12 art classes in Birmingham you’ll want to sign up for now

Pottery classes in Birmingham. (Sarah Gronberg / Bham Now)

The fall season is a wonderful time to let your creativity flow. From painting to pottery, here are 12 art classes coming up around the Greater Birmingham Area that all ages will enjoy.

1. Ceramics: Wheel Throwing with Kimberlee Campbell at Space One Eleven

Try a pottery class in Birmingham. (Trey Huie)
  • What you’ll learn: How to use the pottery wheel to create unique, functional ceramic pieces using ceramic clay and food safe glazes. 
  • Skill Level: Ages 16+, Beginner-Intermediate
  • When: Saturday, September 9-Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 10AM-Noon
  • Where: Space One Eleven Arts Center, 2409 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $240, includes supplies
  • Register

2. Acrylic Painting Class at Alabama Art Supply

Take a painting class in Birmingham. (Alabama Art Supply / Facebook)
  • What you’ll learn: Acrylic painting techniques through one-on-one instruction from Birmingham artist Susan Oliver.
  • Skill Level: All skill levels welcome
  • When: Ongoing classes available Tuesdays, 1-3PM
  • Where: Alabama Art Supply, 1006 23rd St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Cost: $280 (4 classes) | Bring a canvas (size of your choice), brushes and an assortment of acrylic paints. Students who purchase supplies at Alabama Art Supply receive a discount.
  • Register: Email Susan@ArtByOliver.com

3. Drawing/Painting for Teens and Adults at Art Zone in Hoover 

Learn how to draw in a Birmingham art class. (Art Zone / Facebook)

4. Online Monday Drawing Class with Red Dot Gallery

  • What you’ll learn: Fundamental drawing skills while drawing people, places and things
  • Skill Level: Adults and Kids 12+
  • Where: Zoom via Red Dot Gallery
  • When: Ongoing on Mondays beginning September 25 | 6PM
  • Cost: $12
  • Sign up

5. Art Classes for Children at Art Zone

  • What you’ll learn: How to draw plants, animals, people, imaginary creatures, landscapes, still lives and cartoons. Children will learn not just to copy, but to think, generate ideas and lead the picture to a finished point with a story and meaning behind it.
  • Skill Level: Ages 6-18, Beginner
  • When: Ongoing Classes are available Wednesdays from 5-7PM, Fridays from 4-6PM, Saturdays from 10AM-Noon, 1-3PM and 3-5PM 
  • Where: Art Zone, 736A Shades Mountain Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35226
  • Cost: Pay by Class $35 | $120 per month (2-hour class/week) | $220 (2-hour class/week or for 2 siblings)
  • Register

6. Painting at Paint All The Things

Birmingham art classes are waiting for you. (Paint All The Things / Facebook)
  • What you’ll learn: How to paint a “Happy Lil’ Shroom on 16” x 20” canvas.
  • Skill Level: All skill levels welcome | Adults + Kids ages 12-15 if accompanied by a paying/participating adult 
  • When: Saturday, September 30 | 7PM
  • Where: Paint All The Things,5870 Trussville Crossings Pkwy, Suite 118, Trussville, AL, 35235
  • Cost: $35 (Pay upon class arrival via cash or credit card.)
  • Register

7. Watercolors at Artists Incorporated Gallery

Watercolor classes in Birmingham. (Jessica Broom)
  • What you’ll learn: Techniques for how to use watercolors. You’ll create two completed paintings to take home by the end of the class.  
  • Skill Level: All levels welcome
  • When: Friday, October 1 OR Saturday, October 15 | 9AM-3:30PM
  • Where: Artists Incorporated Gallery, 6200 Grand River Blvd E, Ste 114, Leeds, Alabama 35094
  • Cost: $55 (includes supplies)
  • Register: Email artistsincorpora@bellsouth.net

8. Beginning Figure Drawing at ArtPlay 

  • What you’ll learn: Various aspects of figurative drawing focusing on the human form in parts and as a whole.
  • Skill Level: Ages 16+, Beginner
  • When: Mondays, October 2-November 6 | 6-7PM 
  • Where: ArtPlay House, 1006 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Cost: $90 
  • Register

9. Stoneware Pottery at Do It YourSelf Crafts

Learn the Peacock Technique at Do It Yourself Crafts in Birmingham. (Do It Yourself Crafts)
  • What you’ll learn: How to use the Peacock Technique using contrasting glazes over a stamped design to create a one-of-a-kind bowl. 
  • Skill Level: All levels welcome
  • When: Tuesday, October 3 | 6-7PM
  • Where: Do It Yourself Crafts, 1909 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Cost: $49 per bowl
  • Register

10. Art for High School Students at Samford Academy of the Arts

  • What you’ll learn: Technical skills in drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture.
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Students in grades 9-12
  • When: Wednesdays, October 11-November 29, 4:30-6:30PM
  • Where: Samford Academy of the Arts, 1939 S Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Cost: $325 (includes supplies)
  • Register

11. Stained Glass at Samford Academy of the Arts

Samford Academy of the Arts
Stained glass classes are open for registration in Birmingham. (Samford Academy of the Arts)
  • What you’ll learn: The basics of cutting and refining glass pieces to create a beautiful stained glass window.
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Adults 18+
  • When: Tuesdays, October 17-December 5, 12:15-2:15PM OR 5:30-7:30PM
  • Where: Samford Academy of the Arts, 1939 S Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Cost: $325 (includes supplies)
  • Register

12. Nature’s Palette Workshop at the Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art
Nature art classes in Birmingham. (Nature’s Palette Workshop. (Birmingham Museum of Art)
  • What you’ll learn: To create unique monoprints using flowers, foliage, seeds, and roots.
  • Skill Level: All skill levels welcome
  • When: Saturday, October 21 | 10AM-1PM
  • Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Birmingham Museum of Art Members $90 | Nonmembers $100
  • Register

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