Learn a new skill—register for fall classes with Samford Academy of the Arts

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Feeling creative? Samford Academy of the Arts is calling your name. From drawing and pottery to photography and music, they’re offering a variety of classes to choose from this fall. Discover what’s available, plus how to register.

Art Classes

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Art for Children (Ages 6-8): Session A

Description: Learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art while working with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper.
When: Mondays, August 23-October 11 | 3:30-5PM
Price:
$250 (includes supplies)
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Art for Children (Ages 6-8): Session B

Description: Learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art while working with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper.
When:
Mondays, October 18-December 6 | 3:30-5PM
Price:
$250 (includes supplies)
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Art for Children (Ages 9-11): Session A

Description: Learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art while working with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper.
When: Wednesdays, August 25-October 6 | 3:30-5PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Art for Children (Ages 9-11): Session A

Description: Learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art while working with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper. *Limited to 10 students.
When: Wednesdays, August 25-October 6 | 5:30-7 PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Art for Children (Ages 9-11): Session B

Description: Learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art while working with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper. *Limited to 10 students.
When: Wednesdays, October 20-December 8 | 3:30-5:00PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Art for Children (Ages 9-11): Session B

Description: Learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art while working with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper.
When: Wednesdays, October 20-December 8 | 5:30-7PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Samford Academy of the Arts is the perfect place for students to learn art. Photo via Samford Academy of the Arts

Art for High School Students: Session A

Description: Hone your technical skills in drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture while building your art portfolio.
When: Thursdays, August 26-October 7 | 4-6PM
Price: $275 (includes supplies)
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Art for High School Students: Session B

Description: Hone your technical skills in drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture while building your art portfolio.
When: Thursdays, October 21-December 9 | 4-6PM
Price:
$275 (includes supplies)
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These are skills that will make others envious. Photo via Samford Academy of the Arts

Art for Home Schoolers: Session A

Description: Learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art while working with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper.
When:
Fridays, August 27-October 8 | 10-11:30AM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Art for Home Schoolers: Session B

Description: Learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art while working with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper.
When: Fridays, October 18-December 6 | 10-11:30AM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Art for Teens (Ages 12-14): Session A

Description: Build your art skills with projects in ceramics, glass, painting and drawing.
When: Tuesdays, August 24-October 5 | 4-5:30PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Art for Teens (Ages 12-14): Session B

Description: Build your art skills with projects in ceramics, glass, painting and drawing.
When: Tuesdays, October 19-December 7 | 4-5:30PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Calligraphy: Session A

Description: Learn basic instruction and concentrated practice in both broad pen and pointed pen lettering, and master two of the most popular lettering styles—italic and decorative script lettering.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When: Wednesdays, September 8-October 20 | 6-8PM
Price: $215
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Calligraphy: Session B

Description: Learn basic instruction and concentrated practice in both broad pen and pointed pen lettering, and master two of the most popular lettering styles—italic and decorative script lettering.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When: Wednesdays, October 25-December 13 | 6-8PM
Price: $215
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Drawing: Beginner/Intermediate: Session A

Description: Explore drawing with different mediums such as graphite, charcoal, and ink.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When:
Mondays, August 23-October 4 | 6-8PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Drawing: Beginner/Intermediate: Session B

Description: Explore drawing with different mediums such as graphite, charcoal, and ink.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When:
Mondays, October 18-December 6 | 6-8PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Fused Glass Jewelry

Description: Learn three methods for making fused glass jewelry pieces.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When:
Thursdays, August 26-October 7 | 6-8PM
Price: $305 (includes supplies)
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Painting: Beginner/Intermediate: Session A

Description: Explore different methods/purposes for painting, as well as different mediums including acrylic, oil, and watercolor.
When:
Tuesdays, August 24-October 5 | 6-8PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Painting: Beginner/Intermediate: Session B.

Description: Explore different methods/purposes for painting, as well as different mediums including acrylic, oil, and watercolor.
When: Tuesdays, October 19-December 7 | 6-8PM
Price: $250 (includes supplies)
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Pottery: Hand-Building and Wheel-Throwing: Session A – Afternoon

Description: Explore methods of hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing and decorating pottery.
When:
Mondays, August 23-October 11 | 12:15-2:15PM
Price:
$275 (includes supplies)
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Pottery: Hand-Building and Wheel Throwing: Session B – Afternoon

Description: Explore methods of hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing and decorating pottery.
When:
Mondays, October 18-December 6 | 12:15-2:15PM
Price: $275 (includes supplies)
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Stained Glass: Session A – Afternoon

Description: Learn to cut and shape glass, apply copper foil and solder to finish a stained-glass window.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When:
Tuesdays, August 24-October 5 | Noon-2PM
Price: $305 (includes supplies)
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Stained Glass: Session A – Evenings

Description: Learn to cut and shape glass, apply copper foil and solder to finish a stained-glass window.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When:
Tuesdays, August 24-October 5 | 6-8PM
Price:
$305
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Stained Glass: Session B – Afternoon

Description: Learn to cut and shape glass, apply copper foil and solder to finish a stained-glass window.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When: Tuesdays, October 19-December 7 | Noon-2PM
Price: $305 (includes supplies)
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Stained Glass: Session B – Evening

Description: Learn to cut and shape glass, apply copper foil and solder to finish a stained-glass window.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When:
Tuesdays, October 19-December 7 | 6-8PM
Price:
$305 (includes supplies)
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Find more info on Art and Antique classes at Samford Academy of the Arts.

