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. 

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!

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.

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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Kerplunk! Saturday Family Drop-In Art Class SATURDAYS | OCT 9 - DEC 18 |
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Kerplunk! Saturday Family Drop-In Art Class SATURDAYS | OCT 9 - DEC 18 |
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Kerplunk! Saturday Family Drop-In Art Class SATURDAYS | OCT 9 - DEC 18 |
La Posada SAT DEC 18 |
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