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2014 Pinterest Parties


Join Ali Conn Payne and your fellow Pinterest Friends to create projects that functional and fabulous!

September 11 - Alabama String Art 

September 25 - RESCHEDULED CLASS  - "You are My Sunshine" Wooden Wall Hanger

October 2 - Burlap Bubble Wreath


November 6 - Recycled Pallets  Christmas Tree


All sessions are Thursday Evenings from 6pm-9pm.  Adult Only Session.

Water/Tea Provided - You are welcome to BYOB!

Fee per session: $35 - Includes all materials needed to complete the project


Creative Altered Pages

Creative Altered Papers Workshop

Come experience what all the excitement is about!!!
Learn the process and make beautiful altered papers with us!
We will then use our papers to create stunning works of art!
Leave the workshop will a finished painting!

When: Saturday, November 8th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Shelby County Arts Council

 Fee: $45.00 (all supplies included)

*We will have a 30 minute lunch break at 11:30. Bring a sack lunch or go next door to Johnny Rays and purchase their Brown Bag Special (BBQ sandwich, chips & drink) for $6.00


 An introductory class that offers a fun experience!  Instructor Jerry Roldan will explain the equipment and what an artist looks for when he makes a work.  Drawing is the signature of the artists....if you can write your name - you can draw!

Classes focus on individual topics such as Line Drawing - Still Life - Self Portrait

First class - Introductory Fee $10.00

Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:30pm

Ages 12-Adult

Music Lessons: Guitar, Piano, Voice and Violin through Shelby County Arts Council's Music Program

  • Classical training provided through Shelby County Arts Council's Music Program
  • Learn music theory and technique
  • Professional Muscians are the Instructors
  • To read more about our Professional Instructors, please click here.
  • Call to discuss your scheduling requirments and class fees. 
Private lessons available on Ages 6 - Adult
Students purchase lesson books
LOCATION: Shelby County Arts Council 

$120 for Four 30-minutes private sessions 

Painting - Vibrant Animals Workshop

 Painting Vibrant Animals

Entertaining and informative workshop on creating bright, colorful animals  Her simple instruction includes sketching tips, loose application of paint, unique color schemes, blending, proportion study, and building a balanced composition.

Click here to learn more about the Artist: Kellie Newsome

  • Bring a photo of the animal you want to paint. 
  • Canvas for painting (8x10 or larger)
  • Paints provided
  • Wear your "paint clothes"

Saturday, January 31, 2015

10am-4pm.  Bring a lunch

Workshop Fee:  $115.00


  • Bring your own supplies
  • Artists are invited to come and paint in our studio.
  • Enjoy the company and encouragement of your fellow artists.
  • All mediums are welcome.

CALL the SCAC to reserve your spot!

Tuesday's - 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ages 15 - Adult

Open house, no instructor

$7.00 fee per day 


Painting: Meet the Masters

 Students learn about 35 of the Greatest Artists in History.  Explore the techniques that revoluntionized the art world. 

  • Easels, canvas, and paint are just some of the tools used in this painting & art history class
  • Investigate artwork by the masters & explore various art mediums during this 4-week course

All supplies included.

4 week Sessions per class  

  • Homeschoolers - Wednesdays 1:30-2:30
  • Ages 5 - 8 - Beginners,  Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • Ages 9-12 - Advanced, Thursdays 3:30-4:30  

Private lessons avaiable.  Call to schedule (669-0044)
Instructor: Edna Sealy


Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana

Regular price: $70/month


Painting: Open Studio with Bruce Andrews


Open Studio with Bruce Andrews

Most Friday's from 10:00 to Noon.  

Call to confirm class time 205 669 0044 



  • Relaxed Studio Class, you decide your project!  
  • No experience necessary! 
  • Personalized attention given by professional painting Instructor! 

Now Enrolling for 2014 Sessions:  

February - May 2014

August-November- 2014 

Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00pm OR 6:00pm  - 9:00pm

4 week sessions, Ongoing Ages 15 – Adult 
Instructor: Lynn Dodson

Supply List of Recommended Materials Provided Upon Request

Location: Shelby County Arts Council

Regular price:



Painting: Throw an Arty Party

  • Get a group together and throw an Arty Party!
  • Great for a Teen Birthday Party!  We will work with you on the design of the painting to fit your party theme!
  • Great for Corporate Team Building! 
  • From beginner to advanced, students will be led through a creation of a beautiful painting!

Ages 6 – Adult

Call to schedule private arty party 205-669-0044


Regular price: $300 for up 12 people 


Photography: CLICK! Basic Digital PHOTOGRAPHY for adults

  • Use your camera to express yourself and record special moments in your life! 
  • Learn about those confusing buttons - Camera functions and more! 
  • Bring your digital camera! 
  • Personal attention is given! 

