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    American Girl: Girls Just Like Me - Baking from the Heart

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 7, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs
    Sunday, February 7 | 2-4 p.m.
    $20 Members | $25 Non-Members

    Creating something yummy for our tummy and sharing with another is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day at The Gardens. As we explore the story of Grace Thomas, an enthusiastic young baker, we'll learn a little about French culture and bake a delicious treat in honor ...more


    David Bowie Art Show

    Presented by Yellowhammer Creative at Seasick Records, Birmingham

    February 11, 2016

    Join Seasick Records, Yellowhammer Creative, and some of Birmingham's craftiest artists as we pay tribute to one of the greatest and most influential artists to ever live. The art will also be...more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 13, 2016

    Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts! Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider with us. Celebrate Valentine's Day by crafting for a loved...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 15, 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! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Zentangle Dr Seuss Garden

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 15, 2016

    Select one of Dr Seuss' inspirational quotes or bring your favorite!  We will add some Seuss-like flowers with some Zentangle patterns, then some bright colors to our garden! We...more

    Art Journal - Color Splash Technique

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 16, 2016

    Art Journaling is a great way to express yourself!   There is an array of different techniques to create an art journal that you can use to enhance your written journaling, or...more

    Art Journal - Color Splash Technique

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 16, 2016

    Art Journaling is a great way to express yourself!   There is an array of different techniques to create an art journal that you can use to enhance your written journaling, or...more

    Upcycle City/Makers in the Forest: Abysmal Art

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

    February 19, 2016

    No pressure here—leave your taste and talent at home. The most abysmal of all wins a prize! Light snacks and beer/wine; must be 21+ to attend. Please register with Corey at 205-978-4674 or...more

    Wire Welding Skills

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    February 21, 2016

    Spend an evening learning the basics of wire, or MIG (metal inert gas) welding from Julie Carpenter. You will learn while create something special to take home. This fast paced class is great for...more

    Beginner Pottery Workshop-Hand Built Mug

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    February 23, 2016

    This is a one time pottery workshop that is two hours long. Students will make a hand built mug during the class session. All supplies are included for details visit...more

    Fine Folk Art III - Gallery Exhibit

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

    January 15 - February 25, 2016

    The Shelby County Arts Council announces our January art exhibit: Fine Folk Art III. Much like the title suggests, these artists from all over come together in their mutual love of Folk Art. Fine...more

    Haitian Vodou Ceremonies, Songs, and Sacred Objects

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

    February 26, 2016

    This lecture will discuss Haitian Vodou ceremonies that are dedicated to spirits, called loa. Songs, drumming, and sacred objects such as flags, rattles, and drums are used in the salutation of...more

    Watercolor Workshop with Amy Collins

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 27, 2016

    Join Amy Collins in this fun, one-day workshop where she will share her illustrative style of painting with watercolor. Her subject matters varies from landscapes, figures, animals, and still...more

    Microlove

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    January 29 - February 27, 2016

    An annual event featuring miniature paintings and handcrafted jewelry by a 70 artists. 

    Opening receptions:
    Friday, Jan 29, 5:00 - 8:00 pm: sweet treats and...more

    Painting in Watercolor

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

    February 27, 2016

    Join Cynthia Massey Parsons for a one-day comprehensive painting in watercolor workshop. Parsons is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, and she has taught numerous watercolor...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    March 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

    Intermmediate Wheel Throwing Pottery

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    January 28 - March 3, 2016

    This course is 6 consecutive weeks. Students will walk through the entire wheel throwing process from a raw lump of clay to a finished product. All supplies included. For details visit...more

    Art & Conversation: Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

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

    March 3, 2016

    Ornately beaded and sequined flags, called drapo, play an important role in the Haitian religion of Vodoun. Curator Emily Hanna discusses the many sources of Haitian symbolism, from African...more

    Pit Firing Workshop

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    February 20 - March 5, 2016

    Experiment with the oldest known technique for firing pottery! During the first class students will use the throwing wheel, or bare hands, to create pieces for firing, the second day will be for...more

    Cottontails Arts, Crafts and Gift Show

    Presented by Christmas Village Festival at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    March 4 - March 6, 2016

    Over 500 Booths! Advance Tickets Only $6.00! Visit the Easter Bunny!

    Are you looking for a one-of-a kind party dress for your little princess? Do you need a personalized Easter basket...more

    Kids Clay Class

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    January 25 - March 7, 2016

    This is a 6-week session for kids ages 8-12. We will meet Monday’s after school from 4-6. Students will learn basic skills in both hand building and wheel throwing. Students can expect to take...more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 12, 2016

    Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts! Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider with us.


