Enroll NOW for fall classes with Samford Academy of the Arts – learn painting techniques, musical technique and more

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Learn a new skill this fall. (Samford Academy of the Arts)

Ready to get creative this fall? The Samford Academy of the Arts is the perfect way to do it. From painting and drawing to photography and stained glass, there are several courses to choose from. Keep reading to find out what courses are available and how to register.

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Each year, the Samford Academy of the Arts provides the Bham community with the opportunity to explore new interests and learn from a wide variety of artists in our community. Seems like the perfect way to start the school year for me! The best part is that there are classes for all interests and age groups.

Learn more and register now.

Discover art classes for all ages

Samford Academy of the Arts
Samford Academy of the Arts

Art for children 6 to 8 years old

  • What: Students will work with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper to create works of art. Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles and experiment with different methods to hone their skills.
  • Cost: $275 (includes supplies)
  • When:
    • Session A: Mondays | August 22-October 10 | 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
    • Session B: Mondays | October 17-December 5 | 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Register

Art for children 9 to 11 years old

  • What: Students will work with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper to create works of art. Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles and experiment with different methods to hone their skills.
  • Cost: $275 (includes supplies)
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Wednesdays | August 24-October 5 | 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
    • Session A (evening): Wednesdays | August 24-October 5 | 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
    • Session B (afternoon): Wednesdays | October 19-December 7 | 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
    • Session B (evening): Wednesdays | October 19-December 7 | 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Register

Art for teenagers (12-14 years old)

  • What: Students will work with paint, graphite, clay, glass and paper to create works of art. Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles and experiment with different methods to hone their skills.
  • Cost: $275 (includes supplies)
  • When:
    • Session A: Tuesdays | August 23-October 4 | 3:45-5:15 p.m.
    • Session B: Tuesdays | October 18-December 6 | 3:45-5:15 p.m.
  • Register

Art for high school (15-18 years old)

  • What: Students will focus on building their artistic portfolio. Students will hone their technical skills in drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture.
  • Cost: $275 (includes supplies)
  • When:
    • Session A: Thursdays | August 25-October 6 | 4-6 p.m.
    • Session B: Thursdays | October 20-December 8 | 4-6 p.m.
  • Register

Improve your painting skills

Samford Academy of the Arts
Samford Academy of the Arts

Painting: Acrylics

  • What: Students 18 and older will paint in acrylics and learn color theory, color mixing, creating compositions, and painting techniques. The students will leave with several tables.
  • Cost: $285 (supplies included)
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Thursdays | August 25-October 6 | 12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
    • Session A (evening): Thursday | August 25-October 6 | 6-8 p.m.
    • Session B (afternoon): Thursdays | October 20-December 8 | 12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
    • Session B (evening): Thursday | October 20-December 8 | 6-8 p.m.
  • Register

Painting: Watercolors

  • What: Students 18 and older will paint in watercolour. They will learn color theory, color mixing, creating compositions and painting techniques. Students will create several paintings.
  • Cost: $285 (includes supplies)
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Tuesdays, from August 23 to October 4, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    • Session A (evening): Tuesdays, August 23-October 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Session B (afternoon): Tuesdays, from October 18 to December 6, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    • Session B (evening): Tuesdays, from October 18 to December 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Register

Create your own masterpiece

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Stained glass: Copper foil

  • What: Students 18 and up will learn the basics of cutting and refining pieces of glass to create beautiful stained glass. This is a beginner’s course, but more experienced students who need a refresher can take this course.
  • Cost: $325 (includes supplies)
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Tuesdays | August 23-October 4 | 12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
    • Session A (evening): Tuesdays | August 23 – October 4 | 6-8 p.m.
    • Session B (afternoon): Tuesdays | October 18-December 6 | 12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
    • Session B (evening): Tuesdays | October 18-December 6 | 6-8 p.m.
  • Register

Pottery: handcrafting and wheel throwing

  • What: Students ages 18 and up will explore the methods of hand-making, turning, glazing and decorating pottery. This is a beginners course, but more experienced students can take the course. Students will purchase their own clay and basic tools, but must wait to purchase clay after the first lesson.
  • Cost: $285
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Mondays | September 12-October 3 | 11pm-2pm
    • Session A (evening): Monday | September 12-October 3 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Session B (afternoon): Mondays | October 10-31 | 11pm-2pm
    • Session B (evening): Monday | October 10-31 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Session C (afternoon): Mondays | November 7- December 5 | 11pm-2pm
    • Session C (evening): Monday | November 7- December 5 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Register

Learn musical skills at the Academy

Samford Academy of the Arts
The Academy of Arts offers amazing opportunities for all ages. (Samford Academy of the Arts)

With over 50 years of teaching, the Academy is a premier music education program for the Birmingham community. Students of all ages study repertoire, technique and theory in the disciplines of piano, cello, violin and voice. Private instruction is complemented by frequent recitals and special events. Students can choose from the following courses:

  • Private piano lessons
  • Private string lessons
  • Private singing lessons

Register now for music lessons

Try photography

Samford Academy of the Arts
Students venture on field trips to work on their craft. (Samford Academy of the Arts)

Learn from professional photographers how to navigate your camera to improve the quality of your photos. Choose from the following courses:

  • Introduction to photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Architectural Photography
  • Color printing
  • Art photography
  • Lensbaby
  • Look at photographs
  • Outdoor and landscape photography

Register here for photography courses

Refresh your language skills

Are you planning a trip and need to perfect your Spanish, French or Italian? The Academy offers refresher courses to speak, write, listen and read in these languages. PLUS, they have professional staff to train students in English as a second language. These courses provide education for all levels:

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Register here for language and ESL courses

Want more?

There are even more classes you can learn at Samford Academy of the Arts this fall. Visit their website to see all the courses offered and register now.

Do you want to know more about a particular course or are you having trouble registering for a course? Call 205.726.2739 or email [email protected]

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