Not all of our classes fit into a well defined box - here you’ll find the interdisciplinary, cross-studio, and more experimental workshops.

Sewing Basics: cosplay Kimono

Price: $155
Supply fee: $10
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 16+ (12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult)

Learn the basics of sewing for cosplay from local cosplayer, Sarah Morriss! She will teach you the basics of sewing for the purpose of costume creation, including how to uses a sewing machine and sewing from patterns. Students will leave the course having made their own fully finished and personalized kimono style robe!


Intro to Stained glass with Blue Dragon Glass

Price: $190
Supply fee: $35
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18+

In this five-week glass, Rhandie Weaver, of Blue Dragon Glass, will teach you the basics of stained glass. You'll how to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, frame, and clean a stained glass panel. By the end of these four weeks, you'll have a beautiful piece of art and some new skills to take home.

Rhandie Weaver, the owner and artist at Blue Dragon Glass, has been working with glass for 20 years. She started by taking a stained glass class and fell in love. She taught herself glass carving and etching as well as kiln-formed glass and mosaics. She has a statue from the “Vulcans on Parade” series that resides at the Birmingham Zoo. She also has a panel at the J. Clyde on Cobb Lane in 5 Points. She loves to teach and has offered classes in stained glass, etched glass, fused glass, and mosaics.

Cosplay Basics: Foam Props

Price: $145
Supply fee: $20
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 16+ (12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult)

Learn the basics of formed foam props for cosplay from local cosplayer, Sarah Morriss. This four-week class will introduce you to foam fabrication methods for crafting costume prop pieces. You'll learn everything from custom patterning, heat forming, assembling, and painting to bring your costume to life.

You'll leave the course with a fully finished and personalized prop for your next Con or Halloween!

Bookbinding: Limp Paper Binding

Price: $125
Supply fee: $25
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 16+ (12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult)

Learn the the Limp Paper Binding with Johanna of Monkfish Bindery. This structure is traditionally made with vellum and was primarily used as a quick binding during the 16th and 17th centuries before the advent of production binderies. This structure is commonly used in conservation but is an attractive option for new bindings as well. In this 2 evening class we will cover the use of sewing frames and hand sewn end bands, and we will be using handmade paper in place of vellum.

Soy candle bAsics with Ecamandco

Price: $55
Supply fee: included
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 18 and older

Have you ever wanted to get the inside scoop on making soy candle? Maybe you've even thought about creating your own!

In this one night workshop, Elizabeth, creator of ecamandco will guide you through the fun process! We'll cover the basics - everything from choosing the perfect vessel to pouring the fragrance and was at the exact temperatures needed to bring out the best of the scents. You'll even have the chance to see where all the magic happens in the ecam studio. Very raw and very real! Warning: candle making isn't clean and pretty, but it sure does smell delightful!

Elizabeth is the owner and creator of local Birmingham candle company, ecamandco. You’ve probably seen her and her iconic reclaimed wine bottle candles at The Market at Pepper Place, Square One Goods, or Filter Coffee. After spending the first few years of business working entirely out of her kitchen, she recently joined the MAKEbhm family & the space has never smelt better.

Wood + Metal table

Price: $325
Supply fee: $85
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 16+

This six-week class combines woodworking and welding to design and build an end table or plant stand. The class is led by the awesome sculptor and UAB professor Sarah Heath. You will start by choosing a design from various options based on skill level, then move on to learning how to cut, weld, and finish your steel table bottoms in the Metal Studio. Once finished with the bottoms, you'll head to the Wood Studio for a shop orientation and to lay out their table tops from our large selection of wood. From there the wood will be cut, jointed, sanded, stained, and mounted to the steel bases for a finished project. This class is an ideal introduction to those interested in both the Wood Studio and Metal Studio and will discuss safety, basic techniques, and design considerations in each.