Available Classes

Pre-K

Highlands UMC Ballet - 2 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. This price includes 20 lessons and recital at the Alys Stephens Center.
2
September 15 to June 1, 2023 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Teaching Artists: Brooke Lofton
Class Cost: $300
Capacity: FULL



Highlands UMC Ballet- 3 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 with comply with the all health and safety protocols put in place by HCDC. This price includes 20 lessons and recital at the Alys Stephens Center.
Age 3
September 15 to June 1, 2023 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Teaching Artist: Brooke Lofton
Class Cost: $300
Capacity: 12



Highlands UMC Ballet - 4 & 5 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. This price includes 20 lessons and recital at the Alys Stephens Center.
Age 4
September 15 to June 1, 2023 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 3:45 - 4:15pm
Teaching Artist: Brooke Lofton
Class Cost: $300
Capacity: 12



My First Ballet Class
Beginning ballet students are introduced to classical ballet, fundamental positions and movements to build their foundation for dance.
3-5 year olds
October 6 to November 10, 2022 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Teaching Artist Brooke Lofton
Class Cost: $75
Capacity: 10



Get Creative! – Visual Arts for PreK
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 3-5
October 6 to November 10, 2022 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 4:30pm- 5:15pm
Teaching Artist Tonya Wise
Class Cost: $60.00
Capacity: 12


Elementary and Middle School

Hip Hop Dance
This wonderful dance class infuses the newest moves with classic steps. Join Jarvis as he uses his training in hip hop explore one of the dance world’s most exciting forms. Class will culminate in a final class demonstrating all techniques learned and is open to all parents and friends.
Ages 7 - 12
October 5 to November 16, 2022 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 5:15 - 6:15pm
Teaching Artist: Jarvis Ward
Class Cost: $125
Capacity: 15



Musical Theatre Basics
In this 4-week course, 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!
Ages: 7-12
October 5 to November 16, 2022 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 5:15 - 6:15pm
Teaching Artist Ford Bashir
Class Cost: $85
Capacity: 12



ArtPlay Kids Acting - Fall 2022
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 as well as voice & diction. Participants will get a chance to showcase their newly developed skills when the workshop culminates with a showcase!
Ages 7 – 10
October 1 to November 19, 2022 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 11am
Teaching Artist: Darrell Revel
Class Cost: $120
Capacity: 15



Mindful Movement
In this class built for children, we will practice mindfulness and stress reduction through both stillness and movement. As a group, we will practice both self and group-regulation through a variety of movement and meditation techniques. We will engage in movement practices that explore physical awareness, resiliency, and social integration. Your child will learn self-soothing skills they can take home to use in their everyday lives. No dance experience required!
Ages 6-11
October 3 to November 21, 2022 Mondays
Meeting Time: 5pm- 6pm
Teaching Artist Holly Herzfeld
Class Cost: $65.00
Capacity: 12



Visual Arts Start
This beginner friendly class will experiment in a variety of visual arts genres - drawing, painting, & mixed media.
Ages 5-10
October 4 to November 8, 2022 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teaching Artist Alecia Martinez
Class Cost: $60.00
Capacity: 15



Musical Theatre Workshop with ArtPlay and Theatre UAB
Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. This workshop will cover a lot of ground, with two audition/song selection workshops (with UAB's Valerie Accetta), one acting workshop, one dance workshop and a headshot session. Our workshop will be held 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.
Ages 10 - 18
September 17 to May 30, 2023 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 3pm
Teaching Artist: Valerie Accetta
Class Cost: $175.00
Capacity: 40



Holiday Mini Makers Workshop
Join ArtPlay during the holiday season to make gifts for special people in your life. No matter what you are celebrating, ArtPlay has a fun day full of creating and exploring the arts. At the end of the day, we will wrap all the gifts with you!
Ages 6 - 12
December 19 to December 19, 2022 Monday
Meeting Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Teaching Artists: ArtPlay Best
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 30



Veterans Day Mini Camp
Join ArtPlay's amazing teaching artists as we explore music, visual arts, theatre and so much more. This is a day long mini-camp with plenty of fun!
Ages 6 - 12
November 11 to November 11, 2022 Friday
Meeting Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Teaching Artists: TBD
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 30



Visual Arts Sampler
Students will experiment in a variety of visual arts genres - drawing, painting, mixed media.
Ages 11-13
October 4 to November 22, 2022 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 5:30pm- 6:30pm
Teaching Artist Alecia Martinez
Class Cost: $70.00
Capacity: 15


High School

Linoleum Stamp Carving
Students will carve a 4x6 rubber block and stamp on fabric. Tools that are included are cutters, rubber block, and two pieces of 5x7 fabric. Archival ink pads, paper, embroidery needles and thread will also be available for students to embellish their drawstring bags.
16 yo - Adult
October 6 to October 27, 2022 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Teaching Artist Jackie Kim
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 12



Scene Work/Teen Work
Join actress/director Jennifer Salvant as she guides you through the anatomy of a scene. Learn how to establish backstory, develop a character from the ground up and establish confidence in theatrical arts.
Ages 13 - 18
October 1 to November 19, 2022 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 11am
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Salvant
Class Cost: $80
Capacity: 12



