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2014 Pinterest Parties


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

August 14th - Wooden Wall Mounted Picture Frames (Set of Three) 

August 28   - "You are My Sunshine" Wooden Wall Hanger

September 11 - Project TBA

October 2 - Project TBA

November 6 - Project TBA


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







  • Draw from resources and objects
  • Practice skills with drawing exercises
  • Create 3-d illusion on a 2-d surface.

Location: Shelby County Arts Council

Regular price: $100/4 SESSIONS

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 


  • 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: 

Classes start back in the Fall..check back for dates



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


  • 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 - Saturday Workshop

New Saturday Workshop: September 27 or November 1, 2014

How to get a good composition, when to use flash and when not to use it, what type of light
to place your subjects in to get the best pictures. ($40 - 10am-1pm)

Email: if you are interested in this workshop. Minimum of 6 for class to make. 


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! 
August 21- September 11 - Beginning Photography
Septeber 18 - October 2 - Point and Shoot Class - 3 sessions
October 23-November 13 - Advanced Class (Beginning Photography pre-requiste)

New Saturday Workshop: September 27 or November 1, 2014

How to get a good composition, when to use flash and when not to use it, what type of light
to place your subjects in to get the best pictures. ($40 - 10am-1pm)

Email: if you are interested in this workshop. Minimum of 6 for class to make.  


Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Instructor: Paris Farzad  

4 week sessions

Ages 15 - Adult

Regular price: 


Click to register for Saturday Classes



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, September 6
9:00 am to 2pm
Limit: 6 per session

Instructor: Hank Siegel

1 session

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!

Ali Conn Payne Loves to Lead!  Join us for her upcoming Pinterest Parties at the SCAC.

August 14 - Set of 3 Wooden Frames

August 28 - You Are My Sunshine Wall Hanging

September 11  - Project TBA

October 2 - Project TBA

November 6 - Project TBA

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 -

August 5th - Septmber 9th


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