October 23-November 13 - Advanced Class (Beginning Photography pre-requiste)

Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Instructor: Paris Farzad  

4 week sessions

Ages 15 - Adult

Regular price: 





Photography: SCAC Photography Round Table

If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this forum is for you!

1. I'm interested in theme photgraphy. 
2. I want to develop my photography style.
3. I want honest feedback on my photography.
4. I'm not sure my photographs capture the mood I want.
5. I am ready to advance from amatuer to professional.
6. I want advice on my equipment, lighting, and tools.

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Meets the first Wednesday of each month.

Follow us on Facebook for the latest on the RoundTable Meeting Dates and Monthly Projects! 

Facilitator: Hank Siegel
Location: Shelby County Arts Council in Columbiana

Only $5!
Ages 12 and up.

Shelby County Arts Council's Photography Round Table will be facilitated by Hank Siegel, a professional photographer who has earned his Certificate for Completion of Digital Photography Program with Paris Farzad, SCAC's very own Basic Digital Photography Instructor. This group is not a class; it is a casual but informative venue for amateur to expert level photographers to come together to share their ideas, tips, advice, tricks, and knowledge with each other. This group is highly recommended for those who are planning to take or who have already taken our "Click! Intro to Basic Digital Photography" class offered on Thursday evenings with Paris Farzad or comparable. 

Pinterest Parties - Fall in Love

Fall in Love with Pinterest Parties at the SCAC!

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September 11  - Alabama or Auburn String Art

October 2 - Bubble Burlap Wreath

November 6 - Recycled Pallets Christmas Tree 

Thursday Evenings, 6-9pm

Bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share.  All supplies needed to complete the projects are included with the Class Fee.

Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana

Regular price



Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Candye Lundy

  • Make a unique hand-built vessel your very first class!
  • This is a hand building - clay class! 
  • Develop and improve skills and become more accomplished in the art of ceramics
  • Supply list will be provided, but no need to bring anything to the first class. Clay supplies can be bought at class.
  • Students will be given over-view of glazes to order for use on projects
  • Small class size! Space is limited to 6 students

Sessions -

September 23-October 28, 2014


Instructor: Candye Lundy

Tuesdays, 10:30am - 1:00 pm

6 Weeks

Ages 15 – Adult


Regular price: $115


Pottery: Build, Throw, Fire! Tuesday evening Wheel-class with Nita Terrell


 Build, Throw, Fire! 

Pottery: Build, throw, Fire! Tuesday evenings with Nita Terrell

Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building

  • Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel or through hand-built pieces
  • Learn new skills or develop and improve skills by explore wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in a fun and relaxing environment.
  • Learn about glazing, and select what color combination works for your projects.
  • Personal training time is plentiful due to our small class size (limited to 6 students minimum of 2)
  • Supplies:  Supply lists will be provided at our first meeting, with some supplies available for purchase at that time.   
  • We will throw on the wheel for the first class so bring an old towel if you can.


Aug 5 – Sept 9 

Sept 16 to Oct 21

Oct 28 – Dec 2 

 Instructor: Nita Terrell

Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:30pm

6 Weeks

Ages 15 – Adult 

Regular price: $115


  • Students will be guided through the process of clay wheel-throwing while given freedom to add their own personalities to their work.
  • Learn pinch & coil construction techniques and wheel throwing.  
  • Explore glazing techniques with bright, colorful, professional grade ceramic glazes! 

Sessions are 6 weeks:
Call the studio for details on registering for this class. 

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Ages 8 – 12
Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana 

Regular price: $100, + $30 supply fee 

Pottery: Open Studio

Open Studio at the SCAC! 

Our pottery studio will be open for use!  The monthly fee includes use of space, tools, wheels and firing in the kiln. 

You must supply your own clay and glazes!  We bisque fire at  Cone "04" and glaze fire at  Cone "6".  

Monthly Fee is $50.00 and must be paid in advance!  Studio Guidelines will be posted. 

Fall Hours:  Monday Evening 5-9pm, Tuesday Evening until 6pm and Thursday Morning 10am-4pm.


Private Visual Art Tutoring for Youth

  • One-on-one tutoring for youth is one of the best ways for a serious young artist to exercise their creative and technical muscles.
  • Our private students are encouraged to create works based on themes or in a series, to think critically about art, and investigate work by the masters and explore and experiment with new art mediums.

Ages 8-18
Lessons are $25/hour
Call SCAC to schedule. 205.669.0044
Location: Shelby County Arts Council
Studio - Columbiana
Minimum 4 lessons
Available instructors: Lynn Dodson, Edna Sealy, Jerry Roldan, Deanne Thorn, Bruce Andrews 

Regular price: $25/hour