Beginnning Tap
We’ve got the rhythm. Do you? ArtPlay is excited to offer this beginning tap class for you with musical theatre dynamo, Reid Watson. If “flap,” ‘buffalo,” and “shuffle” were not already in your vocabulary, they soon will be. You’ll be getting a nice exercise in with this wonderful six week introductory course.
Ages 16+
October 6 to November 10, 2022 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Teaching Artist: Reid Watson
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 13



Musical Theatre Workshop with ArtPlay and Theatre UAB
Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. This workshop will cover a lot of ground, with two audition/song selection workshops (with UAB's Valerie Accetta), one acting workshop, one dance workshop and a headshot session. Our workshop will be held 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.
Ages 10 - 18
September 17 to May 30, 2023 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 3pm
Teaching Artist: Valerie Accetta
Class Cost: $175.00
Capacity: 40



Community and Movement
Learn more about yourselves and others through movement! Creating a nurturing space together, we will use improvisation and different movement techniques to explore our emotions and our identities. Expect to explore theories and aspects of authentic movement, modern dance, contact improvisation, and dance/movement therapy. This class will help you develop understandings of interpersonal connection, trust, gratitude, and kinesthetic empathy. We will also dabble a bit in other art forms such as visual arts, rhythm work, and music. No previous dance experience required!
Ages 15- Adult
October 3 to November 21, 2022 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Teaching Artist Holly Herzfeld
Class Cost: $65.00
Capacity: 15



West African Dance
In this series of classes students will be taught a warmup routine for dancing and the basic technique to African and African Caribbean dance. Students will learn how to listen to the break (which is the signal that tells the dancer when to start, change, stop and it also sets the tempo). Students will also learn the clothing worn for taking African dance. This class may also involve dancing to rhythm sticks and cow bells. Students will close the class with the unity circle as they share the technique of African dance and express their own creativity to the drums.
Ages 13- Adult
October 6 to October 27, 2022 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 7pm-8pm
Teaching Artist LaVondia Smith
Class Cost: $100.00
Capacity: 15


Adult

Linoleum Stamp Carving
Students will carve a 4x6 rubber block and stamp on fabric. Tools that are included are cutters, rubber block, and two pieces of 5x7 fabric. Archival ink pads, paper, embroidery needles and thread will also be available for students to embellish their drawstring bags.
16 yo - Adult
October 6 to October 27, 2022 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Teaching Artist Jackie Kim
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 12



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.
Adult
October 12 to November 16, 2022 Wednesdays
Meeting Time: 6pm-8pm
Teaching Artist Audrey Atkins
Class Cost: $90
Capacity: 12



Beginnning Tap
We’ve got the rhythm. Do you? ArtPlay is excited to offer this beginning tap class for you with musical theatre dynamo, Reid Watson. If “flap,” ‘buffalo,” and “shuffle” were not already in your vocabulary, they soon will be. You’ll be getting a nice exercise in with this wonderful six week introductory course.
Ages 16+
October 6 to November 10, 2022 Thursdays
Meeting Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Teaching Artist: Reid Watson
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 13



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
October 4 to November 29, 2022 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Teaching Artist: Chris Davis
Class Cost: $125
Capacity: 12



Community and Movement
Learn more about yourselves and others through movement! Creating a nurturing space together, we will use improvisation and different movement techniques to explore our emotions and our identities. Expect to explore theories and aspects of authentic movement, modern dance, contact improvisation, and dance/movement therapy. This class will help you develop understandings of interpersonal connection, trust, gratitude, and kinesthetic empathy. We will also dabble a bit in other art forms such as visual arts, rhythm work, and music. No previous dance experience required!
Ages 15- Adult
October 3 to November 21, 2022 Mondays
Meeting Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Teaching Artist Holly Herzfeld
Class Cost: $65.00
Capacity: 15



West African Dance
In this series of classes students will be taught a warmup routine for dancing and the basic technique to African and African Caribbean dance. Students will learn how to listen to the break (which is the signal that tells the dancer when to start, change, stop and it also sets the tempo). Students will also learn the clothing worn for taking African dance. This class may also involve dancing to rhythm sticks and cow bells. Students will close the class with the unity circle as they share the technique of African dance and express their own creativity to the drums.
Ages 13- Adult
October 6 to October 27, 2022 Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 7pm-8pm
Teaching Artist LaVondia Smith
Class Cost: $100.00
Capacity: 15


Summer Camp
Workshop Classes

Musical Theatre Workshop with ArtPlay and Theatre UAB
Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. This workshop will cover a lot of ground, with two audition/song selection workshops (with UAB's Valerie Accetta), one acting workshop, one dance workshop and a headshot session. Our workshop will be held 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.
Ages 10 - 18
September 17 to May 30, 2023 Saturdays
Meeting Time: 10am - 3pm
Teaching Artist: Valerie Accetta
Class Cost: $175.00
Capacity: 40



Veterans Day Mini Camp
Join ArtPlay's amazing teaching artists as we explore music, visual arts, theatre and so much more. This is a day long mini-camp with plenty of fun!
Ages 6 - 12
November 11 to November 11, 2022 Friday
Meeting Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Teaching Artists: TBD
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 30



Holiday Mini Makers Workshop
Join ArtPlay during the holiday season to make gifts for special people in your life. No matter what you are celebrating, ArtPlay has a fun day full of creating and exploring the arts. At the end of the day, we will wrap all the gifts with you!
Ages 6 - 12
December 19 to December 19, 2022 Monday
Meeting Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Teaching Artists: ArtPlay Best
Class Cost: $100
Capacity: 30