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BB Sessions: The Growth Collective: Positively Black Community Screen Printing

BB Sessions: The Growth Collective, is an hour and a half workshop dedicated to the development and sustainability of mental, physical, and spiritual health for communities of color. We are committed to building the mental health of black and brown youth, through community gathering and discussion.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Conscious Self Assertion and Black Women’s Identity A Writing Workshop

“Conscious Self Assertion and Black Women’s Identity” will be a writing course on Black women’s existential experience with interpersonal interactions and how systemic pushback affects their self identity.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, August 26, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Resume and Cover Letter Writing for Creatives

Are you in a job hunt right now, but want to take your professional materials to another level? Learn the do's and don'ts on what makes an effective cover letter, curriculum vitae, resume, and artist statement.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, July 17, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Monday, August 14, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Body Wellness: The Awakening

Body Wellness is an introductory course into Holistic Health & Fitness! Its aim is to raise the collective awareness of the general public about the importance of living an active and health conscious lifestyle.

The Motor House
Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Body Wellness: The Awakening

Body Wellness is a introductory course into Holistic Health & Fitness... It's aim is to raise the collective awareness of the general public about the importance of living an active and health conscious lifestyle. During the "Awakening" we will discuss the 5 components of fitness and general health... in the second portion we will perform a total body workout (stretch, warm-up, workout, cool down, stretch).

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Talking Drums

"Talking Drums" is geared towards cultivating focus, self-esteem, determination, respect, and self-discipline through the art of drumming.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Breaking into the world of Nonprofit Development

Breaking into the world of Nonprofit Development (Fundraising): What you need to know, and how to get started!

ImpactHub
Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Tarot for Healing

A deck of Tarot cards can be a tool to create space for healing. More than just a game or fortune telling, Tarot is a language of images that speaks directly to our intuition. Through learning to read Tarot cards, you will start a conversation with your inner voice, which will guide you towards truth and hope.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Spoken Word Poetry as an Act of Resistance

Utilize Spoken Word as an artistic art form, to share your narrative, practice self-care and radical self-love as a means to RESIST.

ImpactHub
Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 - 6:00 PM

You Can Stop Overdose Death!

These trainings are designed for anyone who thinks they may be near someone experiencing an overdose. Baltimore City community members are encouraged to attend public trainings to learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. This workshop is brought to you by the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition.

ImpactHub
Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Baltimore Bicycle Works Fix-A-Flat Class

This class will teach students how to fix a flat tire on their bicycle, as well as how to identify the cause of said flat, and tips for preventing flats in the future.

Baltimore Bicycle Works
Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Yoga with Dee Satterfield

Tuesday Night Yoga with Dee Satterfield. All levels are welcome!

The YNot Lot
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cannabis Therapeutics in Holistic Health

This course will serve as an overview of 1) Medical cannabis in Maryland, and 2) Incorporating cannabis therapeutics in holistic health.

Showroom
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM
More info
Course is full

Culinary Nutrition Demonstration

A live, hands-on exploration of fresh, local, and whole foods based recipes to share with participants how to clean, cook, and store foods available for sale at the Grow Market.

The Grow Market
Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Beginner Vinyasa Flow

Beginner Vinyasa Flow with Dee Satterfield. All levels are welcome.

The YNot Lot
Saturday, June 10, 2017 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Transforming Baltimore's Black Food Narrative

The course will explore the potential of building a local food sovereignty movement, with people of African descent at the center.

ImpactHub
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Expressive Art and Coping Skills!

In this two part workshop, participants will use art as a tool for therapeutic expression and also learn coping skills in the process.

The Baltimore Free School
Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Trauma Informed Theater/Performing Arts Course

This class uses the powerful fundamentals of theatrical performance, creative writing and personal storytelling as tools for individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, July 24, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, July 31, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Get Out of Your Own Way!

Visioning, Goal Setting and Creative Problem Solving!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Urban Plant Allies

Discover some of Baltimore's most nutritious and healing plants, and explore how we can include them in our life for health and healing.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, July 17, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

A Conversation with Sex Workers Outreach Project Baltimore

How have we been socialized to look at sex and work? How does this perspective influence policy and how individuals are treated on a macro and micro level? These are a few questions that will be touched upon during this course and how advocates are leading the charge to offer inclusive harm reduction services, continue the struggle against sex worker discrimination and the fight towards decriminalizing sex work on a community and state level.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Friday, July 28, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Blunt Repitition Bootcamp/D.I.P.S Summer Program in Greenmount West

Team Autobars defies the laws of gravity with creative all core workout sessions. Improving our lives and others with a open minded approach to health and wellness.

