- The Acting Studio for Young Actors
- Adventures in Visual Arts
- Comic, Character, Creation
- Sculpture & Art Installation for Teens
- Rhythm and Moves
- The Courageous Performer
- Book Arts
- Hand Sewing: A Community Quilt
- Intro to Drawing
- Do It Yourself Recording Studio
- Private Instruction
The Acting Studios for Young Actors
This class follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work – the heart of the method – followed by monologue and character development.
Comic, Character, Creation
Learn the basics of cartooning and rendering characters of a wide variety, from caricatures to comic books. Students will learn to recreate existing characters and design from their own imagination and bring a new character to life. Price includes materials.
Adventures in Visual Art
Students will experiment with a variety of visual arts genres – drawing, painting, mixed media and mosaics. Price includes materials.
Sculpture and Art Installation for Teens
Students will spend their weeks creating 3-D works and art installations using found and everyday objects. Each student will work with Sarah to create their own personal installment as well as group projects.
Rhythm and Moves
This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught during each class, then danced a few times through with all the style and flavor you can muster!
The Courageous Performer
Teaching Artist: Dennis McLernon
Students will learn an acting process that allows them to reveal self through trust and ensemble building.
A book can be more than a vehicle for stories. It is a tactile conduit of creativity between the maker and the user. Participants in this Book Arts class will utilize a variety of methods to create a few personalized, hand-sewn blank books. We will also discuss how to craft, bind and ornament art books to fit the use or user: gardening journals, cookbooks, albums, poetry folios, sketchbooks and more.
Hand Sewing: A Community Quilt
This quilting class is for beginners and veterans alike, and fuses research, technique and composition into a richly pieced experience. Students will practice different sewing techniques, while learning about quilting traditions rooted in Alabama to contemporary quilters who are redefining the boundaries of the medium. The class will then combine the squares into a finished quilt. No sewing experience is necessary!
Intro to Drawing
Teaching Artist: Tym Davis
Intro to Drawing introduces students to a variety of classic drawing materials and techniques. Projects include sketching, still life drawing, drawing from nature, portraiture and cartooning. Full of one-on-one attention, this course offers opportunities for improvement at any skill level.
Do It Yourself Recording Studio
Teaching Artist: Emanual Ellinas
The DIY Recording class will focus on making the very best recordings with whatever equipment you have! A program on a phone or tablet, a laptop or even an old cassette deck will do! Each student will be able to bring in the setup and learn the most efficient way to obtain the very best studio recording possible.
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: Emanual Ellinas, percussion Carlos Pino, guitar Patricia Billups, piano Diane McNaron, voice 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.