Available Classes

Pre-K

Creativity Dollars- Gift Certificate
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For Anyone
February 1 to July 31, 2020
Meeting Time:

Class Cost: 200
Capacity: Unlimited



Glitter, Green, and Gold
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! Class is for one child and guardian.
4-6 years
February 1 to March 21, 2020 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10 - 10:45AM
Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka
Class Cost: 80
Capacity: 10



Once Upon a Paintbrush
In this class, your young artists will explore an exciting new story each week and use their imaginations to create a fun and engaging art project that brings a whole new dimension to the enchanting world of books. For one child and guardian.
2-4 years
February 1 to March 21, 2020 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 11 - 11:45am
Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka
Class Cost: 80
Capacity: 10



Primary Ballet
Beginning ballet students are introduced to classical ballet, fundamental positions and movements to build their foundation for dance.
Ages 4 - 6
February 1 to March 21, 2020 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 9 - 9:45am
Teaching Artist: Brooke Lofton
Class Cost: $80
Capacity: 15


Elementary and Middle School

President's Day Workshop
Schools out, so we are celebrating with something fun! Join ArtPlay for this special one-day workshop where we have gathered some of our favorite teaching artists for a special day of art making. Students will enjoy four separate workshops to explore the corners of the arts through clay, song, poetry, and STEAM inspired projects!
Child
February 17 to February 17, 2020 Monday
Meeting Time: 9 AM- 3 PM
Teaching Artists: Various
Class Cost: $50.00
Capacity: 20



Creativity Dollars- Gift Certificate
Give the gift of creativity. Share with others what will be a lasting gift
For Anyone
February 1 to July 31, 2020
Meeting Time:

Class Cost: 200
Capacity: Unlimited



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
February 1 to March 21, 2020 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10 - 11AM
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Class Cost: $100.00
Capacity: FULL



Get Creative!
Does your little one like to draw, doodle or paint? Traditional and non-traditional art projects will be sure to delight and challenge your little artiste! We will use paint, oil pastel, markers, and inks on recycled materials. Your child will make memories for you to cherish for years to come.
Ages 7-12
February 3 to March 30, 2020 Mondays
Meeting Time: 4-5 PM
Teaching Artists: Tonya Wise
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 12



Musical Theatre Basics
All the world’s a stage and a stage is meant for dancing and singing. Join Jenn Palmieri from UAB’s Department of Musical Theatre as she shares her talents with our young actors. Students will work on the basics of acting, singing and dancing as they prepare for a short showcase for family and friends at the end of class.
Ages 7-12
February 5 to April 8, 2020 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Jenn Palmieri
Class Cost: $110
Capacity: 15



The Formidable Dancer
In this class, students will focus on dance techniques used in musical theatre auditions and productions. Students will learn what directors and choreographers are looking for in auditions, will discuss proper audition attire and etiquette, learn tips on how to pick up combinations quickly and explore different styles of theatre dance. Students will also learn the importance of knowing the characters and the plot line in order to make their dancing an extension of the story. Most importantly they will have a lot of fun!
Ages 10-18
February 1 to April 11, 2020 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 11-12:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Reid Watson
Class Cost: $150
Capacity: 15



2019/20 Musical Theatre Workshops: Headshots
First impressions are important, have your headshots done by photographer Tammy Stringfellow to attach to your resume. Register for all 4 musical theatre workshops to receive $25 off the package. (Students that wish to take part in the NYC Spring Break Trip must take the Vocal workshop with Valerie Accetta unless special arrangements are made).
Ages 10 - 18
February 8 to February 8, 2020 Saturday
Meeting Time: 10am - 12pm
Photographer Tammy Stringfellow
Class Cost: $50.00
Capacity: 40



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
January 23 to April 23, 2020 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.
16 to Adult
January 23 to April 23, 2020 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $385 per 1/2 semester
Capacity: 50


High School

Creativity Dollars- Gift Certificate
Give the gift of creativity. Share with others what will be a lasting gift
For Anyone
February 1 to July 31, 2020
Meeting Time:

Class Cost: 200
Capacity: Unlimited



From Studio to Radio: Hip Hop Sampling
This class will examine the complex and controversial music process of sampling in Hip Hop music and present a study that illuminates the history, creative mechanics, and philosophy of this art.
Ages 14-18
February 1 to March 7, 2020 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 9-10:30 AM
Teaching Artist: Rynea Soul
Class Cost: $60
Capacity: 8



Come on, Vogue! For Teens
Come on, vogue! Looking for a place to get away? Spend your Wednesdays evenings on the dance floor at ArtPlay! Students will learn the basics of vogueing, a dance style with a rich history, and acquire new skills for taking the dance floor by storm.
Ages 14-18
February 5 to February 26, 2020 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 5-6 PM
Teaching Artist: Sammy Yassin
Class Cost: $60
Capacity: 15



