Elementary & Middle

  • Acting Out Theatre Workshops
  • Musical Theatre
  • A Visual Arts Journey
  • Hip Hop Hooray
  • My First Radio Show
  • Private Instruction

High School



Acting Out Theatre Workshops

Section A: Ages 7 – 9
January 23 – March 26
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 am 
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Cost: $120
Section B: Ages 10 – 12
January 23 – March 26
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
January 28 – April 7
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
January 19 – March 22
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Daisy Winfrey
Cost: $170
Section B: Ages 12 – 15
January 19 – March 22
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
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.

Hip Hop Hooray: The History of Hip Hop Dance

Ages 10 – 14
January 20 – March 16
Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: T. Marie King
Cost: $150

In this interactive class, students will learn the dances that have shaped hip hop through the years and made it one of today’s most exciting and socially relevant genres.  Come take a journey through history, beginning with the hip


My First Radio Show

Ages 7 – 11
January 25 – February 8
Monday 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.

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.