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.
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
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
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!
5 Saturdays, May 30 – June 27 | 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!
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.