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Drawing Basics with Danielle Tickell



A basic drawing course for anyone with an interest in art!  All skill levels are welcome!

Students will learn drawing techniques and fundamentals with charcoal and graphite drawing medium.

Whether you're a new artist or want to brush up on your skills this is the class for you. 

Learn the elements of drawing from skilled and accomplished artist Danielle Tickell.

Ages 12 and up

Class fee: $125/4 sessions

Now enrolling!


Click here for class supply list and class outline.




 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.  After the first class fee is $15/a session or $60 for the month 

After the first class - $25 registration fee is required.

Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:30pm

Classes begin August 9th!

Ages 12-Adult

Music Lessons: Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Voice 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 scheduling.
    • Piano lessons are offered on Tuesday and Thursday. 
    • Guitar Lessons are offered on Monday and Wednesday.
    • Voice Lessons are offered on Wednesday and Friday. 
Private lessons available on Ages 6 - Adult
Students purchase lesson books
LOCATION: Shelby County Arts Council 

$100 for Four 30-minutes private sessions 

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  

Class Schedule:

  • After School  ages 8-12-   Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • Private lessons available. $25 per lesson. Call to schedule (669-0044)

Location: Shelby County Arts Council Studio – Columbiana

Young Masters 

Introduction to Art and creativity specially designed for children 5-7.

  • After School-Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

Regular price: $70/month - 4 sessions includes all suppies



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

SEPTEMBER 2017 MONDAY DAY CLASS IS FULL!!  Registration is open for Tuesday afternoon (minimum of 4 students for class to make) 

Mondays-1-4pm OR 6-9pm-Adult painting classes

Tuesdays- 1-4PM OR 6pm-9pm-Adult painting classes

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

Click Here for Supply List of Recommended Materials (Oil and Acrylic list) 

Location: Shelby County Arts Council


*For information on private lessons see instructor*

Regular price: $80/month

 Private instruction: $25hr/$100month         




  • 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.



Tuesday's - 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ages 15 - Adult

Open house, no instructor

$7.00 fee per day 


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; each additional person $20 


Painting: Watercolors with Danielle Tickell



Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Experienced artist Danielle Tickell will teach you the fundamentals and techniques of watercolor painting while working through this 4 week class.

 Ages 12 and up

Class fee: $125/4 sessions

  Now enrolling! 

Wednesdays: 10:00am-12:00pm

Click here for class information and supply list.



Photography: CLICK! Basic Digital PHOTOGRAPHY for adults

 Ages 14 - Adult


You have bought your first Manual-Exposure digital camera and you have now become overwhelmed and confused how to make the best out of your equipment, then this is the course for you. Come and let us help you to understand the different aspects of photography! You will be exposed to:

-Image sizing and resolution
-How to best store and backup your images
-The difference between erasing your card and formatting it
-Image Quality- Raw vs. Jpeg
-Concept of Aperture Openings/F-stops, Shutter speeds, ISO/ film Speeds on a digital camera
-The different exposure modes and shooting modes on the camera
-How to find correct exposures indoors and outside
-How to correctly compose your images
-The gray-making property of your cameras lightmeter and how to overcome it.
-Learn how to correctly expose your images using a gray card or the palm of your hand
-How to calibrate your meter for perfect exposures
-The metering modes on the camera and what they do
-The drive modes on your camera
-The Autofocus and Manual Focus settings on your camera
-The Drive Modes on the camera
-The White Balance functions on your camera

You will also be shown how to improve your images by using PhotoShop image editing software. You will have personalized attention from the instructor, so that you may reach the goals that you set out for yourself in this course.


Session dates:

March 9-30
April 6-27
May 4-25
June 8-July 6 (No class June 15th)
July 13-August 3
August 10-31
September 7-28
November- 2-30 (No class on the 23rd- Thanksgiving Day)

Regular price: $100/Session

Pottery - Beginning Handbuilding Class with Candye Lundy

Instructor:  Candye Lundy

Classes:  Aug (1-22), Sept (5-26), Oct (3-24), Nov (7-28)

Tuesday Mornings  10:30 am- 1:00 pm

A fun, relaxed class focusing on creating large serving pieces made from clay! 

