Available Classes

Pre-K

The ABCs of Visual Arts (1-3 year olds)
Students will begin class with movement exercises as well as improvisation exercises in dance and sound. When students are all warmed up Ms. Celeste will introduce the students to an art activity inspired by nature. Students will explore the seasons in class and learn about the biodiversity of Alabama through art activities inspired by the plants and animals that live here. Every week students will explore a different topic spanning topics local wildlife, forest systems, rivers, urban ecology, gardens etc. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
1-3 year olds and Guardian
October 6 to November 10, 2021 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 2-2:45 pm
Teaching Artist: Celeste Pfau
Class Cost: $65
Capacity: 10



The ABCs of Visual Arts (4-6 year olds)
Students will begin class with movement exercises as well as improvisation exercises in dance and sound. When students are all warmed up Ms. Celeste will introduce the students to an art activity inspired by nature. Students will explore the seasons in class and learn about the biodiversity of Alabama through art activities inspired by the plants and animals that live here. Every week students will explore a different topic spanning topics local wildlife, forest systems, rivers, urban ecology, gardens etc. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
4-6 year olds and Guardians
October 6 to November 10, 2021 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 3-3:45 pm
Teaching Artist Celeste Pfau
Class Cost: $65
Capacity: 10



My First Ballet Class
Beginning ballet students are introduced to classical ballet, fundamental positions and movements to build their foundation for dance. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
3-5 year olds
October 7 to November 11, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 9-9:45 am
Teaching Artist Brooke Lofton
Class Cost: $65
Capacity: 10



1, 2, 3 Sing with Me
Through a mixture of silly songs, rhythm and rhymes, musical games, and creative dances, students will deepen their understanding and love of music, while developing motor skills and making friends. Guardians are welcome and encouraged to join in on the fun! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
2-4 year olds and Guardians
October 5 to November 9, 2021 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 10-10:45 am
Teaching Artist Mary Elizabeth Neal
Class Cost: $65
Capacity: 10



Highlands UMC Ballet - 4 Years
Beginning ballet students are introduced to classical ballet, fundamental positions and movements to build their foundation for dance. These classes will be held in person at Highlands UMC CDC and will comply with all health and safety protocols put in place by HCDC.
Age 4
September 2 to April 14, 2022 Thursdays
Meeting Time:
Teaching Artist: Brooke Lofton
Class Cost: $285.00
Capacity: 12


Elementary and Middle School

ArtPlay Kids Acting A
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. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Ages 7-10
October 2 to December 11, 2021 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 9-10 am
Teaching Artist Darrell Revel
Class Cost: $80
Capacity: 10



ArtPlay Kids Acting B
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! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
11-14
October 2 to December 11, 2021 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10-11 am
Teaching Artist Darrel Revel
Class Cost: $80
Capacity: 10



Step It Up! Step Class for Kids
You’ve seen it among sororities and fraternities and in movies such as Stomp The Yard. Now, you can learn how to step too! Rooted in African culture, the art of stepping utilizes claps, stomps, and chants to create rhythms and visual patterns with the body. In this class, students will learn a brief history of the dance form, basic step movements, focus on listening and collaborations skills and compile these fundamentals with a dash of showmanship to create a fun, energetic step piece. Are you ready to let your body create the music? Then join C. J. Wade for this exciting class designed to empower and inspire the rhythm in you! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
7-13
October 6 to November 10, 2021 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 4-5 pm
Teaching Artist C. J. Wade
Class Cost: $60
Capacity: 10



The Shape of Things- Sculpting for Kids
A Mixed Media sculpting class dedicated to using simplified objects from around us to create something new. Building and sculpting techniques will be taught so that the artists can use their imaginations to create something unique and bring it to life with colors and textures. The idea is to take mundane objects we find no use in to reuse and make something beautiful. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
7-12
October 5 to November 9, 2021 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Teaching Artist Tamara Nanje
Class Cost: $70
Capacity: 10



All About Uke
Join Ms. Emmy as she shares her love of all things ukulele! This joyous art form will introduce kids to silly songs and the basics of playing music to share with family and friends. It's cool to learn an instrument and the ukulele might be one of the coolest! Your student will need to provide their own ukulele to participate. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
7-12
October 5 to November 9, 2021 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Teaching Artist Mary Elizabeth Neal
Class Cost: $65
Capacity: 10



Musical Theatre Basics
Students will be immersed in the world of musical theatre through song, dance, acting, and everything needed for the stage. Through these cooperative ensemble activities, elementary aged students will increase their confidence, sense of camaraderie, and the understanding of basic theatre techniques. All levels of experience are encouraged to join, whether you are brand new to theatre or an accomplished thespian. If your passion is to perform then this is the course for you! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Ages 7-12
October 4 to November 22, 2021 Mondays
Meeting Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Teaching Artist: TBD
Class Cost: $75
Capacity: 10



