Discover new artistic talents including these 10 at Samford Academy of the Arts

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Give the gift of learning a new instrument this holiday season. (Samford Arts)

The best way to spread holiday cheer is to give to those we love the most. Whether they’ve barely dabbled in the arts or are masters of their craft, these nine art and music classes with Samford Academy of the Arts are the perfect presents to put under the tree (or in your very own stocking!). Read on to learn all about these creative classes and how to register.

Spring art classes with Samford Academy of the Arts

1. Art for Children & Teens

Your kids can learn the fundamentals of art in no time. (Samford Arts)

Your kiddos can learn all about famous artists and their unique methods of creating art in this exciting class that lets students discover a range of mediums like paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper.

2. Drawing for Adults

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What still-life object do you want to draw? (Samford Arts)

Curious about the basics of drawing with graphite? Master this method by learning:

  • Different weights + marks graphite makes and how to use them in a drawing
  • Elements of art such as line, value + form

Students can even test out this new knowledge by creating different compositional drawings of still-life objects. How cool is that?

3. Painting: Acrylics

If you want to create a stunning masterpiece to hang on your wall, this acrylic class is perfect. Students will learn all about:

  • Color theory + mixing
  • Creating compositions
  • Painting techniques

4. Painting: Watercolor

Beautiful, pastel watercolors have always been my favorite. Enhance your skills in this technique as well as the fundamentals of painting.

5. Pottery: Hand-Building & Wheel-Throwing

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We love handmade pottery. (Samford Arts)

Become an all-star potter in this class that teaches hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing and decorating pottery. This is a beginner class, but don’t worry—if you’re a pro, you can still register.

6. Stained Glass: Copper Foil

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Students create their own stained-glass window—how cool is that? (Samford Arts)

The sun will shine through your beautiful piece of art in this inspiring class. You’ll discover the basics of cutting and refining glass pieces to create a stunning stained-glass window. 

Spring music classes with Samford Academy of the Arts

1. Private Piano Lessons

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We bet your loved ones would love learning the piano. (Samford Arts)

One of the best gifts I was ever given was piano lessons. I fell in love with the sweet sound of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and felt accomplished playing those notes myself. This is your cue to give a loved one that special gift with private piano lessons with an A+ instructor from Samford.

  • Class options: 30, 45 or 60-minute private lessons (30-minute lessons recommended for beginners)
  • Cost: Varies | A 3-payment plan is available through the second week of the term
  • Requirements: Ages 5+
  • Register

2. Private String Lessons Violin or Cello

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Is there anything more lovely than the sound of a string instrument? Become a pro musician with these private violin and cello lessons. You’ll be playing sweet melodies in no time.

  • Class options: 30, 45 or 60-minute private lessons (30-minute lessons recommended for beginners)
  • Cost: Varies | A 3-payment plan is available through the second week of the term
  • Requirements: Ages 4+
  • Register

3. Private Voice Lessons

Warm up your voice and get ready to become an amazing singer with Samford Academy of the Arts. You’ll learn the best techniques to have a voice of an angel.

  • Class options: 30, 45 or 60-minute private lessons (30-minute lessons recommended for beginners)
  • Cost: Varies | A 3-payment plan is available through the second week of the term
  • Requirements: Ages 10+
  • Register

Photography classes with Samford Academy of the Arts

1. Photography Certificate & Capstone

Snap some pics of people + places you love. (Samford Arts)

Do you know someone who has aspirations of becoming a photographer? You can’t beat learning from the amazing instructors at Samford Academy of the Arts. The Photography Certificate and Capstone can make students pro-photographers in no time with classes like:

  • Understanding Your Nikon or Canon DSLR
  • Photography I
  • Photography II
  • Flash Photography or Studio Lighting
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop
  • Essential Digital Printing

Plus, students will complete three of the incredible Samford Academy of the Arts 7-week photography courses. Then, students can show off their hard work with a portfolio of printed photos that are judged during the Capstone course and displayed at the Capstone Event.

Ready to wrap the best gift in a bow? Register for these art and music classes at Samford Academy of the Arts now. To learn more about the program, visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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