City Center Art

City Center Art teaches young artists in grades 2 through 8 the elements of art and principles of design through individually conceived projects and student collaborations. SOE’s philosophy is to facilitate the needs of young artists on a concept by concept basis, providing an environment in which young artists can learn, create, explore, and forge their own path into the world of art.
Students work in a variety of mediums including paint, clay, charcoal, ink and other mediums. In City Center Art each young artist will learn:

  • Color theory
  • Drawing skills
  • Conceptual thinking skills
  • Studio maintenance
  • Art history
  • How to critique and formally evaluate their own artwork and the artwork of their peers

Each student will work at their own pace and improve their art making skills. Students who wish to apply to the Alabama School of Fine Arts will develop portfolios for their applications.


Dates, Time and Cost

September 11 through December 13, 2017.

Grades 2 – 5 Mondays 4 – 6 pm
Grades 6 – 8 Wednesdays 4 – 6 pm

Cost: $324 for 12 classes.
Fees are based on a sliding scale. Families may qualify for free or reduced tuition, through the generosity of local foundations and private contributors.

Location: Space One Eleven’s Studios, 2409 2nd Avenue North, Downtown Birmingham

Students are welcome to join the class at any time during the semester as long as seats are available. Class cost will be pro-rated for those who join later in the semester.

To Register

To register, complete one application per child and submit electronically, by mail, or drop it in the mail slot.

Click Here to Register for City Center Art

Families will be notified of scholarship eligibility after submitting the Application for Tuition Assistance in the Registration Form.

After you have registered, please make your payment here:

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Class Options

Tuition is due the week before classes start. To make payments or discuss a payment schedule, please contact Janna Phillips at (205) 328-0553 ext. 24 or SOE accepts checks, cash and all major credit cards.