Studio School // 2017

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When people make art, creative thinking, self-expression, and cultural awareness flourish. Participants learn to discover, imagine, and create in their own unique ways. In Studio School Courses, you will express your own artistic interests while learning techniques necessary to execute your ideas. Learn about the museum’s exhibition and collection through hands-on art making!

In general for all of our classes, we will briefly talk about a piece or two from the museum’s collection for inspiration. Next, we will go over a related art making process. We will then spend the rest of the time creating art while receiving feedback and assistance throughout the process. All classes finish art projects that participants take home.

All materials are included.  Members receive a 20% discount on all classes. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Participants must register for all classes in a series, except Craft Tuesday. Register for a Craft Tuesday Season Pass and receive a 10% discount.

Winter / Spring 2017 Classes


Explore different materials and craft your own work of art while enjoying a craft beer or beverage. Learn a variety of fine craft techniques in an inviting and creative environment. Each registration includes two complimentary beverages. Ages 21 and up.

Register Tuesday · Feb 28 · 5:30-7:30pm // $25

Make your own ceramic tiles or coasters with glass decorations! Glaze and add glass details to pre-fired ceramic tiles. Or create your own tiles and use underglaze to decorate. The firing process will take about a week to complete, so it will be necessary to come back to pick up your finished pieces or you can get them at the next Craft Tuesday class! Here is an image to give you an idea but bring your own ideas for what you want to create!


Register Tuesday · March 21 · 5:30-7:30pm // $25

Teaching artist and quilter, Kristin Bloodworth, will show participants how to create hand-sewn quilt pieces with tied knots. Create your own 9 patch piece and proudly display your own artwork!

Register Tuesday · April 25 · 5:30-7:30pm // $25


In this course, we will explore form, surface, and structure to create functional objects and sculptures in clay. We will focus on developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hand-building techniques and how to properly handle and manipulate clay at different stages. You will learn how to enhance your work with a variety of finishing techniques including glazes and surface treatments.

Register 1-5 GRADE // Saturdays · 10-11am // Jan 14 & 28, Feb 11 & 25 // $40

Register 6-12 GRADE // Tuesdays · 4-5:30pm // Jan 10 & 24, Feb 7 & 21, March 7 // $75

Register ADULT // Thursdays · 5:30-7:30 // Jan 12 & 26, Feb 9 & 23, March 9 // $100


Learn the foundations of drawing as we explore classic and contemporary techniques for drawing the world around us and within us. Learn and develop foundational drawing techniques.

Register 6-12 GRADE // Tuesdays · 4:00-5:30pm // March 14 & 28, April 4 & 18 // $60

Register ADULT // Thursdays · 5:30-7:30pm // March 16 & 30, April 6 & 20 // $80


Enhance your child’s creativity through an exploration of art materials and creative techniques. Develop fine motor skills and learn about different cultures and art making processes while having fun creating art! Each session will each have different art projects.

Register 1-5 GRADE // Saturdays · 10-11am // March 4 & 18, April 1 // $30

Register 1-5 GRADE // Saturdays · 10-11am // May 13 & 20 // $20


Discover a visual understanding of form and space. This course will introduce you to processes and techniques of sculpture by engaging you to construct art that expresses your point of view. This course will focus on figurative modeling using clay.

Register 6-12 GRADE // Tuesdays · 4-5:30pm // May 9, 16, 23, & 30 // $60

Register ADULT // Thursdays · 5:30-7:30pm // May 11, 18, 25, & June 1 // $80

For more information, contact Meredith Knight at or call 205.254.2643.

All refunds must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the first class.

Studio School 2017 is presented by the Comer Foundation.