Capture This!
Does your teen have an affinity for taking pictures? Are they obsessed with Instagram? In our class, students can take that interest in the photographic image and turn it into an art form. We will be working with digital and film formats, as well as learning how to creatively alter images.
Ages 14-18
February 4 to April 14, 2020 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 4-5:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Tonya Wise
Class Cost: $110
Capacity: 8



Speak Out! Spoken Word Composition and Performance
Students will learn the history of hip hop and spoken word. Once acquainted with the traditions, students will engage with both forms; learning to compose pieces of their own. With these new expertise and performance techniques, the unit will conclude in a showcase to demonstrate the skills students have acquired.
Ages 11-18
February 3 to March 30, 2020 Mondays
Meeting Time: 3:30-5 PM
Teaching Artist: EJ Marable
Class Cost: $75
Capacity: 15



Intro to Watercolor
Learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors from acclaimed artist Michael Locke. Michael shares his process of selecting the proper paints and brushes to get started and teaches how to blend colors to create a unique palette. The essential information provided in this class will help you learn how to apply watercolor to different surfaces and create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques.
Ages 14-18
February 4 to March 31, 2020 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 4-5:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Michael Locke
Class Cost: $90
Capacity: 12



The Formidable Dancer
In this class, students will focus on dance techniques used in musical theatre auditions and productions. Students will learn what directors and choreographers are looking for in auditions, will discuss proper audition attire and etiquette, learn tips on how to pick up combinations quickly and explore different styles of theatre dance. Students will also learn the importance of knowing the characters and the plot line in order to make their dancing an extension of the story. Most importantly they will have a lot of fun!
Ages 10-18
February 1 to April 11, 2020 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 11-12:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Reid Watson
Class Cost: $150
Capacity: 15



2019/20 Musical Theatre Workshops: Headshots
First impressions are important, have your headshots done by photographer Tammy Stringfellow to attach to your resume. Register for all 4 musical theatre workshops to receive $25 off the package. (Students that wish to take part in the NYC Spring Break Trip must take the Vocal workshop with Valerie Accetta unless special arrangements are made).
Ages 10 - 18
February 8 to February 8, 2020 Saturday
Meeting Time: 10am - 12pm
Photographer Tammy Stringfellow
Class Cost: $50.00
Capacity: 40



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
January 23 to April 23, 2020 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.
16 to Adult
January 23 to April 23, 2020 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $385 per 1/2 semester
Capacity: 50


Adult

Creativity Dollars- Gift Certificate
Give the gift of creativity. Share with others what will be a lasting gift
For Anyone
February 1 to July 31, 2020
Meeting Time:

Class Cost: 200
Capacity: Unlimited



The Acting Studios
The Acting Studio's Susan McCain and Virginia Newcomb guide a varied class inspired by the work of Lee Strasberg and Virginia’s explorations in improv for cinema. We will explore sensory work, scene study, character development, and process as it pertains to film, tv, and theatre. Open to all levels and interests.
Ages 16-Adult
February 5 to April 8, 2020 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6-8 PM
Teaching Artist: Susan McCain
Class Cost: $160
Capacity: 15



Intro to Watercolor - Adults
Learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors from acclaimed artist Michael Locke. Michael shares his process of selecting the proper paints and brushes to get started and teaches how to blend colors to create a unique palette. The essential information provided in this class will help you learn how to apply watercolor to different surfaces and create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques.
Adults
February 4 to March 31, 2020 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 6-8 PM
Teaching Artist: Michael Locke
Class Cost: $120
Capacity: 12



Creative Non-Fiction: Write Your Life
Write the true stories of your life in this interactive class as you learn about establishing voice, theme, mood, character, and place through weekly writing prompts. Bring your laptops for in-class writing time and one-on-one instruction. We will also have an opportunity to read our works and receive constructive feedback from the class.
Adults
February 4 to March 10, 2020 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 6-8 PM
Teaching Artist: Audrey Adkins
Class Cost: $90
Capacity: 15



More Than Stand Up
This class is an intro to writing and performing stand-up comedy with a focus on finding the funny in everyday life situations, finding your unique comedy voice and developing stage presence. This class is great for people who are afraid of public speaking, required to do presentations or want to do stand-up.
Adults
February 4 to March 31, 2020 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 6-8 PM
Teaching Artist: Carla "The Truth" Youngblood
Class Cost: $120
Capacity: 15



Come on, Vogue! For Adults
Come on, vogue! Looking for a place to get away? Spend your Wednesdays evenings on the dance floor at ArtPlay! Students will learn the basics of vogueing, a dance style with a rich history, and acquire new skills for taking the dance floor by storm.
Adults
February 5 to February 26, 2020 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6-7:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Sammy Yassin
Class Cost: $80
Capacity: 15



Writing Creatively- The Basics
Learn how to distill your words. Explore the fundamental techniques that make both poetry and prose compelling. This class will focus on generating ideas and composing work in class. Each week we’ll read examples, respond to writing prompts, and workshop your short pieces.
Adults
February 5 to March 4, 2020 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6-8 PM
Teaching Artist: Tina Braziel
Class Cost: $90
Capacity: 12



