Upcoming Classes

June

Oil Painting for the Intermediate Painter with Leslie Belloso
June 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non members Please register by 5/31/18. Learn by painting with Leslie how to approach your work from composition and effects of color, edges and contrast to your finished painting. Paint from life, still life, figure and plein air if weather permits. In the last 30 minutes, Leslie will critique everyone's work. Bring your own supplies and reference material.
Beginners and Beyond Watercolor Class
June 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$90 members, $110 non-members. Mon- Tues-Wed 10AM to 3PM. New Students: new students may register at any time. Please contact Barbara Schmid if you have questions about the class: Barbara Schmid-phone: 410-208-0219 Email: Barbaradoyleschmid8@yahoo.com 1. Magnolia blossom on dark background. Problems of white flowers in watercolor. Demo of mixing greens. Regular supplies., sketchbook. 2. Textured background with Saran Wrap, and images in mixed media…pen and ink and watercolor. Your choice of subject. Bring WC supplies, a roll of Saran (clear plastic wrap) and some indelible India ink pens. Fine or medium point; black or sepia. Photo references. Bring a few extra backing boards. Registration is “first come, first served”. 1 or 2 day registrations are not possible. Classes are for all levels, and absolute beginners are very welcome. We have complete rental paint kits available to new watercolor painters along with special lessons to get you started and try the medium before you invest in supplies! Each class is 3 days. Day 3 is always a “Clinic, Completion, and Technique ” day, offering time to polish and finish previous 2 days’ work, and to take advantage of private demos and lessons.
Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery
June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35 for members, $45 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $230 for non members Please register by 06/04/2018! Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome. Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
Sip and Ceramics: Berry Bowl and refreshments from Und Bella Salute - Vinegars and Oils with Breads, brownies
June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$45 for members, $56 for non members Please register by 06/05/2018! Make your own creative and beautiful piece out of clay! Class includes all materials and refreshments. No experience necessary. Perfect for date night or girls night out. Please allow 2-3 weeks for pieces to be ready to take home.
Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+
June 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$20 for members, $25 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $90 for members, $120 for non members Please register by 06/06/2018! Kids love to play with clay! Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination and have a great time! Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing. Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.
Essential Oils - Strengthen Your Immune System with Joy Galicinao
June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $35 Members, $45 Non-Members Plus $10 material fee to be paid directly to instructor! Please register by 06/06/2018! We are constantly under threat of different strains of bacteria. Many essential oils have anti-bacterial, anti-virus, anti-septic qualities as well as immune-stimulating properties. Over time, through the practice of Aromatherapy, you may find your resistance to infection has improved. Depending on the essential oils used you may find yourself sleeping better, breathing better or maybe with a better outlook on life. We will explore the use of essential oils as one avenue to stimulate your immune system’s ability ward off microbial threats and how to safely use them. In this workshop we will discuss five essential oils in depth with those properties. You will also create your own unique blends based on what you have learned and then use those blends to create two products to take home with you. Additionally you will receive a wealth of information, recipes for you to experiment with and a list of oils suitable for improving your immune support system.
Thursday Evening Adult Pottery
June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35 for members, $45 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $230 for non members Please register by 06/06/2018! Students will explore hand-building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome. Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
Oil Painting for the Intermediate Painter with Leslie Belloso
June 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non members Please register by 6/07/18. Learn by painting with Leslie how to approach your work from composition and effects of color, edges and contrast to your finished painting. Paint from life, still life, figure and plein air if weather permits. In the last 30 minutes, Leslie will critique everyone's work. Bring your own supplies and reference material.
2-Day Mosaic Workshop with Kathi Stevens
June 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $60 Members, $75 Non-Members Please register by 6-08-2018! Meets: Saturday, 06/09 from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, 06/10 from 12 PM - 3 PM Learn how to make your own beautiful mosaic on a 10x10" board. You will learn in these two days how to use the different materials. This will be a fun and informative class, and at the end you will take home a wonderful piece of art that can be used for decoration inside or outside.
Creative Kids: Personal Journal
June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25 members, $30 non members, Instructor: Lindsey Bristow Please register by 06/09/2018! Enjoy an afternoon of creating a 3D project! Kids will make Personal Journal. Completed art piece can be taken home that day. All ages are welcome however children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are included.
Seek the Soul - Make a unique Succulent Table Top Terrarium
June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $30 members, $38 non members, plus $19 material fee Instructor: Debbi Dean-Colley Please register by 6-09-2018! Create your own Succulent Table Top Terrarium. An added touch to your table with succulents and air plants form the west coast to the east coast. A great workshop for girlfriends. All materials will be supplied for a Material fee of $19 will be paid directly to instructor.
