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.
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.
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.