Pre-K Classes

Act Your Age
All the world's a stage and Ms. Haley is ready to take you on a journey through creative dramatics. Our tiny actors will bring stories to life through guided activities that will awaken their imagination and challenge their minds. Parents will delight in a final class presentation.
Ages 3-5
September 12 to October 31, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 10am - 10:45am
Teaching Artist: Haley Evans
Class Cost: $125
Capacity: 10



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 have fun while creating with you.
2 to 3 years + Parent
September 10 to October 29, 2016 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 10:45
Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka
Class Cost: $125.00
Capacity: 8



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 3 to 5
September 10 to October 29, 2016 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 11am - 11:45am
Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka
Class Cost: $125
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
September 10 to October 29, 2016 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 9am - 9:45am
Teaching Artist: Shannon Boswell
Class Cost: $150
Capacity: 12



Together Making Music
A class for parents and children to enjoy making music together. Families will learn fun, easy songs paired with simple movements to increase your child’s motor skills, physical development and can be incorporated into your child’s daily routine.
Ages 1 to 3 years + Guardian
September 10 to October 29, 2016 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 11am - 11:45am
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Class Cost: $150
Capacity: 10



Wiggle, Giggle, Dance & Sing
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.
Ages 3.5 - 5
September 10 to October 29, 2016 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 10:45
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Class Cost: $150.00
Capacity: 12



LIttle Mozarts with Pat Billups
Child
June 14 to August 31, 2016
Meeting Time:
Teaching Artist Pat Billups
Class Cost: $330
Capacity: 30


Elementary and Middle Classes

ArtPlay and Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop
Join Theatre UAB's own Valerie Accetta and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, explore tech, this workshop will cover a lot of ground. Our workshop will be held on one Saturday a month and will culminate with a trip to NYC in March/April (trip costs not included in registration) There is also a showcase for friends and family in May at the Alys Stephens Center. Also included in the workshop price is an opportunity to see two theatre UAB and one Alys Stephens Center production.
Ages 12 - 18
September 24 to May 06, 2017 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 3pm
Teaching Artist: Valerie Accetta
Class Cost: $375
Capacity: 15



Ukulele Orchestra for Kids!
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!
Ages 7 - 10
September 12 to October 31, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Class Cost: $100.00
Capacity: 10



A Visual Arts Journey, Section A
Students will embark on a journey to experiment with a variety of visual arts genres, from drawing and painting to mixed media and mosaics. The class is for all skill levels and recommended for any child interested in visual art. Class fee includes materials.
Ages 7 - 9
September 06 to November 08, 2016 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Teaching Artist: Daisy Winfrey
Class Cost: $170
Capacity: 10



A Visual Arts Journey, Section B
Students will embark on a journey to experiment with a variety of visual arts genres, from drawing and painting to mixed media and mosaics. The class is for all skill levels and recommended for any child interested in visual art. Class fee includes materials.
Ages 10 - 12
September 06 to November 08, 2016 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Daisy Winfrey
Class Cost: $170
Capacity: 10



Acting Out Theatre Workshop - Section 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.
Ages 7 - 9
September 10 to November 12, 2016 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 11am
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Class Cost: $130
Capacity: 15



Acting Out Theatre Workshop - Section 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 Production open to all parents and friends.
Ages 10 - 12
September 10 to November 12, 2016 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 11:10am - 12:10pm
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Class Cost: $130
Capacity: 15



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 or design one from their own imagination and bring it to life. Price includes materials.
Ages 10 - 14
September 07 to November 09, 2016 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 5-6pm
Teaching Artist: Bo Hughins
Class Cost: $150
Capacity: 10



Intro to Musical Theatre
Students will learn the basics of musical theatre including basic acting technique, song interpretation, learning music, rhythms, basic dance and staging directions. Monologues, scene work, music from the musical theatre repertoire, theatre games and exercises will be utilized as well. As students learn about various elements, experiment with different musical theatre genres, they will be able to use their newfound techniques to further their love for theatre and the music that surrounds them on stage.
Ages 7-12
September 08 to November 11, 2016 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 5-6pm
Teaching Artist: Red Mountain Theatre Company
Class Cost: $150
Capacity: 15



"Discovering the Visual Arts" Summer Camp Extended Care
ArtPlay Camps provide extended care options for working parents. Early drop off is 7:30 am and late pick-up is 5:30 pm. Each session is $50 per child.
Registered Campers Only
June 27 to July 01, 2016 For Registered Campers Only
Meeting Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Class Cost: $50
Capacity: 18



LIttle Mozarts with Pat Billups
Child
June 14 to August 31, 2016
Meeting Time:
Teaching Artist Pat Billups
Class Cost: $330
Capacity: 30



