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The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art is Smiths Station, Alabama’s premiere Fine Arts Gallery and destination for Continued Fine Arts Education, serving as home to the Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Program. The Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Program offers extensive and explorative Fine Art Classes, Courses and Workshops to art students of all ages, skill levels, interests and styles. From the explorative beginner with little experience to the more advanced and skilled of artists wishing to further one’s abilities, the Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Program has a class to suit your artistic needs and schedule.

Paired with structured study, programs offered provide each artist with an arts history education, mentorship through study, and comprehensive hands on experience. At the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, artists grow through learning and creating. In a comfortable enrvironment, both supplies and a quality education are within reach, where encouragement, artistic support and inspiration are prevalent.

The Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Program continually receives great reviews by area educators and family councilors. Art study in the environment of structure provided by the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art has been proven to strengthen artists of all ages in abilities and values such as: Self Esteem, Confidence, Discipline, Problem Solving Skills, Attention Span, Patience, Relaxation through Mediation, Hand-Eye Coordination and much more.

Youth Art Student Rhiannon with Elvis

Artists of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art encourage a stronger and healthier well-being through maintaining a greater sense of purpose and present through artistic expression and every other facet to life.

 

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art’s

Cultural Arts Enrichment Initiative

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art’s Cultural Arts Enrichment Initiative Program serves to facilitate and encourage greater cultural involvements within our community and region. Through this Initiative the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art hosts performing arts events, provides cultural arts representation at community gatherings and sponsors charitable art activities. In addition to this varying range of cultural events, the program also maintains continual community involvements as Curator of the Smiths Station City Hall Art Galleries, founding Stewards of the Community Lending Libraries in Smiths Station and collaborative partners for all participating Smiths Station area schools through the Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Scholarship for Continued Fine Art Education.

The Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Scholarship

for Continued Fine Art Education

The Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Scholarship for Continued Fine Art Education is awarded to students within our area Smiths Station schools. Participating schools and educators award equally distributed scholarships to elected students throughout the school year. This scholarship was founded upon desire to facilitate a need within our community. Due to limited funding for cultural arts on both educational and civic levels, and also due to economic circumstances, the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art felt compelled to bridge the gap between dividing lines. Through this scholarship program individuals are given a chance to pursue intellectual, creative and physical potential through the study of art. This scholarship affords individuals regardless of personal circumstance with opportunity to explore and develop aspirations, increase skill for problem solving, strengthen attention span, social interaction and motor skills meanwhile gaining a cultural education that otherwise may not be attainable by them due to their current circumstances.

The Scholarship Seed Fund

The Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Scholarship for Continued Fine Art Education serves the community in additional ways. Aside from our year round Scholarship awards distributed within area schools, the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art also invests in the well-being of the community beyond grade-school years. Wherever we determine a need that might be met through our programs, we aspire to assist in ways that we can. The Scholarship Seed Fund furthers our ability to do just that. In this way anyone wishing to not only support Small Businesses and the Arts can also lend a helping hand to someone less fortunate, through a Purchase Gift to our Scholarship Seed Fund. For every purchase gift of a single course of art lessons, the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art distributes said gift to an aspiring art student in need. Seed Fund Purchase Gifts may insure the continued education for one of our initial scholarship recipients or may also fund the opportunity for someone enduring hardship (financial or otherwise..) that would not have the chance to do so. Every Purchase Gift provided an all-inclusive education. No student is ever expected to furnish one’s own supplies or studio equipment. Everything needed is provided within studio, compliments of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art.

For every Purchase Gift of art classes, designated “Scholarship Seed Fund” at the time of purchase, a person in need within our community is Given the Gift of life enrichment through the arts.

To make a Purchase Gift to our Scholarship Seed Fund, we invite you to contact the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art directly. Your purchase gifts may be made via check or payment by phone *all major credit cards accepted.

 

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Classes Offered By

The Sarah West Artistic Mentoring Program

The Basics of Fine Art: Fundamentals in Drawing Composition
Color Theory Study & Shading Techniques
Explorative Impressionism
Painting en Plein Air
An Introduction to Graphite Drawing
Advanced Graphite Drawing
An Introduction to Pastel
An Introduction to Life Drawing
An Introduction to Brush & Ink
An Introduction to Oil Painting
Advanced Oil Painting
An Introduction to Acrylic Painting
Advanced Acrylic Painting
An Introduction to Portraiture: Drawing
Advanced Portraiture: Drawing
An Introduction to Portraiture: Oil Painting
Advanced Portraiture: Oil Painting

Drawing from Antiquity- Sculptural Drawing Course

 Studio Drawing Sessions

Artistic Meditation

Artistic Meditation: for Young Artists

Drawing Life Form: Studio Drawing with Model

Painting Life Form: Studio Painting with Model

Most of the above programs are ongoing, offered weekly and require a reservation.

Summer Art Classes

pastel studio young artists

 Little Artist I

Now Offering Open Enrollment 

New After School Classes for Young Art Students

New Evening and Afternoon Classes for Adult Art Students

*beginners are welcome *all fine art supplies are included

See our art students featured on Art Walks

Contact the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art for pricing and availability- 334-480-2008

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After-School Art Classes for Children & Youth

Now Offering Open Enrollment

*Space is Limited *Beginners are Welcome

*All Supplies are Included

Enroll Today- 334-480-2008

Adult Afternoon & Evening Weekly Art Classes

Now Offering Open Enrollment

*Space is Limited *Beginners are Welcome

*All Supplies are Included

Contact the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art for more details or to enroll today- 334-480-2008