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 the
Arts and be inspired.

  
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Events
October 16 `19
Sip & Ceramics Class: Stein or a Bowl with Burley Oak
Art League of Ocean City
During this Sip and Ceramics class at the Ocean City Center for the Arts, you will make your own creative and beautiful piece out of clay; your choice of stein or a bowl.  All of the class materials and refreshments are included in the class fees.  Expericence is not necessary.  This class is perfect for date night or even a girls night out. 
 
Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for pieces to be ready to take home.  
 
Registration: 
$45 for Art League members, $56 for non-members
 
 
October 17 `19
Fun with Wax: Introduction to the Art of Encaustic Painting with Renee Nelson
Art League of Ocean City

Come and learn about the ancient art of Encaustic – a medium made of beeswax and resin, colored in various ways. This will be a fun class filled with lots of wonderfully waxy techniques. You’ll learn about the terms and tools of the trade, health and safety issues, and the endless ways you can use the medium to express your creativity. The majority of class time will be spent experimenting with the paints, tools and techniques, and you’ll take home several finished works, ready to be exhibited and enjoyed in your home or given as gifts. No previous art experience is required – only a sense of play and desire to learn. Bring your lunch and join us! Children age 10 and older are welcome to register if attending with a registered adult.

 

Cost: $65 Members, Non-Members $80 

 

 


October 18 `19
Exploring the World of Watercolor Class "Autumn Leaves" 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.

October 18 `19
Art and Soul Workshop: Celebrate Your Inner Goddess/Hero
Art League of Ocean City
Enjoy the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals of all ages at this months Art & Soul Workshop.  Who are you? What hides beneath that outer exterior? Using a medley of textiles, masks and mixed media materials you will create your mini goddess or mini hero 
 
Fee: Free
Funded by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
October 19 `19
Nature Vignette Box Workshop with Deborah Rolig & Dee Gray
Art League of Ocean City
Bring your lunch and join sisters Dee Gray and Deborah Rolig for a fun day of creative assemblage as you explore the theme of nature.   Participants will create one vignette box, one Woodlands or Seasoshore themed.   The focus will be on layering, collage, design, painting and distressing techniques.   Students are encouraged to bring their own natural ephemera, glass vials or vintage bottles and nature finds.    Please bring a box no deeper than three inches. 
 
Registration:
$75 members, $94 Non-members
October 19 `19
Free Family Art Day: Watercolor Dandelion Paintings
Art League of Ocean City
Take the kids to "Free Family Art Day: Watercolor Dandelions," sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Come together, explore nature and the arts, and take home a new treasure. This month: Painting watercolor dandelions. 
 
Children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults must be accompanied by a child. All family members (including adults) must be registered for this event.
October 19 `19
2 Day Liquid Slip Decoration Workshop with Robert Johnson
Art League of Ocean City
Create up to 4 plates at this two day liquid slip technique class with Robert Johnson at the Art League of Ocean City.  The first day, you will make the plates on the wheel. The second day you will learn how to use liquid slip to create unique designs on the surface of your plates. Your pieces will be fired twice at Robbie’s personal kiln with a clear finishing glaze. Please allow 2-3 weeks for firing.  We recommend registering early as space is limited to 6 students.
 
Registration:
$100 for members, $125 for non-members
October 19 `19
$5 Film Night & Fundraiser | The Spookiest Night of Your Life
Art League of Ocean City
Join us for another film screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival!  This month is our annual Halloween fundraiser, join us and come see horror selections from the 2019 Ocean City Film Festival, enjoy refreshments and enter our costume contest for a chance to win festival passes. Content is not rated by MPAA, the $5 admission cost supports the Art League of Ocean City. 
 
The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the film will begin at 7:00 pm.
October 20 `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. 

 

 
October 20 `19
Color Theory combined with Drawing Skills Workshop
Art League of Ocean City
Instructor, David Simpson invites you to join a color theory combined with drawing skills class. Good drawing skills are important for creating great paintings. These drawing classes are designed for both beginners and more experienced artists. 
 
The cost of this class is $30 for members and $38 for non members
October 22 `19
Acrylic Intermediate Painting Workshop
Art League of Ocean City
At this acrylic intermediate painting workshop at the Art League, Painting the old Masters with Joanne Guilfoil you will have the opprortunity to look into Renoir's work!  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. Then we will paint in a similar style either copying the master or painting our own but in the old masters style. This middle level acrylic painting class will meet once a month (Sept-Jan), for 5 sessions.

Please bring your own material, or you rent a kit from the instructor for a $10 fee to be paid directly to instructor.
October 22 `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. 
Instructor: Nancy Barnas
 
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. 
 
October 22 `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. 
 
 
 
 
October 22 `19
The Artist's Way-Discovering Our Creative Self with Dell Purrell
Art League of Ocean City
Join the Art League of Ocean City for the second half of this life changing 12 week program. The Artist's Way - Discovering Our Creative Self, the book Juila Cameron has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. This body of work will examine how we as spiritual beings can nurture and enhance our personal creativity following the process of The Artist's Way.  
 
