• Art

    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.

    ANTIQUES WITH DAN BROOKS

    Daniel Brooks
    Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Feb. 24 – Mar. 31
    Veteran 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

    A PATRON’S GUIDE TO BIRMINGHAM ARTS 

    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  

    Acting

    THE ART OF PRETENDING 

    Jane Caswell
    Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 26 – Mar. 9
    This 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 

    Culinary

    HEALTHY EATING WITHOUT COMPROMISE: GREAT TASTE WITH EASE

    Leslie Coyne
    Sundays, 2-4 p.m., Jan. 25 – Mar. 8
    Join 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