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    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 anniversary with exciting new lecture topics and field trips.

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    Deborah & Sam Pezzillo Exhibit

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

    April 2, 2017

    Deborah and Sam Pezzillo are the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artists in April.  Please join us for the opening reception on April 2, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view their beautiful...more

    Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 4, 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! We will create a...more

    The Women Gather

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

    April 6, 2017

     An evening of poetry, drama and music featuring local artists to celebrate the contributions of women. April 6 at 6 pm at BCRI.


    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

    Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 8, 2017

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12" x 12" canvas.  Bring some personal items to make it a memory board! We will throw in a little stenciling, radio tubes and...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

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 10, 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

    Intro to 3D Printing

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

    April 10, 2017

    Are you curious about 3D printing and all you can do with it? This class is the perfect introduction. You’ll also learn how the Makerbot works as well as the basics of finding and preparing...more

    Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 11, 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! We will create a...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

    3D Printing Open Lab

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

    April 13, 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

    Upcycle City: Spring Into Art

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

    April 14, 2017

    We're painting a few of our favorite things to celebrate Spring, and you're invited! We provide it all: canvas, paint, wine and light snacks.

    Free event; must be 21+ to attend. Please...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

    Zentangle Organics and Color

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 4 - April 18, 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

    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.


    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo

    Presented by Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park Village, Birmingham

    April 21, 2017

    Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park!


     

    Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late (5-8 pm), catch the...more

    r e l a t i o n s h i p s curated by Janice Kluge, Professor Emeritus, UAB

    Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary and 21st Street Studios at 21st Street Studios, Birmingham

    April 6 - April 23, 2017

    Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6 5:00 - 7:30

    Gallery Hours: Sundays 1:00 - 4:00

    Artists Exhibiting in Ground Floor Gallery:

    • Catherine...more

    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

    Vinyl Cutting

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

    April 24, 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

    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

    Abstract Painting with Liquid Acrylics

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

    March 9 - April 27, 2017

    This class is an introduction to abstract painting techniques using liquid acrylics. Students will learn how to pour and manipulate the paints to create beautiful abstract designs. Students will...more

    School of Rock

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

    April 21 - April 30, 2017

    Get ready for a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing musical direct from Broadway. The new musical, School of Rock, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who poses as a...more

    Magic City Art Connection

    Presented by Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections at Linn Park, Birmingham

    April 28 - April 30, 2017

    The 34th annual show and Birmingham’s largest festival will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. #MagicCityArt...more

    Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps Exhibit

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

    March 1 - April 30, 2017

    Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps is an exciting new exhibit from the Birmingham Public Library. The exhibit opens in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Central Library on...more

    Spring Classes Registration

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

    January 9 - May 1, 2017

    Sign-up for spring classes at Samford's Academy of the Arts, continuing the traditions of Samford After Sundown and Preparatory Music.  Enjoy classes in music, art, languages, creative...more

    Introduction to Creative Writing w/ Southern Theme

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

    March 6 - May 1, 2017

    Share your Southern experiences in fiction and nonfiction writing. This course is for beginner and intermediate writers.


    Photography I: Basic

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

    March 21 - May 2, 2017

    This course is designed to help you make effective images using the capabilities of your DSLR camera. Topics include exposure, selecting the appropriate aperture and shutter speed, lens choices,...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    May 4, 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

    26th Annual Arty Party

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach) at B&A Warehouse, Birmingham

    May 7, 2017

    Arty Party is an annual art auction benefiting BAO. Local, regional, and national artists donate their art to BAO for this event. There are typically over 200 pieces of art with 15 of the...more

    Alabama Charcoal Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 14 - May 13, 2017

    Alabama Charcoal is Space One Eleven’s advanced studio art class, portfolio development, and career mentoring program for high school students who are serious about art. This rigorous...more

    City Center Art After School Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 9 - May 15, 2017

    City Center Art Level 1 (CCA1) Grades 2 – 5, Beginner Studio, Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
    CCA1 is a beginner level art studio class for youth in grades 2 – 5. This class is for the...more

    ARTfix!: Figure Drawing with Andy Jordan

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 5 - May 25, 2017

    Space One Eleven offers ongoing figure drawing classes led by artist, Andy Jordan, 2011 recipient of the Glenda Knight Keyes Prize for Outstanding Talent and Salutatorian of the 2013...more

    What's Lost is Found

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

    November 4, 2016 - June 11, 2017

    In May 2015, The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits photographs made in the American South, invited Lauren Henkin to be an artist-in-residence for a month in Hale...more

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

    Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    July 15 - July 16, 2017

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event that takes place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Sloss Fest is 40 bands on 4...more

    Watercolor Landscapes with Wayne Spradley

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    July 22, 2017

    Alabama native Wayne Spradley is recognized worldwide for his exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric watercolors. He has won over 300 major awards throughout his 45-year career. Wayne’s...more

    Landscape Essentials with Marc Hanson

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    September 14 - September 16, 2017

    This is a 3-day outdoor oil painting workshop for intermediate to advanced painters. We will paint in the field, incorporating instruction and practice, to help you move forward in your approach...more

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