Moms Get Creative with Me Time
When you are a new mom, and your small children are demanding much of your attention, time with girlfriends is rare but extremely important. Make-and-take art shops provide a great place for moms to gather for a day or night out and have fun while expressing their creative side. Here’s our round-up of a few DIY art and painting places around the metro Birmingham, Alabama area.
When you want to flex your DIY muscles, Hammer & Stain is one of the newest DIY workshops in town. Gather your friends and enjoy learning how to work with your hands to create unique home accents or gifts for friends! Hammer & Stain offers workshops and private parties.
February 16: Mini Framed Sign Workshop, 6 p.m., $45
February 16: Tobacco Basket Farmhouse Sign, 6 p.m., $55
February 18: Farmhouse Serving Tray Workshop, 2 p.m., $55
February 23: Bath Bombs and Bath Trays Workshop, 6 p.m., $75
February 25: Personalized Doormat Workshop, 2 p.m., $48
For a fun MNO (moms’ night out), grab your girlfriends and come to Studio Bham for an art class! Each month features a different style of art or creative pursuit as experts walk you through step by step so no experience is necessary. Get ready to experiment, make mistakes, laugh and learn as you start to grow your confidence and find your strengths as an artist. Studio Bham’s Create Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.-noon and 6:30-8 p.m.
Create Club Themes
March—Floral Designing for Home Entertaining, $40
April—Intermediate Watercolor, $35
May—Floral Pressing, $35
Sips N Strokes Trussville Studio
5870 Trussville Crossings Parkway, Suite 118
Trussville, AL 35235
Sips N Stokes Cullman
111 1st Street NE
Cullman, AL 35055
What’s better than relaxing and painting with friends? Relaxing and painting with friends while sipping wine! At Sips N Strokes, you can sip your worries away while completing a painting project with guidance from their skilled instructors. And the best part, you bring home your masterpiece to enjoy! Sign up for weekly classes or you rent the space for a private party for your friends.
February 17: Your Choice Painting Class, $35
February 18: Martin Luther King Jr./Mixed Media Collage Class, $35
February 19: Bohemian Skull, $35
Are you an undercover baker? Do you love making creative cupcakes and sweets for your kids’ birthday parties or just for fun? Indulge your cake decorating desires, and sign up for a cake or cookie decorating classes at Louise’s Cakes & Supply! Their experts provide the tools and instruction so you can learn how to decorate like a pro.
Sips and Spatulas classes are offered to the public or for private parties (must have 8 to book a private class). At the next Sips and Spatulas class on March 8, 2018, guests will decorate an Easter Tree Stump Cake. ($45 for class).
Discover your inner artist at Painting with a Twist, a brand-new paint studio in Birmingham. You bring the wine (or other beverage), and they provide the art materials and instruction. No painting experience is required, and you can kick back with your girlfriends and enjoy! Classes are for all experience levels.
February 16: Ethereal Evening, 7-9 p.m., $35
February 17: Moon River, 7-9 p.m., $35
February 20: Rainy Nights, 7-9 p.m., $35
February 23: Happy Hydrangeas, 7-9 p.m., $35
February 24: Monet’s Love Boat, 4-6 p.m., $35