Creative Alliance provides arts education to youth in after-school, enrichment, and summer programs. Professional teaching artists help children and youth build their artistic voices and shape their intellects. With a rising demand for the Creative Alliance’s innovative arts education programs, our offerings have expanded to year-round visual and performing art workshops and classes in schools, libraries, community centers, and festivals. We reach over 4,500 youth per year in Baltimore City and beyond. 

Creative Alliance’s Youth Education Programs empower young people to engage fearlessly and immerse themselves in the creative and artistic process. We present culturally rich programs that teach youth and teens to solve problems, think critically, and to imagine solutions that create positive change in their lives and communities.

Family Activities

Creative Alliance provides a wide range of family activities, including Kerplunk! our Free Family Art Drop-in, lantern-making workshops that lead up to The Great Halloween Lantern Parade, Día Del Niño, the Puppy Days of Summer Block Party, World Refugee Day, workshops with the Artesanas, and much more!

Offsite After School Arts
Currently at Tench Tilghman & John Ruhrah Elementary & Middle Schools

Our Education Programs at local Baltimore schools offer a variety of enrichment choices to enhance in-school and extra circular programming. During our enrichment time, students participate in a series of exciting educational workshops. Our instructors provide high caliber arts and cultural instruction in a variety of genres and show students how to connect what they are learning with their daily academic lessons. Weekly enrichment sessions are designed to help kids explore their creativity, develop problem-solving skills, and introduce them to new experiences.

We provide comprehensive after-school and summer programming to students in grades K through 8. Each day, students receive homework help, art enrichment, exercise, snack, and supper. We partner with Urban Foli, WombWorks Productions, and talented visual artists who provide artistic cultural enrichment activities, including theater, African drumming, visual arts, cooking, and dance. Our academic enrichment is led by certified Baltimore City Public School teachers who focus on improving math and reading competency. Students and educators work towards two culminating showcases at Creative Alliance open to family and the community.

Open Minds

Located at Creative Alliance and partner host schools and libraries, Open Minds Art Club is our free after-school reading based art program for local youth to create awe-inspiring artwork. We teach students creative problem-solving techniques and use the arts to develop their critical thinking skills. Teaching includes hands-on art projects and tours through the Creative Alliance galleries. Open Minds participants create works of art. These projects include collage, painting, and performance. Student masterpieces are on display in a final exhibition.

Out of School Time (OST)

We provide comprehensive after-school and summer programming to students in grades K-12. Each day, students receive homework help, art enrichment, exercise, snack, and supper. We partner with Urban Foli, WombWorks Productions, and talented visual artists who provide artistic cultural enrichment activities, including theater, African drumming, visual arts, and dance! Our academic enrichment is led by certified Baltimore City Public School teachers, who focus on improving math and reading competency. Students and educators work towards two culminating family showcases at Creative Alliance. 

Teen Council

Creative Alliance’s Youth Council premiered in 2017! YouthWorks and the Southeast Youth Collaborative provide job training to Baltimore City youth. Nine organizations in Southeast Baltimore are part of the Collaborative, including the SCDC (Southeast Community Development Corporation), Banner Neighborhoods, Friends of Patterson Park, Living Classrooms Foundation, Patterson Park Audubon Center, Breath of God Church, Patterson Park Public Charter School, The Intersection, and Creative Alliance.

The Teen Council makes programmatic suggestions that better serve teens at Creative Alliance through collaborative exhibitions, performances, festivals, and more!

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