Registration:
$60 Members for first 6 weeks
$75 Non-Members for first 6 weeks
plus $10 material fee to be paid on the first day of the workshop directly to Dell
 
Please bring your own book.  
 
This 12-weeks course is 6 weeks – program for the first half starting in October, and will continue in March 2020 with the 6-weeks of the second half. You have to sign-up for all 6 weeks!
 
October 22 `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. 
 
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. 
 
  
October 22 `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.
 
 
October 23 `19
Metal Stamping Class
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. You will take home up to 3 pieces, a bracelet, a pendant and a key chain to give as a gift or to keep!
 
Registration:
$55 for Art League Members; $66 for non-members
all materials are included
October 24 `19
Local Colors, Watercolors Class With Geri 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
 
October 25 `19
SHEro Awards
Art League of Ocean City
The 2019 SHEro awards will honor unsung women heroes, who have shown courage in facing adversity and dug in to thrive and persevere.  Part of the month long all-women arts exhibition "RISE" this month.  
October 29 `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. 
Instructor: Nancy Barnas
 
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. 
 
October 29 `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. 
 
 
 
 
October 29 `19
The Artist's Way-Discovering Our Creative Self with Dell Purrell
Art League of Ocean City
Join the Art League of Ocean City for the second half of this life changing 12 week program. The Artist's Way - Discovering Our Creative Self, the book Juila Cameron has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. This body of work will examine how we as spiritual beings can nurture and enhance our personal creativity following the process of The Artist's Way.  
 
Registration:
$60 Members for first 6 weeks
$75 Non-Members for first 6 weeks
plus $10 material fee to be paid on the first day of the workshop directly to Dell
 
Please bring your own book.  
 
This 12-weeks course is 6 weeks – program for the first half starting in October, and will continue in March 2020 with the 6-weeks of the second half. You have to sign-up for all 6 weeks!
 
October 29 `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. 
 
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. 
 
  
October 29 `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.
 
 
November 1 `19
First Friday Exhibit & Opening Reception
Art League of Ocean City
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.
November 5 `19
The Artist's Way-Discovering Our Creative Self with Dell Purrell
Art League of Ocean City
Join the Art League of Ocean City for the second half of this life changing 12 week program. The Artist's Way - Discovering Our Creative Self, the book Juila Cameron has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. This body of work will examine how we as spiritual beings can nurture and enhance our personal creativity following the process of The Artist's Way.  
 
Registration:
$60 Members for first 6 weeks
$75 Non-Members for first 6 weeks
plus $10 material fee to be paid on the first day of the workshop directly to Dell
 
Please bring your own book.  
 
This 12-weeks course is 6 weeks – program for the first half starting in October, and will continue in March 2020 with the 6-weeks of the second half. You have to sign-up for all 6 weeks!
 
November 8 `19
An Evening of Art & Song
Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City
An evening of "Art & Song" in Ocean City at the Residence Inn on 61st Street & Bayside. Brooke Rogers' abstract painting find a musical match in the timeless arrangements of acclaimed vocalist John Wesley Wright and guitarist Danielle Cumming.
 
Light refreshments will be served.
Cash Bar will be available.
November 12 `19
The Artist's Way-Discovering Our Creative Self with Dell Purrell
Art League of Ocean City
Join the Art League of Ocean City for the second half of this life changing 12 week program. The Artist's Way - Discovering Our Creative Self, the book Juila Cameron has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. This body of work will examine how we as spiritual beings can nurture and enhance our personal creativity following the process of The Artist's Way.  
 
Registration:
$60 Members for first 6 weeks
$75 Non-Members for first 6 weeks
plus $10 material fee to be paid on the first day of the workshop directly to Dell
 
Please bring your own book.  
 
This 12-weeks course is 6 weeks – program for the first half starting in October, and will continue in March 2020 with the 6-weeks of the second half. You have to sign-up for all 6 weeks!
 
November 19 `19
The Artist's Way-Discovering Our Creative Self with Dell Purrell
Art League of Ocean City
Join the Art League of Ocean City for the second half of this life changing 12 week program. The Artist's Way - Discovering Our Creative Self, the book Juila Cameron has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. This body of work will examine how we as spiritual beings can nurture and enhance our personal creativity following the process of The Artist's Way.  
 
Registration:
$60 Members for first 6 weeks
$75 Non-Members for first 6 weeks
plus $10 material fee to be paid on the first day of the workshop directly to Dell
 
Please bring your own book.  
 
This 12-weeks course is 6 weeks – program for the first half starting in October, and will continue in March 2020 with the 6-weeks of the second half. You have to sign-up for all 6 weeks!
 
December 6 `19
First Friday Exhibit & Opening Reception
Art League of Ocean City
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.
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