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    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District, Birmingham

    March 5, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art Crawl is the first Thursday of every month from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine. Venues stretch across Central City of downtown Birmingham including galleries, restaurants and bars, downtown businesses and more. Art Crawl ...more


    Me & You & Paint & Glue

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 17 - March 7, 2015

    Ages 2 – 3 years + Guardian

    Saturdays 10:00 am – 10:45 am

    January 17 - March 7

    Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka

    Cost: $120 for one child and...more

    Creative Wacky Wonders

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 17 - March 7, 2015

    Ages 3 - 5

    January 17 – March 7

    Saturdays 9:00 – 9:45 am

    Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka

    Cost $120

    This mixed media art class with the Wacky Nanny...more

    Landscapes in Watercolor with Wayne Spradley

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    March 7, 2015

    Alabama native Wayne Spradley is recognized worldwide for his exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric watercolors. He has won over 300 awards throught his 45 year career, and his paintings hang in...more

    Holi: Indian Culture Festival

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

    March 7, 2015

    Did you know that one of the biggest Hindu holidays—Holi—is celebrated in March? Take an adventure through the Museum’s Southeast Asian and Indian galleries for one of...more

    Gallery Exhibit Opening for Source/Process: Work by Members of PaperWorkers Local

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

    March 7, 2015

    An exhibit of work by PaperWorkers Local (PWL) members will be on display at the Central Library. PWL is a non-profit artist cooperative with an emphasis on printmaking, but including other work...more

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 8, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    Great Temple of Travel: The Design & Legacy of Birmingham Terminal Station

    Presented by AIA Birmingham at Alabama Center for Architechure, Birmingham

    March 10, 2015

    Featuring historical drawings, photographs and postcards, this exhibition highlights the architecture and impact of Birmingham Terminal Station. Built in 1909, Terminal Station was a hub of...more

    Visual Arts Achievement Program Juried Exhibition

    Presented by Samford University and Samford University School of the Arts at Swearingen Hall Art Gallery - Samford University, Birmingham

    March 2 - March 12, 2015

    The Department of Art hosts a middle and high school student exhibition and scholarship competition for District VI-A, coordinated by Dr. Mary Ann Culotta.


    Meredith Keith

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    February 12 - March 12, 2015

    Meredith Keith became fascinated with art as a way of expressing herself at a very early age.

    She says her God-given talent has brought many art collectors much pleasure as she...more

    Birmingham Creative Roundtable

    at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    March 12, 2015

    Join us for our February meeting at Trim Tab Brewing Company. We are kicking off a series on Birmingham Makers! Hear from Yellowhammer Creative's Brett Forsyth and Brandon Watkins as they...more

    Bring Home the Memories

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 12, 2015

    Travel photographer Virginia Jones presents tips on how to bring home the best photos and visual memories from your trips.
     


    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 15, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    Comic, Character, Creation

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 14 - March 18, 2015

    Ages 10 – 14

    January 14 – March 18

    Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

    Teaching Artist: Andy Jordan

    Cost: $160

    Learn the basics of cartooning an...more

    Wire Welding 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 18, 2015

    Aim the wire, pull the trigger, watch the sparks fly! (And, at the end, you have a cool table base.)


    Adventures in Visual Art, Section A

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 15 - March 19, 2015

    Section A: Ages 7 – 11

    January 15 – March 19

    Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann

    Cost: $170

    Students will experiment...more

    Adventures in Visual Art, Section B

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 15 - March 19, 2015

    Section B: Ages 12 – 15

    January 15 – March 19

    Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

    Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann

    Cost: $180

    Students will experiment...more

    STANDING ROOM ONLY: Terrarium Workshop with Little Forest

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 20, 2015

    The unique artist behind Little Forest, Jonathan Woolley, will lead a terrarium workshop at the library. Little Forest is dedicated to bringing the magic of the forest into everyday urban life...more

    Experimental Acrylics with Sandra Washburn

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    March 21, 2015

    Abandon the mundane and prepare for an exciting new acrylics course! Sandra will demonstrate her approach, combining acrylic paint with many versatile mediums and found objects, creating endless...more

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 22, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    Painting: RELAXED, CREATIVE, PRODUCTIVE Monday Afternoon

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

    March 2 - March 23, 2015

    Relaxed Studio Class, you decide your project!  No experience necessary!  Personalized attention given by professional painting Instructor!
     


    Learn to Draw!

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

    March 3 - March 24, 2015

    An introductory class that offers a fun experience!  Instructor Jerry Roldan will explain the equipment and what an artist looks for when he makes a work.  Drawing is the signature of...more

    Watercolor Workshop with Pat Hall, Tuesday Afternoon

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

    March 3 - March 24, 2015

    Beginning Water Color painting class with instructor Pat Hall. In this class, you will learn the basics of watercolor painting - All Levels welcome. No Drawing Necessary. Ages 15 and up!...more

    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery

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

    February 17 - March 24, 2015

    Make a unique hand-built vessel your very first class! Work with clay and learn the techniquesof  hand building. Develop and improve skills and become more accomplished in the art...more

    Bookmaking Workshop for Kids

    Presented by Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    March 3 - March 24, 2015

    Scraps and Snippets: Reviving the Commonplace Book (Tuesdays in March)
    Grades 2-10 

    Long before Pinterest and Evernote, Commonplace books were used to gather and collect...more