Private Lessons - Voice (1/2 Semester)
Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist. Diane McNaron has appeared in recital, cabaret, oratorio and opera throughout the US and in Germany, Austria, Italy and Australia. She produces and appears with two Cabaret troupes and has directed over 40 opera, cabaret and musical theatre productions. Diane earned an M.M. from Florida State University and did post graduate work at Indiana University. Now based in Birmingham, AL, she has received grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Lowder Foundation and is a member of the National Association of Teachers Singing. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
16 to Adult
September 9 to December 2, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $385 per 1/2 semester
Capacity: 50



Private Lessons - Voice (Full semester)
Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist. Diane McNaron has appeared in recital, cabaret, oratorio and opera throughout the US and in Germany, Austria, Italy and Australia. She produces and appears with two Cabaret troupes and has directed over 40 opera, cabaret and musical theatre productions. Diane earned an M.M. from Florida State University and did post graduate work at Indiana University. Now based in Birmingham, AL, she has received grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Lowder Foundation and is a member of the National Association of Teachers Singing. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
All
September 9 to December 2, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $770
Capacity: 50


High School

Improv for Teens
This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisational, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one's intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together out of thin air. This class will be taken onstage at the Alys Stephens Center and includes a final performance for friends and family! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Ages 13-17
October 4 to December 6, 2021 Mondays
Meeting Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Teaching Artist Chris Davis
Class Cost: $80
Capacity: 12



The Acting Studios for Teens- Acting for the Camera
Learn the Fundamentals of Film Acting and Refine Performance Skills with our in-class "Acting for the Camera" format. Book your Dream Role & Be Ready to Shine. Perfect your Self-tape Audition. Exercise Set Protocol. Put into Practice the Vocabulary used in Filmmaking. Gain Confidence--Present your Best in Specific Camera Shots, Lighting, Frames. Practice the Power of Listening, Relaxation, Sense Memory, Spontaneity, Continuity. The ACTING STUDIOS’ workshop is taught by Bernadette Chapman, an award-winning screenwriter/director/actress, active in the independent film community for over 15 years.. This class will be taken onstage at the Alys Stephens Center! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.* This class will be taken onstage at the Alys Stephens Center! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Ages 14 - 17
October 20 to December 1, 2021 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 5-6 pm
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Class Cost: $80
Capacity: 15



Sew Special... Hand Quilting for Teens
This is a beginner’s improv hand stitching quilting workshop. In this class, students will learn the tools of the trade, piecing techniques, quilting and binding by hand and come away with a finished quilted wall hanging. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
13-17
October 7 to October 28, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 4:30-6 pm
Teaching Artist Say Luv Studio- Jackie Kim
Class Cost: $55 plus materials
Capacity: 10



The Shape of Things- Sculpting for Teens
A Mixed Media sculpting class dedicated to using simplified objects from around us to create something new. Building and sculpting techniques will be taught so that the artists can use their imaginations to create something unique and bring it to life with colors and textures. The idea is to take mundane objects we find no use in to reuse and make something beautiful. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
13-17
October 5 to November 9, 2021 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 5-6:30 pm
Teaching Artist Tamara Nanje
Class Cost: $75
Capacity: 10



Inktober (Ink Art for Teens)
Jump into the fun of painting with Alcohol inks to express your creativity. With the use of a variety of tools, we will explore creating Abstract art from your imagination, where there are no limits to what you can paint. Perfect beginner class for anyone seeking to learn about mixing colors, new techniques, and having fun. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
13-17
October 6 to October 27, 2021 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 4-5:30 pm
Teaching Artist Tammy Hayes
Class Cost: $55 plus materials
Capacity: 10



Private Lessons - Voice (Full semester)
Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist. Diane McNaron has appeared in recital, cabaret, oratorio and opera throughout the US and in Germany, Austria, Italy and Australia. She produces and appears with two Cabaret troupes and has directed over 40 opera, cabaret and musical theatre productions. Diane earned an M.M. from Florida State University and did post graduate work at Indiana University. Now based in Birmingham, AL, she has received grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Lowder Foundation and is a member of the National Association of Teachers Singing. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
All
September 9 to December 2, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $770
Capacity: 50



