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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 

$100 for Four 30-minutes private sessions 

PAINTING WORKSHOP: INTRO TO WATERCOLORS

  • Great class for first time painters!  Teachers goes step by step through the process!
  • Focus on skin tones and facial features for the portrait painting
  • No drawing necessary - tracings and photos provided
  • Paint your own subjects when you feel comfortable with the basics
    (Instructor will project the image of your photo onto tracing paper and bring it to class)

Workshop Dates: 

March - June, First Saturay of each month! March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7

 

 

Instructor: Pat Hall

 

9am - 3pm (1/2 hour lunch break)

1 Session
Ages 15 and up! 

Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana
Materials provided: 11 x 15 Sheet of 300lb Cold Press Paper .  Professional grade watercolor paint  Bring your brushes if you have any 

 

Regular price: $38

Painting: Meet the Masters

  • 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  

    Ages 5 - 8 

    Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm

    Instructor: Edna Sealy

    Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana

    Regular price: $70/month

     

    Contributor Level Member price: $64.50/month

Painting: Meet the Masters (for home-schoolers!)

  • 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 weeks in each Sessions

Ages 9 – 12

Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30PM


Instructor: Edna Sealy

Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana  

Regular price: $70/ 4 week session  

 

Contributor Level Member price: $64.50/ 4 week session  

 

Painting: Meet the Masters - Advanced

  • 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 Weeks in each Sessions:
    Ages 9 – 12  
    Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30pm

    Instructor: Edna Sealy
    Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana

    Regular price: $70/month
    Contributor Level Member price: $64.50/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 

  $15/session 

Painting: RELAXED, CREATIVE, PRODUCTIVE Monday Afternoon


  • 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 

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:
 $80/month          Advance Pay Regular: 4 months/$285

                 

 

 

Contributor Level Member price:     Advance Pay Contributor:

$72/session                                  4 months/$255
                
             


Painting: STUDIO OPEN - Terrific Tuesdays

  • 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!

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ages 15 - Adult

Open house, no instructor

$7.00 use fee per day, FREE for currently enrolled students

Painting: Throw an Arty Party


  • Get a group together and throw an Arty Party!
  • 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 

 

Contributor Level Member price: $270 for up to 12

Painting:RELAXED, CREATIVE, PRODUCTIVE Monday Evening

  • Relaxed Studio Class, you decide your project and our instructor helps you along the way! 
  • No experience necessary! 
  • Personalized attention given by professional painting Instructor!
Now Enrolling for 2014 Sessions
February - May 2014 
August - November 2014 
 

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00pm 

4 week sessions, Ongoing Ages 15 – Adult

 

Supply List of Recommended Materials Provided 

Location: Shelby County Arts Council  Instructor: Lynn Dodson 

 

Regular price:                                          Advance Pay 

 $80/session                                           $285

                                 

 

Contributor Level Member price:                Advance Pay 

$72/session                                            $255  

                                            

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! 
Sessions:
March 6-27,  2014
May 7-28, 2014
June 4-25, 2014  
 

Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Instructor: Paris Farzad  

4 week sessions

Ages 15 - Adult

Regular price: 
$75/Session


Photography: CLICK! BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY for youth!

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

Sessions

May 7 - May 28, 2014 

Instructor: Paris Farzad 

Location: Shelby County Arts Council – Columbiana 

Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm 

4 weeks Ages 14-18 

Regular price: $60/sessions 

 

Photography: Photographing Your Art With Hank Siegel

You've created beautiful works of art, now you want to sell them, get them into a gallery, enter into an art show-----But you need pictures of your work for an entry CD or to display on a web site. SO NOW WHAT???? Local  art photographer and SCAC Instructor Hank Siegel combines technical expertise with his creative approach to capturing light in developing this approach to help you get the pictures of your work in the form that you need.

  • You will learn how to optimize your camera's capabilities (whether  it's a Digital SLR  or a Digital Point & Shoot) and use it as a tool to capture the qualities of light that you need to control.
  • You will  learn what tools and equipment you need to get the best results.
  • You will be introduced  to step by step basic processes and techniques to capture  the pictures you need.
  • You will learn about post processing techniques and software options to fine tune your images.
Workshop Date/Time
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:30-1:30pm
Limit: 6 per session
 

Instructor: Hank Siegel

1 session

Ages 15 - Adult

Regular price: 
$60/Session


 

Contributor Level Member price: $54/session 

 

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. 

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:

January 29 - March 6 , 2014 

March 12 - April 16, 2014

April 23 - May 28, 2014

June 1 - July 9, 2014  

 

Instructor: Candye Lundy

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 1:00 pm

6 Weeks

Ages 15 – Adult

Regular price: $115



Contributor Level Member price: $103.50

  

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

 

 Build, Throw, Fire!  It’s not the Hunger Games … It’s Pottery!

Six-Week Pottery Class – on Tuesday evenings with Nita Terrell

  •  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)
  • Supplies:  Supply lists will be provided at our first meeting, with some supplies available for purchase at that time.       

   Sessions: NEXT SESSION IS FULL! 

  •  April 22-- May 27, 2014 (6 week session, one week of vacation)  

Instructor: Nita Terrell

Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:30pm

6 Weeks

Ages 15 – Adult 

Regular price: $115



Pottery: MUDSLINGERS

  • 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, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Ages 8 – 12
Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana 


Regular price: $95, + $30 supply fee 


Contributor Level Member price: $85.50+$30 supply 

 

 

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. 

 Monday Evenings 5-9pm, Thursday Mornings 10am - 1pm; Saturday Mornings 9am-Noon   

 

Princess Party with Miss Joy!

 

 Join Miss Joy and her Dance Staff for a day of all things Princess!

  • Party will include a dance lesson by Joy's Dance and staff.
  • Makeup, Nails, Movie, and photos!
  • Every child will go home with a crown.  
  • Snacks and juice boxes will be served.  
It will be a fun day for ages 5-10 from 9:00 am -1:00.  

Cost will be $45.00 and 2nd child in the SAME family add $30. 
Location: Shelby County Arts Council 

Limited space. Act now .
Deadline is May 20, 2014

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

SPARK YOUR ART ABILITIES Art Camp for Youth with Special Needs

In this art camp designed specifically for children with special needs, Edna Sealy and her helpers will guide your child through a series of art and music activities that will aide in the development and improvement of motor skills, hand-eye coordination, critical thinking, and socialization.

Edna is the instructor for our ArtAbilities Program.  She teaches in area schools throughout Shelby County to include Alabaster.  
 
Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio in Columbiana
Dates, Times, Price:
 
For Ages 6 - 10: June 18-20, 2013, 9:00am - 12:00pm
 

Regular Price: $100


Summer Camp: WILD WILD World of ART

MONDAY-FRIDAY, WEEK ONE 8AM-NOON; WEEK TWO 8AM-3PM 

WEEK ONE $130 (AGES 5-8) 

WEEK TWO $200 (AGES 9-12)

 

Summer Theater Camp: Treasure Island with Missoula Children's Theather

 

  • A fun and exciting camp for students who love the stage!  
  • Missoula Children's Theatre will work with 50-60 campers to produce to FULL SCALE musical performance in just ONE WEEK! 
  • All children will have a role in the production!  
  • The camp will help reinformce educational components such as memorization and interpersonal relationship skills - all the while having FUN! 

Cost: $90.00 per student 

Locatino: Shelby County High School 

Date/Time: Monday, June 9-Saturday, June 14, 10am-2pm with a performance Satuday at 5:30pm