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    ECHO, drawings by Sara Garden Armstrong

    Presented by 21st Street Studios and Alabama School of Fine Arts at 21st Street Studios, Birmingham

    February 2 - March 4, 2017

    Drawings by Sara Garden Armstrong, curated by Cumbee Tyndal, visual arts instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and Director of ASFA's Vulcan Materials Gallery, this body of work explores the relationship of sculptural form to organic landscape using charcoal, graphite, acrylic, pastels and fiber on paper. These large-scale works were created in the 1980’s and 90’s and are based on ...more


    Zentangle Six Week Series of Art Classes

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 21 - February 25, 2017

    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! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Making Money with Photography - Workshop

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    February 25, 2017

    This workshop will explore the options for making money with photography.


    Linoleum Block Printing - Beginner Workshop

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    February 25, 2017

    Print making offers the chance to make something beautiful which can also be broadcast to the many. In the class, students will learn how to cut a printing block along with how to pull a print...more

    Sennelier Abstract Acrylic with April Levi

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    February 25, 2017

    Learn to create paintings using collage techniques. Begin by creating a series of small media experiments with acrylic paint on paper. Then use your experiments as texture and color within a...more

    Theatre UAB presents "The Real Inspector Hound"

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

    February 22 - February 26, 2017

    "The Real Inspector Hound" written by Tom Stoppard. Stoppard's hilarious lampooning of murder mystery conventions features feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot as they are swept into the...more

    Another Perspective: Artwork by E. Bruce Phillips, Jr. Exhibit

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

    January 27 - February 26, 2017

    E. Bruce Phillips’ work is an exploration of the connection between humans and the environment as reflected in man-made structures. He is known for use of circles, straight lines, and what...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    March 2, 2017

    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

    The Scottsboro Boys

    Presented by Samford University at Samford University, Birmingham

    February 23 - March 3, 2017

    The University Library invites you to view a Scottsboro Boys exhibit hightlighting items from the Judge James Horton Collection and a traveling exhibit of the Fred Hiroshige Photographs. The...more

    Opening Reception for Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps Exhibit

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

    March 5, 2017

    The public is invited to the Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps exhiibit in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Central Library. The exhibit opens in the Fourth Floor Gallery of...more

    Intro to 3D Printing

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    March 6, 2017

    Curious about 3D printing and all you can do with the technology?  This class is the perfect introduction. You’ll learn how the MakerBot works as well as the basics of finding and...more

    Graphic Means Preview Screening

    Presented by Design Week Birmingham & AIGA Birmingham at UAB Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium, Birmingham

    March 7, 2017

    AIGA Birmingham, Design Week Birmingham, and the Department of Art and Art History at UAB present a preview screening of Graphic Means, A History of Graphic Design...more

    3D Printing Open Lab

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    March 9, 2017

    See the 3D printers in action and get your printing questions answered. The open lab will also offer tips for best practices to achieve a successful print from your model. Registration is not...more

    SCAC Annual Instructor/Student Art Exhibit Gallery Opening

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

    March 9, 2017

    Join us for the opening artist reception of the SCAC Annual Instructor/Student Art Exhibit. This year's exhibit honors the life of Frances Donehoo Presson. Featured works from instructors,...more

    Theatre UAB's 14th Annual Festival of 10-Minutes Plays

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

    March 6 - March 10, 2017

    Theatre UAB's 14th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays. Produced by Lee Shackleford. This marks Theatre Uab's 14th year of original plays written, directed and acted by students, staff and faculty...more

    Quick-Sketch Oil Painting with Kim English

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    March 9 - March 11, 2017

    Award-winning artist and faculty member at the Rocky Mountain School of Art, Kim English’s paintings depict the simple beauty found in everyday life. Of his direct, quick-sketch style, Kim says,...more

    Small Books Workshop with Tamara Moan

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    March 11, 2017

    Cut-Crease-Bind: Small Books Workshop with Tamara Moan, Saturday March 11, 2017 10am - 4pm. Small books are easy to make and customize. Fill them with lists, wishes, drawings and stories...more

    2017 Alabama Clay Conference Professor and Student Exhibition

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    February 15 - March 15, 2017

    Space One Eleven presents the 2017 Professor and Student Exhibition featuring pairings of artwork made by ceramic faculty from Alabama colleges and universities, and work from their...more

    Lane Cooper: Snow Days

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    February 17 - March 17, 2017

    "Snow Days" presents a sampler of works by Lane Cooper, an Alabama native now based in Cleveland, Ohio.  Inculded in the exhibition will be a number of drawings, paintings and a few...more

    Lost Art of Letters Workshop with Tamara Moan

    Presented by Alabama Art Supply

    March 18, 2017

    In the age of e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, a real live letter in the mailbox still gives a thrill.  Through writing exercises we'll explore the structure of letters, how to capture a moment,...more

    Intro to Abstract with Diane Hathcock

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    March 25, 2017

    Ever wanted to create an abstract painting but don’t know where to start? Join local artist, Diane Hathcock, for this introduction to abstract. Be prepared to paint with a more expressive,...more

    Altered Books Workshop with Tamara Moan

    Presented by Alabama Art Supply

    March 24 - March 25, 2017

    Transform old books into something new using painting, cutting, drawing, collage and narrative techniques.  In addition to altering individual pages, you'll learn to make storage pockets,...more

    back in time: Tara Lee, Martha Jean Shaw, and Ashley Wingo

    Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary at Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham

    March 2 - March 26, 2017

    Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present, "back in time" an exhibition featuring works by Tara Lee, Martha Jean Shaw, and Ashley Wingo.


