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    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 10, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season!  Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The Rocks collaborates with local artists, downtown businesses, and breakthrough musical guests to offer three Friday nights of art, performances, giveaways, food, and drinks.

    JULY 10: SHADOWBOXERS

    The ...more


    Palette Knife Painting with Ahmad Austin

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    July 11, 2015

    Ahmad Austin will share his tips and techniques for creating vibrant palette knife paintings. Using a palette knife allows artists to create a variety of interesting edges, textures, and layers....more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 11, 2015

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 11, 2015

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12" x 12" canvas with a Steam Punk theme or bring some personal items to make it a memory board! We will throw in a little stenciling,...more

    Sculpture Pottery Class with Nelson Grice

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

    June 22 - July 13, 2015

    Professional Potter - Nelson Grice - Will lead the class through the process of transferring clay into a work of art. Visit his website: www.nelsongriceart.com Turn a block of clay into a work of...more

    Zentangle 3D Star Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 13, 2015

    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!  In this 2-hour...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Thursday Evening Adult Throwing Class

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

    June 11 - July 16, 2015

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building

    Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel or through hand-built pieces

    Learn new...more

    Summer Art Camp: 2nd - 6th grade

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

    July 13 - July 17, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art offers a one-of-a-kind camp where children experience amazing art first hand. This year, Summer Art Camp will focus on art that tells stories. Campers will explore the...more

    Zentangle Dangles Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 18, 2015

    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

    Zentangle Art Camp Ages 12 and up

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 13 - July 18, 2015

    Why should just the kiddos have all the summer camp fun?!?  Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use...more

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

    at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    July 18 - July 19, 2015

    The Inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event taking place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark on Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19th of 2015. An...more

    Opening Reception for Layers of Meaning: Paintings by Matthew Mayes

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

    July 19, 2015

    The striking acrylic paintings by Birmingham artist Matthew Mayes will be on exhibit in the Fourth Floor Gallery from July 9 to September 3. The opening reception will be held in the Board...more

    Miss Kit's Bubble School

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 23, 2015

    Learn about bubbles and witness some SUPER bubble skills!


    Celtic Week

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    July 21 - July 24, 2015

    Our first ever Celtic Week will offer a wide variety of classes with topics related to Ireland. Choose from fair isle knitting, Irish dancing, and music classes in fiddle, guitar and...more

    Summer Art Camp: Passport to Fun! (ages 5 - 8)

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

    July 20 - July 24, 2015

    Our 2015 Summer Camp will focus on artists from around the globe!

    Get your passport stamped in Italy, France, Japan, Mexico and beyond! 

    Taught by Professional...more

    Summer Art Camp: 5k - 1st grade

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

    July 20 - July 24, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art offers a one-of-a-kind camp where children experience amazing art first hand. This year, Summer Art Camp will focus on art that tells stories. Campers will explore the...more

    Focus I: Identifited

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

    June 5 - July 25, 2015

    The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is pleased to announce FOCUS, a new series of exhibitions that will spotlight local and regional art collections. The Southeastern United States...more

    Intermediate Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 29, 2015

    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! After you've taken a...more

    Holiday Gift Tags Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 29, 2015

    Get a jump on Christmas by making your gift tags early!  We will put together different elements to create some fun gift tags!!  We will also have supplies just for generic tags...more

    Dance for the Camera Camp for 6th-12th graders

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    July 27 - July 31, 2015

    Entering 6th-12th Graders
    Be immersed in the making of a dance for the camera, or in other words – a dance film. Learn how to write a story board and perform in the movie that you help...more

    Summer Art Camp 2015

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    June 8 - July 31, 2015

    Welcome rising 2nd - 8th graders! A variety of one week and two weeklong camps will be held in Space One Eleven's (SOE) working artist studio in downtown Birmingham. Children will explore,...more

    Summer Camp

    Presented by Creative Mindz Dance Studio

    June 1 - July 31, 2015

    Summer Camp for ages 6yrs to 16yrs

    7:00 am - 6:00 pm      Monday - FridayCamp For The Young Dance Enthusiast

    Students will participate in classes in...more

    Victorian Inspired Ornaments

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 31, 2015

    We will create several Victorian cones, known as Tussie Mussies!  This fun items can be used as ornaments, decorations, or to hold fun surprises!  Always a popular class.  If time...more

    Summer Art Camp: 5k - 1st grade

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

    July 27 - July 31, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art offers a one-of-a-kind camp where children experience amazing art first hand. This year, Summer Art Camp will focus on art that tells stories. Campers will explore the...more

