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    Charcoal: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing With Gary Chapman

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 1, 2016

    In this workshop students explore charcoal as the perfect drawing medium for expressive mark making. You will discover ways that techniques are applied to observational drawing for a provocative and beautiful fusion of abstraction and realism. Students will develop a personal approach to loose, aggressive mark making with a combination of additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal and erasers. Open ...more


    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    October 6, 2016

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers, food and...more

    Zentangle Dangles Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    October 6, 2016

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! Within Zentangle there...more

    Tannehill Woodcarvers Show

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    October 8 - October 9, 2016

    The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated...more

    September Exhibition

    Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary

    September 22 - October 9, 2016

    Ground Floor Contemporary opens its Fall Exhibition on September 22nd from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

    Artists exhibiting: 

    Martha Jean Shaw, Catherine Cabaniss, Anita...more

    Pioneer Con 2016

    Presented by Jefferson State Community College at Jefferson State Community College - Shelby / Hoover Campus, Birmingham

    October 14, 2016

    From 9:00 AM til 9:00 PM on Friday, October 14, the Jeff State Shelby Campus will host its first Pioneer Con!

    Confirmed events include:

    Keynote Speaker: Lou Anders, author of...more

    Painting with Pigment Sticks

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    R&F Pigment Sticks are a unique version of an oil stick that will transform the way you paint. They are richly pigmented with a lipstick soft consistency that gives them the same...more

    Golden Paints and Mediums

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    Founded in 1980, Golden Artist Colors is an employee owned company located in central New York committed to producing materials that encourage exploration of form and concept, while assuring...more

    Gamblin Oil Colors

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    "I have always wanted to give artists color at its maximum with a luscious texture. A texture that readily responds to an artist’s intention and handles beautifully. A color reaches its maximum...more

    Modern Acrylics from Holbein

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    Utilizing the best traditional organic pigments as well as the latest and the most up to date inorganic pigments, Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylic affords the user seamless and effortless mixing...more

    Screen Printing with Speedball

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    Join Speedball representative Stacey Kelley for a fun and informative hands-on demonstration of screen printing materials and techniques.


    Sketching with Faber-Castell

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    Faber-Castell, established in 1761 by the cabinet maker Kaspar Faber (1730-1784†), is one of the oldest industrial companies in the world.  The company is the world’s leading manufacturer...more

    Oil Painting Happy Hour

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    Join artists and industry representatives for a relaxing hour of oil painting and imbibing. Get hands-on experience with the best oil paints from around the world, featuring colors from Rembrandt,...more

    Marbling with Jacquard

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    Marbling is the ancient art of floating paint on the surface of thickened water (known as the “marbling size”) and then transferring this floating design onto paper or fabric. It has a rich...more

    Monoprinting with Akua Inks

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14, 2016

    Akua inks are professional quality, water-based inks created by two printmakers, Susan Rostow and William Jung.   Rostow & Jung were motivated to create safe, fume free inks when they...more

    2016 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

    Presented by Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    July 20 - October 15, 2016

    The Helen Keller Art Show is on display through October 15 in The Edge of Chaos, fourth floor of Lister Hill Library.

    The Helen Keller Art Show was established in 1983 as a cooperative...more

    Art Materials Expo

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14 - October 15, 2016

    Two days of free demos! Come learn something new. Free and open to the public!


    Rembrandt Oil Colors & Silver Brush

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 15, 2016

    Rembrandt, a legendary name for a range that is known for its superior and unparalleled quality. It has been developed through pure skill and artistic insight, and is based on the best raw...more

    New! Abstract Acrylics

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 15, 2016

    Abstract is the result of three years of research by the Sennelier expert lab team. It is a fine acrylic paint which meets all the stringent quality demands that are a guarantee of Sennelier...more

    Sun Printing with Solarfast

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 15, 2016

    SolarFast dyes are light-sensitive and only develop color and become permanent upon exposure to sunlight (UV). This unique property means SolarFast may be used to create remarkably detailed...more

    Street Style Spray Paint

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 15, 2016

    WHEN PASSION MEETS PRECISION. Not only because the team behind the brand has it's roots in Graffiti and Art cultures, but also as they were, and still are, active users. When passion met...more

    Markers & Beer!

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 15, 2016

    Join artists and industry representatives for a fun hour of imbibing and mark making! Attendees will have the chance to experiment with the full range of markers available today. From acrylic...more

    Painting with Pastels

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 15, 2016

    It took over three years, at the turn of the 20th Century, to formulate the Sennelier range of Extra Soft Pastels "à l'écu" and thus to create one of the largest chromatic ranges of pastels....more

    John DeMotte, New Works

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    August 19 - October 16, 2016

    This is a solo show of new work by John DeMotte, a significant Birmingham artist who works primarily in photography and printmaking, specializing in photo intaglio and engraving with monoprint....more

    John DeMotte, New Works

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    August 19 - October 16, 2016

    This is a solo show by John DeMotte, a long-time Birmingham artist who primarily works in photgraphy and printmaking  and who specializes  in photo intaglio and engraving with monoprint....more

    Old Time Music & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    October 13 - October 16, 2016

    During this workshop quilters, basket makers and painters pursue their arts in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere while others fully immerse themselves in old-time music, their days and nights...more

    Gamblin Artist's Colors and Mediums

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 16, 2016

    Join artist and Gamblin representative Nancy Spielman for this hands-on workshop exploring Gamblin Oil Paints & Mediums. Learn the difference between Gamblin Fluid Mediums, Gel Mediums and...more

    8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    September 30 - October 21, 2016

    The Shelby County Arts Council will host the 8th Annual Adult Juried Art Gallery Exhibit from September 30, 2016 through October 21, 2016.  Artist will be competing for cash awards for...more

    You Can't Take It With You

    Presented by Theatre UAB at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    October 19 - October 23, 2016

    "You Can't Take it With You", a time-honored classic of American farce written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. In this Pultizer Price-winning comedy, a wacky family finds their routine...more

    Birmingham Punk Rock Flea Market

    Presented by Birmingham Punk Rock Flea Market and Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    October 22 - October 23, 2016

    ***HALLOWEEN EDITION!****
    Two DAYS! 8 BANDS OVER 50 Vendors!
    ALL AGES!

    Over 25 different vendors each day! VINTAGE, MUSIC, ART, ZINES, RECORDS!

