Visual arts classes provide an opportunity to explore creativity.
Eight-week adult courses at Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, include drawing, painting, pottery, stained glass, knitting, photography and furniture refinishing. Basket making and various types of jewelry making are offered in workshop format.
There’s plenty for kids, too! Knitting, pottery, painting and cake decorating are just a few of the visual arts classes for younger members of the family.
Kindermusik, which nurtures cognitive, physical, social, emotional and language skills through music and movement programs, is available for newborns through 5 years of age. Children, in first through eighth grade, can enjoy the world of theater through Saturday acting classes at Towngate Theatre. Private acting instruction also is available.
Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance is once again offering classes in the classics like ballet, Pointe, jazz and tap. Modern dance and lyrical dance are available along with ballroom dance, square dance, folk dance and belly dance. Acrobat, tumbling and cheering also are on the fall schedule. Classes are available for all ages and skill level. Private instruction also is available.
Fitness classes on the fall schedule include karate, Pilates, yoga power workout and boxing.
The popular glass blowing workshops are offered again this fall at the Glass Museum.
Nature pre-school programs are back at Schrader Environmental Education Center from September through December. The center also will hold a variety of public lectures on topics such as mountain music of West Virginia, the Tasmanian tiger and the Eastern cougar.
Some new titles this fall at Oglebay Institute include:
? Composition 1 — for those age 12 and older — Learn the basic tools of dance choreography and movement invention. Work with improvisation, rhythm, design, dynamic and phrasing.
? Introductory Boxing — for age 11through adult — Learn basic boxing techniques: proper stance, footwork, right- and left-hand punches, combinations and defense.
? Movement for Seniors —Improve balance, coordination and mobility. Modifications for walkers and wheelchairs.
? Stifel Gourmet with Chef Rocco Basil — for adults — Create a variety of hors d’oeuvres from around the world to make an eclectic meal.
? No Strings Attached — for children ages 6-8 — Learn to build and manipulate puppets and present a short puppet show.
? Private voice lessons for those age 12 and older.
? Knitting for Teens — ages 13-16 — Knit a simple dishcloth and a pocket scarf in your school colors.
? Gourmet Game — for adults — Chef Rocco Basil and naturalist Greg Park assist in designing and cooking a gourmet meal with locally-hunted game.
For a complete list of classes, call Stifel Fine Arts Center at (304) 242-7700.