Greenmount West Community Association
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:15 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 6:15 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 6:15 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:15 - 7:45 PM

Bringing Consciousness to Art Practice

In this workshop, students will look at different approaches to infusing their art practices with conscious attention and presence.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, July 24, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Independent Black Political Action: Our Ongoing Story of Social Justice In America

A multimedia exploration of the local and national history of independent Black community organizing for social and economic justice.

The Baltimore Free School
Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Design Think Your Life

What are you passionate about? How do you want to make a difference? Not sure? Come learn about a problem solving technique called Design Thinking.

ImpactHub
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Resume and Cover Letter Writing for Creatives

Are you in a job hunt right now, but want to take your professional materials to another level? Learn the do's and don'ts on what makes an effective cover letter and resume for your career.

ImpactHub
Monday, July 24, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Spoken Word as an Act of Resistance

The literary art form of Spoken Word is present in various social movements and helps to provide a platform for bringing awareness to issues, articulating a vision and motivating large groups to come together for a cause. Spoken Word Artists not only advocate for marginalized individuals and inspire change in their communities, but for themselves. In this session, you will learn how to utilize Spoken Word as an artistic art form, to share your narrative, practice self-care and radical self-love as a means to RESIST. Come ready to REFLECT, WRITE, and SHARE!

ImpactHub
Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

North Avenue Knowledge Exchange at Artscape!

Come join the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange at Artscape 2017!

Artscape
Friday, July 21, 2017 11:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:00 - 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:00 - 8:00 PM

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is the ability to understand money, how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, budget, daily spending journal, setting financial goals. This course will cover the basics of financial literacy.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Misogynoir and Transmisogyny in conversation

We would like to engage and pull out dialogue between trans/Cis women about race, class and sexual liberty.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Welcome to the Movement for Trans Lives

Introduction to why transgender issues are not transgender issues. This lecture, regularly offered by the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, explores the foundations of the Movement for Trans Lives and why trans bodies are a battle ground for the very movements that forget us.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Henna for Your Hands, Body, and Hair

Learn more about mehendi (henna) and the many designs, practices, and Eastern cultures that utilize this staple art form. Come prepared with an open mind and an open palm!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 4:45 PM

GEOLOOM: Cultural Mapping in Baltimore

The GEOLOOM map is an online mapping tool that demonstrates how arts and culture is woven into Baltimore’s neighborhoods and social fabric. The tool is intended for a wide audience, including arts and culture organizations, urban planners, non-profits, researchers, community associations, activists, developers, and residents. This workshop will help attendees navigate the GEOLOOM map as well as demonstrate how the tool can be a resource for communities and the city of Baltimore.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM
More info
Course is full

Cooking Demos at Grow Market

You will learn how to cook seasonal meal in 30 minutes using seasonal produce and/or products from food vendors at the Grow Market. Cooking educators will teach you how to prepare, season, and store fresh produce using few ingredients.

The Grow Market
Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 3, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM

A Touch of Gracye African Inspired Jewelry Making

Participants will used wire, beads to make jewelry. The class is geared to all ages and skill levels.

The Grow Market
Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Bruk It Out with Mica the Body Chemist: Caribbean Style Work Out

Bruk it out with Mica! A mix of yoga and body-weight workouts. Moving to the flow of Caribbean music.

The Grow Market
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Healthy Relationships

This course aims to educate, equip, inspire, and empower people with the relationship skills necessary to form and maintain healthy relationships.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Cooperative Economics Intro and Advanced

The course provides learners an intro to cooperatives. Going through the different types of coops (worker, consumer, producer, housing), some of the history of cooperative models, and the different ways cooperatives can be structured and democratically managed.

The Baltimore Free School
Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Magick of Sound

The Magick of Sound Music Theory Class will integrate aspects of melody, rhythm, form, and musical analysis and Musicianship skills such as dictation, sight-singing, and the ability to read and write musical notation.

Showroom
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Yoga Jam: Body Movement for Health and Wellness

Yoga Jam is a course for family. All ages, shapes and sizes. In this course, students will explore breath, rhythm, dance, and yoga!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Friday, September 15, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 29, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 6, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Healing through Sewing for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Join us as we affirm our truth in the face of abuse by processing our trauma through poetry and creating dolls.

The Baltimore Free School
Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 PM

500 Flyers & Some Friends: DIY Art Career

Participants will explore and put language and images to their artistic identity.

