Thursday, June 27, 2013


karizMake a Music CD with Kariz
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 3-5 PM
Creative Alliance, 3434 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Ages 7-11

Impress your friends with your very own music CD! Work with professional producer Kariz (Marcel Martin) developing your own lyrics and beats. Discover how computer software is used to generate rhythm and movement in a music composition. No experience is necessary. Parents are welcome to assist. Pick up your final CD on Wed, Jul 10 (3-5 PM).

Fundamentals of Stop Motion Animation
with Jeffrey Gangwisch
WHEN: Tuesday,  July 9, 7-9 PM
Adv Reg $60, $55, Late reg $65, $60

Bring everyday objects to life through the timeless art of stop motion animation. Led by Filmmaker-in-Residence Jeffrey L. Gangwisch, this three-day course teaches you how to use basic lighting, camera work, timing, and simple post-production techniques. (Photo credit: Jordanhill School D&T Dept.)

quilt Create a Picture Quilt!
3 Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25; 6:30 – 9 PM 
Adv Reg $175, $160. Walk-in $185, $170 mbrs.         

Whether you create your own detailed drawing, or work from another image, you'll conclude this workshop with a great quilt square. You'll learn fast and innovative ways to create images using fusible web. Some quilting experience is needed. Janet Waters has taught at CCBC, Roland Park's Kaleidoscope, and St. Ignatius Loyola Academy. Her quilts and wearable art have been exhibited at McDonogh School, Community Folk Arts Center in Syracuse, NY, James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan University, and others.

Materials: Bring rotary cutter, cutting mat, assorted quilting fabrics (1/4 yard minimum), quilt ruler, quilt marking pencil, Wonder Under fusible web, Low loft batting (not polyester), sewing shears, small scissors, and any embellishments you want (buttons, etc.). Limited capacity! 


Free Saturday Family Art Drop-in
Every Saturday, Jul 13- Aug 10; Noon – 3 PM     

Tour our exciting art galleries and enjoy some family time making art together at our free Saturday drop-in art class, Kerplunk! No reservations or registration necessary. Stay as little or as long as you'd like to create your masterpiece! All ages welcome. Craft-kid friendly art projects change weekly and are based on our current exhibitions. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.


Woodberry Cocktails
with Corey Polyoka
Wednesday, July 17, 7:30-9 PM
ADMISSION: Adv Reg $40, $35 mbrs. Walk-in $45, $40 mbrs.

Emphasizing homemade ingredients and raw creativity, the cocktails at Woodberry Kitchen have their own following. Mixologist Corey Polyoka shares their approach. In a new twist on this fantastic workshop, Corey will talk about the drinks. He'll share their history, his techniques, and the latest trends of the craft while you make them at your station! In the Marquee Lounge.

art cartFree! Art Cart Building Demo
Thursday, July 25, 6:30-7:30 PM & Saturday, July 27, 1-2 PM
Loading Dock, 2 N. Kresson St. Baltimore

Prepare in advance for the All Ages Art Cart Derby, September 2013! Learn the process of building the cart and leave with a list of materials needed. View a showcase of 2011-12 amazing community-made art carts!

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This is a Community for All Ages (CFAA) program of Creative Alliance, Southeast CDC and Banner Neighborhoods funded by Baltimore Community Foundation.

art critic

Become a Visual Art Critic
Saturday, July 27, 1-3 PM  
Adv reg $25, $20 mbrs. Walk-in $30, $25 mbrs.              

Art is meant to be looked at, discussed, and argued over. Without a lively discussion, especially one that is documented, most of the artwork created locally is never seen or understood. In collaboration with Bmore Art, Cara Ober and Creative Alliance enhance the artist's natural sense of inquiry and engagement through this workshop. The Bmore Art Blog came about from the critical shortage of writing about local art. This workshop shares exercises, rules, secrets, and skills that can transform an armchair opinion into a solid written discourse.


How to Write A Screenplay in 10 Weeks
Saturday –Sunday, July 27-28, 10 AM – 6 PM    
$375 for both days.

The Crash Course

This two-day intensive will quickly jump start your scriptwriting process. By the end of this intensive weekend workshop, you will leave with a rough outline for a feature film! Utilizing Marilyn Horowitiz's writing system, you will create a screenplay that clearly expresses your character's wants and needs. By working with your character first, the plot of your screenplay becomes organic and pleasurable. You'll learn that by writing a better first draft, revision is easy and perfection is possible.

Day 1: Character
By the end of day 1, you will have created all of the major characters in your story and will know them as if they are old friends-or enemies.

Day 2: Plot
By assigning your character the proper roles in your screenplay, you will plot the events in your story using the Mythic Journey Map, an intuitive method of creating a traditionally structured three-act plot. You will create an outline that will prepare you for a methodical and fun execution of your script.

Materials: Two required texts for the class are How To Write A Screenplay in 10 Weeks ($49.00) and The Four Magic Questions Of Screenwriting ($29.00). Both are available on Recommended that students have read both books before the class. Books are NOT included in workshop cost.