Private Lessons - Voice (1/2 Semester)
Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist. Diane McNaron has appeared in recital, cabaret, oratorio and opera throughout the US and in Germany, Austria, Italy and Australia. She produces and appears with two Cabaret troupes and has directed over 40 opera, cabaret and musical theatre productions. Diane earned an M.M. from Florida State University and did post graduate work at Indiana University. Now based in Birmingham, AL, she has received grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Lowder Foundation and is a member of the National Association of Teachers Singing. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
16 to Adult
September 9 to December 2, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $385 per 1/2 semester
Capacity: 50


Adult

The Acting Studios- Acting for the Camera
Learn the Fundamentals of Film Acting and Refine Performance Skills with our in-class "Acting for the Camera" format. Book your Dream Role & Be Ready to Shine. Perfect your Self-tape Audition. Exercise Set Protocol. Put into Practice the Vocabulary used in Filmmaking. Gain Confidence--Present your Best in Specific Camera Shots, Lighting, Frames. Practice the Power of Listening, Relaxation, Sense Memory, Spontaneity, Continuity. The ACTING STUDIOS’ workshop is taught by Bernadette Chapman, an award-winning screenwriter/director/actress, active in the independent film community for over 15 years.. This class will be taken onstage at the Alys Stephens Center! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Ages 18+
October 20 to December 1, 2021 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6-8 pm
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Class Cost: $125
Capacity: 15



The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction
Whether you want to document your family's history, publish a memoir, or start a blog, this class will give you the tools you need to write your stories with clarity and confidence. Over the course of six weeks, you'll receive instruction in the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction, be inspired by writing prompts, learn from giving and receiving constructive feedback, and enjoy in-class writing time and Q&A sessions. Attendees should bring their writing materials (laptop, tablet, pen and paper) to each class. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Adult
October 5 to November 9, 2021 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 6-8 pm
Teaching Artist Audrey Atkins
Class Cost: $90
Capacity: 12



Sew Special- Beginner Hand Quilting
This is a beginner’s improv hand stitching quilting workshop. In this class, students will learn the tools of the trade, piecing techniques, quilting and binding by hand and come away with a finished quilted wall hanging. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Adult
October 7 to October 28, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 6:30-8 pm
Teaching Artist Say Luv Studio- Jackie Kim
Class Cost: $65 plus materials
Capacity: 12



Think Ink! Ink Art painting
Dive into an experiment with all things Abstract. This beginner’s class is about learning how to play with colors, relaxing and getting outside your comfort zone. We will be using different tools and techniques to explore your imagination. Perfect class for the perfectionist, that needs to unwind and have some fun. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Adult
October 6 to October 27, 2021 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6-8 pm
Teaching Artist Tammy Hayes
Class Cost: $90.00 plus materials
Capacity: FULL



Hip Hop 101
What began as street dancing, hip-hop dancing turned into a cultural phenomenon and can be found on stages and screens all over the world. This form of dance consists of various types of dances rooted in African culture and is filled with energy, precision, and flair. In this class, students will learn a brief history of the dance form and basic hip-hop movements, then learn a customized piece that is perfect for beginners with room for the advanced to grow in their skills. Are you ready to move? Then join C. J. Wade for this exciting class designed to empower and inspire the rhythm in you! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Adult
October 6 to November 10, 2021 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Teaching Artist C. J. Wade
Class Cost: $65
Capacity: 10



Improvisational Comedy
This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together out of thin air. This class will be taken onstage at the Alys Stephens Center and includes a final performance for friends and family! *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
Adults
October 4 to December 6, 2021 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6-8 pm
Teaching Artist: Chris Davis
Class Cost: $125.00
Capacity: 15



Private Lessons - Voice (Full semester)
Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist. Diane McNaron has appeared in recital, cabaret, oratorio and opera throughout the US and in Germany, Austria, Italy and Australia. She produces and appears with two Cabaret troupes and has directed over 40 opera, cabaret and musical theatre productions. Diane earned an M.M. from Florida State University and did post graduate work at Indiana University. Now based in Birmingham, AL, she has received grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Lowder Foundation and is a member of the National Association of Teachers Singing. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
All
September 9 to December 2, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $770
Capacity: 50



Private Lessons - Voice (1/2 Semester)
Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist. Diane McNaron has appeared in recital, cabaret, oratorio and opera throughout the US and in Germany, Austria, Italy and Australia. She produces and appears with two Cabaret troupes and has directed over 40 opera, cabaret and musical theatre productions. Diane earned an M.M. from Florida State University and did post graduate work at Indiana University. Now based in Birmingham, AL, she has received grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Lowder Foundation and is a member of the National Association of Teachers Singing. *All UAB COVID-19 protocols will be followed by ArtPlay staff and students including masking at all times as well as social distancing.*
16 to Adult
September 9 to December 2, 2021 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $385 per 1/2 semester
Capacity: 50


Summer Camp
Workshop Classes