Announcements / Nov 7th, 2023

Get Creative at the Creativity Center!

It’s getting cold outside, and that means it’s time to warm up your talents! We’re excited to announce a full lineup of classes and workshops at the Creativity Center this fall and winter. Whether you are interested in wellness, cooking, performing, dancing, or visual arts, we’ve got it all. Take a risk and try something new or hone your existing skills! Classes and workshops make excellent gifts, date nights, or meet-ups. Sign up for something today!


Improv for All! | THURSDAYS | NOV & DEC | 6:30PM
Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy with two skilled and supportive instructors from Highwire Improv

Indigenous Arts for Kids: Kids Hoop Dancing | FRI NOV 10 | 6PM
Through playful movement and deep storytelling, students learn the rich history of this practice and work together to honor this tradition as an expressive and thoughtful ensemble.

Community Yoga w/ Free Baltimore Yoga | SATURDAYS | NOV & DEC | NOON 
Free Baltimore Yoga is a safe space grounded in community movement. Our sessions aim to be accessible trauma-informed, nervous system focused, and breath centered.

Feel the Beat: Baltimore Hip-Hop for All | FRIDAYS | DEC 1, 8, & 15 | 5:30 PM
Bring out your confidence and improve your presence on any stage or dance floor with this class series drawn from Baltimore’s club dance scene. Dance, lead, and shine out joy in this three-session hip-hop dance series.

Indigenous Arts for Kids: Northern Traditional Dancing | FRI DEC 15 | 6PM
Kids learn Northern Traditional Dancing, a popular style of pow wow dance, led by Louis Campbell.

Shake Out Your Sillies | SATURDAYS | JAN 6, 13, 20, 27 & FEB 3, 10, 17, 24 | 10AM
Shake out your sillies with song, nursery rhymes, puppet shows, instruments, and, of course, a dance party! Each class begins with a breathing exercise before transitioning into music and movement activities. 

ESSENTIAL TEASE: A Transformative Burlesque Class Series | SUNDAYS | APRIL & MAY
Essential Tease guides you through becoming a burlesque performer inside and out. We will progress through act creation from start to finish while incorporating mindful techniques for both on and off the stage. Essential Tease is the ideal starting point for truly transformative acts! 


Indigenous Apache Cooking FRI NOV 10 | 6PM 
Share in the art of cooking indigenous Apache southwest cuisine, while Judy Tallwing interweaves the process of cooking with personal stories from the indigenous community.

Culinary Skills Series: Knife Going! | FRI NOV 17 | 6PM 
Learn from master chef and teacher Keith Curley and up your game in the kitchen! Develop your skills and learn how to cook like a pro!

Fall Pickling Party! | SAT DEC 2 | 2PM 
We can pickle that! Baltimore chef and owner of Ella’s Pickled Produce, Keith Curley, teaches you the ins and outs pickling produce.

Home-Cookin’ for the Holidays: A Feast YULE Remember | FRI DEC 8 | 6PM
Looking to knock it out of the park with a perfect holiday meal? These elevated sides will make it one to remember.

Did Somebody Say COOKIES? | SAT DEC 9 | 1PM
Get your bake on just in time for the holidays! In this most oven-y of classes, learn to bake an assortment of classic and new holiday cookies from a range of cultural traditions. Storytelling, sugar, and just a hint of salt in a magical workshop for the whole family!

Decolonizing Indigenous Food w/ Chef René Locklear White | FRI DEC 15 | 6PM 
This workshop demonstrates how becoming present to our first foods and food in general can transform our lives, health, and pocketbooks. This includes food preserving, food preparing, and money saving techniques, with a taste of food history. 


Learning to Live Fully: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation & Apprender a Vivir Plenamente: Introducción a la Meditación | MONTHLY | NOV – APR | 6:30PM 
Meet the challenges of daily life by staying connected to your choices and discovering well-being within your body and mind regardless of your situation.

Ending the Silence: Free Mental Wellness Workshop | SAT DEC 2 | 10AM & Ending the Silence: Free Mental Wellness Workshop en Español | SAT JAN 13 | 10AM
This 90-minute program provides families and caregivers with resources to navigate supporting a friend, family member, or student experiencing a mental health condition.

Painting for Life: Let Your Paintbrush Do the Healing | SATURDAYS | NOV 11 & 18, DEC 2, 9, & 16 | 3PM
Through meditation, inspiration, and creation, this workshop invites a letting go of control and embracing your artistic impulses. Enter a flow state and express yourself from a place of intuition and integrity.


Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-in | SATURDAYS | NOON-3PM
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions!

Camp COLLIDEscope: Plushy & Graffiti Arts | FRI NOV 17 | 8:30AM-3:30PM
Two art forms COLLIDE! For half of the day, students work with local artist Jesse Lentzwiler to create their own little plush friend! For the other half of the day, Creative Alliance resident artist kolpeace leads a hands-on interactive exploration of arts and teamwork called “Mini Mural Mindfulness.” 

Painted Screens Workshop w/ Michael Seipp | FRI NOV 17 | 6:30PM
This workshop will include a short film on the history of the painted screen and the early painted screen artists, a demonstration of the painted screen technique, and painting a small screen.

Can You Brush It? Introduction to Modern Pen Calligraphy | THU NOV 30 & DEC 7 | 6:30PM 
Join Brittany DeNovellis from Novel Letter Studio for an introduction to fundamentals of modern calligraphy, using a brush pen. 

Family Painted Screens Workshop Photo

Family Painted Screens Workshop w/ Michael Seipp | SAT DEC 9 | 1PM
This workshop will include a short film on the history of the painted screen and early painted screen artists and a demonstration of the painted screen technique. Paint a small screen to take home with you based on provided designs or create your own!

Fused Glass Ornaments | SAT DEC 2 | 1PM 
Learn the art of fused glass with artist Viki Keating. Place and layer glass scraps to create a unique holiday ornament of your own fabulous design.