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.

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  • 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 with Nancy Gormley: BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE

    CERAMICS 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 10 to 1 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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    Embroidery with Haley Moore

    Embroidery with Haley Moore

    Join visual Artsit Haley Moore to learn embroidery techniques for all skill levels. Bring a project of your own or develop one in the workshop. This class aims to build a community around embroidery where time is set aside to accomplish project goals, meet new friends and tea and good conversation are always available.

    Classes will be held on Thursdays
    Beginning October 7th | @ 6pm for 6 weeks
    $90 Class Tuition – Ask About Parent/child discounts!

    Get your fully customized Embroidery kit for $45 with all class materials included!

    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.


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    Festive Foraging Craft Series with Haley Moore

    Festive Foraging Craft Series with Haley Moore

    Are you interested in building your own affordable and fun Holiday decor? Join Artist Haley Moore for this series of classes aimed to deck your halls with foraged greenery found in nature!
    Beginning Tuesday November 30th and running through December 21st come for one class for $15 or participate in all 4 for $60!
    More info available soon!
    Learning to Sculpt with Seaira

    Learning to Sculpt with Seaira

    Fridays, 5wk series
    Thurdays 10/7 & 10/15, Fridays 10/21 & 10/29 6:30-8:30pm,
    Ages 12+
    Class size max: 6 each time.
    students pick either 4:30 or 6:30 + independent studio time, 5wks-
    Cost: $120 full series Drop in: $35
    Clay $25 per 25lb block, Tool kits $20

    Learning to Sculpt with Seaira Evening Ceramics for Beginners- Advanced. Students will learn compositional foundations and hand-building techniques for creating sculpture in clay, expressing abstractly or literally, as you wish! This series will also offer instruction on depicting the figure – huwman and animal form. Live models welcome 🙂
  • 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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    Spoken Word for Ages 12+

    Spoken Word for Ages 12+

    Thursdays, 5wk series
    Spoken Word, 5pm-6pm, Ages 12+

    Students will get to explore their expression through written & spoken word, poetry or “slam poetry”. Exploring the foundations for hip-hop, song writing or writing a stream of consciousness, speaking it & being heard.
  • 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
    Piano and Voice lessons with Megan Cartwright

    Piano and Voice lessons with Megan Cartwright

    Beginning this fall!
    Contact ESO to arrange music lessons!

    Call 442-3226 to schedule a time slot. Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.

    Megan Cartwright is a choral director and music teacher with experience teaching all levels. She is a graduate of James Madison University, and holds a Masters of Music Education from Boston University. Mrs. Cartwright recently served as the High School Choir Repertoire and Resources Chair for the Virginia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Mrs. Cartwright has performed as a soloist and as a professional chorister. Career highlights include directing musicals with her students. Currently, Mrs. Cartwright is working as a music teacher for Arts Enter at the Historic Palace Theatre in Cape Charles, Virginia and at the Eastern Shore’s Own Arts Center. Mrs. Cartwright enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and four children while she pursues performing, teaching, and working with young musicians.
    Drum Lessons with Kody Muhic

    Drum Lessons with Kody Muhic

    Drum lessons with Kody Muhic

    Kody Muhic grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and began playing the drums in middle school when he was encouraged by Mr. David Steelman to pick up a marching snare. He’s since spent summers at the Collective School of Music and has studied Jazz at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Kody plays drums with several local and regional acts including Jahfree Jones and makes regularlar appearences on the ESO stage. Contact the ESO Main office to schedule drum lessons with Kody.
  • 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!
    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
    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
    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
    Therapeutic Yoga in the Evening with Seaira

    Therapeutic Yoga in the Evening with Seaira

    Beginning September 27th!
    Mondays, 5wk series
    6:00pm-7:00, Therapeutic Yoga with Seaira,
    $15/class

    An all-levels class for unwinding ~ decompressing the mind & body with breath, healing mantras, meditations and movements to strengthen & energize our chi for the week. Cara Seaira O’Brien has two Yoga Teacher Training certifications and over a decade of experience as a massage & reiki therapist as well. Her classes are informative, nurturing and welcoming to all bodies, ages 12+.

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

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  • 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!

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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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  • Karate with Robert Buckner

    Karate with Robert Buckner

    $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
    Judo with Mike Muender

    Judo with Mike Muender

    Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

    Mike Muender has taught Judo on the Eastern Shore since 2004. He founded the Eastern Shore Judo Tounament in 2018, and is the Sensei Eastern Shore Judo, a club affiliated with the American Traditional Jujutsu Association (ATJA). Sensei Muender is ranked Gordan (5th degree black belt ) by the ATJA and Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in JuJutsu by the ATJA.

    Registration Fee required for each student annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied online.

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    Women's Self Defense

    Women's Self Defense

    Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

    Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks. Join Sensei Mike Muender to learn the art of self defense using jujutsu martial arts training.

    Mike Muender has taught Judo on the Eastern Shore since 2004. He founded the Eastern Shore Judo Tounament in 2018, and is the Sensei Eastern Shore Judo, a club affiliated with the American Traditional Jujutsu Association (ATJA). Sensei Muender is ranked Gordan (5th degree black belt ) by the ATJA and Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in JuJutsu by the ATJA.

    Registration Fee required for each student annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied online.

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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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