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Offers classes in a variety of techniques including drawing and painting.
ArtPlay, the education and outreach initiative of UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, endeavors to educate, inspire, and nurture creative growth and self-expression in people of all ages by providing innovative arts education programming in a collaborative and holistic environment. (from website)
Located in Nauvoo about 1 hour northwest of Birmingham, The Folk School offers instruction in a variety of traditional arts including pottery, quilting, and playing musical instruments. Participants stay in hotel-style lodges and are served "well-prepared meals". (adapted from web site)
Offers a variety of classes for adults and children including gardening, flower arranging, painting, crafts, and cooking.
The Museum offers a variety of art classes for adults and children throughout the year.
Located in Homewood, DIYC offers a variety of crafts activities for children and adults including ceramics, mosaics, and tie-dye. Will host craft parties
This art supply store offers classes in drawing, painting, and other topics for children and adults
Contact your local store for information on a variety of arts and crafts classes.
Offers a variety of non-credit adult classes including photography, crafts, writing, and languages.
Contact a store convenient to you for information on classes in various arts and crafts. 1765 Montgomery Hwy S, Birmingham - (205) 987-9591; 1632 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham - (205) 661-2818; 5271 Highway 280 S, Birmingham - (205) 981-6749
Offers classes in drawing, painting, and pottery for beginners to advanced students.
Samford Academy of the Arts offer opportunities for personal and professional development administered through Samford University. Classes are offered in a broad array of areas, including art, music, and languages.
This studio in Leeds features classes in clay for all levels.
Paint your own pottery and more.
Fiber Arts (Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, etc.)
This yarn shop in Cahaba Heights offers classes in knitting and crocheting.
This yarn shop in Vestavia offers classes in knitting and crocheting.
This Trussville shop offers a variety of sewing-related classes.
This sewing machine sales and repair shop in Homewood offers classes in sewing, quilting, machine embroidery, etc.
This fabric shop in Homewood offers classes in sewing, smocking, and other needle arts.
Flower Arranging
This Homewood florist offers hands-on classes. Call for more information.
This bead shop in Helena features classes on a variety of jewelry-making techniques, from wire wrapping to metal smithing.
Further Afield - Arts & Crafts Classes Around the Country
Anderson Ranch located in Snowmass, Colorado aims to "nurture and inspire imaginations of all ages, encouraging experimentation, intensive inquiry and creative production" through a wide variety of workshops.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a nationally renowned center of contemporary arts and crafts education located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Workshops are offered for one and two weeks in the spring and summer, and one-week and weekends in the fall.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.
John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing. (from website)
Paper & Book Intensive is held in the spring or summer in different regions of the country. It is attended by individuals who are passionate about the book arts, including bookbinding, hand papermaking, conservation, and related fields. Motivated beginners and practitioners are welcome! (from website)
Penland is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists' residencies, community education programs, and a craft gallery. (from website)
Peters Valley is located in the picturesque Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area removed from the bustle of the everyday world, yet it is located but a short drive from New York and other major East Coast cities. PV offers 2 - 5 day workshops in areas such as blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, and woodworking. The workshops are taught by nationally and internationally recognized and accomplished artisans in their fields.
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