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Adult's Classes:

Spring classes: April - June

Beginning the week of April 10 (unless noted otherwise)

Call to register! (609) 399-7628

Performing Arts

Fun Dance Fitness

Ages 12 - adult

Charlotte Mitchell

Tuesdays 9am - 10am

Thursdays 9am - 10am

$5 per class

Time passes quickly when you’re having fun and getting fit. This class offers one full hour of “fun, dance & fitness.” Move your body to oldies, pop, show tunes, country, etc. Using light weights, hula hoops, bands, canes & pom-poms. Come work out & sweat with us, meet new friends, bring a towel & water. Light weights optional. See you soon!  ONGOING CLASS

Tai Chi  Relaxation!

Ages 10 to adults

Frank Callio

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

$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 CLASS

Let's Ballroom!


Edward Fischer

Mon. - Sat. by appointment

Affordable dance 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.


Visual Arts

Drawing with Charcoal

Ages 16+

Renee Leopardi

$150 – 6 Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

Supply list available: Click here

Drawing is fundamental to all paintings and whether you are new to drawing or just brushing up on your drawing skills, this class is perfect for artists of all levels. Charcoal is an inexpensive and fun medium. The lessons are designed to help students learn how to work with charcoal using light and shadow to create a 3-dimensional appearance, learn techniques for capturing the texture and proper perspective of the subject.

Creative Image Making


Barry Pisetzner

$160 – 8 Fridays 10am - 12pm

Supply list available: Click here

For beginners and beyond! A playful exploration into fantasy dream imagery, optical illusion, and both realism and abstract. Students will obtain drawing, painting and design skills and will be able to choose a variety of approaches and materials.


Watercolor Techniques & Special Effects

Ages 16+

Gail Beckley

$140 – 6 Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

Begins April 13 (No class May 4)

$10 Supply fee

Explore 30+ watercolor techniques from basic washes, wet and dry effects, glazing, lifting out, blending, creating texture, stippling, highlighting, using salt and sponges, to wax resist and more. Practice any skills you already have while experimenting with what the medium offers.

Creating Art

Choose medium: Pen, pencil, acrylics or watercolor


Susan Irland

$140—6 Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm (begins 5/3)


$30 per class

Supply list available: Click here

All levels welcome! This class is designed for beginners who have always wanted to learn “how to” draw or paint; It is also open to more advanced students who want to continue building their skills. Choose which medium you’d like to work in. Support and instruction will be given to you individually. Explore the techniques unique to the medium you choose.

Pastel Portraits

Ages 17+

Tony Troy

$140—6 Tuesdays 10am - 12pm

$25 Supply fee

Beginner to advanced drawers welcome. Class will be drawing pastel portraits from life. We will also cover easy ways to utilize drawing from photos, and proper composition for portrait paintings. Initial portraits for beginners will be in black & white or sepia. Advanced portraits will be in full color. Clothed models will be provided when working from life.

Fearless Watercolor


Susan Rau

Mondays 11:30am - 1:30pm (Begins March 6)

$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

Folk Art Fun


Susan Rau

Mondays 9am - 11am (Begins March 6)

$20 per class

Supply list (bunny project): Click here


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. Occasionally a fee will be charged for supplies. Ongoing class

Visual Arts (ceramics/other)

Art of Mosaics

Ages 18+

Jill Snyder

$140—6 Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm

$35 Supply fee

Learn how to mosaic! Learn how to use the tools and select proper substrates. Different styles and techniques all explained. No art background required. You will learn how to manipulate the glass and other mediums to complete your own personal masterpiece. Come have fun, cut and create!

Beginner - Intermediate Pottery

The Ocean City Arts Center has a long tradition of offering classes in pottery and ceramics. We sincerely appreciate the continued interest the community has in our pottery program. We normally offer pottery classes, however those classes are already full with extensive wait lists for each. Adequate space is our biggest challenge. We are working diligently to finds ways to increase our clay and ceramic classes, so stay tuned.