Friday, September 2, 2011


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BIG Intro to Improv
7 Tuesdays: Sep 6-Oct 25, 7-9 PM
The comedy juggernaut known as Baltimore Improv Group teaches the fundamentals of quick thinking and spontaneous theater. Instructor is BIG's own Bridget Cavaiola. Last class is a showcase for family and friends. Adv reg $150, $130 for mbrs. Walk-in $170, $150 for mbrs.

Mosaic Intensive with Rick Shelley
Sat Sep 10, 10-5 PM
Our ever popular workshop with the master of mosaics returns. Complete a glittering work of art that'll last for centuries - in just one day! Learn the tools, cut mirrors and stained glass and go! Adv reg $65, $60 mbrs. Walk-in $75, $70 mbrs.

film clapboardScreenwriter's Bootcamp

Sat Sep 10, 10 AM -1 PM
Have script pages but hit a dead end? Want to punch up that dialogue, increase tension, and make your characters jump off the page? Then check out Screenwriter's Bootcamp! Aaron Gentzler, MFA Johns Hopkins 2006, has worked in the Baltimore indie film community for the past 5 years.  Adv. $55, $45 mbrs. Walk-ins $65, $55 mbrs.

Documentary Filmmaking Techniques
Sat Sep 17, 10 AM –4 PM
Award winning documentary filmmakers Giovanna Chesler & Blair Doroshwalther (Sundance Director''s Fellow for The Fire This Time) teach a one day intensive class on documentary filmmaking. Learn to set up interview style lighting, record quality location sound, conduct a compelling interview, and edit sound and image into a finished clip. Plus how to collect quality B-Roll and make use of copyrighted media through fair use. Elementary final cut pro editing skills recommended. Bring lunch! Adv reg $150, $125 mbrs. Walk-in $200, $150 mbrs.

The Streets Are Talking II: Experiencing Contemporary Street Art!

4 Mondays: Sep 19-Oct 10, 7-9:30 PM 
From wheat pastes to stylewriting, from the highly rendered to the crisp and minimal, street art keeps evolving and inspiring. CA Resident Artist Michael Owen (Baltimore Love Project) and 3 visiting street artists present hands-on exercises, conversations, and demonstrations to leave you with new skills and perspective, no matter what your medium is now. Adv reg $135, $120 mbrs. Walk-in $150, $135 mbrs. Includes materials.

!Sí, hablo español!
6 Tuesdays & Thursdays: Sep 20-Oct 27, 6:30-8 PM Spanish native Candelas Aguero-Long teaches Español para Beginners! Learn basic communication, pronunciation and conjugation skills for the workplace and chatting up your neighbors. 12 personalized & consecutive conversational classes! Adv reg $155, $145 mbrs. Walk-in $165, $155 mbrs.

Let's Get It Started in Here! Launch Your Creative Writing

6 Thursdays: Sep 20-Oct 27, 7-9 PM
Are you itching to start that novel, or bogged down in the memoir marsh? Jen Michalski—author, editor, and host of the wildly popular 510 Reading series—leads newbies and nearly new writers through the early stages of the creative process. Perfect for any prose writers working on a novel, creative nonfiction, or short stories. Adv reg $165, $150 mbrs, Walk-in $175, $160 mbrs.

ha! presents The District Exhibition Dropoff  

Sat Sep 24, 10 AM – 4 PM

Artists! Join the Highlandtown Arts District (ha!) for the second annual ha! open exhibition. Drop off your work today to be exhibited in one of three venues, opening Sep 30: CA's Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Schiavone Fine Art, or Skyloft Studios. Up to 3 works accepted; must be ready to install and no more than 48 in. wide cumulatively. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes: gift certificates for art supplies from Dick Blick for $250, $150 and $100. All artists get a 10% discount coupon. Note: you don't need to live or work in the ha! district; you just need to love it.

WHERE: Schiavone Fine Art, 244 S. Highland Ave. 

WHERE: The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore