- Acting Out Theatre Workshops
- Musical Theatre
- A Visual Arts Journey
- Comic, Character, Creation
- ArtPlay Elementary Choir
- Hip Hop Dance
- My First Radio Show
- Write Your Own Musical
- Private Instruction
Acting Out Theatre Workshops
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.
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
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.
Comic, Character, Creation
Learn the basics of cartooning an 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. Class fee includes materials.
ArtPlay Elementary Choir
Superstar Mary Elizabeth Neal will teach students a repertoire of 15 – 20 works, including patriotic, sacred, secular and educational pieces. Instruction will focus on tone production, rhythmic reading and performance, basic vocal technique, and knowledge of composers and music history. This class will culminate in a choral concert open to friends and family.
Hip Hop Dance
This wonderful dance class fuses the newest moves with classic steps. Join Ms. Liz as she uses her training in hip hop, break dance and popping & locking to explore one of the dance world’s most exciting forms. Class will culminate in a showcase demonstrating all the techniques learned and is open to all family and friends.
My First Radio Show
Do you catch yourself making up 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.
Write Your Own Musical
Students will work together to construct a story and compose lyrics and music for a three-to five-song musical based on an exceptional day. Original songs will be recorded in our state of the art media lab. Students will premiere their work in the final class.
Experience process art painting with everything except the brush. Masterpieces will emerge in motion painting with spinning tops, bubbles, toy cars, and kitchen gadgets!
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.