Elementary & Middle

High School

  • Awaken Your Light Dream
  • 3D Animation Creation
  • The Fine Art of VJing
  • The Acting Studio for Young Actors
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary Movement
  • Adventures in Visual Arts C
  • Comic, Character, Creation
  • Private Instruction



ArtPlay Musical Theatre Camp - “Hairspray, Jr.”

Camp Full – Please Call to Be Place on the Waiting List
Ages 12 – 18
July 7 – 25
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost $500
Extended Care Available – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The third session of camp is celebrating its second exciting year! Camp three is our three week MasterCamp. We wanted to offer our older campers an extra week for master classes leading up to the two weeks following when we will mount the show. At this camp, the kids will have a week of intensive classes in improv, musical theatre dance, voice, character development, acting, and auditioning. This week prepares them for the second week when they will audition for the show. There will be more than one performance that you and your family will be able to attend. This is a great opportunity for young actors

Awaken Your Light Dream

All ages welcome!
April 12
Saturday beginning at 10 am
Teaching Artist: 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.


The Acting Studios for Young Actors

Ages 14 – 18
January 27 -  April 21
Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Cost $160

The class follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work – the heartof the Method – followed by scene and character development.


Ages 16 – Adult
January 21 – April 15
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Amanda Miller-Fasshauer
Cost $200

This class is for both contemporary and traditional dancers to understand the joy of movement within the structures and ideas of classical ballet.

Contemporary Movement

Ages 16 – Adult
January 27 – April 21
Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Amanda Miller-Fasshauer
Cost $200

This creative class embraces the importance of enjoying the moment and has a calming effect on one’s mental and physical state.


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 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.


Adventure in Visual Art – C

Ages 13 – 15
January 30 – April 24
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann
Cost $180

Students will experiment with a variety of visual arts genres – drawing, painting, mixed media and mosaics.  Price includes materials.

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: 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.