Creativity Dollars- Gift Certificate
Give the gift of creativity. Share with others what will be a lasting gift
For Anyone
April 09 to January 01, 2019
Meeting Time:

Class Cost: 200
Capacity: Unlimited


High School Classes

Machine Sewing: The Basics
Forget those times you tried sewing with your mother (unless the memories are good) and forget failing Home Ec: this class puts the fun back in sewing by demystifying the machine and sewing patterns. This crash course will make you and your machine fast friends and you'll have a few products to prove it! This class is geared towards participants who would like to learn to love machines they already own. If, however, you'd like to take the class and don't have a machine to work with, please contact instructor.
Ages 16 - Adult
September 07 to October 12, 2016 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Lillis Taylor
Class Cost: $130.00
Capacity: 10



Intermediate Hand-Sewing
Have you tried your hand at embroidery or cross-stitch? Have you made a quilt or two? If you've got a love for fabrics and hand work and you are savvy with the principles of sewing, you are ready to turn your skills into a work of art. In this class, you will create a wall-hanging using fabric-folding, appliqué, Sashiko and other textile techniques. Turn those long-lost home-ec skills into unique fiber art in this 6 week class.
Ages 16 - Adult
October 19 to November 23, 2016 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Lillis Taylor
Class Cost: $130.00
Capacity: 10



Rhythm and Moves - Summer Session
Keep fit during the summer with this fun and easy hip hop inspired dance class with ArtPlay favorite Ashley Booker.
Ages 16 - Adult
June 16 to July 21, 2016 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 6-7pm
Teaching Artist Ashley Booker
Class Cost: $40
Capacity: 15



ArtPlay and Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop
Join Theatre UAB's own Valerie Accetta and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, explore tech, this workshop will cover a lot of ground. Our workshop will be held on one Saturday a month and will culminate with a trip to NYC in March/April (trip costs not included in registration) There is also a showcase for friends and family in May at the Alys Stephens Center. Also included in the workshop price is an opportunity to see two theatre UAB and one Alys Stephens Center production.
Ages 12 - 18
September 24 to May 06, 2017 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 3pm
Teaching Artist: Valerie Accetta
Class Cost: $375
Capacity: 15



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 or design one from their own imagination and bring it to life. Price includes materials.
Ages 10 - 14
September 07 to November 09, 2016 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 5-6pm
Teaching Artist: Bo Hughins
Class Cost: $150
Capacity: 10



Ukulele Orchestra for Teens!
Some of your favorite artists are performing music on the ukulele! Mary Elizabeth Neal is hip to what's exciting in music and will guide you through a musical journey. This class will end with a mini recital for parents and friends.
Ages 13 - 16
September 12 to November 14, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 15



Improvisational Comedy for Teens
This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improv, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together out of thin air.
Ages 13 - 17
September 12 to October 31, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 5-6pm
Teaching Artist: Christopher Davis
Class Cost: $160
Capacity: 12



The Acting Studios for Young Actors
The class follows legendary Lee Stasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work – heart of the Method – followed by scene and character development to empower the actor.
Ages 14 - 18
September 07 to October 26, 2016 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 5-6pm
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Class Cost: $160
Capacity: 12



Beginning Charcoal and Soft Pastel
ArtPlay delights when teaching artists teach their passion, now you can join local teaching artist Andy Jordan as he guides you through the basics of working with charcoal and soft pastels. New images come to life as you explore new techniques and create new works of art. Perfect for a beginner!
Ages 16 - Adult
September 06 to November 08, 2016 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Andy Jordan
Class Cost: $200.00 + materials
Capacity: 10



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 though with all the style and flavor you can muster! If you’ve ever daydreamed of dancing alongside your favorite music artists in a video, join us!
16 to Adult
September 12 to November 28, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6-7pm
Teaching Artist: Ashley Booker
Class Cost: $160
Capacity: 15



"Discovering the Visual Arts" Summer Camp Extended Care
ArtPlay Camps provide extended care options for working parents. Early drop off is 7:30 am and late pick-up is 5:30 pm. Each session is $50 per child.
Registered Campers Only
June 27 to July 01, 2016 For Registered Campers Only
Meeting Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Class Cost: $50
Capacity: 18



Xanadu, Jr. - 3 Week Musical Theatre MasterCamp
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
Ages 12 - 18
July 11 to July 29, 2016 Mon - Fri
Meeting Time: 9:00 - 3:30pm
Director: Valerie Accetta
Class Cost: $540.00
Capacity: 40



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 14 to August 09, 2016 Call for Availability
Meeting Time: Call for Availability
Instructor: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $360
Capacity: 10


