Art League of Ocean City
Art League of Ocean City
502 94th St
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: (410) 524-9433
Email: info@artleagueofoceancity.org
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Welcome to the Ocean City Center for the Arts, the destination for all things art in the Ocean City community. Home of the non profit Art League of Ocean City, our newly built bayside facility features a spacious two story gallery, a pottery studio, classrooms, art library and five working artist studios. The galleries display new exhibits of regional and local artists monthly, some of whom are Art League of Ocean City members. 
 
Exhibits kick off with an opening reception from 5-7PM on the first Friday of each month. The receptions, as with all of our activities, are open to the public. In addition, we offer workshops for artists of all ages and skill levels, a summer art camp program and community events like our Plein Air Painting Competition and Sand Castle Home Tour. Affordable community meeting space, with beautiful views of the bay, is available for rent for your next gathering.
 
The Center for the Arts owes its success to many dedicated Art League of Ocean City members and volunteers who give of their time and talents.We welcome you to  join our team and get involved. Whether you are an artist or simply an art appreciator, visit The Ocean City Center for theArts and be inspired.
  
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December 6 `19
First Friday Exhibit & Opening Reception
The public is invited to the free opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. to meet the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres.
 
More information is available at www.artleagueofoceancity.org or by calling 410-524-9433.
 
The Art League of Ocean City is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the visual arts to the community through education, exhibits, scholarship, programs and community art projects. Financial support comes primarily through membership dues from individuals and corporate sponsors.
December 11 `19
Sip and Ceramics: Holiday Tree
Art League of Ocean City
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. 
 
$45 for Members
$56 for Non-Members
*Please register by 12/10/19!
December 13 `19
Pottery Wheel Basics Class for Beginners with Sarah Halcott
Art League of Ocean City
This is a beginner to intermediate class, no previous ceramics experience needed.

Beginners will learn how to center clay quickly and efficiently. Each day (once a month) will focus on reinforcing the basic principles to using the wheel. The main goal will be to learn how to center the clay and prepare it for form. The proven throwing techniques taught will enable new potters to create a wide variety of shapes. Practice will lead to a proficiency in throwing. We will learn the basic techniques to forming cylinders, bowls and plates.

Your best piece will get glazed and fired.

$55 for Members Per Session
$66 for Non-Members Per Session
*Please register by 12/12/19!
December 14 `19
Free Family Art Day: Mini Paintings
Art League of Ocean City
Sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Come celebrate love with your community of loved ones. We will be creating mini acrylic paintings of hearts and using mixed media to complete. You will create one for yourself, and one for a ALOC mural, which will bring our “heART in ART” series to a closing.

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.
December 15 `19
Beginner to Intermediate Oil Painting Class with David Simpson
Art League of Ocean City

Would you like to learn how to paint with Oil, but don’t know where to start? Are you looking to further your oil painting ability? OR Are you looking to explore the grand possibilities of a new medium? Then this is the painting class for you! As a long time professional oil painter and fine art educator, David holds a plentiful amount of experience in producing and teaching various styles of oil painting. Regardless of your amount of experience, desired painting style, or subject preference, this class will assist in your growth as an oil painter and artist.

Against common belief, oil paint is the perfect medium for painting enthusiasts, because it is more forgiving than other mediums. This allows artists to make substantial improvements throughout the painting process without having to start all over.

Ultimately, this class will guide you step by step, starting with the best materials for oil painting. Next, in each lesson to connect class content knowledge to student painting application, historical and contemporary masters will be featured. Along with color mixing, the primary goal of instruction will address the importance of creating a sketch and dynamic compositions in paint. Finally, instruction will cover the various layers of “building up” an oil painting to the end goal.

Cost $30 for members, $38 for non-member per class. 

 

 
December 15 `19
Kids Cupcakes and Canvas Art Class - Sweet Little Monster
Art League of Ocean City
Enjoy an afternoon of canvas painting and cupcake decorating! Kids will decorate and enjoy their own cupcake, then create a masterpiece on canvas. Completed painting can be taken home that day. All ages are welcome however children age 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Materials and cupcakes included.
 
This event is $30 for members and $35 for non members. 
December 15 `19
Color Theory combined with Drawing Skills Workshop
Art League of Ocean City
Color Theory combined with Drawing Skills – Drawing Boot Camp with David Simpson
Good drawing skills are important for creating great paintings. These drawing classes are designed for both beginners and more experienced artists, and taught by our studio artist, David Simpson. The class is based off of simple color theory applied to drawing skills.
 
The cost of this class is $30 for members and $38 for non members
December 16 `19
Journaling to Clear What Clutters Your Mind
Art League of Ocean City
Is there a closet in your house with boxes of things you no longer need? You might not even know what’s in half of them. Maybe something you’ve been searching for is in there, but there’s so much clutter, you can’t find it.

Our minds can get filled up, too, with unresolved problems, lingering grief, old criticisms and negative judgments, needless worries … things we no longer need, that no longer serve us, but we just keep holding on to them. Journaling can help us clear out all that mental and emotional “clutter.” Then we can find what really matters: new ideas, creative , and all the inner wisdom we have accumulated through our life’s experiences.

In this workshop, you will learn techniques to:

• Access your subconscious and unconscious mind and tap into the vast resources stored there.
• Safely relieve tension, frustration, anger, and other strong emotions.
• Improve your time-management and organizational skills.
• Track cycles, patterns and trends in your life.
• Unlock the messages in your dreams.
• Experiment with creative writing.
• Write your autobiography.
• And, have a lot of fun!
 