    DAY ONE...more

    Concomitant Art Exhibition

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College at Durbin Gallery of the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center & Azar Studios, Birmingham

    September 30 - October 27, 2016

    When Jim Neel ’71 started working on his upcoming show, he knew it would incorporate the themes that have driven his art in recent years: the experience of children living in war, the trauma...more

    Watercolor & Painting Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    October 23 - October 28, 2016

    During this workshop students will pursue realistic watercolor painting, acrylic, and mixed media collage in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere. Classes include...

    Experiments In...more

    Together Again: University of Montevallo Art Faculty and Alumni Show Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    September 12 - October 28, 2016

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has begun hosting a free public exhibit of recent work by University of Montevallo (UM) Department of Art faculty and its graduates. The exhibit, Together...more

    Oil Painting Principles and Techniques with Nancy Chaboun

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 27 - October 29, 2016

    Join artist and teacher Nancy Chaboun for three stimulating days of painting and discussion. Nancy will create beautiful still life arrangements with fruit, foliage, and other interesting things...more

    Velo Velo Velo, an art show inspired by man’s greatest invention

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    September 24 - October 29, 2016

    Sept 24 – Oct 29
    “Velo Velo Velo” an art show inspired by man’s greatest invention.
    Opening reception Saturday, September 24th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in sync with...more

    Calavera Prelude - An Art Celebration of Bare Hands' 14th Day of the Dead Festival in Birmingham

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    October 7 - October 29, 2016

    Friday Oct 7 through Oct 29
    An art celebration of Bare Hands 14th Day of the Dead Festival!

    Opening Receptions:
    ~ Friday October 7th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, with the...more

    25th Annual Halloween Fairyland

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    October 29, 2016

    The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event...more

    Embrace: the Cyclops, the RE: percussion(ist), the Revolutionist.

    Presented by East Lake Arts District

    October 7 - October 29, 2016

    Embrace: the Cyclops, the RE: percussion(ist), the Revolutionist.  

    Featuring multi-media, surrealist/outsider/street art by Lee Alan Possum Doss, Hunter Bell, and Ukuu Mubako...more

    Art Exhibit, Unitarian Universalist Church of Biringham

    Presented by Unitarian Univeralist Church of Birmingham at Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, Birmingham

    August 23 - October 31, 2016

    Art Exhibit - Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham by artists, Steve and Sally Smith.

    "Capturing the moment" best describes Sally's photographs of nature that reflect her "gratitude...more

    Club Create

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    November 2, 2016

    Come together to create something new! Each month we'll tackle a different craft project with instruction and materials provided. All adults are welcome, but registration is required to reserve...more

    Dia de los Muertos Festival

    Presented by Bare Hands Inc. and Cahaba Brewing Company at Cahaba Brewing Company, Birmingham

    November 2, 2016

    This November 2nd falls on a Wednesday! It is sure to be an energetic Day of the Dead Festival (Dia de los Muertos numero catorce). This year is our fourteenth celebration! This year it will take...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    November 3, 2016

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    Robin McDonald Exhibit

    Presented by Leeds Arts Council at Leeds Theatre and Arts Center, Leeds

    October 2 - November 3, 2016

    Robin McDonald is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in October.  The public is invited to the opening reception on October 2, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view his delightful photographs...more

    Traditional Arts & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    November 3 - November 6, 2016

    This workshop is perfectly timed at the beginning of the holiday season! Come to the Alabama Folk School to make handmade holiday gifts for your family and...more

    Doctor Dolittle JR.

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    November 4 - November 6, 2016

    The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle, the big Broadway-sized family musical. All of the characters we’ve come to love through the...more

    Moss Rock Festival

    at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    November 5 - November 6, 2016

    A free, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, Eco-Ideas, Art + Design the first weekend in November at The Preserve in Hoover.


    RMTC Veterans Day Celebration

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    November 11 - November 12, 2016

    Join Three On A String and the Seasoned Performers as we celebrate the sacrifice of our veterans.


    Beginning Zentangle with Darla Williamson

    Presented by Artists on the Bluff at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    November 15, 2016

    Come learn Zentangle!  All supplies included in class fee.


    Virtual-Reality

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and University of Alabama at Birmingham at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 16, 2016

    Virtual-Reality
    Wednesday, November 16 at 4 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Want to see the latest technology and advances in virtual-reality? Join us...more

    Vinegar Tom

    Presented by Theatre UAB at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    November 9 - November 19, 2016

    "Vinegar Tom" written by Caryl Churchill. Written at the height of the second feminist movement in the 20th century, Churchill's provocative play examines gender and power relationships through...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 12 - November 19, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, November 12 | 9-noon
    Saturday, November 19 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100 | Non-Members $120

    Capture...more

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