Classes now available via Zoom! Check classes page!
Classes now available via Zoom! Check classes page!
Now Available classes via Zoom! I'm still working on the e class format for downloadable classes - hopefully will have it worked out soon!
Join me for Wednesdays with Darla for a free stress relief Zentangle class on Facebook Live at 11AM CT every Wednesday during the quarantine at
I offer art classes in Birmingham, Alabama in the Bluff Park Neighborhood of Hoover. I'm always adding classes, so if you see something you'd like to take but it isn't listed, or you'd like to see it at a different time, just let me know!
Zoom is a software program that allows us to meet Live online as a class! I will draw under the document camera just like in the studio and it will be broadcast on your computer. You will be able to ask questions just like we were in the same room together! I will send a link to you in your email inviting you to join the meeting and on the assigned day and time, you will click on the link just before meeting time and it will lead you through installing Zoom on your computer and signing into the meeting. Each class will have a separate meeting link. It's very easy to use! I'll send the details in the class email :)
This class available live online via ZOOM! Making perfect letters in calligraphy has always been a challenge for me! So I use Fauxligraphy Easy Lettering for everything! We will use pens and brush markers to create some beautiful lettered items, plus we will learn how to draw banners! $35 includes a detailed handout.
Friday, June 12 1PM to 4PM Central Time
This class is live online via Zoom, which is easy to use! Just in time for summer! The Zentangle Inspired Dragonfly class! I'll email the pattern for the dragonfly to you to print out on 8 1/2" x 11" paper, then we will tangle together! The class is about 2 hours long and includes a workbook!
June 19, Friday 1PM to 4PM Central
This class is available online via Zoom! The Moody Blues class combines the beauty of Zentangle in blue ink on gray paper - so elegant!! In this 3 hour class, we will learn some beautiful tangles to use with blue and black ink on gray, highlighted with white ink and shaded with blue pastel (or chalk pencil). It's gorgeous! $35 includes workbook for the course!
June 26, Friday 1PM to 4PM
Coming again in August!
This class is available live online via ZOOM! This is always one of my favorite classes to teach!! We combine some mixed media techniques, with Zentangle, and bookmaking!! All in one package!! So Much Fun! This will be a four-week series beginning July 10. I will mail to you a packet for the class that will include the long paper, the boards to use as the cover, the cover paper and the workbook for the class. The workbook includes patterns for the sea creatures (and I will send tracing paper), or you can draw your own. We will learn tangles to fill in our sea creatures, some embellishments, then we will learn how to cover our boards to make a cover and attach it to complete our accordion book! So Much Fun!
July 10, 17, 24, 31
Fridays 1PM central time to 4PM
$100 includes above mentioned supplies
Register by July 1 to get your supplies on time
This is the 6th year we've done the art journal camp for adults! We learn so many mixed media for paper techniques! Usually this is a week long camp at my studio, but this year we are changing it up! We are doing sleep away camp! We are going to Grand Oak Retreat in Scottsboro, Alabama where they provide food, lodging and meeting space! This year we are going to do Eco Printing, use Baked Texture embossing, and lots of other fun stuff. We can work as late as we want to and walk to our beds, or hang out on the porch and look at Lake Guntersville! I have stayed and taught there before and it is wonderful! Price: $500 includes $280 for food, beds and facility use at Grand Oaks 4 days for 3 nights and $220 for Art Journal Camp and supplies. A $200 nonrefundable deposit per person is due to me by June 10th to cover the lodging deposit and supply fee. .The $300 balance is due by July 15.
August 1 - 4, 2020
This class is live online via Zoom, which is easy to use! Gemstones are such fun additions to any drawings you work on! We will learn two quick methods for creating these beauties! One using Pastel Chalk Pencils and another using Inktense Watercolor Pencils. We will set everything off with white ink highlights! . $35 for this approximately 2 1/2 hour class ). Register for class and I'll send the options for payment to you, the supply list, handouts, and the link for the class!
This class is available online via Zoom! Dr Seuss has the best quotes to be inspired by! I have taught a version of this class for many years, but have revamped and updated our garden plants! This is a two week workshop! We will learn to draw the plants in session I, and in Session II we will do a full class on using Tombow Brush markers especially blending the colors. Both classes together are $60 or individual classes are $35 each.Supplies for Session I : Micron pen any size, pencil, and watercolor or mixed media paper if you plan to color in with the Tombow Brush Markers - any paper for practice. Register for the class and I'll send the options for payment to you, the handouts, and the link for the class!
So much fun we are doing it again in August!
Throughout the year I teach a number of classes at off site locations that are open to the public, Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest is one location I teach at several times a year. For these classes you will need to register with the host.
Weekly after school classes are based around a method of pattern drawing called Zentangle. It helps develop drawing skills. We also use other media - black and white ink, collage, kirigami, and we will use our skills to create a mixed media scene in a shadow box in November.
Classes are $90 per month (4 weeks) if paid in advance, or $35 per class.
Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 ages 10+
Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 ages 6 - 10
Emma age 13
"It’s amazing! This is my third year taking classes, I started when I was 11, and I love all of it!"
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Any class that is missed without notification will be charged the full rate. If your child has a commitment come up (band concert, field trip, etc.), if you let me know a week in advance I can adjust the schedule and there will be no charge for that class. If a child is ill and misses class (and you let me know they are ill that day), the first miss per semester will not be charged, but additional misses will be charged at the full rate.
We've made cards and gifts for a lot of different occasions including Valentines's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, and Christmas!
I teach them the tangles and then their imaginations go wild!
Adding mixed media to Zentangle is always a lot of fun! We have used Brush Markers, Paint, Collage, and even dyed scarves!