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    30th Alabama Clay Conference

    Presented by Alabama Clay Conference at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham

    February 26 - February 28, 2015

    The Alabama Craft Council is pleased to announce the 30th Alabama Clay Conference – ALCC 30 to be held in Birmingham February 26-28, 2015 at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Our ALCC 30 presenters are Nick Joerling from Penland, North Carolina, Peter Rose from Knoxville, Tennessee, and Patti Warashina from Seattle, Washington.

    ALCC 30 is being held in conjunction with ...more


    BUILD! THROW! FIRE! Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

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

    January 6 - February 3, 2015

    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Amy Pickens • Create Unique handbuilt pottery serving pieces!
    • Beginning handbuilding class designed to develop skills in the art of...more

    Knit One, Read, Too!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 3, 2015

    Work on your WIPs and talk about books in this brand new genre book club! This month we’ll be talking about female sleuths (sample reading list available on the...more

    Duct Tape Madness

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 4, 2015

    Duct Tape Madness
    Wednesday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Get crafty with duct tape! Come and see all the amazing creations that you can make with duct tape. No...more

    Heart 2 HeART

    Presented by aTeam Ministries

    February 7, 2015

    aTeam’s Heart 2 HeART program supports children with pediatric cancer by pairing them with well known and talented professional artists in an effort to celebrate and inspire them. By being...more

    Kuna Karamu: African Culture Festival

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

    February 7, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Museum of Art for a celebration of African culture! “Kuna Karamu” means “let’s celebrate” in Swahili, and we plan to do just that! All ages are...more

    Pottery Workshop: Creating Pottery Sculptures with Nelson Grice

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

    January 13 - February 10, 2015

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

    Intermediate Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 12, 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...more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 14, 2015

    Let's celebrate Valentine's Day by crafting for a loved one!


    9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Chinese Festival Association

    February 14, 2015

    9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival to be held on Feb 14th1930 8th , 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm at Boutwell Auditorium.

    The Bimingham Chinese American community will be showcasing Chinese...more

    Get Crafty: Bottle Wrapping

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 18, 2015

    Repurpose old bottles and jars with colorful yarn to create Pinterest-worthy crafts. The sky is the limit! No registration – open to all teens Grades 6-12.


    Fine Folk Art Gallery Exhibit

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

    January 16 - February 20, 2015

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

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 20, 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...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 21, 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...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

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 14, 2015

    Burst into spring with beautiful colors of yarn for your crafting pleasure! Join your fellow fiber enthusiasts to knit, crochet, embroider and 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.


    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

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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