The Baltimore Free School
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Crowdfunding for Creatives and Activists

Interested in learning more about Crowdfunding and how to use it to support your practice? Find out in this interactive workshop with Cinder Hypki, where you’ll learn key ingredients for a successful campaign and the component skills to craft a strategy, plan, “pitch,” perks, video, and social media plan.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 - 2:30 PM

Radical Technologies

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life. Radical Technologies argues that the new technologies transfiguring our lives come at a great cost. From smartphones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to cryptocurrency, 3D-printing and the “smart city,” Adam forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Stone Hill: A Baltimore Oral History

An oral history of the little neighborhood of Stone Hill starts with the emergence of Baltimore as a major port; the voracious need for canvas in the age of sail; the assemblage of capital to harness water power, build mills, install machinery; and to construct housing for the workers who operated that machinery.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Assembly: Michael Hardt

Book Talk with Michael Hardt, Author of Assembly. With the rise of right-wing political parties in many countries, the question of how we organize democratically and effectively has become increasingly urgent.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:30 - 9:30 PM

INFOSESSION: North Avenue Knowledge Exchange

Everyone is a learner, Everyone is a teacher! Join us at Red Emma's Coffeehouse and Bookstore on Sunday September 17, 2017 3:00pm to learn about how you can teach or learn with the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Cooperative Economics: Intro

The course provides learners an intro to cooperatives. Going through the different types of coops (worker, consumer, producer, housing), some of the history of cooperative models, and the different ways cooperatives can be structured and democratically managed.

The Baltimore Free School
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Cooperative Economics Advanced

The course provides learners an intro to cooperatives. Going through the different types of coops (worker, consumer, producer, housing), some of the history of cooperative models, and the different ways cooperatives can be structured and democratically managed.

The Baltimore Free School
Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Winter Visions, Fall Mission: Visionboarding 101

We will work with images, scents, fabrics, and written affirmations to create boards that fulfill the lives we would like to live.

The Grow Market
Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:00 - 1:00 PM

Cooking Demos at Grow Market

To show community members different ways of preparing, preserving, and cooking with fresh produce and herbs.

The Grow Market
Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 8, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Kombucha Making 101: Natural Probiotics for Better Health

Participants will learn what kombucha is and how to make it at home.

The Grow Market
Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Paint with Your Heart

Paint with your Heart is a creative group therapy session where we paint and discuss our artistic process with the goal of Emotional Detoxification through art.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:30 - 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Trap Fusion Fitness

An unconventional form of fitness! Bruk it out with Mica! A mix of yoga and body-weight workouts.

The Grow Market
Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Creating Your Big Hairy Audacious Vision

This vision board workshop will help attendees think through their big goals and create a visual representation of what they want to accomplish through a fun and creative process. Ms. Martin will walk them through: How to determine what goals to pursue right now. How to choose one big goal to put your energy towards. How to make sure your vision is “well rounded” by including goals for other aspects of your life. What to do with your vision board once it’s complete. What now? How to build a support system around your goals to help you stick to them

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Equity and Inclusion Demystified: Minority Rights are Human Rights

Equity and Inclusion Demystified: Minority Rights are Human Rights Brainstorm information the creates a clearer understanding of the underlying issue Learn the Process of Change and Transformation Discuss conscious and subconscious patterns of privilege and oppression Create a new vision for the world moving forward

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM

The Victor’s Summit: Hip-Hop and Her Impact

The focus of the hip hop summit would be to enjoin art and entrepreneurship with a larger focus on the importance of decision making, the power of influences an immediate circle can have on us and how to utilize musicianship to open other doors of creativity.

Showroom
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:30 - 12:30 PM

Rhythm Key ALL AGES ALL ABILITIES Music and Movement workshop

Drum Circle, Call and Response as well as Qi Gong Martial Arts for all ages and abilities.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:30 - 12:30 PM

Put your money on Debate

In a community which faces complex challenges in mitigating the differences between people, debate serves as a viable platform to empower through advocacy, real world decision making skills, and hands on civic engagement.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:00 - 5:00 PM

What's Mine

What's Mine Introduces expression of self through journal writing, reading, open conversation and silence as meditation.

ImpactHub
Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Foundations in Energy Healing

This course will provide an overview of energetic healing modalities as well as explore supplemental tools used in healing. The course will discuss historical context of Reiki and cite historical instances of energy healing.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
More info
Course is full

Financial Management for a Small Business

By taking this course, you are making an important step toward building a better financial future for your business/enterprise.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Job Readiness and Interview Etiquette

This course is designed to train job seekers in interview attire and etiquette as well as resume creation and developing soft skills and everything in between.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Creating Your Own Lane

This workshop will explore alternative methods to achieving success in art and business, especially for those who don’t fit into the “traditional” art world.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:00 - 12:30 PM

Dream Boarding

Dream boards help to define goals in relationships, career, finances, home, travel, spirituality, etc. In this session you will have the opportunity to make a personal dream board.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Gettin' Clear about Power

This workshop will explore concepts of sociopolitical power, power resources, the dynamics of power in social relationships, and will offer practical methods for building, maintaining, and securing power through strategic organizing, in order to achieve systemic transformation.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

