Arts at the Academy, formerly Samford After Sundown, offers a variety of art classes and courses, including painting, drawing, photography, calligraphy, and much more. New classes are added on a weekly basis, so check back often for our latest additions.
Daniel BrooksTuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Feb. 24 – Mar. 31Veteran instructor Dan Brooks leads this popular class on an engaging journey through history, informing the present by studying the past. This course includes a number of guest lecturers and an optional overnight fieldtrip. $140
Joe Hopkins Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., Feb. 9 – Mar. 30 (excludes Mar. 16) The dean of Samford’s School of the Arts teaches on subjects related to upcoming Birmingham arts events. Special guests provide an inside perspective on the arts and how to make the most of each opportunity. $75
CaswellMondays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 26 – Mar.
9This course highlights
quick and powerful ways to develop a more natural and spontaneous acting
style. It teaches tangible, practical skills to help set aside
self-consciousness, focus on the moment, and create fun, compelling
performances. All experience levels are welcome. Ages 18 and up. $200
Leslie Coyne Sundays, 2-4 p.m., Jan. 25 – Mar. 8Join Leslie Coyne as she introduces her whole-food, plant-based cooking class. Discover an easy way of eating that is healthy and delicious. This class will address the benefits of eating whole foods, explain how to achieve taste and texture, introduce meat and dairy alternatives, and explain how to build basic recipes. Develop skills that can be put to work immediately to improve your health. $200