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. 

The Little BIG Show! 

Drop off: Jun 28-21 Opening Reception: Jun 28

Now young artists can submit artwork to The Little BIG Show! The Little BIG Show is a new extension of our annual member-based BIG Show! Any young artist between the ages of 5-17 can submit artwork. There's a $5 submission fee. DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Important Little BIG Show dates to remember:
Artwork Drop-off: Wed, Jun 18 - Sat, Jun 21 (11am-6pm)
Artist Reception: Sat Jun 28 (6pm-8pm); Dance party: 8pm-midnight (must be accompanied by a parent/gaurdian)
Exhibit on View: Sat, Jun 28 - Saturday, July 26
Artwork Pickup: Jul 30-Aug 2, 11am-6pm

Q How many pieces can my child submit?
A: Kids may enter up to two pieces for the one price of $5. In the event that
the curator decides to only install one piece, you will be contacted.

Q How much does it cost for my child to submit art into the Little BIG Show?
A: Kids may enter up to two pieces for the one price of $5. In the event that
the curator decides to only install one piece, you will be contacted.

Q How many pieces can my child submit?
A: Kids may enter up to two pieces for the one price of $5. In the event that
the curator decides to only install one piece, you will be contacted.

Q How should I prepare my child's artwork?
A: All art must be ready to hang. Two dimensional work should be framed.
Sculptural work should be complete and balanced enough to stand on a pedestal. Video submissions are also accepted. 

Q How do I submit my child's art?
A: Please refer to the schedule listed above.

Q Can my child and I attend the artist reception and dance party?
A: ABSOLUTELY! Please plan to attend both the reception and dance party with
your child. Children must be accompanied by an adult for both events. The BIG
Show party is free for Little BIG Show participants; $5 for parents who are not
Creative Alliance members.

Open Minds 2014 Summer Art Club

Jul 1 - Aug 5

This summer, young artists engage in hands-on projects that connect the wonders of science and art! Students use visual art to explore how light travels, the way water navigates through plants, how bridges are designed and more. All experiments and conclusions are documented and displayed in a final exhibition at Creative Alliance. Our hypothesis is that this will be an enlightening summer!

Open Minds Art Club locations: 
Creative Alliance | ages 5-7 | Tues & Thurs | 1-3pm -FULL
Patterson Park Library | ages 8-11 | Tues & Thurs | 1-3:30pm - FULL
Southeast Anchor Library | ages 8-11 | Tues & Thurs | 1-3:30pm - FULL
Creative Alliance | teens ages 12+ | Tues & Thurs | 4-6pm

Open Minds Art Clubs are free. Snack is provided. The final exhibition takes place on Sunday, August 10 from 1-3pm. All students must be registered to participate in Open Minds. Contact Rachel Miller, Education Coordinator, at rachel@creativealliance.org or (410) 276-1651 ext 213.

Open Minds is a program presented by Creative Alliance in partnership with Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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Kerplunk! Saturday Family Art Drop-In   

Jul 12 - Aug 9

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 exploring art materials and letting your creativity soar.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required!

Tours   

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We invite you, your students, and groups to experience art exhibitions at Creative Alliance at The Patterson! Visit Creative Alliance artist in their live-work studios. Link our current exhibitions to your in-school math, reading, science, and history lessons as a way to address common core standards. Schedule a tour: rachel@creativealliance.org or (410) 276-1651 ext 201

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