Adult Classes

Rhythm and Moves - Summer Session
Keep fit during the summer with this fun and easy hip hop inspired dance class with ArtPlay favorite Ashley Booker.
Ages 16 - Adult
June 16 to July 21, 2016 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 6-7pm
Teaching Artist Ashley Booker
Class Cost: $40
Capacity: 15



Memoir: Better Than Fiction
You, your words and your stories are the focus of this class. We read some example memoirs, but most of our time will be spent generating and crafting four of your stories. The class is perfect for those who already have some stories in mind and for those who are seeking inspiration.
Adult
August 30 to September 27, 2016 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Tina Braziel
Class Cost: 120
Capacity: 10



Get Up, Stand Up.... Comedy
Is your life full of good material? Have you ever had the dream of performing your own comedy set in front of an audience? Join local stand up and actor Christopher Davis as he guides you through the process of creating your own material for a stand up! While he can't teach you to be funny, he can teach you methods of delivery, elements of writing your own material and the joy of taking risks.
Adults
September 12 to November 14, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Christopher Davis
Class Cost: $200
Capacity: 10



Beginning Bookbinding
Book arts are all around us in the form of journals, cookbooks, sketchbooks and more. Join Trent Thomas as he teaches you how to first construct a book out of a single sheet of paper and moves on to make your own unique journals, sketchbooks or scrapbooks. The possibilities are endless.
Adults
September 12 to October 17, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Instructor: Trent Thomas
Class Cost: $200 + Materials
Capacity: 8



The Acting Studios
The class follows legendary Lee Stasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work – heart of the Method – followed by scene and character development to empower the actor.
Adult
September 07 to October 26, 2016 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Class Cost: $180
Capacity: 13



The Acting Studio on Stage
Join acting favorite Susan McCain as she uses her joy in "the method" and guides students in presenting an actual production. Class will meet for 9 weeks and on the 10th week, present their piece for friends and family.
Adults
September 08 to November 10, 2016 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Class Cost: $200.00
Capacity: 10



Beginning Charcoal and Soft Pastel
ArtPlay delights when teaching artists teach their passion, now you can join local teaching artist Andy Jordan as he guides you through the basics of working with charcoal and soft pastels. New images come to life as you explore new techniques and create new works of art. Perfect for a beginner!
Ages 16 - Adult
September 06 to November 08, 2016 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Andy Jordan
Class Cost: $200.00 + materials
Capacity: 10



The Art and Craft of Hand Sewing
You don’t need a sewing machine to create functional or decorative objects from fabric. Hand sewing is a versatile art form that allows for a variety of textile manipulations almost impossible to replicate on a machine. Each week, participants will learn a new method of construction resulting in a personal sample encyclopedia for future reference. Don’t let this addictive art form die. The 21st century is ripe for a stitching renaissance.
Adult
September 12 to November 14, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: Noon - 1pm
Teaching Artist Lillis Taylor
Class Cost: $125
Capacity: 10



Intermediate Hand-Sewing
Have you tried your hand at embroidery or cross-stitch? Have you made a quilt or two? If you've got a love for fabrics and hand work and you are savvy with the principles of sewing, you are ready to turn your skills into a work of art. In this class, you will create a wall-hanging using fabric-folding, appliqué, Sashiko and other textile techniques. Turn those long-lost home-ec skills into unique fiber art in this 6 week class.
Ages 16 - Adult
October 19 to November 23, 2016 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Lillis Taylor
Class Cost: $130.00
Capacity: 10



Machine Sewing: The Basics
Forget those times you tried sewing with your mother (unless the memories are good) and forget failing Home Ec: this class puts the fun back in sewing by demystifying the machine and sewing patterns. This crash course will make you and your machine fast friends and you'll have a few products to prove it! This class is geared towards participants who would like to learn to love machines they already own. If, however, you'd like to take the class and don't have a machine to work with, please contact instructor.
Ages 16 - Adult
September 07 to October 12, 2016 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Lillis Taylor
Class Cost: $130.00
Capacity: 10



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 though with all the style and flavor you can muster! If you’ve ever daydreamed of dancing alongside your favorite music artists in a video, join us!
16 to Adult
September 12 to November 28, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6-7pm
Teaching Artist: Ashley Booker
Class Cost: $160
Capacity: 15



Back to the Uke-ture
For Returning Uke Students
Adults
September 12 to November 14, 2016 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal
Class Cost: $100.00
Capacity: 20



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 14 to August 09, 2016 Call for Availability
Meeting Time: Call for Availability
Instructor: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $360
Capacity: 10



Creativity Dollars- Gift Certificate
Give the gift of creativity. Share with others what will be a lasting gift
For Anyone
April 09 to January 01, 2019
Meeting Time:

Class Cost: 200
Capacity: Unlimited