    Meet the Masters - Art Class for Children

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

    March 4 - March 25, 2015

    Easels, canvas, and paint are just some of the tools used in this painting and Art History class. Investigate artwork by the World's Master Painters. Topics include portraiture, still...more

    CLICK! Basic Digital PHOTOGRAPHY for adults

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

    March 5 - March 26, 2015

    Use your camera to express yourself and record special moments in your life! Learn about those confusing buttons, camera functions and more! Bring your digital camera. Personal...more

    Comic Book & Manga Club for Kids

    Presented by Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    March 5 - March 26, 2015

    Comic Book & Manga Club for Kids (Thursdays in March)

    All ages
    Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing characters and...more

    "Mirror and Light: The Revelation of Cooper Spivey

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

    March 6 - March 26, 2015

    The Durbin Gallery at Birmingham-Southern College will honor the artistic contributions of Cooper “Bud” Spivey in the latest exhibition.

    The works chosen will span two decades...more

    CoLab - art exhibition

    Presented by University of Montevallo Art Department at Bloch Hall Gallery - University of Montevallo, Montevallo

    March 5 - March 26, 2015

    Del Harrow presents CoLab, a 3-D art exhibition 


    Clayton Colvin - New Way To Forget

    Presented by beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary Art at Beta Pictoris, Birmingham

    January 23 - March 27, 2015

    Colvin has developed a practice of painting that is both challenging and seductive, using a hybrid of figurative and abstract approaches to create delicate, fantastic, and concrete spaces - the...more

    Cescilia Llorente Solo Exhibit

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

    March 6 - March 27, 2015

    Cescilia Llorente Fowler, the winner of the 2014 SCAC Juried Art Exhibit, will open her solo exhibit on March 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

    Cescilia was born in Mexico City. The artist's...more

    Watercolor Workshop with Pat Hall, Saturday Mornings

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

    March 7 - March 28, 2015

    Beginning Water Color painting class with instructor Pat Hall. In this class, you will learn the basics of watercolor painting - All Levels welcome. No Drawing Necessary. Ages 15 and up!...more

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 29, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    Art by Melanie Morris

    Presented by The Library Theatre and Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    February 2 - March 30, 2015

    Art by Melanie Morris

    Friends Gallery

    “I have no choice but to paint – it is like breathing for me,” Melanie Morris says. Melanie has painted in oil and...more

    Art by Joe DeSciose

    Presented by The Library Theatre and Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    February 16 - March 30, 2015

    Art by Joe DeSciose | Plaza Gallery


    KoronisFest

    Presented by UAB School of Public Health at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    February 5 - March 30, 2015

    UAB KoronisFest PSA & Poster Competition Call for Entries: Deadline – Monday, March 30, 2015. Show your message to the world! The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public...more

    Watercolor Class with Pat Hall

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

    March 3 - March 31, 2015

    Beginning Water Color painting class with instructor Pat Hall. In this class, you will learn the basics of watercolor painting - All Levels welcome. No Drawing Necessary. Ages 15 and up!...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Thursday Evening Adult Throwing Class

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

    February 26 - April 2, 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...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District, Birmingham

    April 2, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Zentangle Six Week Series of Art Classes

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 19 - April 2, 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! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Capturing Memorable Images - Digital Photography

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    March 28 - April 4, 2015

    How do you capture what you intended to when you press the shutter? How do you go from taking snap-shots to capturing images which have that WOW factor?

    This class is designed to introduce...more

    Art on R Mountain

    Presented by East Lake Arts District at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2015

    The 2015 Art on R Mountain is coming April 4th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center lot. This will be the 5th anniversary of this unique art show and we are...more

    Creative Gas Welding with Julie Carpenter

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 8 - April 9, 2015

    Sign up quickly, this is one of our most popular classes. Learn how to build creatively with steel. You will learn how to weld the traditional way using an oxygen/acetylene fueled flame. Take home...more

    Alla Prima Portrait Painting with Jonathan Simon

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    April 10 - April 11, 2015

     More info coming soon!


    Watercolor Workshop with Adrienne Retief

    Presented by Alabama Center for Architecture

    April 11, 2015

    The Alabama Center for Architecture presents a Watercolor Workshop with Adrienne Retief, AIA. Retief is a practicing architect, architectural illustrator and watercolor painter in Birmingham,...more

    Mountain Brook Art Association Spring Art Show

    Presented by Mountain Brook Art Association at Crestline Field, Mountain Brook

    April 18, 2015

    Only local artists can participate, and many are award-winning. Original paintings are for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain Brook near Crestline Village. All sizes & price ranges...more

    H. T. Chen & Dancers

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    The premiere Chinese-American dance company, H.T. Chen & Dancers returns to Birmingham for the Alabama premiere of their newest work “South of Gold Mountain.” This original work is...more

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life in Pictures

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

    January 19 - April 19, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art proudly honors the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this selection of photos from our collection, documenting his extraordinary life and...more

    South of Gold Mountain

    Presented by Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation and Samford University at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    South of Gold Mountain is an artistic interpretation, choreographed by H.T. Chen, Artistic Director, and Dian Dong, Associate Director, of the H.T. Chen Dance Center, based...more

    Art Swap

    Presented by Painted Shovel Mercantile at Painted Shovel Mercantile, Birmingham

    April 21, 2015

    Have a painting? Leave a painting. Need a painting? Take a painting. Simple as that. 

    You don't have to be the creator of it - maybe you found it or bought it. That's...more

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