A Group of friends around a table creating art at Dixon Creative

Create Art with Dixon Creative

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Are you interested in creating a unique piece of art? The team at Dixon Creative, located in Hoover, is ready to guide you through the process. Karen Dixon, owner of Dixon Creative, says that this art space was designed to encourage creativity and provide a space where guests can escape and relax for a few hours.

Colorful Artwork from Beginner Classes at Dixon Creative
You can learn how to create fused glass similar to the pieces above in a Beginner Class at Dixon Creative. Classes start at just $10 for children. Click here to view more class options. 

Dixon opened her studio on February 29 and had to close on March 15, due to the coronavirus. While the timing was anything but ideal, Dixon says that she is hopeful for the future. She adds that she made it through the tough time of uncertainty by creating art for others and being with her family. Her son, Jess, and her daughter in law, Darcy, are part of the Dixon Creative team. Dixon first became interested in art, specifically fused glass during graduate school at UAB. “It was a way to deal with the stress of graduate school. It gradually evolved into teaching a fused glass class,” she shares, adding, “I’ve always loved working with my hands.” When she discovered glass as an art form, she quickly realized that was her passion.

A Group of friends around a table creating art at Dixon Creative
A group of friends learning how to create a beautiful piece of art at Dixon Creative. The team is working hard to ensure every guest is safe by limiting the number of people that can be in the studio at one time, ensuring guests wear masks and sanitizing the space between classes.

Dixon believes everyone has creativity inside of them. It’s simply “a matter of finding what inspires them,” Dixon says. She always enjoys when people come into the studio and leave delighted with their artwork. “It’s fun and rewarding for me to see them excited about what they have created.”

What can you enjoy when you visit Dixon Creative? There are classes available for children with a curriculum that follows state guidelines. These classes include projects appropriate for children ages 5-12. Dixon Creative also welcomes groups of friends or family to come enjoy a night of art and community.

In addition, the studio hosts monthly Art and Craft Markets where local artists come and display their products for guests. The markets are free to attend, and every purchase helps local artists continue to create. Mark your calendars for the next Art and Craft Market on October 17-18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To learn more about Dixon Creative, visit www.dixoncreative.art.

-Melissa Armstrong

Dixon Creative Team
The team at Dixon Creative is ready to help you imagine and create a unique piece of art.

 

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