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Juggling Level 1: We All Juggle Down Here

Yes indeed, step right up, juggle right now in these workshops for aspiring jugglers and all-around great human beings from ages 6 to 600. Learn the basics of juggling, gaining the techniques to build a traditional three-ball cascade! Brush up on your skills, stretch the ol' brainpan, and increase your coolness factor by at least 300% (claim not evaluated by FDA). Each session is standalone, or attend all three to become a certified JUGGLING JUGGERNAUT. No experience required. Come play; it's fun.

Open Critique w/ Katie Pumphrey

Join artists for monthly Open Critique—one of Creative Alliance's longest-running programs! This is an opportunity to share artwork in progress, engage with local artists, and build community. This event is free for members, and this month is hosted by artist Katie Pumphrey! Each session is an open forum to show 1-2 examples of your artwork and receive feedback from experienced artists from varying mediums and backgrounds. Please send digital examples of work 48 hours before the event day to visualarts@creativealliance.org.

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Singing Storytime in Spanish/Cantando aprendo Español

Cantando aprendo Español gives parents and caregivers fun and easy ideas in Spanish of things they can do with their children that encourage interaction and early literacy in this new language. The more they sing, the more they learn, and the more parents and caregivers feel comfortable with this new language!

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Shake Out Your Sillies

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. Taught by Eliza Adams, a Maryland preschool teacher and musician, this class is designed for children 5 and under. Caretakers are welcome to join or watch!

YoYo Like a Pro, Yo! w/ Abby Brodsky

Go Around the World with professional yoyo-er Abby Brodsky! Learn the exciting, dynamic, and fast-paced art of the yoyo—one of the world's oldest toys! Abby will teach you how to bring the yoyo up and down, walk the dog, rock the baby, and more! This is a workshop for Ages 8 to 108 anyone can learn how with just a little patience and practice!

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Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In

Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Join us in the Creativity Center every Saturday to create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions! Come make a mess at our house!

Bataireacht: Irish Stick Fighting

Bataireacht (or "Irish stick fighting") is a traditional Irish martial art where folks use walking sticks (shillelaghs) for self and community defense. This martial art has played a pivotal role in communal resistance to colonization in Ireland over hundreds of years and was almost lost to memory due to the Famine and targeted colonial campaigns to eradicate the practice. In these workshops, instructor Cuán S. McCann teach esRince An Bata Uisce Bheatha, the Doyle family style of bataireacht, which has a hidden dance history and beginner-friendly learning curve.

Juggling: Clubs, Diablos, Spinning Plates, & More!

Hey hey, you've done pretty well for yourself! Wind in your sails, cash in your pocket, and you can even juggle a three-ball cascade. What else could you ask for? And yet, something calls out to you. You don't know what it is, what siren's call whispers so from beyond the veil, but you know that, surely, surely there must be something more. Something deeper and wider and juggler-er than what your life has been up to this point. Well, our fair friends, this workshop is for you. Starting this March, you will step onto the path of not just being a human being who knows how to juggle, but a titan, a colossus of skills and pizazz, one who IS a juggler. Fulfillment and glory await you! Tricks will be introduced, discussions on learning 4 and 5 will be held, and assorted other manipulation props such as diablos, devil sticks, and spinning plates will be on hand for exploring and learning. Don't dally, make a move! The path of the juggler calls!

Fundamentals of Improv: Level 1 w/ Highwire Improv

Over six weeks, learn the fundamentals of improv comedy through a combination of warm-ups, games, exercises, and practice scenes. Highwire Improv's expert instructor will be with you every step of the way, holding the space to make silly choices, explore comedy, and create art together. No performance, acting, or comedy experience is required, but by the end you will be confident and ready to show off your new skills!

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DRAW in BREATH & SOUND

Dive into an immersive experience via grounding the body through art, sound, meditation, and more. The flow of this workshop provides focus and calm to the participants, so they walk away with tangible techniques to better their mental health. The program is circular: breath (meditation), mandala-making (art), then group reflection on the process of making the art and its emotional effects. Jeanne Marie will then lead her sound session, and another art-making experience will stem from the effects of the sound on participants, followed by a group discussion and closing breath.

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BmoreTrivia Night

Join BmoreTrivia in the Marquee Lounge to test your knowledge of everything! Featuring four riveting rounds of general trivia + final questions and the ultimate prize for the winning team: bragging rights (but also real prizes, too)! Follow us on Instagram @bmoretrivia for hints, updates, & ways to earn bonus points! The bar opens at 6pm, seating is first come, first serve. Trivia starts at 7:30pm! Let’s have some fun!

Figure Drawing w/ Karen Bendersky

This drop-in figure drawing course is suitable for all skill levels. Untrained new artists will learn multiple approaches to figure drawing while seasoned artists will have the opportunity to hone their skills and further train their eye. Each class will feature a nude model and begin with quick gesture poses. The remaining time will be spent on the artistry of longer poses. The goal is to train all artists to more quickly and fluidly capture the gesture of the entire figure.

Mud to Music: taller de sonajeros de arcilla

Los instrumentos musicales nos han ayudado a comunicar y expresarnos desde los comienzos de la cultura humana. Al construir nuestros propios instrumentos artesanales despertamos la memoria de nuestra conexión con la naturaleza, cultivamos presencia a través de trabajar el barro, y experimentamos alegría a con el sonido y la música.

Noche Bohemia

Join us in The Marquee Lounge for the first edition of Noche Bohemia, an evening of food, drink, music, and dance!  Noche Bohemia will be a night to hightlight local Latin talent in a variety of forms, but we're excited to have musicians Jorge Gutierrez and David Vass join us for this first foray!

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Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In

Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Join us in the Creativity Center every Saturday to create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions! Come make a mess at our house!

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