Art Classes

From an antiques course with veteran instructor Daniel Brooks to classes in ceramics, acrylics, painting, art for teens, stained glass, calligraphy, creative writing and new classes added each semester, the Academy of the Arts offers our patrons the opportunity to explore new interests and learn from a wide variety of artists in our community. We also have art for children grades 1 through 5 and art for teens grades 6 through 8. Classes run every fall and spring as well as some classes are available over the summer.

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available, or reach out to us by email.

Acting 1: Foundations
Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., March 20-May 8
Cost: $150
Through improvisation and short scenes, students will explore acting technique, build confidence, and create characters in a collaborative, safe and caring environment. This class will culminate in a sharing experience on May 8. Location: Bolding Studio on the Samford campus.
Instructor: Laura Byland
Additional Requirements: Ages 11-13; limited to 10 students
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Antiques with Dan Brooks
Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., February 19-March 26
Cost: $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).
Instructor: Dan Brooks
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Art for Children
Session B: Mondays, 3:30-5:00 p.m., March 4-April 22 *No class March 25
Cost: $195
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)
Instructor: Carolyn Wass
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Calligraphy
Session B: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., March 5-April 23 *No class March 12
Cost: $195
Learn the art of beautiful handwriting. This is an introductory course to two of the most popular and useful lettering styles: Italic and Engravers Script. Instructions for broad pen and pointed pen lettering are included. No prior experience is required.
Instructor: Steve Logan
Additional Requirements: $15 supply fee
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Introduction to Pottery
Session B: Mondays, 1-3 p.m., March 4-April 22 *No class March 25
Cost: $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.
Instructor: Carolyn Wass
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Instructors

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Dan Brooks
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Andrew Burrow
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Laura Byland
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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K.B. Hoyle
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Andy Jordan
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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James Knowles
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Steve Logan
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Anna McCain
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Jimmy McGowan
Art Coordinator
Academy of the Arts
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Scott Thompson
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Denise Trimm
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Carolyn Wass
Instructor
Academy of the Arts