Antiques

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Antiques with Dan Brooks

Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.
February 20 – March 27
Instructor: Daniel Brooks
$145

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 a fieldtrip(s).

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Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Session A: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., January 23- March 6
Session B: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., March 20- May 1
Instructor: Steve Logan
$195 + $15 supply fee

Learn the art of beautiful handwriting. This is an introductory course to two of the most popular and useful lettering styles – Italic and Engraver’s script (also known as copperplate or roundhand). No prior experience is required.

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Ceramics

Two adults making pottery on a wheel

Introduction to Pottery

Session A: Mondays, 1-3 p.m., January 22- March 5
Session B: Mondays, 1-3 p.m., March 19- April 30
Instructor: Carolyn Wass
$195

Explore hand building and wheel throwing with local clay artist, Carolyn Wass. We will be using different clay bodies and glazing techniques. All skill levels welcome.

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Children’s Classes

Children learning to create pottery.

Art for Children

Session A: Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., January 22- March 5
Session B: Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., March 19th-April 30
Instructor: Carolyn Wass
$195/session

Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking with local artist Carolyn Wass. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and craftsmanship. (Supplies Provided)

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Creative Writing

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Creative Writing

Mondays, 6-8 p.m.
January 22- March 5
Instructor: Anna McCain
$195

Writers of all levels are encouraged to attend this weekly workshop where they will participate in a collaborative discussion about their work. In addition to the discussion, there will be an opportunity to learn and grow in the writing process via the instructor's mini lessons each week. Each session will begin with a lesson on an aspect of creative writing (i.e. brainstorming, character development, plot, etc.) and end with writers sharing their work. Supplies needed: Writing utensils, Paper or Notebook, Laptop or Digital Device.

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Painting

Introduction to Acrylics

Session A: Mondays, 6- 8 p.m., January 22- March 5
Session B: Mondays, 6- 8 p.m., March 19-May 7
No class April 2
Instructor: Scott Thompson
$195

Is a course designed for acrylic and oil painters. It teaches students how to improve every aspect of a painting. Lesson plans will include: color mixing, color temperature, value relationships, working with layers, the illusion of atmosphere, depth, texture and composition. (Supplies Required)

Abstract Painting With Liquid Acrylics

Tuesdays, 12-2 p.m.
January 23- March 6
Instructor: James Knowles
$195

This class is an introduction to abstract painting techniques using liquid acrylics. Students will learn how to pour and manipulate the paints to create beautiful abstract designs. Students will also learn how unleash their imagination and incorporate images into paintings. Supplies required.

Oil Painting For Beginners and Intermediate

Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.
January 24- March 7
Instructor: Amy Collins
$195

Explore and refine your painting skills in the seven-week course with the local artist. (Supplies required)

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Photography

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Photography I: Basic

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
March 20-May 1
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

Photography II: Advanced

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
March 20-May 1
Instructor: Chris Bisset
$195

This course teaches advance composition, lighting techniques, and personal style. Prerequisites: Understanding Your Canon/Nikon; Photography I: Basic

Understanding Your Nikon DSLR

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
January 23-March 6
Instructor: Mike Nelson
$195

This course is designed to help you understand the available options and unlock the vast potential of your digital Nikon. The course begins with basic camera settings, advances to auto focus, exposure compensation, and flash options, and concludes with customizing your camera for your needs. Equipment Required: Nikon DSLR Camera.

Understanding Your Canon DSLR

Session A: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., January 23- March 6
Session B: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., March 22- May 3
January 23-March 6
Instructor: Chris Bisset
$195

Are you intimidated by your camera? Don’t settle for photographs that are less than what your camera is capable of delivering, and don’t be left in the dark concerning the vast array of features that you can use to take professional quality images. Learn to navigate the menus, submenus, options, and settings of Canon digital SLRs to your best advantage. Beginning with the basic camera controls and progressing to the most advanced options, learn to unlock your camera’s potential to suit your individual needs. Equipment Required: Canon DSLR Camera.

Adobe Lightroom

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
January 11- February 22
Instructor: Mike Nelson
$195

Lightroom was created specifically to help photographers streamline their workflow by importing, organizing, and post processing images, all within one fast application. Lightroom is the perfect software for beginners and experts alike because it is completely safe and nondestructive to your original images. Lightroom also integrates seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

Adobe Photoshop Basics

Thursdays, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
March 22- May 3
Instructor: Bo Doss
$195

This is a complete introduction to Photoshop. This course helps you unwrap the immense software and explains in detail all the tools, buttons, and menus. Learn tips and tricks for installation, setting up your personal workspace, and how to navigate around the program. Hands-on lessons show you how to develop, manipulate, and print photographs in the digital darkroom. Equipment needed: DSLR camera, camera cable or card reader and USB storage device (2GB minimum)

Essential Digital Color Printing-Workshop

TBA
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.

