ArtPlay in Schools

AEIVA Immersion – K-12 Gallery Opportunities

AEIVA Immersion is a program created to highlight the educational offerings at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA). Tours are scheduled for classes when the exhibition fits into the K-12 course of study.

Kennedy Center Partners in Education

Guided by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., this is a partnership between ArtPlay, Jefferson County Schools and the Birmingham Museum of Art and provides arts-integration training for our local teachers, along with learning opportunities in the arts to local schools.

Virtual Library

ArtPlay has created virtual content for young learners and has built an expanded offering of online options to continue to reach individuals worldwide. UAB faculty and students provide the expert content for our library.

Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist is one of our longest-running programs. Schools visit the Alys Stephens Center to attend a performance. Classrooms have the option of using detailed curriculum guides pre or post performance for additional learning.

A Day in the Arts

This program offers students the opportunity to have an extended field trip and enjoy art all day. Students attend a youth-oriented performance at the Alys Stephens Center, have lunch on-site, and visit Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Prior to visiting, students are led in an arts-integration lesson with curriculum guides.

The Eric Essix Group, Dedication Residency

“Dedication” is a performance program that highlights Black History leaders and trailblazers through a musical performance. This arts-integrated history lesson has also traveled into K-12 schools to teach the students about music on-site.

stART STEAM for Educators

Our newly named professional development offering for UAB pre-teach students and current educators fits into the Kennedy Partners in Education model. stART STEAM provides arts-integration models for the general classroom.