Adult Classes

Please note: A registration fee is required for all students.

Registration Fee is due once year per student. One-time payment for class year from September 1st to August 31st. Call the ESO Office at (757) 442-3226 to register for classes.

Relevant Forms

Registration Form 2021-2022 Classes

Registration Form 2021-2022 Classes – Spanish

COVID-19 Policy

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Supporting the Arts since 1984


  • Adult Ballet

    Adult Ballet

    $50/month or drop in for $15/class | Classes Starting on September 13th< Br> Every Monday at 6:00
    Adult Ballet is geared towards the dance and non dancer alike, moving at the pace of the students. Basic ballet positions and combinations provide physical and mental challenges that focuses on increased core strength, balance and flexibility.

    Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.
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  • CERAMICS I & II with Nancy Gormley: BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE

    CERAMICS I & II with Nancy Gormley: BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE

    CERAMICS with Nancy Gormley: BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE

    email eso@esoartscenter.org to inquire about openings.

    For beginners this class is an introduction to the creative medium of clay and is designed for adults with little or no experience with ceramics. The first part of the class will be dedicated to learning the characteristics of clay and exploring hand and slab-building techniques to create functional ware or sculptural forms for the beginner. As the session progresses students can continue on with hand-building or will be introduced to the potter’s wheel to find their own creative expression form. More advanced students are encouraged to further develop their skills and creative expressionism with various decorating and glazing techniques. Students should purchase a basic ceramics tool kit (available on-line, at Michael’s, Jerry’s Artarama, or can be purchased from the ESO at cost), as there are limited tools available in the classroom. All clay must be purchased through ESO Arts Center. Firing charge is included in the price of this class. Open studio hours are available during ESO business hours.


    Wednesdays 1 to 4 PM;
    Open Studio – during ESO business hours
    8 weeks; Beginners to Intermediate
    Cost: $200
    Instructor: Nancy Gormley
    This class is limited to 6 students.

    Registration Fee required once per year at $15/student.
    Credit Card Fees Applied Online.
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    CERAMIC STUDIO CLAY CLASSES with Jaime KirkPatrick: BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE

    CERAMIC STUDIO CLAY CLASSES with Jaime KirkPatrick: BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE

    $200/8 week session
    Tuesdays 12-4Pm
    Friday 12-4PM
    Open Studio during ESO Office hours / as class schedule permits
    Max Participants: 6

    email eso@esoartscenter.org to inquire about openings

    Clay techniques including pinching, coil, slab construction in functional and non-functional (abstract/sculptural) purposes will be explored, followed by wheel throwing techniques. INT-ADV students will also explore the construction of lids, spouts, expanding forms, trimming and forming feet, as well as creating handles plus learn to create your own chop/stamp.

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    Water Colors with Diana M. Davis

    Water Colors with Diana M. Davis

    This watercolor painting classes is geared for all levels of painters. Learn watercolor painting technique from veteran painter Daina M. Davis. Through individualized attention and detailed demonstrations you too can perfect your painting technique.

    Classes will be held on Wednesdays
    Beginning September 8th – 25th | 10AM -12PM
    $165 Class tuition
    $10 supplies fee

    All students must pay an annual $15 Registration fee. Use the dropdown menu on the Paypal button below to pay Tuition Only, Tuition and Supplies or Tuition, Supplies and registration fees.

    Additional Fees
  • ESO Writers' Workshop with Lenore Hart and David Poyer

    ESO Writers' Workshop with Lenore Hart and David Poyer

    $250 | Once a week for 10 weeks 7PM

    Start date September 7
    Over two and a half decades of teaching students from their teens to their 90s, we’ve seen a lot of student success stories, as they won writing competitions and publishing contracts in various venues — from magazines, literary journals, and small literary presses, to New York City publishing houses.

    Series beginning Tuesday, September 7. A community writing workshop for aspiring and published writers of fiction and creative nonfiction, providing reading of work, group discussion and critique, and editing & publishing advice from two authors with over 50 published books between them. Meets once a week for 10 weeks. Class size is limited to six students. Students bring in their work at each meeting for reading, discussion and editorial guidance. Masks required for the duration of class. Beginning to Advanced Level, ages 16 and up. Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.

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  • Musical Instrument Lessons with Mark Jensen

    Musical Instrument Lessons with Mark Jensen

    $30 per 45 minute lesson
    Mark teaches guitar, ukulele, trumpet, percussion, beginner piano and keyboard. Call 442-3226 to schedule a time slot. Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.
    $30/private class
  • Morning Yoga Strech

    Morning Yoga Strech

    $30/month (1 class per week) | Monday 9:30AM, Tuesday 9:30AM, Thursday 9:30AM
    Max class size = 15. Mat required. Start your day by easing into a yoga stretch routine that will stretch your muscles, increase your range of motion & improve your flexibility, a great way to get energized for the day ahead. All ages & fitness levels are welcome.
    Mat required.

    Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.

    1 Class per week- $30/month
    Dance Fit with Barb Hall

    Dance Fit with Barb Hall

    $30/month (1 class per week) | Monday 8:30AM, Wednesday 8:30AM,
    Max class size: 15.