Studio Lighting

Mondays, 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
January 22- March 5
Instructor: Becton Morgan
$195

This course will introduce basic concepts and principles of lighting for photography. Through demonstration and practice in studio, the students learn the fundamentals of recognizing and controlling both natural and studio lighting. Students will study and produce still life and portrait photographs using strobe lighting equipment.

(New) Photographing Exotic and Domestic Creatures

Mondays, 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
January 22-March 5
Instructor: Meg McKinney
$195

Learn tips and techniques to photographing domestic and exotic creatures. In-class session for pet portraiture; field trips may include – dog agility, horse show, a farm, the Birmingham Zoo (admission $16 adult). Field trips scheduled at first class. Prerequisite: Beginning Photography; Know Your Nikon/Canon. Supplies needed: DSLR, Tripod, Lenses.

Architectural Photography

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
March 20-May 1
Instructor: Meg McKinney
$195

Discover architectural photography, exteriors, interiors, design, with technical challenges of composition, distortion, lighting. Class to emphasize designs, styles, eras, on-location problem solving. Field trips – in addition to classes – 1 day out of town; 2+ hours for public spaces. Dates, times TBD in class. Admission fees: $20 total. Prerequisite: Beginning Photography; Know Your Nikon/Canon. Supplies needed: DSLR, Tripod, Lenses, cable release.

Capstone Course

Friday, March 2, 6-8 p.m.
Attendance of first class meeting on March 2 is mandatory. Other meetings will be scheduled by appointment. *Limited to 4 students.
Instructor: Mike Nelson
$300

This is the capstone course for those seeking the photography certificate and have completed all the core and elective courses. A student will be required to enroll one time in this course, even though the work may not be completed in one 7-week session. The course will be run as an independent study with no formal class meeting times. Each student will meet one-on-one with his/her advisor to review and critique his/her body of work, discuss what should be included in a portfolio, suggest additional post processing and additional images to complete the portfolio, and advise on the selection and preparation of images for the judging of his/her portfolio. The mentor will guide the student in writing the artist's statement. Attendance of first class meeting on March 2nd is mandatory. Other meetings will be scheduled by appointment.

Exploring Photography

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
January 23- March 6
Instructor: Cliff Brane
$195

This course covers photo composition, the digital darkroom and more. There will be introductions to Lightroom, Photoshop, software like Topaz, Macphun and NIK, printing and the equipment you need to create various types of photos from HDR, landscape and family photos to sports photography. We will talk about and use apps like VSCO, Snapseed, Lens Distortions and Lightroom Mobile. We will introduce and discuss how to compose better photos and put the lessons into practice with exercises and field trips with our cameras. Requires iPhone or DLSR and some basic knowledge of how to use them. Class goal will be to make you a better photographer now and set a future direction for continued growth in your skills. No prerequisites.

(New) Crime Scene Photography Professional Training

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
January 9- February 20
Instructor: Dan Matteo
$300

This course is for Law Enforcement Officers only. Get to know your camera and techniques of metering and good composition. Learning how to photograph two and three dimensional subjects. Forensic quality photography in large or small rooms. Even advancing to trajectory and luminol photography techniques. 14 hours of APOST credit pending department approval. Prerequisite: Basic SLR Knowledge. Equipment Required: SLR Camera, Tripod, Flash with Remote Cord or Strong Flashlight.

Outdoor/Landscape Photography

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays Field Trips, Times TBA
March 1 – 22
Instructor: Cliff Brane
$195

Class meets Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 and field trips are Saturday, March 3, 10 and 17. Vacations are often the inspiration for interest in landscape photos. Learn the principles of good outdoor/landscape photography in this class from composition, to equipment to enhancing the photos you have taken. This class meets 7 times and is a combination of classroom and outdoor sessions. Students should have taken Understanding Your Canon or Nikon Camera. In addition to their cameras, students will need the use of a tripod, either borrowed or purchased for use during class. The instructor will attempt to make the field work as flexible as possible to attend, but students will have to spend time at various locations to take photos to properly complete the class. For the first meeting students are encouraged to bring up to 10 jpegs or printed photo samples of any outdoor photography they have previously taken.

Samford Wellness Kitchen+

Samford Wellness Kitchen: Cook Simply, Eat Healthy, Live Well

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
January 23 – March 6
$325

In the 7-week series, participants will learn to prepare a variety of recipes and discover that healthy cooking is easier that they think. Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the kitchen, hear the truth about key nutrients and explore how different ethnic cuisines can prevent disease and lead to good health. Join registered dietitians and chefs and experiences how to cook with confidence, eat with joy and live a healthy life. All classes will be taught by registered dietitians and chefs and will include student participation and recipe sampling. Instructional materials, ingredients and recipes will be included.

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Teens’ Classes+

Teens learning pottery.

Art for Teens

Session A: Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m., January 25-March 1
Session B: Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m., March 22-April 26
Instructors: Carolyn Wass and Jimmy McGowan
$175/session

In this six week class students in grades 7-12 will explore clay by hand building and wheel throwing. Students will also take a still life from drawing to acrylic painting.

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