Available Classes

Pre-K Classes

Me & You & Paint & Glue
Join Birmingham’s favorite Wacky Nanny as you create new masterpieces. These simple projects will help your child develop the artist inside and they will have fun while creating with you…and glue.
2 to 3 years + Parent
October 13 to November 17, 2018 Saturday
Meeting Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka
Class Cost: $130.00
Capacity: 12



Creative Wacky Wonders
This mixed media art class with the Wacky Nanny focuses on imagination and creation. Children will be led through projects that will open their creative minds and allow them to make their ideas come to life!
Ages 4 to 6
October 13 to November 17, 2018 Saturday
Meeting Time: 11:00 - 11:45 am
Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka
Class Cost: $130
Capacity: 12



Creative Movement
In this class, students will use their imaginations to bring stories and characters to life through movement to music and rhythms. Activities in this class will promote body and sensory awareness, physical fitness, and self-esteem. Most importantly, children will have fun!
Ages 3-5
October 2 to November 17, 2018 Tuesday
Meeting Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Teaching Artist: Alessia Lovreglio
Class Cost: $130
Capacity: 12


Elementary and Middle Classes

Visual Arts Camp B - Extended Care
Drop off as early as 7:30am and pick-up no later than 5:30pm. This is for extended care only. If you have not previously registered for camp, this camp is full.
Registered Campers Only
July 16 to July 20, 2018 Mon-Fri
Meeting Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Pre/Post Care ArtPlay Summer Staff
Class Cost: $75.00
Capacity: 15



Visual Arts Camp A - Extended Care
Drop off as early as 7:30am and pick-up no later than 5:30pm. This is for extended care only. If you have not previously registered for camp, this camp still has limited space. Please register separately.
Registered Campers Only
June 25 to June 29, 2018 Mon-Fri
Meeting Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Pre/Post Care ArtPlay Summer Staff
Class Cost: $75.00
Capacity: 15



Musical Theatre Camp 3 - Extended Care
Drop off as early as 7:30am and pick-up no later than 5:30pm. This is for extended care only. If you have not previously registered for camp, this camp still has spaces available. Please register for camp separately.
Registered Campers Only
July 9 to July 27, 2018 Mon-Fri
Meeting Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Pre/Post Care ArtPlay Summer Staff
Class Cost: $150.00
Capacity: 20



Private Acting Lessons- 1 Class
With Susan McCain

June 6 to July 25, 2018 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: Various
Instructor: Susan McCain
Class Cost: 60.00
Capacity: 10



Voice Lessons- Summer Session
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.

June 7 to August 2, 2018 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 5 PM
Instructor: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $360
Capacity: 10



ArtPlay Kids Acting
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.
Ages 7 - 12
October 6 to December 8, 2018 Saturday
Meeting Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Class Cost: $140.00
Capacity: 15



Intro to Musical Theatre
Sing and dance in Broadway-style numbers while discovering the rich history of the American musical theatre tradition. Learn to become a triple-threat by honing your skills in acting, singing and dancing.
Ages 7-12
October 4 to December 6, 2018 Thursday
Meeting Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Red Mountain Theatre Company
Class Cost: $140.00
Capacity: 15



If These Masks Could Talk
This class is designed to promote a greater understanding of six masks of antiquity. The students will be given historical backgrounds about specific masks and the people associated with the culture. Throughout the course, the students will have time to create similar masks that emulate characteristics of the masks depicted.
Ages 10 - 14
October 6 to November 17, 2018 Saturday
Meeting Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Teaching Artist: Rubie Moore
Class Cost: $140.00
Capacity: 10


High School Classes

Musical Theatre Camp 3 - Extended Care
Drop off as early as 7:30am and pick-up no later than 5:30pm. This is for extended care only. If you have not previously registered for camp, this camp still has spaces available. Please register for camp separately.
Registered Campers Only
July 9 to July 27, 2018 Mon-Fri
Meeting Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Pre/Post Care ArtPlay Summer Staff
Class Cost: $150.00
Capacity: 20



Private Acting Lessons- 1 Class
With Susan McCain

June 6 to July 25, 2018 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: Various
Instructor: Susan McCain
Class Cost: 60.00
Capacity: 10



Voice Lessons- Summer Session
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.

June 7 to August 2, 2018 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 5 PM
Instructor: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $360
Capacity: 10



Voice Lessons- Summer Session
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.

June 7 to August 2, 2018 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 5 PM
Instructor: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $360
Capacity: 10


Adult Classes

Voice Lessons- Summer Session
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.

June 7 to August 2, 2018 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 5 PM
Instructor: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $360
Capacity: 10



Private Acting Lessons- 1 Class
With Susan McCain

June 6 to July 25, 2018 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: Various
Instructor: Susan McCain
Class Cost: 60.00
Capacity: 10



The Acting Studios
The Acting Studios teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition piece.
16 - Adult
October 3 to December 5, 2018 Wednesday
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Class Cost: $160
Capacity: 13



Writing in the Middle: Flash Poetry and Micro-Memoir
Use style and structure to relate your stories quickly and with pizazz. We read some example poems and memoirs, but most of our time will be spent generating and crafting your work. This class is perfect for those who already have some stories in mind and for those who are seeking inspiration.
16 - Adult
October 2 to November 6, 2018 Tuesday
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Tina Braziel
Class Cost: $140
Capacity: 10



Visual Arts Sampler
Join local artist Bo Hughins as you explore the vast world of visual arts. Students will delve into the basics of watercolor, drawing and calligraphy/lettering. Taste our visual arts sampler and find your new artistic passion.
Ages 16 - Adult
October 3 to November 14, 2018 Tuesday
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Bo Hughins
Class Cost: $150 + Materials
Capacity: 10