10 Birmingham art classes that will boost your creative side this Jan.-Feb.

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Screen printing. Photo via MAKEbhm, Facebook

Want to enhance your art skills this year? Check out these art classes taking place around Birmingham in early 2020.

Clay Workshops with Anna Nichols

Birmingham, Space One Eleven, pottery, clay, art classes
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Enjoy freedom at the pottery wheel as you create unique works of art in this Clay Workshop at Space One Eleven.

Materials included in price of class.

Where: Forstall Art Center. 215 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
When: Saturday, January 11 – February 15, 2020
Time: 10AM-Noon 
Age: 16+. (Kids ages 10 to 15 may enroll with an accompanying adult.)
Price: $240 (6 class, 2 hours each)
Register

Beginning Stained Glass with Rhandie Weaver

Birmingham, Space One Eleven, stained glass, art, art classes
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If you’ve ever wanted to create beautiful stained glass, this is the class for you. Alongside teaching artist Rhandie Weacer, you’ll learn to make a stained glass panel while learning the following techniques:

  • Pattern cutting
  • Glass cutting
  • Glass grinding
  • Foiling
  • Soldering
  • Finishing

Where: Forstall Art Center. 215 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
When: Wednesdays, January 15 – February 12, 2020
Time:
11AM-1PM
Price: $200 for 5 two hour classes
Register

Intro to Impressionism with Diane Hathcock

Whether you are a beginner painter or advanced, you’ll love this Intro to Impressionism class at Forstall Art Center.

Taught by Diane Hathcock, you’ll learn to paint in the loose expressive style of impressionists.

Choose oil or acrylic.

Where:  Forstall Art Center. 215 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
When: Wednesdays
Time: 1:30-3:30PM
Price: $125 (4 weeks)

All About Pets Workshop

Birmingham, Hammer & Stain, art, art classes, pets, pet art, art workshops
Get creative at Hammer & Stain. Photo via Hammer & Stain, Facebook

Have pets at home? Spend a Friday night at this furry-themed workshop at Hammer & Stain.

There are several sign choices you can make, including:

  • 12″ x 12″ square wood sign
  • 32″ x 6″ plank wood sign
  • 30″ x 18″ doormat
  • 12″ x 6″ dog leash holder

Tack on sign hanging hardware for an extra $2 during registration.

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd. Birmingham, Alabama 35216
When: Friday, January 17
Time: 6PM
Price: $40
Register

Painting

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Your next art piece. Photo via Painting with a Twist

Love Birmingham? Love to paint? Combine the two in this class at Sips n Strokes where you’ll paint the one and only Sloss Furnaces.

Snacks and drinks are welcome. Those 21+ can bring alcoholic beverages.

Where: Sips n Strokes. 2233 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
When: Sunday, January 19
Time: 2-4PM
Price: $35
Register

Painting

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Paint this at Painting with a Twist. Photo via Painting with a Twist

Would you love to create a work of art this beautiful? You can when you attend the Midnight Glow painting class at Painting with a Twist.

Adult snacks and beverages allowed for those 21+.

Materials included in price of class.

Where: Painting with a Twist. 701 Doug Baker Blvd., #106, Birmingham, AL 35242
When: January 31
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Price: $35 – 16×20 canvas | $39 – wooden shiplap pallet | $45 – 17.5×17 wood plank | $34 – 12×12 canvas
Contact: 205.637.7777 | studio173@paintingwithatwist.com
Register

Intro to Screen Printing

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Learn how to create a T-shirt by screen printing. Photo via MAKEbhm, Facebook

Where can you learn the cool skill of screen printing? MAKEbhm is the perfect place!

On Tuesday, January 28, they’ll be holding their Intro to Screen Printing class—and it’s going to be totally rad.

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Learn the art of screen printing at MAKEbhm in Birmingham. Photo via MAKEbhm

In a casual and fun introduction to materials and processes used for silkscreen printing, this class will teach you?

  • How screens are created
  • How to select and mix inks
  • How to make a smooth print onto paper and fabric

At the end of class, you’ll leave with your very own screen printed T-shirt and poster.

Where: MAKEbhm. 4000 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
When: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 6-8:30PM
Price: $70
Pre-requisite: None
Age: 16+
Register

Intro to Ceramics (I)

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Take your turn at the potter’s wheel. Photo via MAKEbhm, Facebook

It’s time to get those hands messy and discover the amazing world behind a potter’s wheel in this Intro to Ceramics class at MAKEbhm.

During this four-week course, you’ll learn all the basics of ceramics like:

  • Throwing clay on the wheel
  • Trimming your pieces
  • Glazing your work

Where: MAKEbhm. 4000 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
When: Saturday, January 18 | Saturday, January 25 | Saturday, February 1 | Saturday, February 8
Time: 10AM-Noon
Price: $140 with $20 supply fee (4 sessions)
Pre-requisite: None
Age: 12+ if signed up with adult
Register

ArtPlay: ArtClay

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Interested in ceramics? This class will turn your interest into a passion as you create your very own ceramic ornament.

Creations are fired offsite and will be taken home two weeks after initial workshop.

Where: ArtPlay. 1006 19th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
When: Saturday, January 25
Time: 1-3PM
Price: $25
Ages: 16+
Register

Intro to Water Color for Adults

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Join acclaimed artist Michael Locke at ArtPlay in this Intro to Water Color class specifically for adults.

You’ll learn a number of skills, including:

  • The process of selecting proper paints and brushes
  • How to blend colors
  • How to apply watercolors to different surfaces
  • How to create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques

Where: ArtPlay. 1006 19th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
When: Tuesdays, February 4-March 31
Time: 6-8PM
Price: $120 + materials
Ages: 19+
Register

Will you be taking art classes in 2020? Let us know what classes are out there and which ones you’re looking most forward to!