    Portfolio Development - Summer Course for Teens

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    July 27 - July 31, 2015

    Portfolio Development – Summer Course for Teens
    July 27 - 31, 2015
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Are you a serious high school art student who plans to major in art or design in...more

    Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming

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

    February 27 - August 1, 2015

    Between Fantasy and Reality takes a focused approach in exploring the early period of Alabama artist Frank Fleming. Fleming has been working as an artist in Alabama for over forty...more

    McCalla Walla Music, Art & Rescue

    at Tannehill State Park, McCalla

    August 1, 2015

    McCalla Walla is a grass-roots festival, the brainchild of McCalla residents looking to gather talented local and regional artists of all genres together for a day of food, fun,...more

    Landscapes in Watercolor with Michael Davis

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    August 1, 2015

    LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR WITH MICHAEL DAVIS

    The Southern landscape has always been a source of inspiration for Michael, and he favors watercolor for the detail that it allows him to...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    August 6, 2015

    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

    MENDING AND COLLECTING: MEMORY BOOK ARTS WITH UAB ART PROFESSOR DOUG BAULOS

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    August 8, 2015

    This book project can serve as a planner, recording device, carrier of memories, journal, and muse.

    Using heavy paper book blocks (provided by instructor) we will fabricate a...more

    Willie Cole: Transformations

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

    June 5 - August 8, 2015

    Willie Cole, among the most noted American artists of his generation, is recognized for his potent and poetic sculptures, compositions, and installations. Transforming everyday objects such as...more

    The Freedom Exhibition: Two Countries/One Struggle

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

    June 5 - August 8, 2015

    The Comparative Civil Rights Photography of Spider Martin and Peter Magubane
    American Segregation and South African Apartheid
    50th Year Commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act...more

    Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic

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

    April 2 - August 9, 2015

    Throughout the spring 2015 semester, University of Alabama at Birmingham students from Photography in the South course have studied photographs made in and about the South. The curriculum...more

    Monday Makerspace: Illustrated Birmingham

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 24, 2015

    Join local artist, Melissa Shultz-Jones, as we learn some basics about the art of illustration.

     


    Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

    Presented by Urban Impact Inc. and City of Birmingham at Fourth Avenue Historic District , Birmingham

    August 29, 2015


    TASTE OF 4TH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL is a one day jazz festival presented annually since 2003 in Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue District Downtown.  This year’s TASTE...more

    Burningham Birmingham 9 & Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    Presented by Burningham Birmingham

    August 29 - August 30, 2015

    Burningham Birmingham is a family friendly burning man style event. All ages, abilities, and gender identities welcome. Our 9th annual celebration of Art, Music, and Dance welcomes the...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    September 3, 2015

    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

    Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

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

    June 13 - September 6, 2015

    In 1938 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff was commissioned to paint a series of murals for Talladega College, Alabama, one of the first colleges established for blacks in the United States....more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 12, 2015

    Fall into autumn knitting! Bring your projects and make new friends.


    “The Roma – Photographs by Karen Graffeo”

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    July 13 - September 13, 2015

    Photographer Karen Graffeo has garnered unprecedented access into the everyday lives of the Roma people in Eastern Europe. Through her images, she seeks to give insight and understanding to an...more

    Acoustic Guitar & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    September 11 - September 13, 2015

    A workshop for everyone – come to the folk school and enjoy the cool weather while taking acoustic guitar, basket weaving, or indigo dying. There’s even a class on stacked rock wall...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    October 1, 2015

    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

    Old Time Music & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    October 15 - October 18, 2015

    We have moved the dates of this longstanding and popular workshop. Choose from nine Old Time music classes in banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin or repertoire or try your hand at basket making or...more

    Watercolor Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    October 25 - October 30, 2015

    18 years in the making, this workshop offers 3 classes in watercolor. Don Andrews and Wayne Spradley will both teach classes on watercolor landscapes and Deborah Hill’s class will focus on...more

    Black Like Who?

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

    July 11 - November 1, 2015

    Drawing on the Museum’s collection and select loans from local private collectors, Black Like Who? explores depictions of the black race in American Art from the early 19th century to...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    November 5, 2015

    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

    Traditional Arts & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    November 5 - November 8, 2015

    This workshop is timed perfectly at the beginning of the holiday season! Come to the folk school and make handmade Christmas gifts for your family and friends. Your loved ones will be delighted to...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    December 3, 2015

    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

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    April 18 - December 6, 2015

    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

    Yard Art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 3 - December 24, 2015

    Functional art for the garden by various artists

    This show is taking place in Naked Art’s outdoor space.

    Participating artists:
    Clint Coopersmith
    Andrew...more

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