Arts

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 weekly, so check back often for our latest additions.

To register for classes, call (205)726-2739 or click on the link below. Click the box next to the magnifying glass for a list of classes, then select the class you're looking for.

Antiques

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Calligraphy

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Ceramics

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Children’s Classes

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Creative Writing

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Dean’s Patron Series

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Painting

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Photography

Photography Certificate

Photography I: Basic

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
March 21-May 2
Instructor: Mike Nelson
$195

This course is designed to help you make effective images using the capabilities of your DSLR camera. Topics include exposure, selecting the appropriate aperture and shutter speed, lens choices, lighting options, and basic principles of framing and composition. Equipment needed: DSLR camera. Prerequisite: Understanding Your Canon/Nikon DSLR

Adobe Photoshop - Being Creative

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
March 28- May 9
Instructor: Butch Oglesby
$195
Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

This is a continuation of Photoshop Basic. You will develop Photoshop skills using artistic tools and techniques. Prerequisites: Photoshop Basics

Essential Digital Color Printing – Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Instructor: Chris Bisset
$175

This class is designed to help the photographer and artist create a good print and learn the qualities of a good print. Participants will learn about the art of presenting the print which will include paper choice, matting, and framing.

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Stained Glass

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Teens’ Classes+

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Workshops

Essential Digital Color Printing – Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Instructor: Chris Bisset
$175

This class is designed to help the photographer and artist create a good print and learn the qualities of a good print. Participants will learn about the art of presenting the print which will include paper choice, matting, and framing.

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