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Ready to get creative this fall? Samford Academy of the Arts is the perfect way to do this. From painting and drawing to photography and stained glass, there are a variety of courses to choose from. Read on to learn what courses are available and how to enroll.

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Each year, the Samford Academy of the Arts offers the Bham community an opportunity to explore new interests and learn from a variety of artists in our community. Sounds like the perfect start to the school year to me! Best of all, there are classes for every interest and age group.

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Discover art classes for all ages

Samford Academy of Arts
Samford Academy of Arts

Art for children ages 6-8

  • What: Students work with paint, graphite, clay, glass, and paper to create artwork. Students are encouraged to develop their own styles and experiment with different methods to improve their skills.
  • Costs: $275 (including accessories)
  • When:
    • Session A: Mondays | August 22 – October 10 | 15:30-17:00
    • Session B: Mondays | October 17 – December 5 | 15:30-17:00
  • to register

Art for kids ages 9-11

  • What: Students work with paint, graphite, clay, glass, and paper to create artwork. Students are encouraged to develop their own styles and experiment with different methods to improve their skills.
  • Costs: $275 (including accessories)
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Wednesdays | August 24 – October 5 | 15:30-17:00
    • Session A (evenings): Wednesdays | August 24 – October 5 | 17:30-19:00
    • Session B (afternoon): Wednesdays | October 19 – December 7 | 15:30-17:00
    • Session B (evenings): Wednesdays | October 19 – December 7 | 17:30-19:00
  • to register

Art for Teens (12-14 years)

  • What: Students work with paint, graphite, clay, glass, and paper to create artwork. Students are encouraged to develop their own styles and experiment with different methods to improve their skills.
  • Costs: $275 (including accessories)
  • 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
  • to register

Art for High School (ages 15-18)

  • What: Students focus on building their art portfolio. Students deepen their technical skills in the areas of drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture.
  • Costs: $275 (including accessories)
  • When:
    • Session A: Thursdays | August 25 – October 6 | 4-6 p.m
    • Session B: Thursdays | October 20 – December 8 | 4-6 p.m
  • to register

Improve your painting skills

Samford Academy of Arts
Samford Academy of Arts

Painting: acrylic

  • What: Students ages 18 and up paint with acrylics and learn about color theory, color mixing, creating compositions, and painting techniques. Students will leave with several paintings.
  • Costs: $285 (including accessories)
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Thursdays | August 25 – October 6 | 12:15-14:15
    • Session A (evenings): Thursdays | August 25 – October 6 | 6-8 p.m
    • Session B (afternoon): Thursdays | October 20 – December 8 | 12:15-14:15
    • Session B (evenings): Thursdays | October 20 – December 8 | 6-8 p.m
  • to register

Painting: watercolours

  • What: Pupils from the age of 18 paint with watercolors. You will learn about color theory, color mixing, creating compositions and painting techniques. Students create several paintings.
  • Costs: $285 (including accessories)
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Tuesdays, August 23 to October 4, 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m
    • Session A (evenings): Tuesdays, August 23 to October 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
    • Session B (afternoon): Tuesdays, October 18 – December 6, 12:15 – 14:15
    • Session B (evenings): Tuesdays, October 18 – December 6, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
  • to register

Make your own masterpiece

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Stained glass: copper foil

  • What: Students ages 18 and up will learn the basics of cutting and finishing pieces of glass to create a beautiful stained glass window. This is a beginner’s course, but more experienced students who need a refresher course can take this course.
  • Costs: $325 (including accessories)
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Tuesdays | August 23 – October 4 | 12:15-14:15
    • Session A (evenings): Tuesdays | August 23 – October 4 | 6-8 p.m
    • Session B (afternoon): Tuesdays | October 18 – December 6 | 12:15-14:15
    • Session B (evenings): Tuesdays | October 18 – December 6 | 6-8 p.m
  • to register

Pottery: hand building & wheel throwing

  • What: Students ages 18 and up will explore methods of hand building, turning, glazing and decorating pottery. This is a beginner’s course, but more experienced students can take the course. Students buy their own clay and basic tools, but should wait until after the first lesson before buying clay.
  • Costs: $285
  • When:
    • Session A (afternoon): Mondays | September 12 – October 3 | 11am-2pm
    • Session A (evenings): Mondays | September 12 – October 3 | 17:30-20:30
    • Session B (afternoon): Mondays | 10-31 October | 11am-2pm
    • Session B (evenings): Mondays | 10-31 October | 17:30-20:30
    • Session C (afternoon): Mondays | November 7 – December 5 | 11am-2pm
    • Session C (evenings): Mondays | November 7 – December 5 | 17:30-20:30
  • to register

Learn music skills at the academy

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

With over 50 years of teaching experience, the Academy is a premier music education program for the Birmingham community. Students of all ages learn repertoire, technique and theory in the disciplines of piano, cello, violin and singing. Private lessons are complemented by frequent concerts and special events. Students can choose from the following classes:

  • Private piano lessons
  • Private String Lessons
  • Private singing lessons

Sign up for music lessons now

Try photography

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

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

  • Introductory photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • architectural photography
  • color printing
  • art photography
  • lens baby
  • viewing photos
  • Outdoor and landscape photography

Sign up for photography classes here

Brush up on your language skills

Are you planning a trip and need to brush up on your Spanish, French or Italian? The Academy offers refresher courses in speaking, writing, listening and reading in these languages. PLUS, they have a professional staff to teach English as a second language to students. These classes offer lessons for all levels:

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sign up for language and ESL courses here

want more?

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

Want to learn more about a specific course or having trouble registering for a course? Call 205.726.2739 or email academyofthearts@samford.edu.

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