7 local art experiences you can share with friends

group of women holding wooden home decor signs
From girls night out to family night, we have the ultimate list for creatives. Photo via Hammer and Stain’s Instagram

Birmingham is a city that loves creativity and the arts. Here is a list of some top places for you to experience the magic with friends including studios, coworking spaces and even groomers.

1. Thomas Andrew Art

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The man himself, Thomas Andrew. Photo via Thomas Andrew Instagram

Thomas Andrew Art is for the creator and the admirer. Located in Homewood, this studio and gallery showcases and sells the work of renowned artist, Thomas Andrew. In addition to his studio and gallery, Thomas offers custom artwork, workshops and private lessons.

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2. Sloss Metal Arts

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With a little practice, you can create anything. Photo via Sloss Metal Arts Instagram

If you’re looking to take sip and paints to the next level, try a workshop at Sloss Metal Arts. For the adventurous, they offer casting, welding and blacksmithing workshops. Looking for something a little simpler? The Bowl O RAMA workshop is the one for you. Described as “sips and strokes on steroids” you’re sure to have a great time and leave with something one of a kind.

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3. Sips N Strokes

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Sip N Strokes is a classic way to get friends together. Photo via Sip N Strokes’ Instagram

Interested in trying a variety of art forms? Then Sips N Strokes is the place for you. With themed painting classes, pottery throwing lessons and 3D art, you and your friends can try a new class every week and create your own home decor.

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4.Make Bhm

front of the make bhm building where art and coworking combine
Make Bhm is the coolest way to work and create in the same place. Photo via Make Bhm’s Instagram

Make Bhm is the place for the hard-working business person who loves to create. Make Bhm doubles as a coworking space and creative studio. Here, you can work your 9-5 then head downstairs and create art from your wildest dreams. Two studio memberships are offered: ceramics (allowing 24/7 access to the ceramics studio and all included materials) and print (the screen printing studio with everything you need to create the perfect tee).

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5. Hammer and Stain

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Check out Hammer & Stain to create adorable home decor. Photo via Hammer and Stain’s Instagram

Fall is almost here and Hammer and Stain is ready to help you create all those fun fall goodies. Upcoming workshops include fall door hangers, wooden barn quilts and boooooo-tiful fall porch planks and planters. If you weren’t in the fall spirit before, you will be after these classes.

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6. Ruff Craft

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This leash holder is the cuter option for throwing your pup’s leash on the counter. Photo via Ruff Craft’s Instagram

This one is for the dog moms and dads. Ruff Craft is a pet grooming and craft shop! Bring Fido in for a wash and trim and make pet items such as name customized leash hooks, rope toys and adorned leashes. Upcoming classes are shared on their Facebook so follow them to keep up with specials for your fur babies.

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7. Board & Brush Creative Studio

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Halloween is right around the corner. Photo via Board & Brush Creative Studio’s Instagram.

Board & Brush Creative Studio combines graphics and the latest trends with woodworking techniques. Located in Vestavia Hills, they offer in-person as well as virtual and even private party workshops. How fun would girls’ night be here? Check out their free plant DIY porch planter and bench workshop next Sunday.

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Planning on visiting any of these upcoming workshops? Let us know @BhamNow and we might see you there.

Katiana Banks
Katiana Banks

Marvel-loving, cardio-hating senior at UAB. ✨

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