    Vinyl Cutting

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    March 27, 2017

    Learn how to make your own custom vinyl decals using our vinyl cutter. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia...more

    Antiques

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    February 21 - March 28, 2017

    Explore the world of antiques and culture with an exciting new series taught by veteran instructor Daniel Brooks. Join fellow antiquarians as the Samford Antiques Class marks Brooks' 30th...more

    Woodlawn Street Market

    Presented by Woodlawn Business Association and REV Birmingham

    April 1, 2017

    Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants...more

    Art in the Vineyard @ Ozan Winery

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council and Ozan Winery at Ozan Vineyard and Cellars, Calera

    April 1, 2017

    Local Musicians. Local Artists. Local Wine.  All come together for this year’s Art in the Vineyard. Join us for a lovely afternoon of art and muic at Ozan Winery in Calera. Presented...more

    Knot, Grain, and Stain

    Presented by Crestwood Coffee Company at Crestwood Coffee Company, Birmingham

    March 6 - April 1, 2017

    Knot, Grain, and Stain. Local artist Amanda Warr will be showing her creative woodworking and wood art at Crestwood Coffee Company March 6 through April 1st. The opening will be on March 10th,...more

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015 - April 2, 2017

    From the late eighteenth century when Josiah Wedgwood utilized the designs of artists like John Flaxman and Lady Elizabeth Templetown for many of his jasperware designs, the Wedgwood company has...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    April 6, 2017

    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

    Chamber Music @ AEIVA

    Presented by UAB Department of Music at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    April 7, 2017

    5 p.m. gallery viewing and reception, 5:30 p.m. concert. Enjoy free art, music and refreshments when the UAB Department of Music and AEIVA partner with...more

    Palette Knife Expressions with David Nichols

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    April 7 - April 8, 2017

    Learn how to create convincing landscape paintings with the freedom and expressiveness of palette knife techniques. David will help you see your subject and capture its essence in soft, alluring...more

    A Little Night Music

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

    April 5 - April 9, 2017

    "A Little Night Music," music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Winner of four Tony Awards, this entrancing musical explores the tangled web of affairs of...more

    Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - The Tribute Tour 2017

    at Samford University Wright Center, Birmingham

    April 9, 2017

    The Tribute Tour 2017 by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan marks 20th death anniversary of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and celebrates his life and legacy. ...more

    A Patron's Guide to Birmingham Arts

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    February 20 - April 10, 2017

    The dean of Samford's School of the Arts teaches on subjects related to upcoming Birmingham arts events.? Special guests provide an inside perspective on the arts and how to make the most of each...more

    SCAC Annual Instructor/Student Art Exhibit

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

    March 13 - April 13, 2017

    Come support local art at the SCAC Annual Instructor/Student Art Exhibit! This year's exhibit honors the life of Frances Donehoo Presson. Featured works from instructors, students, and staff...more

    Watercolor: Sketchbook to Studio with Iain Stewart

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    April 14 - April 15, 2017

    Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award-winning watercolorist Iain Stewart will focus on bringing your creativity to light and dispelling the myth that...more

    Capstone Course

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 2 - April 20, 2017

    This is the capstone course for those seeking the photography certificate and have completed all the core and elective courses. A student will be required to enroll one time in this course, even...more

    Art for Teens

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 9 - April 20, 2017

    In this six week class, students in grades 7-12 will explore clay by hand building and wheel throwing. Students will also take a still life from drawing to acrylic painting.


    Introduction to Acrylics

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    This is a course designed for acrylic and oil painters of all skill levels. It teaches students how to improve every aspect of a painting. Lesson plans will include: color mixing, color...more

    Photographing Babies and Children

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and principals of photographing babies and children.


    Introduction to Pottery

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    Explore hand building and wheel throwing with local clay artist, Carolyn Wass. We will be using different clay bodies and glazing techniques. All skill levels welcome.


    Art for Children

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking with local artist Carolyn Wass. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity...more

    Italian II

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    Learn or refresh basic speaking, writing, listening and reading skills for functional communication while traveling or mingling with foreign language speakers. Practice introductions, asking for...more

    Photography II: Advanced

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    This advanced course is designed to take you beyond photography basics and will increase your skills so you can take your images to the next level. You will learn advanced composition and lighting...more

    Introduction to Stained Glass

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    The course will introduce the art of stained glass. Students will learn the basics of copper-foil stained glass and create a stained glass panel of their very own. Class is limited to six...more

    Calligraphy II

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    Learn the art of beautiful handwriting. This is an introductory course to two of the most popular and useful lettering styles - Italic and Engraver's script (also known as copperplate or...more

    Architectural Photography

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    Join us as we discover architectural photography. The emphasis of this course will be on composition, lighting, and challenges faced when on location. Field trips will be discussed at first class...more

    Afterschool Zentangle Class for Elementary Kids

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 19 - April 27, 2017

    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! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Afterschool Zentangle Class for Middle School Kids

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 19 - April 27, 2017

    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! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Understanding Your Canon DSLR

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 9 - April 27, 2017

    Are you intimidated by your camera? Don't settle for photographs that are less than what your camera is capable of delivering, and don't be left in the dark concerning the vast array of features...more

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