Classes

Pre-K

Elementary & Middle

  • A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids
  • School House Rock Live! Junior
  • Discovering the Visual Arts A
  • Discovering the Visual Arts B
  • 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
  • Brushless
  • Private Instruction

High School

Adults

A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids – Musical Theatre Camp

- Currently full, please call to be placed on waiting list


Ages 7 – 12
June 1 – 12
Mondays – Fridays  9:00 – 3:30 pm
Cost: $370

Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theatre with a variety of fun classes. They learn theatre games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice & diction, terminology, acting and stage production, all the while developing a character and rehearsing for a full staged musical production at the end of camp.

About the Show

Adapted from the three-time TONY-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year With Frog And Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books and featuring a hummable score by  Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

 

School House Rock Live!, Junior – Musical Theatre Camp – Currently full, please call to be placed on waiting list

Ages 7 – 12
June 15 – 26
Monday – Fridays 9:00am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $370
Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theatre with a variety of fun classes. They learn theatre games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice & diction, terminology, acting and stage production, all the while developing a character and rehearsing for a full staged musical production at the end of camp.

 

About the Show

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970′s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it’s lighting up stages everywhere — from school multi-purpose rooms to university and regional theatres all around the country.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” and “Conjunction Junction.”

Legally Blonde, Jr. – Musical Theatre MasterCamp

- Currently full, please call to be placed on waiting list


Ages 12 – 18
July 6 – July 24
Monday – Fridays 9:00am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $540

The third session of camp is celebrating its third exciting year! Camp three is our three week MasterCamp. We wanted to offer our older campers an extra week for master classes leading up to the two weeks following when we will mount the show. At this camp, the kids will have a week of intensive classes in improv, musical theatre dance, voice, character development, acting, and auditioning. This week prepares them for the second week when they will audition for the show. There will be more than one performance that you and your family will be able to attend. This is a great opportunity for young actors

About the Show

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde JR., follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Adapted for younger performers and based on the popular movie, this show features an upbeat original score that’s sure to leave cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!

When Elle’s high school boyfriend Warner dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate Emmett and spunky hairdresser Paulette along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive – in fact, law may be her natural calling after all as she quickly begins outsmarting her peers.

Discovering the Visual Arts Camp A

- Currently full, please call to be placed on waiting list


Ages 7 – 12
June 22 – 26
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $230

Our winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, and more! Each day offers a new discovery with the end of camp being their very own art show.

Discovering the Visual Arts B

- Currently full, please call to be placed on waiting list

Ages 7 – 12
July 13 – 17
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $230

Our winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, and more! Each day offers a new discovery with the end of camp being their very own art show.

Acting Out Theatre Workshops

Section A: Ages 7 – 9
September 12 – November 14
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 am 
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Cost: $120
Section B: Ages 10 – 12
September 12 – November 14
Saturdays 11:10 am - 12:10 pm 
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Cost: $120

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.

Musical Theatre

Ages 7 – 12
September 10 – November 12
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
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 – 11
September 8 – November 10
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Bo Hughins
Cost: $170
Section B: Ages 12 – 15
September 8 – November 10
Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Bo Hughins
Cost: $180

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

Ages 10 – 14
September 9 – November 11
Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Andy Jordan
Cost: $160

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

Ages 7 – 11
September 14 – November 16
Mondays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Cost: $150

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

Ages 10 – 14
September 9 – November 11
Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Ross
Cost: $150

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

Ages 7 – 11
September 14 – 28
Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Radio Free Alabama
Cost: $75

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

Ages 10 – 14
September 14 – November 16
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Cost: $150

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.

Brushless

Section A: Ages 5 – 7
October 3 – November 7
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 am
Teaching Artist: Lisa Dolensky
Cost: $100
Section B: Ages 8 – 10
October 3 – November 7
Saturdays 11:10 am – 12:10 pm
Teaching Artist: Lisa Dolensky
Cost: $100

Experience process art painting with everything except the brush. Masterpieces will emerge in motion painting with spinning tops, bubbles, toy cars, and kitchen gadgets!

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.