Register for Classes Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Calendar of Events

<<May 2015>>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY

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.

WHAT’S NEW -

ArtPlay’s Fall 2015 Class Registration Opens May 12!

Join us this fall for a wonderful semester of classes for every age and artistic interest! Many of our ArtPlay favorites of will return, including Creative Wacky Wonders for Pre-K students, ArtPlay Elementary Choir for kids, and Painting with Acrylics for ages 16 to adult. We are also pleased to offer these exciting new classes to ArtPlay!

Register online today at www.artplayasc.org or call 205-975-4769.

My First Radio Show

Ages 7 – 11

September 14 –28

Mondays 4:00 – 5:25 pm

Teaching Artist: Radio Free Alabama

Cost: $75

Do you catch yourself making up the most wonderful stories?  What would it sound like if you recorded those stories and could hear them on the radio or on downloadable podcasts?  My First Radio Show is storytelling with a twist.  Through this collaboration with Radio Free Alabama, students will learn how to write, perform and ultimately record their own original radio pieces.  The airwaves are open!

Improvisational Comedy for Teens

Ages 13 to 17

September 14 – November 2

Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Chris Davis

Cost: $160

This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improv, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together out of thin air.

Roots Music 101: Blues/Folk Harmonica

Ages 16 – Adult

September 10 – October 8

Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Teaching Artists: Bruce Andrews & George Dudley

Cost: $120

Learn about the roots of American Music from Muddy Waters and Jimmie Rodgers to Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash. Learn the basics of Blues/Folk Harmonica in the process. All taught in a fun, fast moving environment. No music reading skills are required for this class. Taught by seasoned performing duo 2BLU (Bruce Andrews and George Dudley) A fun class for beginners up to intermediates. Half of each class will be a performance and history presentation/discussion of blues and folk music/ half will be basic instruction on the diatonic harmonica. The class may also attempt to write some blues songs for fun.  The student will need to purchase a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of “A” prior to the first class. Call for more information.

Textile Design

Ages 16 – Adult

September 10 – October 22

Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Teaching Artist: Lillis Taylor

Cost: $150 + Materials

Have you ever wanted to design your own fabric? In this class, you will learn basic Photoshop skills so that you can take your favorite photos or artwork and create textile designs perfect for making pillows, scarves, clothes and more. You will design a textile, have it printed and make a finished product by the end of this class. No sewing or Photoshop skills necessary, though a basic understanding of computers is recommended. Fabric printing fees not included.

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

Upcoming Events

  • ArtPlay's Fall 2015 Class Registration Opens Tuesday, May 12th!

    12 May 15 // Birmingham, AL 35205

    Register for ArtPlay’s Fall 2015 Semester of Classes on Tues., May 12!

    Join us this fall for a wonderful semester of classes for every age and artistic interest! Many of our ArtPlay favorites of will return, including Creative Wacky Wonders for Pre-K students, ArtPlay Elementary Choir for kids, and Painting with Acrylics for ages 16 to adult. We are also pleased to offer these exciting new classes to ArtPlay!

    Register online today at www.artplayasc.org or call 205-975-4769.

  • LOCAL "It's All about Alabama" – FREE Community Event!

    20 Jun 15 // Birmingham, AL 35205

     FREE Community Event

    Local vendors, local tunes, local art, and local brews.

    The ASC is gearing up for yet another fantastic celebration of everything LOCAL! Last year was such a great success celebrating all things Birmingham that this year we are expanding LOCAL to “Celebrate all things Alabama”! Enjoy shopping with interesting Alabamians from farmers to artists, hip food trucks and even original Alabama music. Six lucky finalists from Make Music Alabama will entertain the masses with their original songs about our great state, and after they perform, the winners will be announced. Kick-off the coming of summer in Alabama at LOCAL! A perfect event for families and anyone who loves to call this great state home. LOCAL is free to the public and VIP tickets are available.  So, come on y’all – it’s time to celebrate our state!