Alabama Charcoal

An Alabama Charcoal student explores large-scale gestural drawing techniques in SOE’s studioAlabama Charcoal is Space One Eleven’s rigorous studio art and portfolio development program for high school students of all skill levels.

Students learn and strengthen foundation skills and explore individually conceived projects in a wide variety of mediums. SOE’s philosophy is to facilitate the needs of students 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. Writing mentors assist students in the development of artist statements.

Alabama Charcoal offers a portfolio development component for high school seniors that is designed to increase students’ college or career opportunities by building visual arts portfolios. Professional artists, designers and writers lead workshops, critiques, and portfolio assessments; and assist with college applications, admission essays,
and scholarship research.


Dates, Time and Cost

Saturdays, September 16 through December 16, 2017, from 9 am to 12:30 pm

Cost: $240 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 at Space One Eleven.

Click Here to Register for Alabama Charcoal

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:

Make a Payment

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

Tuition is due one week prior to the beginning of the class. 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.

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