Classes

Pre-K

Elementary & Middle

  • ArtPlay Musical Theatre Camp A – Annie, Kids
  • ArtPlay Musical Theatre Camp A – Seussical, Jr
  • ArtPlay Visual Arts Camp A
  • ArtPlay Visual Arts Camp B
  • Acting Out Theatre Workshops
  • Musical Theatre
  • A Visual Arts Journey
  • Hip Hop Hooray
  • My First Radio Show
  • Private Instruction

High School

Adults

 

Annie, Kids – ArtPlay Musical Theatre Camp A

Ages 7 – 12
June 6 – June 17
Monday – Friday  9:00 – 3:30 pm
Director:  Jennifer Salvant
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:

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Seussical, Jr. – ArtPlay Musical Theatre Camp B

Ages 7 – 12
June 20 – July 1
Monday – Friday  9:00 – 3:30 pm
Director:  Valerie Lemmons
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:

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

ArtPlay Discovering the Visual Arts Camp A

Ages 7 – 12
June 27 – July 1
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 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.

ArtPlay Discovering the Visual Arts Camp B

Ages 7 – 12
July 25 – July 29
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 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
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.