School can be difficult for kids that love art – art programs in many school systems has been reduced, in some cases pretty drastically. Luckily, some local artists are stepping up to offer amazing classes over at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. From culinary arts to pottery, and everything in-between – your little artist is bound to find a fantastic class at Lowe Mill this Spring!
Chef Will’s Kids Cooking Class
March 13 and 14 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM.
Ages: 3-10 | Cost: $25
Studio 203, Denise Onwere Gallery | Register Online
Chef Will’s Kids classes will take your child on a culinary adventure. Children will learn the valuable life lesson of cooking while having fun. Kitchen etiquette and safety will be taught along with recipe reading, nutrition, and what foods are in season.
Home School Art Class
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00 AM
Ages: Variety | Cost: $85
Studio 203, Denise Onwere Gallery | 256-322-0184 | Register Online
These educational art classes are designed to encourage artistic expression through a wide variety of creative experiences and use art to quench the thirst of exceptional minds. Art classes provide unique opportunities to learn about art through studio activities, discussion sessions, and visits to other galleries at Lowe Mill A&E. The fee covers four, one hour classes per month.
Be the Artist with Denise Onwere
Fridays starting March 3 from 5-8 PM
Ages: All ages | Cost: $15
Studio 203, Denise Onwere Gallery | 256-322-0184 | Register online
Join this creative session to discover your inner artist! Choose from several of our classes, or feel free to create anything your heart desires. Bring your favorite beverages, snacks, and some friends. Even if you have never held a paintbrush before in your life, you will walk away with a masterpiece that you created. This family-friendly session is open to art enthusiasts of all ages.
After School Art Class with Eleonora Stein
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from 1:30 – 5:30 PM
Ages: 5-14 | Cost: $14
Studio 312, Artis Studio | 256-272-1625 | Register online
During art classes, children will engage in experimenting and producing work in many art forms like painting, drawing, sculpting, etc. Our main goal is to provide our students with a safe and creative environment where they feel free use their imagination and explore the art world. These programs are designed for pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle school.
Kids’ Wheel-Throwing Class
Friday, February 10, 17, 24 & March 10 at 11:00 AM (offered on Fridays monthly)
Ages: 8-14 | Cost: $90
Designbyhart Studio 2009 | 256-339-6432 | Register online
Clay is a wonderful medium to capture and catalyze a child’s creativity. This four-week course meets for an hour each week to cover the basic steps in wheel-throwing. We will spend three weeks throwing pots on the potter’s wheel and one week glazing. Students who want to continue learning are encouraged to take the class more than once to keep building on their skills. The fee includes instruction, tools, clay, glazing, and firing.
Kid’s Comic Book Art Class
Saturdays from 11:00 AM – Noon
Ages: 6-14 | Cost: $15
SuperPowered Studios 113 | More Info
Join SuperPowered Studios for our Kids’ Comics Book Art Class. Students will learn the same drawing techniques professionals use to make comic books. This drop-in class meets every Saturday for one hour and all supplies are provided.
Comic Book Art and Illustration Classes
Wednesdays from 6-9 PM
Ages: various | Cost: $25
SuperPowered Studios 113 | More Info
Students of all skill levels can learn comic book, graphic novel, and illustration techniques from two professional comic book artists: Kevin Stokes and Nathan Massengill. This is a fun, low pressure yet challenging class for all skill levels. Students can work at their own pace on individual projects, receive personalized assignments from the instructors by taking one of several SuperPowered Artists Challenges. Students may join classes at any time – just show up! Late arrivals are welcome. Bring drawing materials of your choice or email us for a list of recommended materials.
Kid’s Painting Classes
Feb. 25, March 4, March 18, April 1 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $25
ChromeAddict Studio 2025 | 256-683-5554 | Register Online
Carrie Alderfer offers Art Parties and Paint Alongs for kids and teens through out the week. Each class features a different subject to paint. Kids can take a class and paint a steam punk cat one week, and sign up to paint their favorite superhero the next. Carrie also offers classes that paint in styles inspired by famous artists such as George Rodrigue Blue Dog.
Pinhole Camera Class with Eric Schultz
Last Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM-5:30 PM
Ages: 14-up | Cost: $50
Rocket City Photo Studio 2018 | 256-655-0989 | More Info
Pinhole photography is a lensless photography technique that uses a simple camera with a tiny aperture, a pinhole, in one side instead of a lens. In this class, students will make their own pinhole camera with a small box about the size of a shoebox (provided) and photographic paper. Students will learn to load the light sensitive paper into the camera then take the camera outside and make an exposure. Afterward they will take their cameras into the darkroom, remove and process the paper, and watch the image develop right before their eyes. Send Mail
Drop-In Pottery Class with Calvin Hubbard
Ages: 5-14 | Cost: $20 per hour
Turtle Pottery Studio 2034 | More Info
Love turtles? Turtle man extraordinaire, Calvin Hubbard, offers a drop-in pottery class anytime during public hours at Lowe Mill. Just give him a call before you head over.