Gouache Painting with Joanne K. Guilfoil - Hawaii Flowers
June 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members Please register by 06/11/2018! Gouache - sometimes referred to as opaque watercolor, starts out similarly to watercolor. The pigment ratio in gouache is usually much greater than in watercolor and solid white pigment are incorporated. These factors give gouache a much heavier texture and higher opacity than watercolor alone. You will learn different techniques for Gouache and how to work the material to get the wanted effects. Bring what supplies you have, or rent a kit for just $10. All levels are welcome. Each day will be a different theme. Today we will paint Hawaii Flowers.
Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery
June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35 for members, $45 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $230 for non members Please register by 06/11/2018! Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome. Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
Brushes and Bubbly Paint Night
June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 for members, $32 for non members Please register by 6/12/18! Bring your friends, a snack and an adult beverage and enjoy a fun, stress-free evening of painting. We supply canvases, paints, brushes, cups, music and an artist to guide you. Complete a work of art in one night. No prior experience necessary!
Local Colors, Watercolors with Geri Gaskill - Waves and Beaches
June 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 for members, $25 for non members Watch watercolor demonstrations and try your hand as you paint along with Geri! Have fun while you learn to capture the "local color" in watercolors. All levels welcome. Bring what supplies you have or rent a kit for just $10.
Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+
June 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$20 for members, $25 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $90 for members, $120 for non members Please register by 06/13/2018! Kids love to play with clay! Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination and have a great time! Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing. Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.
Kids Happy Hourz: Dream Catcher with Debbi Dean-Colley
June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$25 members, $30 non members Please register by 6/13/2018! Ages: 6-13 Enjoy an afternoon of creating a 3D project! Kids will make a Dream Catcher. Completed art piece can be taken home that day. All ages are welcome however children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are included.
Beginner Oil Painting Class
June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 Members, $38 Non-Members Please register by 6/13/18! Want to learn how to paint with oil but don't know where to start? This class will guide you step-by-step on what material to use, the importance of your sketch, composition, and how to make your painting stronger. Bring your own supplies and your reference material. Advanced registration is required to garantee your spot. Minimum of three students is needed for class to be held.
Thursday Evening Adult Pottery
June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35 for members, $45 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $230 for non members Please register by 06/13/2018! Students will explore hand-building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome. Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
Make a Bud Vase or Flower Bowl with Peter Gibson
June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$35 for members, $40 for non members, all materials included! Please register by 06/14/2018! Learn the basics of creating a basic 3x3" square glass piece and make your very own Bud Vase or Flower Bowl to use in the kitchen, Bathroom or bedroom! You can make a design of your choice, but we will have some samples for inspiration. The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up 1-2 weeks later. No experience necessary! Material fee of $10 is payable directly to ALOC at the front desk the day of class.
Free Family Art Day:
June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Walmart. Come together, explore nature and the arts, and take home a new treasure. This month: The 3rd Annual Free Family Art Day Celebration with interactive art projects, refreshments, and the interactive mosaic of our public art bird, tie dying, creating butterflies and all sorts of activities to go with our theme this year; "Take Flight and Rock On!" Also, an opportunity to vote to name the birds! Children must be accompanied by an adult; adults must be accompanied by a child. All family members (including adults) must be registered for this event.
Kids and Canvas: Dream Catcher Painting!
June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$25 for members, $30 for non members Please register by 06/15/2018! Enjoy an afternoon of painting! Kids will create a beautiful masterpiece on canvas. Create a Dream Catcher Painting! Completed painting can be taken home that day. All ages are welcome, however children age 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are included.
Drawing - Teens 10 and up with David Simpson (Develop your Drawing)
June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$20 for members/ $25 for non-members per class Please register by 06/16/2018! Want to learn how to draw? Come to our Drawing class taught by studio artist David Simpson. You will learn simple and creative tips and tricks to improve and enhance your drawings. Please bring your own material.
