Elementary & Middle

High School

  • The Acting Studio for Young Actors
  • Adventures in Visual Arts C
  • Comic, Character, Creation
  • Sculpture & Art Installation for Teens
  • Contemporary Movement
  • Creative Writing
  • Private Instruction




The Acting Studios for Young Actors

Ages 14-18
September 8 – October 27
Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Cost $150

This class follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work – the heart of the method – followed by monologue and character development.

Contemporary Movement

Ages 16 – Adult
September 2 – November 18
Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Amanda Miller-Fasshauer
Cost $200

Participants will learn to develop new forms of expression through movement.  Using technique derived from Rudolf von Laban, students will open and expand their own movement vocabulary.  Perfect for dancers and non-dancers, this class is also a wonderful way to lose yourself in the world of movement.


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 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 13-16
September 4 – November 20
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.

Sculpture and Art Installation for Teens – REGISTER TODAY!

Ages 13-18
September 29 – November 3
Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Sarah Heath
Cost $160

Students will spend their weeks creating 3-D works and art installations using found and everyday objects.


The Absolutely True Story of My Life Thus Far: Creative Nonfiction

Ages 14-18
September 8 – October 13
Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Desert Island Supply Company
Cost $70

Everyone has a story to tell!  Learn how to wirte about your personal experiences in a way that engages and entertains others.  Express yourself and explore personal narratives with techniques from creative nonfiction.


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.