Classes

Pre-K

Elementary & Middle

  • Acting Out Theatre Workshops
  • Musical Theatre II
  • Adventures in Visual Art
  • Elaboration Stations
  • Comic, Character, Creation
  • ArtPlay Elementary Choir
  • Math Art
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Creative Ballet
  • Private Instruction

High School

Adults

Acting Out Theatre Workshop

Section A: Ages 7-9
September 6 – November 8
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 am 
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Cost: $120
Section B: Ages 10-12
September 6 – November 8
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 II

Ages 12-16
September 4 - November 20
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Red Mountain Theatre Company
Cost: $150

Students will learn musical theatre technique including basic acting, song interpretation, learning music, dance steps and staging directions. Monologues, scene work, music from the musical theatre repertoire, theatre games, and exercises will be utilized as well.  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
September 2 – November 18
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann
Cost: $160
Section B: Ages 10-12
September 4 – November 20
Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann
Cost: $170
Section C: Ages 13-15
September 4 – November 20
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

Elaboration Stations

Ages 7-12
October 4 – 25
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 am
Teaching Artist: Lisa Dolensky
Cost: $70

Elaboration Stations builds vocabularies, as well as inspires the creative process of visual and language arts through fun, interactive activities.

Comic, Character, Creation

Ages 10-14
September 3 – November 19
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
September 8 – November 24
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.  Class will culminate in a choral concert.

Math Art:  “See Me Try Symmetry & More!”

Ages 7-12
November 1 – 22
Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 am
Teaching Artist: Lisa Dolensky
Cost: $75

Prepare to take the artist within to a new dimension.  Create math art inspired by playing with numbers, geometric shapes, math tiles and more! Learn about famous works and master artists through history who have combined math and art.

Hip Hop Dance

Ages 10 -14
September 3 – November 19
Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Ross
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.

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.