With classes for every age group plus educational events for the whole family to enjoy, ArtPlay aims to connect our community with the arts like never before. Check out our classes, workshops and performances, and start creating today!

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ArtPlay, the education and outreach initiative of UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, endeavors to educate, inspire, and nurture creative growth and self-expression in people of all ages by providing innovative arts education programming in a collaborative and holistic environment.


Light Dreams II is Coming!  Join the Parade!

ArtPlay is happy to be a part of the Light Dreams II vision.  We would like to invite each of you to come and participate in the Let Your Light Shine Parade.
Time:  Arrive by 7:30pm, the parade will begin promptly at 8pm

Place: Parade participants will meet in front of the UAB School of Engineering, located at 1075 13th Street South

Attire:  We would love to see you in your craziest, most fun outfits that sparkle, glow and shine.  Best adult and best child costume will win a prize each night.

RSVP:  Please let ArtPlay know by May 1 (artplay@uab.edu) which night you would liek to attend.  For more information, call us at 205.975.4769

ArtPlay is happy to have these community friends participating in our parade!

UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center proudly unveils ArtPlay, a new arts education and outreach initiative for our community.

Upcoming Events

  • Light Dreams II Workshop – Light the World Workshop (Register Today!)

    26 Apr 14 // Birmingham, AL 35205


    Light the World Workshop

    Ages 7-12
    April 26 & May 3 @ ArtPlay
    Saturdays 10:00 am – Noon
    Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann
    Cost $35

    Learn the art of paper lanterns and glow in the dark painting. The result of the work will be an ArtPlay art installment to be featured at Light Dreams Festival.

  • Light Dreams II Workshop – 3D Animation Creation (Register Today!)

    26 Apr 14 // Birmingham, AL 35205

    Register Today for this fantastic workshop for Light Dreams II!
    Ages 13 – 18
    April 26 @ ArtPlay
    Saturday Noon – 4:00 pm
    Teaching Artist: Josh Davenport
    Cost: $35

    Learn basic animation terms and techniques by using Blender’s 3D creation program.  You will learn about 3D space, manipulating a virtual camera and creating a natural sense of movement with your animation.

  • Light Dreams II Workshop – The Fine Art of VJ'ing (Register Today!)

    26 Apr 14 // Birmingham, AL 35205

    Register today for this fascinating workshop for Light Dreams II!

    The Fine Art of VJing

    Ages 12- 18
    April 26 @ ArtPlay
    Saturday 1:00  – 5:00 pm
    Teaching Artists: John and Katie Gaiser
    Cost $35

    Learn the art of creation or manipulation of imagery and 3-D mapping through real-time editing using video jockeying software in synchronization to music.  Students will use these skills to VJ at the Light Dreams Festival.

  • ArtPlay Parlor Series – Ji-Yong, Piano

    1 May 14 // Birmingham, AL