Language and ESL Classes

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With lessons in French, Italian and more, imagine the places you can travel. Photo via Samford Academy of the Arts

French I: Session A

Description: Learn the basics for French communication.
When:
Tuesdays, September 7-October 19 | 6-7:30PM
Prerequisites: None
Price:
$245 (does not include textbooks)
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French II: Session B

Description: Refresh your skills on the basic speaking, writing and reading skills required for functional communication while traveling or mingling with foreign language speakers. Practice introductions, asking for information, ordering meals, making plans, discussing past events and negotiating the airport.
Prerequisites:
Class “French I”
When: Tuesdays, October 26-December 14 | 6-7:30PM
Price: $245 (does not include textbooks)
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Italian I: Session A

Description: A virtual class on WebEx. Learn the basics for Italian communication.
Prerequisites:
None
When: Wednesdays, September 8-October 20 | 6-7:30PM
Price:
$245 (does not include textbooks)
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Italian II: Session B

Description: Refresh your skills on the basic speaking, writing and reading skills required for functional communication while traveling or mingling with foreign language speakers. Practice introductions, asking for information, ordering meals, making plans, discussing past events and negotiating the airport.
Prerequisites:
Class “Italian I”
When:
Wednesdays, October 27-December 25 | 6-7:30PM
Price:
$245 (does not include textbooks)
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Find more info on Language and ESL classes at Samford Academy of the Arts.

Music Classes

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Private Piano Lessons (5 years-adult)

Description: 30, 45 or 60-minute private piano lessons. 30-minute lessons recommended for beginners.
Price: Three-payment plan available through second week of the term.
For more info + registration, email academyofthearts@samford.edu.

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Private String Lessons Violin or Cello (4 years-adult)

Description: 30, 45 or 60-minute private violin or cello lessons. 30-minute lessons recommended for beginners.
Price: Three-payment plan available through second week of the term.
For more info + registration, email academyofthearts@samford.edu.

Private Voice Lessons (10 years-adult)

Description: 30, 45 or 60-minute private voice lessons. Recommended for beginners.
Price: Three-payment plan available through second week of the term.
For more info + registration, email academyofthearts@samford.edu.

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Photography Classes

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Architectural Photography

Description: Discover architectural photography, exterior and interiors with technical challenges of composition, distortion and lighting. Assignments emphasis designs, styles, eras and on-location problem-solving.
Prerequisites:
Classes “Photography I” and “Understanding Your Canon/Nikon/Sony”
Additional Requirements: DSLR Camera, tripod. Students must be ages 18+ and either be a high school graduate or have a GED.
When: Wednesdays, October 20-December 8 | 6-8PM
Price: $215
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Creative Fine-Art Photography

Description: Examine the basic fine-art image constructs of subject selection, lighting, composition, colors, tones, moods, depth + perspective. Students will also learn specific creative photographic techniques, such as infrared, black and white and multiple imaging.
Prerequisites:
Ages 18+, Class “Photography I”, Photoshop and Lightroom, or permission of the instructor
When: Wednesdays, September 20-November 8 | 6-8PM
Price: $215
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Essential Color Printing

Description: Learn how to prepare photo files for printing and the equipment needed to do so via Adobe Lightroom and other software.
Prerequisites: Ages 18+, Photography I Class “Adobe Lightroom”. Requirement for the Academy of the Arts Capstone Certificate.
Additional Requirements: Personal photos you consider candidates for printing. Knowledge of photo editing software helpful but not required, thumb drive or knowledge of/willingness to learn online file sharing.
When:
Thursdays, September 16-October 7 (4 classes) | 6-8PM
Price:
$195
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Outdoor & Landscape Photography

Description: Discover the principles of good outdoor and landscape photography from composition and equipment to processing. Topics include: landscapes, panoramas, HDR, flowing water, low light/harsh light, software demonstrations + more.
Requirements: Ages 18+. Previous understanding of camera’s functions. DSLR or Mirrorless camer + tripod.
When: Tuesdays, August 24-October 5 | 6-8PM
Price:
$215
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Samford Academy of the Arts offers photography classes that teach how to photograph flowers and more. Photo via Samford Academy of the Arts

Photographing Flowers and Other Living Things

Description: Learn how to tell the artistic and colorful stories of flowers, preserved lands and plants for commercia via your camera through techniques like close-ups, lighting, composition + more.
Prerequisites: Clases “Photography I” and “Understanding Your Canon/Nikon/Sony”
Additional Requirements: DSLR, lenses + tripod. Students must be ages 18+ and either be a high school graduate or have a GED.
When: Wednesdays, August 18-October 6 | 6-8PM
Price: $215
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Photography I

Description: Learn all aspects of beginning photography, including: proper exposure, appropriate use of shutter speed and aperture, lens choices and lighting options.
Prerequisites: Understanding Your Canon/Nikon DSLR
Additional Requirements: DSLR camera. Students must be ages 18+ and either be a high school graduate or have a GED.
When: Thursdays, October 21-December 9 | 6-8PM
Price: $215
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Understanding Your Nikon DSLR

Description: Understand your digital Nikon. Learn basic camera settings, auto focus, exposure compensation, flash options and how to customize your camera for your personal needs.
Requirements: Ages 18+
When: Thursdays, August 26-October 7 | 6-8PM
Price: $215
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Find more info on Photography classes at Samford Academy of the Arts.

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