Drawing Boot Camp with David Simpson (Develop your Drawing)
June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30 for members/ $38 for non-members per class Please register by 6-16-2018! This will be a five class series that focuses on and will tackle the foundation to 2-D art, composition. By definition in art, composition is the arrangement of visual information in a picture plane; it is equally defined as how artist organize the elements of art via the use of principles of design. Building your own composition is the true fundamental authentic artistic experience. Not only is taking ownership in your composition essential for originality, it is one of the greatest opportunities in the art making experience to build your confidence. It is important to know that art students are NOT required to attend all sessions. Obviously the more class in this series you attend, your understanding and ability in creating composition will be stronger. Any knowledge and experience in composition is beneficial; therefore, please come and join this great drawing opportunity any week you can attend. This series will include and address a variety of compositional topics and rules. Finally, Art History will be tied into each lesson to strengthen the concepts learned. Bring your own supplies and we will supplement. Understanding Form Drawing Series: Although it is not mandatory to take each course the topics will build and help support the learning and application of the following lesson. Lesson 2 June: Shading techniques, values, and shadows Different forms have different surface textures. For this reason, when recreating for accuracy, it is important to learn and apply different shading applications. Being able to recreate different types of surfaces can really enhance an artwork. In addition, the importance of value and contrast is extremely important as well. Having a nice blend of high key, mid tones, and low key values can capture the dynamics of the lighting. Finally, treatment of form edges will also be addressed in this lesson.
Kids Mini Camp - Make your own unique Animal Paper Mache Head with Lindsey Bristow
June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Cost for all three days: $95 Members, $115 Non-Members - kids of all ages (6 and under must be accompanied by an adult) Monday - Wednesday, June 18-20, 2018 Please register by 06/17/2018! Have fun by making your own unique Animal Paper Mache Head! All materials are included!
Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery
June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35 for members, $45 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $230 for non members Please register by 06/18/2018! Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome. Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
Absolute Beginner Acrylic Brush Strokes Workshop with Barbarann Fagley
June 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost per session: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members, Please register by 06/19/2018! Do you want to learn how to paint, but don’t know how to start. Using acrylics is the simplest and most effective way for an absolute beginner to tap into their desire to paint. In this class you will be introduced to the materials and the hands-on brush stroke class. This class needs to be attended from absolute painting starters ones before you can start in the Acrylic Beginner to Intermediate class. Please bring your own material, or you can use the supplies from the instructor for a $10 fee.
Acrylic Beginner to Intermediate Workshop with Barbarann Fagley
June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost per session: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members, Please register by 06/19/2018! SWEETNESS AT THE BEACH - Sensing her wonderment of what she shall find in the ocean. Using Acrylics is the simplest and most effective way for an absolute beginner to tap into their desire to paint. Learn step-by-step the different brush strokes, how to mix your colors, and painting techniques to get the wanted effects. This is a hands-on workshop perfect for beginners, or if you haven't touched a brush for a while. If you have no paint experience please take the Brush Stroke class before. Please bring your own material, or you can use the supplies from the instructor for a $10 fee.
Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+
June 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$20 for members, $25 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $90 for members, $120 for non members Please register by 06/20/2018! Kids love to play with clay! Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination and have a great time! Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing. Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.
Exploring the World of Watercolor with Kathy Bohs
June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members Please register by 6/20/18! Learn to use your creativity to express yourself through this exciting medium. We will cover different techniques, ideas and tips. This workshop is great if you're new to Watercolor or just want to re-energize your own skills. Paint from life or from a photograph by really looking at colors, shapes, shadows, and light spots to create sparkle. We will paint Pets today!
Essential Oils - Natural Skincare with Joy Galicinao
June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members Plus $12 material fee to be paid directly to instructor! Please register by 06/20/2018! Your skin is the largest organ on your body. It is porous and absorbs whatever you put on it. Introducing essential oils into your daily skincare routine can be both nourishing and balancing for the skin. We will explore five essential oils and discuss several carrier oils that pair best with certain skin types and skin issues. From the information you’ve learned, you will create your own unique blends and then use them to create two products to take home with you. Additionally you will receive a wealth of information, recipes for you to experiment with and a list of oils suitable for skincare.
Thursday Evening Adult Pottery
June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35 for members, $45 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $230 for non members Please register by 06/20/2018! Students will explore hand-building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome. Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
Paint your Pet! with Joanne K. Guilfoil
June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members, all ages Please register by 06/21/2018! Make a painting of your pet, or one you would like to have. Bring photos (I'll have some) and I'll help you draw and paint your favorite pet! Canvas, canvas boards, brushes and paints are provided.