Learn the basics of handbuilding from SCAC Pottery Collective member Candye Lundy.

Class Fee:  $115, 4 Classes per month 

This class uses Cone 6 clay.  Supplies(clay/glazes)  not included in class fee.  Bring your own clay (Cone 6) to class, available locally through Alabama Art Supply and Forstall Art Center in Birmingham. 


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


 Build, Throw, Fire!  

Pottery: Build, Throw, Fire!  Evenings with Nita Terrell

Wheel Throwing-Tuesday Nights

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

  • Personal training time is plentiful due to our small class size (limited to 5 students minimum of 2)

Supplies:  The studio fires Cone 6 clay and glazes for class. Supplies are not included in class fee.  Purchase clay prior to class.  We will talk about glazes so you can wait on it if you like. Supplies are available locally through Alabama Art Supply or Forstall Art Center in Birmingham. 

We will throw on the wheel for the first class so bring an old towel if you can. 

Fall Class Schedule:

Tuesday Night-5:00-7:30pm

Aug 29-Oct 10th (No class Sept 26th)

Oct 17-Dec 5 (No class Oct 31st)

Regular price: $115.00




Pottery: Creating in Community



Faciliated by Amy Pickens, Creating in Community is an evening to join fellow pottery artists to share ideas, create and fellowship. 

  • It's  fun to create with a Community of Artists 
  • No set class project; you create whatever you would like 
  • Faciliator is there for guidance 
  • Fee includes use of studio space, tools and firing fee 
  • Participants must have completed a minimum of three pottery classes to attend 
  • Limited to 8 artists 

Fee:  $50/Month 

Thursday Evenings from 5-8pm 


Pottery: Kids Hand-building Class with Candye Lundy


Instructor Candye Lundy teaches kids the ins-and-outs of hand-building pottery in this fun and creative class. Kids will learn a variety of techniques and how to use pottery tools. 

Wednesdays-Classes Start August 9th


Ages 9-12

Cost: $145 (price includes 25lbs of clay and glazes)

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. 

Non-students must have completed a minimum of three hand-building and/or wheel throwing classes to participate in the open studio and receive recommendation from the teacher. You must be self sufficient to work during open studio hours.  

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! 

Click to read studio guidelines - this explains studio use and firings 

Summer Open Studio Hours Effective August 1, 2017

(hours are subject change) 

Mondays – 10:00 am – 5:00pm

Tuesdays – 1:30 pm - 4:00pm 


Thursdays - 1:30m -5:00 pm 


No open studio weeks of:

Nov 20-24

Dec 18-29


Pottery: Sculpture


Sculpture with Nelson Grice

A sculpture class for anyone interested in creating 3D work with clay medium.

Award winning artist Nelson Grice guides you through the the techniques and tools of the hand-building sculpture process. 

Grice will help students develop their original ideas or provide new sculpture students with direction. 

*Students must complete a minimum of 2 pottery classes before taking this class*


Class starts September 6th


*Class is limited to 10 students*


Workshop-Intro to Jewelry Making



In this two part workshop students will learn about the qualities of metal and the tools needed to make beautiful wearable art from experienced jewelry artist Carrington Wilson!


 Part 1 is an introduction to basic metal working tools: pliers, hammers, and shears.  Using those simple tools students will make french ear wires, wire-wrap beads and cuff bracelets.

In part 2 students will push into more advanced metal techniques. Adding a vise, torch, and drill students will learn how to fold and shape metal. This section includes an intro to stamping, riveting, patinas, painting metal with heat, sewing beads, and lashing.
Participants will take home an assortment of  handmade earrings, pendants, bracelets, and rings! All supplies are provided for this class but students are welcome to bring any jewelry making tools they already have. This workshop is a great opportunity to make early Christmas presents or something special for yourself!
Class dates:
Part 1-Saturday, October 7th, 11am-2pm
Part 2-Saturday, October 14th, 11am-2pm

 Don’t forget to bring a lunch!

Class Cost-$150 (includes all supplies)
Students will have the option to purchase other materials from the instructor to use for class.
Maximum of 7 students for class.