ArtPlay Classes

High School

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    Memoir:  Better than Fiction

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    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...

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    Ballet Basics for Young Actors

    Ages 12 - 18 | Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Actors are introduced to classical ballet, fundamental positions and movements to build their foundation for dance.

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    The Acting Studio for Young Actors

    Ages 13 - 17 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    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...

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    Comic, Character, Creation

    Ages 13 - 18 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    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...

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesday | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    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...

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    Beginning Knitting

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Beginning knitters will learn all the common knitting stitches while creating a unique hat and scarf project. Students will learn skills to follow knitting patterns and develop their...

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 18 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    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...

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    Calligraphy and Lettering

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The art of lettering is everywhere.  We walk past incredible masterpieces every day.  We open letters that took an artist’s eye to create. Join local teaching artist Bo...

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    Beat Making

    Ages 13 - 18 | Monday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    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...

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    Improvisational Comedy for Teens

    Ages 13 - 17 | Monday | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    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...

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    ArtPlay & Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop

    Ages 12 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB 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...

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    Intermediate Knitting

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Advanced knitters will choose a project to complete that may include a garment, blanket, shawl, socks, or gloves. Students will develop skills such as fitting garments using shaping...