Youth Education at the Creative Alliance

Youth Education at the Creative Alliance

The Creative Alliance after-school and summer programs give kids a safe haven and enriching experiences that help shape their intellect. With rising demand for the Creative Alliance’s innovative arts education programs, our offerings have expanded to year-round visual and performing art opportunities in schools, library branches, and community centers. We reach over 2,000 youth per year through our education programs in Baltimore City and beyond. 

 

Kerplunk! Saturday Family Art Drop-In! 

Saturdays April 25 –June 27  | Noon-3pm | FREE

Open to families and kids of all ages! Tour our galleries and design unique art projects linked to the exhibitions. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon, explore art materials and let your creativity soar. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! FREE

 

Open Minds FREE Summer Art Clubs

Tuesdays and Thursdays  | July 7 - August 6 | Times vary | FREE

This summer young artists ages 5-18 create artwork inspired by superheroes! Open Minds participants will design collages, paintings, fiber art and more to express the extraordinary talent and powers of superheroes from all around the world. Our young artists will also identify themselves as superheroes creating mixed media works that highlight their unique abilities and interests. Final super-sonic works of art will be displayed in Creative Alliance’s Main Gallery. FREE

Click HERE for the flyer. Click HERE for the permission slip

Click HERE for the Spanish flyer. Click HERE for the Spanish persmission slip

The Beat! Music Production for Teens

5 Wednesdays | May 6 – June 3  | 4-5:30pm | Ages 12+ | $100, $95 mbrs

Music producer Kariz Marcel teaches teens how to recreate sounds from the golden era of hip hop (80s to the mid 90s). Students will learn the art of ‘digging through the crates’ – finding inspiration for hip hop music by exploring sounds from various vinyl records. Participants learn how to sample and chop the music as well as sequence old school drum-breaks into final musical tracks. Teens will receive their final music on a CD and analog blank tape!  

Reconstruction Sewing Class for Teens

5 Saturdays, May 9 – June 6 | 12pm-2pm | Ages 12+ | $100, $95 mbrs.

This isn’t your ordinary sewing class- everything is made with sweats and tees! Participants will start with making a sweat bag accessorized with zippers, ribbon, and buttons. Next, students will make a T-shirt dress. Finally young artists will reconstruct a sweatshirt/jacket to have a more tailored fit with funky custom details. Students display their creations at an end of session fashion show for family and friends! 

Acting Lessons for Kids

5 Saturdays | May 9 – June 6 12-1:30pm | Ages 7-13 $100, $95 mbrs.

In this class, students explore various aspects of theatre- improv, play-making, scene study, and more. Participants memorize a monologue as well as develop their characters through script writing. Students produce a culminating final performance for family and friends.

Animation Class for Kids

5 Saturdays | May 9 – June 6 | 2-3:30pm | Ages 7-13 $100, $95 mbrs. 

Do you enjoy watching cartoons on television? Want to create a cartoon yourself? It's not as hard as it looks! Our animation workshop instructor that shows you how to create animation using a variety of techniques. Over the course of 5 weeks, attendees will use stop-motion, illustrations, forms, lights, and computers to generate their own unique animations. 

 

 

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Upcoming Youth Education Events

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KERPLUNK! Free Family Art Drop-In

KERPLUNK! Free Family Art Drop-In

Saturdays April 25 – August 1

 Music Production for Teens: “The Beat!”

Music Production for Teens: “The Beat!”

5 WEDNESDAYS: May 27 – June 24

Sewing Class (Reconstruction) for Teens

Sewing Class (Reconstruction) for Teens

5 SATURDAYS: May 30 – June 27