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    Cottontail's Village Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Show

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

    March 6 - March 8, 2015

    Are you looking for a one-of-a kind party dress for your little princess? Do you need a personalized Easter basket stuffed with candy, toys, and games? Or, are you shopping to update your home décor or garden accessories? Spring shopping is fun and simple, when new exhibitors join your favorite vendors from Christmas Village to display fresh new ideas and crafts all in the comfort of the ...more


    Knit One, Read Too Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2015

    Work on your WIPs and talk about books in this brand new genre book club! This month we’ll be talking about historical fiction. Bring your knitting (or crochet, or smocking, or sewing, etc.)...more

    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...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

    Tangles Inspired by the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 7 - March 8, 2015

    In this weekend workshop we will learn to use Tombow brush markers with water to create watercolor a large watercolor drawing of Zentangle® patterns that are inspired by the gardens. On...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

    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

    Presented by 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

    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

    Duct Tape Madness

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 18, 2015

    Come and see all the amazing creations that can be made with duct tape. No registration – open to all teens Grades 6-12.


    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

    Pinterest Party - with Ali Payne

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

    March 20, 2015

    Join Ali Conn Payne and your fellow Pinterest Friends to create projects that functional and fabulous! All sessions are Friday Evenings from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Adult Only Session. Water/Tea...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

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    March 21 - March 22, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    Glue Gun Gang: Wordy Wall Art

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 24, 2015

    Share your words of wisdom with the world using collage and a reverse stencil technique. Adults only.
    Free event but reservations are required. Call to sign up beginning March 1. 


    YellowHammer Print School: Intro to Screen Printing

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 24, 2015

    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

    Yarn Addicts

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 25, 2015

    Bring your hooks, needles, yarn and WIPs and join us after school to work on your knitting or crochet projects, share patterns, and meet other yarn addicts.  One lucky attendee will even win...more

    Glue Gun Gang: Wordy Wall Art

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 26, 2015

    Share your words of wisdom with the world using collage and a reverse stencil technique. Adults only.
    Free event but reservations are required. Call to sign up beginning March 1. 


    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

    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

    Out of Whole Cloth: Book Discussion and Quilting Workshop with Joyce Cauthen and Bettye Kimbrell

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 29, 2015

    Acclaimed quilter Bettye Kimbrell and author Joyce Cauthen will be featured at the Hoover Library on March 29 at 2:30 p.m. in a program that includes an exhibition of Kimbrell’s intricate,...more

    Camp Read S'more: Art Camp

    Presented by Hoover Public Library

    March 31, 2015

    Spend spring break with us! Join us for a special activity, followed by a serving of everyone’s favorite camp treat.
    Create a masterpiece with Mr. P. Registration begins March 9....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

    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

    Monday Makerspace: Plastic Egg Creations

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 6, 2015

    Find out how you can re-use all of those plastic eggs after the Easter holiday is over.

     


    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

    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

    2015 Alabama Asian Cultures & Food Festival

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

    April 11, 2015

    The 2015 Alabama Asian Cultures & Food Festival is an annual fundraising event for the Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation. It features food, fun, an Asian bazaar, and educational events...more

    Curtain Call Ball

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Theatre, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    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...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    April 18 - April 19, 2015

    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

    Recycled Crafts

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 21, 2015

    Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling. Registration begins April 7. Grades 1-3


    The Gracious Art of Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 31 - April 21, 2015

    Flower arranging can be on of the most rewarding and exciting hobbies you can pursue. Learn the basic steps, principles of design, and enjoy the fun of creating arrangements using greenery and...more

    Wire Welding 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 22, 2015

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


    Begining Wheel Throwing with Lana

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 19 - April 23, 2015

    This is a 6 week introduction or refresher course designed to get you comfortable on the wheel. You will learn all of the steps necessary to take your clay from a lump of mud to a finished...more

    Gardendale Magnolia Festival

    Presented by Gardendale Magnolia Festival at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Featured on Food Network and Cooking Channel! Voted Birmingham Parent magazine’s Family Favorite Fair/Festival 2014. 205-514-6799. The Total Family...more

    They Dared: An Interactive Exhibition by Yvette Quarles-Chatman

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

    March 10 - April 26, 2015

    They Dared is based on a book by the same name authored by Yvette Quarles-Chatman.  Chatman references the iconic contributions to the Afrikan experience in both revealing and reaffirmed...more

    Magic City Art Connection

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

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    The 32nd annual contemporary art festival and award winning Top 20 Southeast Event will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds and aromas, drawing from a...more

    WallaWalla Big Bang LibrArt Show & Party

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 26, 2015

    Come, see and play with ProvieART & CorinneSPIN as we celebrate our April art gallery with special snacks and an interactive art project that will have you saying WallaWalla Big Bang!


    Hearts & Heads Art Gallery: Provie Musso & Corinne Cox

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 3 - April 26, 2015

    The Temerson Children's Library is happy to present the art of Provie Musso and Corinne Cox during the month of April.  Provie and Corinne believe that "art is everywhere",...more

    NeedleWorks

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

    November 7, 2014 - May 1, 2015

    Love to knit, cross-stitch, or crochet? All levels of expertise are welcome - learn from and inspire each other! Bring your own supplies and we supply the snacks. 1st Fridays. 1:00 pm - 2:00...more

    42nd Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

    Presented by Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    May 2, 2015

    The annual dulcimer festival features dulcimer craftsman and musicians from across the country. The festival features a dulcimer making class and beginning and...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

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

    May 7, 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

    Begining Wheel Throwing with Lana

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 8 - May 13, 2015

    This is a 6 week introduction or refresher course designed to get you comfortable on the wheel. You will learn all of the steps necessary to take your clay from a lump of mud to a finished...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    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

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