$95 for Members
$119 for Non-Members
*Please register by 12/15/19! 
December 17 `19
Acrylic Intermediate Painting Workshop
Art League of Ocean City
Step back in time and let these old Masters inspire you: Monet, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O Keefe, Vermeer. We will talk a little about art history and their time, how they were accepted in their own time and what influenced them. We will learn to practice in his/her style and technique of “moving the paint”. Demos are in Acrylics.
 
Today's work will focus on O'Keefe!

Please bring your own material, or you rent a kit from the instructor for a $10 fee to be paid directly to instructor.

$30.00 for Members Per Session
$38.00 for Non-Members Per Session



December 17 `19
Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery Class For Advanced Ceramic Artists
Art League of Ocean City
This is a class for advanced Ceramic Artists only, there will be minimal instructions, and you need to be cleared by pottery studio manager to attend this class. Please call the Art League if you have any questions at 410-524-9433. 
 
Cost per session: $35 for Art League members, $45 non members
Cost for 6 sessions: $180 for Art League members, $230 for non members (not available online)
 
Advanced reservation is required to guarantee your spot. 
 
December 17 `19
Metal Jewelry Stamping with Debi Dean
Art League of Ocean City
This is a hands-on class to learn how to stamp words and designs on metal. The instructor will provide all supplies, the stamps for names, notes, dates and phrases of your choice.

Take home up to 3 pieces, a bracelet, a pendant and a key chain or ornament to give as a gift or to keep!
 
$55 for Members
$66 for Non Members
All materials included!
December 17 `19
Tuesday Afternoon Adult Pottery Class
Art League of Ocean City
Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art.  Perfect for all levels of students from beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome.
 
Registration:
$35 for members and $45 for non-members
Sign up for six sessions $180 (members) - $230 (non-members)
 
Advanced reservation is required to guarantee your spot. 
 
 
 
 
December 17 `19
Kids Tuesday Afternoon Pottery Class
Art League of Ocean City
Let your little ones play with clay. Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination at this Art League of Ocean City class. Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing. 
 
Great for kids ages 7 and older. Children 6 and under need to be accompanied by an adult! 
 
Cost: 
$25 for members, $30 for non members
Sign-up for 6 sessions for $120 for members, $150 for non members 
 
Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot. 
 
  
December 17 `19
Tuesday Evening Adult Pottery Class
Art League of Ocean City
Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art.  Perfect for all levels of students from beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome.
 
Registration:
$35 for members and $45 for non-members
Sign up for six sessions $180 (members) - $230 (non-members)

Advanced reservation is required to guarantee your spot.
 
 
December 18 `19
Crashed Glass Mosaic Tile Class
Art League of Ocean City
In this two part class, students will first make mono prints using acrylic paint on a printing plate using a variety of print techniques and using different kinds of paper. The prints will then be glued to a surface that will become the base for a mosaic. We will learn how to use “crash glass” to enhance the mosaic collage on top of the print.
 
Cost:
$65.00 for Members
$81.00 for Non-Members
Plus $15.00 Material Fee to be paid directly to the instructor
December 18 `19
Originals Only
Art League of Ocean City
Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee. 
 
Live ~ Local ~ All Original Content
 
 
 
 
 
December 19 `19
Local Colors, Watercolors Class With Gerilyn Gaskill
Art League of Ocean City
Watch watercolor demonstrations and try your hand as you paint along with Gerilyn Gaskill at the Art League of Ocean workshop! Have fun while you learn to capture the “local color” in watercolors.
 
All levels welcome. Bring your own supplies or rent a complete watercolor kit for $10
 
Instructor Gerilyn Gaskill
$25 for members, $30 for non-members
 
December 20 `19
Exploring the World of Watercolor Class "Birds" with Kathy Bohs
Art League of Ocean City
Come to the Art League of Ocean City for an Exploring the World of Watercolor with Kathy Bohs event.  Learn to use your creativity through watercolor painting.   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.
 
  
The cost for this event is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

December 20 `19
Art and Soul Workshop: Repurposed Book Journals
Art League of Ocean City
Re-purpose an old book and construct it into a journal. You will be creating pages throughout that reflect certain heartfelt memories or obstacles in your past that have completed and recycled who you are, and where you want to be. A perfect ending for the year and a perfect tool for 2020.

Fee: Free
Funded by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
December 21 `19
Ceramic Glazing with Sarah Halcott
Art League of Ocean City
This is a beginner to intermediate class, no previous ceramics experience needed.

This is a lecture, demonstration and practice class. Learn about various techniques practiced using 6 cone glazes. We will practice using dipping, pouring and brushing. Students can bring up to 3 small bisque pots to glaze at the workshop.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for firing.

Cost:
$55 for Members
$70 for Non-Members
All materials included!
December 21 `19
$5 Film Night | The Story of a Festival
Art League of Ocean City
Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival! Experimental films by local and international filmmakers. Meet the artists and join the after-film discussion. $5 admission.
March 5 `20
Ocean City Film Festival
Ocean City Center for the Arts
The festival will showcase the works of regional (and international) filmmakers of every background and genre. Hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, this festival is a regional affair that allows both community engagement and networking for artists.
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