Clayapalooza: 'Empty Bowl Project' Bowl Making
June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Art League of Ocean City to help end hunger! Here's how you can help: join us for this bowl-making session as part of the Empty Bowl Project, benefiting Diakonia and the Art League of OC. Create a ceramic bowl in one session, no experience necessary and either write your name on it or donate it to the event. If you'd like to keep your bowl and join us for the Soup Dinner in spring 2019, you'll be asked to make your $25 donation at the end of the class. Please all 2-3 weeks for bowls to be fired and ready for pickup. The Empty Bowl Project will culminate with a dinner of soup, bread, and desserts donated by local restaurants and guests will take home a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
Clayapalooza: 'Empty Bowl Project' Bowl Making
June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join the Art League of Ocean City to help end hunger! Here's how you can help: join us for this bowl-making session as part of the Empty Bowl Project, benefiting Diakonia and the Art League of OC. Create a ceramic bowl in one session, no experience necessary and either write your name on it or donate it to the event. If you'd like to keep your bowl and join us for the Soup Dinner in spring 2019, you'll be asked to make your $25 donation at the end of the class. Please all 2-3 weeks for bowls to be fired and ready for pickup. The Empty Bowl Project will culminate with a dinner of soup, bread, and desserts donated by local restaurants and guests will take home a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
Gouache Painting with Joanne K. Guilfoil - Hawaii Flowers
June 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members Please register by 06/25/2018! Gouache - sometimes referred to as opaque watercolor, starts out similarly to watercolor. The pigment ratio in gouache is usually much greater than in watercolor and solid white pigment are incorporated. These factors give gouache a much heavier texture and higher opacity than watercolor alone. You will learn different techniques for Gouache and how to work the material to get the wanted effects. Bring what supplies you have, or rent a kit for just $10. All levels are welcome. Each day will be a different theme. Today we will paint Hawaii Flowers.
Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery
June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35 for members, $45 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $230 for non members Please register by 06/25/2018! Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome. Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
Let's go fishing! Gyotaku Fish Rubbing Print Art on paper or shirt with Joanne K. Guilfoil
June 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members, all ages Please register by 06/25/2018! Students will make fish prints on paper or a shirt using rubber replicas, and decorate the print. Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing may have been used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own. Make your own print art with actual fish and rubber replicas to create on paper or textiles.
Creative Kids: Personal Journal with Lindsey Bristow
June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25 members, $30 non members, Please register by 06/26/2018! Enjoy an afternoon of creating a 3D project! Kids will make Personal Journal. Completed art piece can be taken home that day. All ages are welcome however children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are included.
Local Colors, Watercolors with Geri Gaskill
June 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 for members, $25 for non members Watch watercolor demonstrations and try your hand as you paint along with Geri! Have fun while you learn to capture the "local color" in watercolors. All levels welcome. Bring what supplies you have or rent a kit for just $10.
Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+
June 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$20 for members, $25 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $90 for members, $120 for non members Please register by 06/27/2018! Kids love to play with clay! Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination and have a great time! Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing. Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.
Create your own beautiful Glass Jewelry with Peter Gibson
June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$75 for members, $85 for non members, includes all material! Please register by 06/27/2018! Learn the basics of creating a fused glass piece. You will make 3 pendants and 2 earrings or 2 pendants, 1 earring, 1 bracelet, choosing from a wide range of glasses. The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick up 2-3 weeks later. Shipping is available! No experience necessary. All levels, and children with registered adult are welcome.
Thursday Evening Adult Pottery
June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35 for members, $45 for non members Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $230 for non members Please register by 06/27/2018! Students will explore hand-building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome. Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
Make a Bud Vase or Flower Bowl with Peter Gibson
June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$35 for members, $40 for non members, all materials included! Please register by 06/28/2018! Learn the basics of creating a basic 3x3" square glass piece and make your very own Bud Vase or Flower Bowl to use in the kitchen, Bathroom or bedroom! You can make a design of your choice, but we will have some samples for inspiration. The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up 1-2 weeks later. No experience necessary!
Kids Pizza and Pottery - Make a Ice cream Bowl
June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$35 for members, $44 for non members Instructor: Nancy Barnas. Please register by 6-28-2018! Enjoy a pizza dinner, then make a Ice cream Bowl out of clay, and Island Creamery donating ice cream and sundae fixings! Each month will feature a fun new theme. All clay, materials, and Pizza included in cost.
Art and Soul: Abstract Pour Painting
June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Funded by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. This month: Let go! Color outside the lines. Make an abstract painting with pour painting. This workshop is focused on the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. This healing workshop provides support, acknowledgement and personal acceptance to those who may be experiencing illness, homelessness, abuse, addiction or painful challenges in life and to the family members and friends who may also be affected. Our mission is to offer an escape and healing through art.
Create Your Own Glass Coral Bowl, Coral Clock or S-curve Flower Garden with Pete Gibson
June 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$75 for members, $90 for non members, includes all materials! Please register by 06/29/2018! Learn the basics of creating a fused glass piece. You will make an fused glass coral bowl, Clock or S-curve Flower Garden, choosing from a wide range of glasses. The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick up 2-3 weeks later. Shipping is available! No experience necessary, and children are welcome with a registered adult.