    Slow Art Sunday: Nydia, The Blind Girl of Pompeii

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

    March 13, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Salvador’s Deli

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

    March 13, 2016

    Salvador’s Deli is an event created to award art materials to greater Birmingham area visual art teachers and students in desperate need of art supplies for their classrooms. Proceeds help put...more

    Beginner Hand Building Pottery

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    February 23 - March 15, 2016

    This course is 4 consecutive weeks. Students will walk through the entire hand building process from a raw lump of clay to a finished product. All supplies included. For details visit...more

    Glue Gun Gang: Giant Dahlia Door Decor

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 15, 2016

    Create a giant colorful paper flower to welcome spring. Adults only. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Class size is limited. Sign up begins March 1. Call 444-7840 to sign up. FREE.
     


    Yellowhammer Creative Print School: Intro to Screen Printing

    Presented by MAKEbhm

    March 16, 2016

    Learn the basic skills of screen printing at YHC studio. This workshop provides attendees with a fun introduction to hand screen printing. Each student will leave with their own screen printed...more

    Beginner Pottery Workshop-Hand Built Platter

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    March 17, 2016

    This is a one time pottery workshop that is two hours long. Students will make a hand built platter during the class session. All supplies are included for details visit www.lanahobbs.com


    Upcycle City: Burlap Garden Flags

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

    March 18, 2016

    Welcome Spring and Easter this year with cheerful, personalized garden flags. Light snacks and beer/wine; must be 21+ to attend.

    Please register with Corey at 978-4674 or email...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    March 19 - March 20, 2016

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Slow Art Sundays: Cabinet (Bas d’armoire)

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

    March 20, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Beginner Wheel Throwing Pottery

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    February 20 - March 26, 2016

    This course is 6 consecutive weeks. Students will walk through the entire wheel throwing process from a raw lump of clay to a finished product. All supplies included. For details visit...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Adult Throwing Class

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

    February 23 - March 29, 2016

    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 skills or...more

    Comic Canvas Art

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 30, 2016

    Wednesday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Create art with old comic books and mod podge. Online registration required. 


    BUILD! THROW! FIRE! Thursday Morning Adult Pottery

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

    March 3 - March 31, 2016

    A fun, relaxed class focusing on creating large serving pieces made from clay!  Learn the basics of handbuilding from SCAC Pottery Collective member Candye Lundy. Class Fee:  $115,...more

    Best of Crafts

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 31, 2016

    Get your creative juices going with a crafternoon of fun in the children's department!


    Young Actor's Theatre @ BCT Spring Break Academy

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham

    March 28 - April 1, 2016

    The Young Actors Theatre Spring Break Academy is a key component of our educational programs here at BCT. Children from across the state can enroll in a one-week theatre camp taught by our...more

    Scottish Landscapes with Iain Stewart

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    April 1 - April 2, 2016

    Iain Stewart is a watercolorist, illustrator, and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. This award-winning artist’s 2-day workshop is solely focused on helping you bring your...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    April 7, 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...more

    Olli Presents: Wearable Art

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

    April 7, 2016

    Beth Bradford is a gifted artist and teacher who also creates charming fabric pieces for head and body. Come learn how to do it yourself!

     

     


    Young Actor's Theatre @ BCT Spring Academy

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham

    January 30 - April 9, 2016

    The Young Actors Theatre at the Birmingham Children's Theatre, one of the nation's oldest and largest professional theaters for children, draws on a six decade legacy of educating and...more

    2016 Alabama Asian Cultures & Food Festival

    Presented by Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation at Zamora Shrine Temple, Birmingham

    April 9, 2016

    The eighth annual Alabama Asian Cultures and Food Festival will be held this year on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 10:30 am (opening ceremony) until 4:00 pm at the Zamora Shrine Temple (3521...more

    Glue Gun Gang: Giant Dahlia Door Decor

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 14, 2016

    Create a giant colorful paper flower to welcome spring. Adults only. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Class size is limited. Sign up begins April 1. Call 444-7840 to sign up. FREE.
     


    Curtain Call Ball

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham

    April 16, 2016

    Birmingham Children's Theatre’s Patrons Board is excited to present an enchanted family evening to raise funds and awareness for the education and outreach programs that Birmingham Children's...more

    Evenings @ EOL

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

    January 5 - April 26, 2016

    EVENINGS @ EOL
    Bring the family in PJs and enjoy a different activity each week. PJ Storytime: special sleepytime stories and a bedtime snack. Movie & Popcorn: 30-minute...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    May 5, 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

    Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

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

    December 19, 2015 - May 15, 2016

    In both African and European traditions, flags and banners are symbols of identity, power, and authority. When used in Vodoun ceremonies, flags represent the loa spirits and are...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    June 2, 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

    Young Actor's Theatre @ BCT Summer Academy

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 17, 2016

    The Young Actors Theatre at the Birmingham Children's Theatre, one of the nation's oldest and largest professional theaters for children, draws on a six decade legacy of educating and...more

    All the Colors of the Rainbow: Uzbekistan Ikats from the Collection of Peggy Slappey

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

    March 19 - July 10, 2016

    For the past decade, ikat patterns have permeated the fashion and design industry, touching everything from clothing and furniture to decorative arts. Despite its recent ubiquity, the ikat...more

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