Not all of our classes fit into a well defined box - here you’ll find the interdisciplinary, cross-studio, and more experimental workshops.
Bookbinding: Coptic Stitch
Supply fee: $20
Ages: 18 and older
The coptic sewing pattern was the first used with the introduction of the codex in early eastern Christianity, dating roughly from 100-300 CE. There are may variations of this structure. It is strong, long-lasting, and a favorite for sketchbooks. In this class we will cover the basic Ethiopian coptic with end bands and discuss additional variations that can be added at a later date.
Candle Pouring with Ecamandco
Supply fee: included
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.
Supply fee: Included
Ages: 15 and older
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.