Adult Classes

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All students must fill out a Registration Form and pay a Registration Fee annually!

A Registration Fee is due once a year per student. A one-time payment of $25 is valid for 12 months of class (July 1 -June 30).

To complete online registration:
1.) Fill out the Online Registration Form linked here.
2.)Pay the $25 Registration Fee!

Payments are accepted in person, via emailed invoice or through online here.  

Relevant Forms

Registration Form 24/25 PDF to print, fill out, and return to the ESO Office or eso@esoartscenter.org


  • Adult Ballet

    Adult Ballet

    $50/month one day a week, $85/month two days a week or drop in for $15/class.
    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am

    Adult Ballet caters to the individuals in the class, 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. Elongate, and tone your body with artistic expression.

    Pricing: Single
    Single Class
    $15
    1 day/wk: $50.00/mo
    2 days/wk: $85.00/mo

    Ask about how Adult Ballet classes can be cheaper by the dozen!

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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: $250
    Instructor: Nancy Gormley
    This class is limited to 6 students.

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    CERAMIC STUDIO CLAY CLASSES with Jaime KirkPatrick: BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE

    CERAMIC STUDIO CLAY CLASSES with Jaime KirkPatrick: BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE

    $250/8 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.

    Wheel Thrown Pottery with Dianne Hottenstein

    Wheel Thrown Pottery with Dianne Hottenstein

    Wheel Thrown Pottery

    Instructor: Dianne Hottenstein

    Recurring Sessions
    Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm

    Cost: $250 for 8 weeks of classes (prorated for shorter sessions)

    Limited to 5-6 students

    This course is created for beginner to intermediate level students. Techniques in wheel throwing, trimming and glazing will be taught. Students may make cups, bowls, plates, vases and other ceramic forms in this session. This class is designed for those interested in throwing on the potter’s wheel. If needed we will address the hand building skills of pinch, coil and slab work. Students will need a basic “Ceramics kit” (available on-line, at Michael’s, Jerry’s Artarama or ESO at cost.

    Clay may be purchased through ESO Arts Center. Firing charge is included in class price.

    Registered pottery students are invited to take advantage of our Open Studio, available during ESO business hours.


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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.

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    Piano and Voice lessons with Megan Cartwright

    Piano and Voice lessons with Megan Cartwright

    Contact ESO to arrange music lessons!

    Call 442-3226 to schedule a time slot.

    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.


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    Guitar with Eric Luchansky

    Guitar with Eric Luchansky

    Book your lesson with ESO’s newest Guitar teacher today!
    $45 per 45 min lesson.
    Call the ESO office to schedule your lesson.

    Ukulele Lessons with Kristin Willis!

    Ukulele Lessons with Kristin Willis!

    Kristin Willis is a talented musician and founder of the Eastern Shore Ukulele Festival. With a passion for music that spans most of her life, Kristin has become a skilled ukulele player who has performed with the Sonic Ukes for the past seven years. In addition to her musical pursuits, Kristin is also the owner and operator of Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting Co.

    join Krisin for Ukulele Lessons for all ages and group workshops!
    Kristin is available on Thursdays, $40 dollars for a 30 minute lesson.

    Call the ESO office to schedule a lesson, 757-442-3226

    Private Music Lessons with Jack Holladay

    Private Music Lessons with Jack Holladay

    Jack Holladay has been playing music for over 18 years, with 10 years of teaching experience. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music specializng in guitar, voice, piano, and bass. Jack’s fields of expertise include: ear training, performance, music theory, composition/arranging, songwriting, and production/engineering.

    Private Instruction:
    Guitar beginner-advanced 55$ per hour
    Voice beginner-intermediate 45$ per hour
    Piano beginner-intermediate 40$ per hour
    Bass beginner-intermediate 40$ per hour

    Genres: (modern styles) rock, metal, blues, jazz, fusion, pop

    Call the ESO Office to make arrangements for lessons

  • Group Fitness Classes with Barb Hall

    Group Fitness Classes with Barb Hall

    $55/month or Drop-in for $8/class
    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. Fitness classes include:

    – Dance Fit (M/W 8:30-9:30 a.m.): An easy-to-follow, fun-filled class where you dance to your favorite music from pop and rock, disco to Latin beats & everything in-between. Dance Fit is for everyone, so start dancing your way to fitness!

    – Barre Intensity (T/TH 8:30-9:25 a.m.): A full-body workout at the barre that focuses on low-impact and small movements that strengthen & tone your entire body. This class is for all fitness levels. Mat Required

    – Morning Yoga Stretch (T/TH 9:30-10:15 a.m.): Get energized and begin your day with a yoga stretch routine to stretch your muscles, increase your range of motion & improve your flexibility. For all ages & fitness levels. Mat required.

    – Fit 55+ (T/TH 10:30-11:30 a.m.): Stay fit as you age. This class is done either standing or sitting, mixes low-impact aerobics, balance, weight training & stretching routines to improve overall fitness. So let’s get moving, come & join the fun and meet new friends.

    Yoga: with Gwen Shive

    Yoga: with Gwen Shive

    Yoga with Gwen Shive
    Tuesday 4:15-5:15 and 5:30- 6:30
    $15 drop-in

    This class is tailored to suite all levels and incorporates functional movement, yoga postures and sequences with guided relaxation to support mind, body an breath awareness.

    Gwen took her first yoga class in 2001 and felt mooved to learn more. She enrolled in the YogaFit teacher training and has been teaching since 2009. SHe completed her training in Rishikesh, India, earning her 500 hour certificate. The mind, body and spirit connection just makes sense to Gwen, “I want to help everyone experience the joy that yoga has brought me.” When not practising yoga Gwen likes to walk, hike, kayak, read and travel with her family. She can be found on Instagram and facebook.

  • 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!

    https://www.patreon.com/esoartscenter

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  • Karate with Robert Buckner

    Karate with Robert Buckner

    $60 PER MONTH | MONDAYS + Thursdays- Beginner 5:30 – Advanced 6:15

    Teaching for over 20 years, Sensei Buckner holds a 7thth Degree Black Belt in Okinawin Shorin-Ryu. Learn effective self-defense techniques while improving over-all physical conditioning & mental focus.


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
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