at your own pace. Light weights are used for some dances and are optional.  Fun required! Come & dance to some oldies too!

Dance Fitness: (an intro class combined with the Zumba class) 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.  Weights are optional.  ONGOING CLASS


Ages 10 - adult

Edward Fischer

Mon. - Sat.   by appointment

Affordable dance programs

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.




 Ages 6 - 12

Mary A. Daly

By Appointment

$30 member per hour lesson

2 student discount >> $25 per student per lesson

Individual pottery lessons will cover basic clay techniques, with emphasis on   throwing on the wheel.  Students will create unique projects according to their interests.


Ages 9-14

Chris O’Brien

$120—8 Wednesdays 3:45pm-4:45pm

Begins 9/18

This class is designed to give the artist a well rounded experience of all that art has to offer!  Students will have fun using their imagination to create with many different mediums while appreciating things around them...beautiful objects, landscapes, animals, famous artists, etc.


Ages 7-10

Chris O’Brien

$120—8 Wednesdays 5pm - 6pm

Begins 9/18

Students will be experimenting and exploring many different art forms using traditional and nontraditional techniques.  Experimenting will give the artist freedom to express themselves without worrying about the results.  The process of art is sometimes an experiment! We will use many different materials such as pencil, markers, recycled objects, paint and clay.


Ages 10-ADULTS

Mary Alice Campanaro

$75—4 Tuesdays 7pm - 8:30pm

Begins 10/22       $15 Supply fee

2nd Session:

$75—4 Tuesdays 7pm - 8:30pm

Begins 11/26       $15 Supply fee

Students will learn to knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off.  The project will be a winter scarf.  Have it ready for the Christmas holiday to gift or to keep!  All materials will be provided.


Ages 16- Adults

Renee Leopardi

$140—6 Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm


$30 per class

Supply list available: Click here

In this 6 week course, you will learn how to tackle painting a Still Life in Pastel by simplifying your objects and using loose painterly marks.  There will also be a review/information about the different types of pastels and papers/surfaces you can use. Renee will set up a new still life each week. All levels welcome.


Ages 12 - adult

Michele Pasciullo

$150—6 Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

$30 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.


Ages 12 - adult

Michele Pasciullo

Mondays 6pm - 8pm

$140—6 weeks (plus $25 Supply fee)

$240—14 weeks (plus $40 Supply fee)

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

Spooky Houses painting children's workshop, Ocean City Arts Center, NJ


Ages 6-10

Leigh Ann Mooney

Saturday Oct. 19, 9:30am-11:30am

$25 tuition plus $5 materials fee

Get into the spooooooky spirit of Halloween by designing your own spook-tacular haunted house. Students will enhance their drawing techniques as well as use watercolors and pastels for this fun festive creation.  All materials provided.

Fall leaves painting children's workshop, Ocean City Arts Center, NJ


Ages 6-10

Leigh Ann Mooney

Saturday Nov. 9, 9:30am-11:30am

$25 tuition plus $5 materials fee

Fall into FALL with these beautiful watercolor leaves created by using pastels and watercolors.  All materials provided.

Clay snowman children's workshop, Ocean City Arts Center, NJ


Ages 6-10

Leigh Ann Mooney

Saturday Dec. 7, 9:30am-11:30am

$25 tuition plus $5 materials fee

Do you want to build a snowman?! Design your own snowman out of clay. Students will use their imaginations to make their snowman different than all the rest!  All materials provided.

Mosaic pendant workshop, Ocean City Arts Center, NJ


Ages 12 - Adults

Michele Pasciullo

Saturday, December 7, 10am - 12pm

$30 plus $10 Supply fee

Create unique, wearable mosaic art with bits of stained glass, beads, tiles, and other interesting materials.  These hand-made  pendants make wonderful gifts or great conversational pieces.  No experience necessary.  All materials provided-make 2 pendants!

Mosaic  Christmas Tree workshop, Ocean City Arts Center, NJ

MOSAIC TREE: 2-day workshop

Ages 12-Adults

Michele Pasciullo

Saturday Nov. 9 & 16, 10am-12pm


Wednesday Nov. 13 & 20, 6:30pm-8:30pm

$30 tuition plus $18 materials fee

Create a one-of-a kind 16" tall self-standing work of mosaic art in this special two day workshop.  Design your piece with stained glass, glitter tile, mirror, marbles, and other colorful tesserae.  Two 2-hour sessions of creative fun will produce this fantastic handmade gift or treasured seasonal showpiece.  Bring a friend!  All materials provided.