Elementary & Middle

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ArtPlay and Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop

Ages 12- 18
September 24 – May 6
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Valerie Accetta and teaching artists from Theatre UAB and the Alys Stephens Center
Cost: $375

Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, and explore tech; this workshop will cover a lot of ground.

Our workshop will be held on Saturdays and will culminate with a trip to NYC in March/April (trip costs not included in registration).

There is also a showcase for friends and family in May at the Alys Stephens Center. Included in the workshop registration price is an opportunity to see one Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and two theatre UAB productions.

Acting Out Theatre Workshops

Section A: Ages 7 – 9
September 10 – November 12
Saturdays 10 – 11 a.m.
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Cost: $130
Section B: Ages 10 – 12
September 10 – November 12
Saturdays 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Cost: $130

Actor and educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theatre. Students will learn theatre games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application and voice & diction.  Best of all, the children will get a chance to showcase their newly developed skills when the workshop culminates with a Showcase Production open to all parents and friends.

Intro to Musical Theatre

Ages 7 – 12
September 8 – November 11
Thursdays 5 – 6 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Red Mountain Theatre Company
Cost: $150

Sing and dance in Broadway-style numbers while discovering the rich history of the American musical theatre tradition.  Learn to become a triple threat by honing your skills in acting, singing and dancing.

A Visual Arts Journey

Section A: Ages 7 – 9
September 6 – November 8
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Daisy Winfrey
Cost: $170
Section B: Ages 10 – 12
September 6 – November 8
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Daisy Winfrey
Cost: $170

Students will will embark on a journey to experiment with a variety of visual arts genres, from drawing and painting to mixed media and mosaics. The class is for all skill levels and is recommended for any child interested in visual art.  Class fee includes materials.

Ukulele Orchestra for Kids!

Ages 10 – 12
September 12 – October 31
MOndays 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Cost: $100

Join Ms. Emmy as she shares her love for all things ukulele!  This joyous art form will introduce kids to silly songs and the basics of playing music to share with family and friends.  It’s cool to learn an instrument and the ukulele might be the coolest!

Ukulele Orchestra for Teens!

Ages 13- 16
September 12 – November 14
Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Cost: $100

Some of your favorite artists are performing and recording music on the ukulele!  Mary Elizabeth Neal is hip to what’s exciting in music and will guide you through a musical journey.  This class will end with a mini-recital for parents and friends.


Comic, Character, Creation

Ages 10 – 14
September 7 – November 9
Wednesdays  5 – 6 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Bo Hughins
Cost: $160

Learn the basics of cartooning and rendering characters of a wide variety, from caricatures to comic books.  Students will learn to recreate existing characters or design one from their own imagination and bring it to life.  Price includes materials.

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 Teacher Roster: Carlos Pino, guitar Patricia Billups, piano Diane McNaron, voice Emanual Ellinas, percussion, David Roby, acting and Susan McCain, acting.   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.