    Dance Fit is an easy-to-follow, fun-filled energetic & exciting class where you dance to your favorite music from pop to rock, disco to Latin beats and everything in-between. Dance Fit is for everyone, so start dancing your way to fitness! Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.

    1 Class per week- $30/month
    Barre Intensity with Barb Hall

    Barre Intensity with Barb Hall

    $30/month (1 class per week) | Tuesday 8:30AM, Thursday 8:30AM
    Mat required.

    This class combines attributes of Pilates, dance and functional fitness training. It incorporates small isolated movement to fatigue the muscles, large range of motion to elevate the heart rate and sequencing that incorporates upper and lower body to make every minute count. The results are a total body workout that leaves you mentally strong and feeling accomplished. Barre Intensity is for all fitness levels.
    Mat Required

    Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.

    1 Class per week- $30/month
    Fitness  55+

    Fitness 55+

    $30/month (1 class per week) | Tuesday 10:30-11:30am and Thursday 10:30-11:30AM
    Max class size: 15.

    Stay fit as you age. This class is designed for adults 55 and older mixing low-impact aerobics, weight training, balance/coordination and stretching routines to improve overall fitness. So let’s get moving, come and join the fun and meet new friends at the same time.

    NOTE: Chairs are available

    Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.
    1 Class per week- $30/month
    Unlimited Group Fitness Classes with Barb Hall

    Unlimited Group Fitness Classes with Barb Hall

    $50/month
    Max class size = 15. Barb teaches a variety of fitness classes all during the week, take as many classes with Barb as you would like for one great price. Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.
    Unlimited Classes per week: $50/month
    Karate with Robert Buckner

    Karate with Robert Buckner

    Karate is starting October 19th!.
    $60 PER MONTH | MONDAYS & THURSDAYS (INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED 6:15-7:45 PM)
    Call ESO for price break for family discounts. Teaching for over 20 years, Sensei Buckner holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Okinawin Shorin-Ryu. Learn effective self-defense techniques while improving over-all physical conditioning & mental focus. Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.
    2 Classes per week: $60/month
    Virtual Private Fitness Lessons with Certified Trainer Lauren Rathbun

    Virtual Private Fitness Lessons with Certified Trainer Lauren Rathbun

    All coaching sessions will be held virtually.
    $35 PER SESSION | 1 Hr Private Coaching
    Take a private lesson with Lauren Rathbun, a certified fitness coach. Work on technique, build a fitness plan, and discuss your personal health and wellness goals with a kind, energetic instructor. The initial 30 minute consultation is free! Enjoy a tailored approach from the privacy of your own home. Registration fee is required annually for all students. Email eso@esoartscenter.org to set up your free consultation!
  • Patreon

    Patreon

    Patreon is a paid subscription platform where the ESO community can support ESO programs and receive exclusive access to ESO content.

    Through the ESO Patreon ESO offers exclusive virtual experiences to our online community in an effort to bring us a little closer together no matter what the distance! With 2 tiers to choose from there is a little something for everyone!

    ESO Friends:
    • Patron only updates
    • Recognition for your contribution
    • Early access to tickets and reservations
    • Single Waived annual Registration Fee ($15)
    • Exclusive chat community and surveyPatron only updates
    • Recognition for your contribution
    • Early access to tickets and reservations
    • Single Waived Registration fee ($15)
    • Exclusive chat community and surveys


    ESO Family
    • All the Above PLUS…

    • Exclusive music concerts and special content!

    • The Virtual Class Pass
    With the virtual class pass is a work in progress, ideally patrons get access to virtual versions of many ESO classes including yoga, fitness, adult and youth Ballet, sneak peaks in on our writing and comedy workshops plus crafty tutorials and live virtual art events!

    If you are are an artist, writer, musician, actor, comedian, painter, digital artist, photgrapher, illistrator, sculptor, potter etc. We want to collaborate with you on Patreon! Contact eso@esoartscenter.org for more information on how to become a teacher at ESO Arts Center!

    https://www.patreon.com/esoartscenter

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    Opportunities for Artists

    Opportunities for Artists



    If you are are an artist, writer, musician, actor, comedian, painter, digital artist, photgrapher, illustrator, dancer sculptor, potter etc., we want to collaborate with you!

    ESO Arts Center hires artists as independent contractors giving teacher autonomy over their classes. Take advantage of the opportunity to set your own schedule, and teach what you love! ESO is always looking to broaden and diversify our programs.

    Email eso@esoartscenter.org for a teacher application!



    Use our patreon platform to promote what you do!

    Would you be interested in sharing your art with our community?
    We would love to do an artist interview, tutorial, concert, recording or live broadcast on Patreon! Contact eso@esoartscenter.org for more information on how to become a part of what happens at ESO Arts Center!

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Hours

Monday
11AM - 6PM
Tuesday
11AM - 6PM
Wednesday
11AM - 6PM
Thursday
11AM - 6PM
Fri-Sun
open for scheduled classes

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Belle Haven, VA 23306
15293 King Street
Belle Haven, VA 23306
(757) 442-3226

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