Classes

Pre-K

Elementary & Middle

  • ArtPlay Musical Theatre Camps – 2014
  • ArtPlay Dance Camps – 2014
  • ArtPlay Visual Arts Camps – 2014
  • Awaken Your Light Dream
  • 3D Animation Creation
  • The Fine Art of VJ’ing
  • Light the World Workshop
  • Acting Out Theatre Workshops
  • Intro to Musical Theatre
  • Adventures in Visual Art
  • 3D: Dream It, Design It, Do It!
  • Comic, Character, Creation
  • ArtPlay Elementary Choir
  • My Journal: the Musical
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Improvisational Movement
  • Creative Ballet
  • Private Instruction

High School

Adults

ArtPlay Musical Theatre Camp – Magic Treehouse “Dinosaurs Before Dark”

Camp Full – Please Call to Be Place on the Waiting List
Ages 7 – 12
June 2 – 13
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost $360
Extended Care Available – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost $70

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.

ArtPlay Musical Theatre Camp – Disney’s “Cinderella, Kids”

Camp Full – Please Call to Be Place on the Waiting List
Ages 7 – 12
June 14 – 27
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost $360
Extended Care Available – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Cost $70

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.

ArtPlay “Ballet Exploration” Dance Camp – A

Ages 7 – 12
June 23 – 27
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost $200
Extended Care Available – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost $50

This new Artplay camp will explore the exciting world of ballet. Daily ballet technique class and character study will also include anatomy and proper ballet placement, dance history, visual art, nutrition, music, an overview of set and costume design.

ArtPlay “Ballet Exploration” Dance Camp – B

Ages 7 – 12
July 14-  18
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost $200
Extended Care Available – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost $50

This new Artplay camp will explore the exciting world of ballet. Daily ballet technique class and character study will also include anatomy and proper ballet placement, dance history, visual art, nutrition, music, an overview of set and costume design.

Discovering the Visual Arts Summer Camp – A

Camp Full – Please Call to Be Place on the Waiting List
Ages 7 – 12
June 9 – 13
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost $220
Extended Care Available – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost $50

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 Summer Camp – B

Camp Full – Please Call to Be Place on the Waiting List
Ages 7 – 12
July 21 – 25
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost $220
Extended Care Available – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost $50

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.

Awaken Your Light Dream

All ages welcome!
April 12
Saturday beginning at 10 am
Teaching Artists: Local Artists
Cost $5

Bring art to life and light by creating wearable sculpture, illuminated musical instruments, and glowing LED wire art. Showcase your creations in the Light Dreams Parade!

3D Animation Creation

Ages 13 – 18
April 26
Saturday Noon – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Josh Davenport
Cost: $35

Learn basic animation terms and techniques by using Blender’s 3D creation program. You will learn about 3D space, manipulating a virtual camera and creating a natural sense of movement with your animation.

 

The Fine Art of VJing

Ages 12- 18
April 26
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Teaching Artists: John and Katie Gaiser
Cost $35

Learn the art of creation or manipulation of imagery and 3-D mapping through real-time editing using video jockeying software in synchronization to music. Students will use these skills to VJ at the Light Dreams Festival.

Light the World Workshop

Ages 7-12
April 26 & May 3
Saturdays 10:00 am – Noon
Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann
Cost $35

Learn the art of paper lanterns and glow in the dark painting. The result of the work will be an ArtPlay art installment to be featured at Light Dreams Festival.

Acting Out Theatre Workshop

Section A: Ages 7-9
January 25 – April 5
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 am 
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Cost: $120
Section B: Ages 10-12
January 25 – April 5
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.

Intro to Musical Theatre

Ages 10-14
January 30 – April 24
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Red Mountain Theatre Company
Cost: $150

Students will learn the basics of musical theatre including basic acting technique, song interpretation, learning music, rhythms, basic dance steps and staging directions. Monologues, scene work, music from the musical theatre repertoire, theatre games, and exercises will be utilized as well. As students learn about various elements and experiment with different musical theatre genres, they will be able to use their newfound techniques to further their love for theatre and the music that surrounds them on stage. Class will culminate in a showcase demonstrating all techniques learned and is open to all parents and friends.

Adventures in Visual Art

Section A: Ages 6-9
January 21 – April 15
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann
Cost: $160
Section B: Ages 10-12
January 30 – April 24
Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann
Cost: $170
Section C: Ages 13-15
January 30 – April 24
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann

Cost: $180

Students will experiment in a variety of visual arts genres, from drawing and painting to mixed media and mosaics. The class is for all skill levels and is appropriate for former “Drawing and Painting” students.  Price includes supplies

3D:  Dream It, Design It, Do It!

Ages 7-12
February 1 – 22
Saturdays 11:10 am – 12:10 pm
Teaching Artist: Lisa Dolensky
Cost: $75

Students will explore mixed media, manipulative sculpting activity projects using every day objects, creative process exercises, and experimenting with design techniques.  A final group project  will be given as an expression of community service to benefit a local charity.

Comic, Character, Creation

Ages 10-14
January 22 – April 16
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Bo Hughins
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.  Price includes materials.

ArtPlay Elementary Choir

Ages 7-11
January 27 – April 21
Monday 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Cost: $150

It’s ArtPlay’s first 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.  Class will culminate in a choral concert.

My Journal: The Musical

Ages 10-14
January 21 – April 15
Tuesdays 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 in the life of a typical (pre)teen. Original songs will be recorded in our state-of-the-art media lab. Students will premiere their work in the last class.

Hip Hop Dance

Ages 10 -14
January 22 – April 16
Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Antonio Mincy
Cost: $150

Feel the rhythm. Move to the beat. Have a blast! Students will love getting physically fit while learning the latest dance moves in this fun and age-appropriate hip hop dance class. Class will culminate in a showcase demonstrating all techniques learned and is open to all parents and friends.

Improvisational Movement

Ages 5-7
January 22 – April 16
Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Amanda Miller-Fasshauer
Cost: $150

A class designed to develop the student’s ability and knowledge to engage in an inter-active world.  The goal is to create a place for thoughts, ideas and imagination, a possibility for communication in a tactile, physical, and playful experience.

Creative Ballet

Ages 7-10
January 21 – April 15
Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Amanda Miller-Fasshauer
Cost: $175

A 3-dimensional and holistic path to explore and introduce the fundamentals of ballet movement and language. An environment of playfulness, this class introduces the grace and musicality of ballet.

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.