Classes

Pre-K

Elementary & Middle

High School

Adults

 

 

Back to the Uke-ture

September 12 – November 14
Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Cost $100

For returning Ukulele Orchestra Students.  Relive the Magic!

Get Up, Stand Up…. Comedy

September 12 – November 14
Mondays 6 – 8 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Christopher Davis
Cost $200

Is your life full of good material? Have you ever had the dream of performing your own comedy set in front of an audience? Join local stand-up comedian and actor Christopher Davis as he guides you through the process of creating your own material for stand-up! While he can’t teach you to be funny, he can teach you methods of delivery, elements of writing your own material, and the joy of taking risks.

Intermediate Hand-Sewing

Ages 16 – Adult
October 19 to November 23
Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Lillis Taylor
Cost $130+ Materials

Have you tried your hand at embroidery or cross-stitch? Have you made a quilt or two? If you’ve got a love for fabrics and hand work and you are savvy with the principles of sewing, you are ready to turn your skills into a work of art. In this class, you will create a wall-hanging using fabric-folding, appliqué, Sashiko and other textile techniques. Turn those long-lost home-ec skills into unique fiber art in this six-week class.

Machine Sewing: The Basics

Ages 16 – Adult
September 7 – October 12
Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Lillis Taylor
Cost $130 + Materials

Forget those times you tried sewing with your mother (unless the memories are good) and forget failing Home Economics- this class puts the fun back in sewing by demystifying the machine and sewing patterns. This crash course will make you and your machine fast friends and you’ll have a few products to prove it! This class is geared towards participants who would like to learn to love machines they already own. If, however, you’d like to take the class and don’t have a machine to work with, please contact instructor.

The Acting Studios

September 8 – November 10
Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Cost $180

Teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work – the heart of the method – to focus on nailing that tricky audition piece.

Beginning Charcoal and Soft Pastels

Ages 16 – Adult
September 6 – November 8
Tuesdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Andy Jordan
Cost $200 + Materials

ArtPlay delights when teaching artists teach their passion.  Now you can join local teaching artist Andy Jordan, as he guides you through the basics of working with charcoal and soft pastels.  New images come to life as you explore new techniques and create wonderful works of art.  Perfect for the beginner.

The Art and Craft of Hand-Sewing

September 12 – November 14
Mondays Noon- 1 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Lillis Taylor
Cost $125 + Materials

Join us for ArtPlay’s first lunchtime learning option for adults.  You don’t need a sewing machine to create functional or decorative objects from fabric. Hand-sewing is a versatile art form that allows for a variety of textile manipulations almost impossible to replicate on a machine. Each week, participants will learn a new method of construction resulting in a personal sample encyclopedia for future reference. Don’t let this addictive art form die. The 21st century is ripe for a stitching renaissance.

Beginning Bookbinding

September 12 – October 17
Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Trent Thomas
Cost $180

Book arts are all around us in the form of journals, cookbooks, sketchbooks and more. Join Trent Thomas as he teaches you how to first construct a book out of a single sheet of paper and moves on to make your own unique journals, sketchbooks or scrapbooks. The possibilities are endless.

Rhythm and Moves

Ages 16 – Adult
September 6 – November 22
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Ashley Booker
Cost $160

This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught during each class, then danced a few times through with all the style and flavor you can muster!

The Acting Studios: On Stage

Ages 16 – Adult
September 8 – November 10
Thursdays 6– 8 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Cost $200

Join acting favorite Susan McCain as she uses her joy in “the method” and guides students in presenting an actual production. Class will meet for 9 weeks and on the 10th week, present their piece for friends and family.

 

Memoir:  Better than Fiction

August 30 – September 27
Tuesdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Tina Braziel
Cost $120

You, your words and your stories are the focus of this class.  You will read some example memoirs, but most of the time will be spent generating and crafting four of your own personal stories.  This class is perfect for those who already have some stories in mind and for those who are seeking inspiration.

 

Private Instruction

Private Instruction

ArtPlay is pleased to offer private instruction in a variety of instruments and artistic disciplines through partnerships with local instructors and music organizations. Lessons range from 30 – 60 minute increments depending on the age and preference of the student. Each instructor is available at varying times throughout the week.

Current Teaching Artist Roster:

Carlos Pino, guitar

Patricia Billups, piano

Diane McNaron, voice

Susan McCain, acting

David Roby, acting

Emanual Ellinas, percussion

 

Partnership with the UAB Department of Music

Through a partnership with the UAB Department of Music, ArtPlay is able to offer additional private instruction in trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, saxophone, euphonium, French horn, piano, guitar, and voice. Instructors in this program are UAB students extensively trained in music education and performance in the instrument they will teach. These students will be advised and guided by UAB Department of Music faculty.

For instructional fees, teacher availability and more information please call ArtPlay.