Intro to Music Production Software
This class offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides students with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip hop, electronic dance music (EDM), and pop. The class introduces students to four steps of beat production: digging, sampling, sequencing/mixing, and song arrangement. Students will work hands-on exclusively in FL Studio 12, using midi controllers to create a polished song from start to finish.
Adults
February 1 to March 7, 2020 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10:30-12 PM
Teaching Artist: Rynea Soul
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 8



Introduction to Improv 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.
Adults
February 3 to April 6, 2020 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6-8 PM
Teaching Artist: Chris Davis
Class Cost: $125
Capacity: 12



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.
16 to Adult
January 23 to April 23, 2020 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $385 per 1/2 semester
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.
16 to Adult
January 23 to April 23, 2020 Thursdays
Meeting Time: Call for Info
Teaching Artist: Diane McNaron
Class Cost: $385 per 1/2 semester
Capacity: 50


Summer Camp

Creativity Dollars- Gift Certificate
Give the gift of creativity. Share with others what will be a lasting gift
For Anyone
February 1 to July 31, 2020
Meeting Time:

Class Cost: 200
Capacity: Unlimited



2020 Musical Theatre Camp A
Ages 7-12
June 1 to June 12, 2020 Monday - Friday
Meeting Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Director Jennifer Salvant
Class Cost: $420
Capacity: 42



2020 Musical Theatre Camp B
Ages 9-14
June 15 to June 26, 2020 Monday - Friday
Meeting Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Director Valerie Lemmons
Class Cost: $420
Capacity: FULL



2020 Musical Theatre Camp C
Ages 12-18
July 6 to July 24, 2020 Monday - Friday
Meeting Time: 9am - 4:00pm
Director Reid Watson
Class Cost: $580
Capacity: 50



Discovering the Visual Arts - Camp 1
Our winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, and more! Each day offers a new discovery with the end of camp being their very own art show.
Ages 7-12
June 22 to June 26, 2020 Monday - Friday
Meeting Time: 9am - 3:00pm
Teaching Artists TBA
Class Cost: $250.00
Capacity: 21



Discovering the Visual Arts - Camp 2
Our winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, and more! Each day offers a new discovery with the end of camp being their very own art show.
Ages 7-12
July 13 to July 17, 2020 Monday - Friday
Meeting Time: 9am - 3:00pm
Teaching Artists TBA
Class Cost: $250.00
Capacity: 21



Discovering the Visual Arts- Camp 3
Our winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, and more! Each day offers a new discovery with the end of camp being their very own art show.
Ages 7-12
July 27 to July 31, 2020 Monday - Friday
Meeting Time: 9am - 3:00pm
Teaching Artists TBA
Class Cost: $250.00
Capacity: 21


Workshop Classes

Creativity Dollars- Gift Certificate
Give the gift of creativity. Share with others what will be a lasting gift
For Anyone
February 1 to July 31, 2020
Meeting Time:

Class Cost: 200
Capacity: Unlimited



President's Day Workshop
Schools out, so we are celebrating with something fun! Join ArtPlay for this special one-day workshop where we have gathered some of our favorite teaching artists for a special day of art making. Students will enjoy four separate workshops to explore the corners of the arts through clay, song, poetry, and STEAM inspired projects!
Child
February 17 to February 17, 2020 Monday
Meeting Time: 9 AM- 3 PM
Teaching Artists: Various
Class Cost: $50.00
Capacity: 20



Live and Let’s Dye (A Lesson in Natural Dyes)
In this workshop, we will dye yarn and fabrics with three natural dyes: osage, cochineal, and indigo. Participants will see how each of the dyes is produced, and then will get a chance to use each of the colors. Dye colors can be combined with over-dyeing to produce a rich range of tones. We will also introduce tie-dye and shibori techniques for producing patterns and variations on fabrics and garments. All students will need to bring a clean white t-shirt for dyeing, all other supplies will be provided.
Adult
March 21 to March 21, 2020 Saturday
Meeting Time: 10 AM-4 PM
Teaching Artist: Mary Kaiser
Class Cost: $35
Capacity: 15



Painting Between the Wines: Pet Portraits
We all know that your pet is your best friend and now is a chance to show them off! Enjoy a glass of wine while you paint your furry friend under the guidance of our incredible teaching artist, Ms. Mary Jane Coker. Participants will need to be signed up no later than one week ahead of the workshop in order for us to adequately prepare their canvas.
Adult- 21 and older
April 25 to April 25, 2020 Saturday
Meeting Time: 4-6 PM
Teaching Artist: Mary Jane Coker
Class Cost: $30
Capacity: 20



UMC Pastor's Storytelling Amazing Awesome Fun Enlightening Workshop- A
Private class created by ArtPlay.
Pastors
January 9 to February 27, 2020 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm
Teaching Artist Elizabeth Vander Kamp
Class Cost: $80
Capacity: 8