The Power of Our Words : Affirmations & Meditation with Alanah Nichole

Alanah Nichole is a vibrant, bubbly and at the nougat big-heart, belly and booty having community driven mother, organizer & friend to all. She will lead you through 90 minutes of non-traditional yet energizing workshop style affirmations for your mind, body and spirit, Expect Growth

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Where Personal & Business Finances Meet

The purpose of this workshop is to have participants understand the importance of practicing healthy financial behaviors as it relates to starting a business.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Mapping Your Creative Hustle

This hands on workshop will guide you through the process of laying out a basic business model for your creative hustle. You'll learn introductory business concepts and how they relate to your products / services; and gain simple tools for developing a business model / 1 page business plan. You'll also learn about local business support services and resources.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Mini Zine Making

Make your own zine using paper, scissors and your imagination. Zines are independent publications that can be used to express ideas and creativity. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create their own mini zines in a simple and fun exercise.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Vulnerability for Performers

Blending dance movement, personal interview, and improvisation, this exercise will promote vulnerability and collaboration within the participating group. Participants should dress in clothing that allows free movement (no skirts, jewelry; sneakers are preferred) and be prepared for an intensive experience. Those with asthma, injuries, or other conditions which may restrict movement or hinder a participant's ability to complete the exercise would be encouraged to seek other workshop opportunities. This workshop is ideal for existing groups with individuals who are eager to see and understand one another beyond their surface interactions.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Shift Happens

The only thing that’s constant is Change. Sometimes a Shift can feel like it’s missing the “f” and can make you feel like you’re all tied up in knots. In this exciting workshop, we’ll use the game of Twister™ to show you how you respond to change. Do you embrace it or get stuck? Learn how you can see the opportunities that result from Shift/Change.

The YNot Lot
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:30 - 12:30 PM

Listen to Black Women: Dismantling Institutionalized Sexism in the 21st Century

What is institutionalized sexism? How can men undo sexism in their social circles and communities? How can men be allies and proactive bystanders in women's lives?

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Design for the Wellbeing of Black Women

During this collaborative session, participants will look at design’s role as a transformative tool that can support the personal healing process and collective wellbeing of Black women.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Documenting A Day on North Avenue

In the course, students will learn documentary style photography and videography using smartphones. We will discuss specific features and apps that capture the highest quality images and how to organize the images and video to tell a story. This is a great workshop for teens age 12- 18!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Multiple Sclerosis Baltimore (MS Baltimore) Free Arts Workshop

The premise of MS Baltimore is to connect, create, and engage the MS community in Baltimore. We are designed to provide "green" (recycled) materials for arts and crafts so participants can maintain/strengthen fine motor skills and functional mobility. We encourage our members to explore creative ideas with the opportunity to join our diverse community of resources with no cost to them.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Galimoto: A make and take for all ages

A galimoto is a toy made of bits and pieces of whatever. You will have all sorts of recycled materials to spur your imagination so can create your very own galimoto. No special "artistic" abilities needed, just bring your adventure-some self-ready to have a great time.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:30 - 12:30 PM

Young at Art

This fun workshop for children 9mo to 3yrs and their acting adults, offers open-ended activities in a relaxed environment encouraging curiosity, independence, self guided discovery and social interaction.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Fundraising Technology 101

Is your nonprofit ready to up its technology game? Are you considering a donor management system, or looking to get more out of your existing CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) system? Join us for a workshop with OneTenth Consulting.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:30 PM

Wellness Awareness with Team Autobars and Laststrike Fitness.

This workshop includes lessons on mindfulness, preparing healthy snacks at home, learning various exercise routines they can do at home, gathering a better understanding of what wellness is.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Crochet Bombing for Social Justice

Over many generations fabric art has played a major part in the lives of oppressed people. It has been used to express raw emotion and address issues of social justice.During this course we will discuss some of those methods and their historical impact, and how the installment of yarn bombs around Baltimore City is bringing to light things that still need attention.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

CREDIT REPAIR WORKSHOP

You will walk out of the workshop with the first step to the credit repair accomplished. By the end of the workshop you should be fully educated and on your way to better credit situation.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:30 - 12:30 PM

Writing Music Criticism Through a Feminist Lens

Learn how to critic contemporary music through a feminist lens. Whether the genres be Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz and classical music, learn how to listen to critique contemporary music through a feminist and womanist lens.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Coding While Black

Coding While Black is a computer science based educational program for the Black and Brown community of Baltimore. It will utilize a phased cohort structure and build teams that will solve real world problems as participants develop the skills needed to advance within the course. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide pathways into STEAM jobs for a community that has traditionally been locked out of that job sector.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Raising Micro Capital for Your Business on Kiva.org

Participants will learn how to use Kiva.org to raise a 0% interest micro loan for their businesses. In addition, you'll learn how to apply to Kiva and get your campaign approved. You'll learn how to fundraise from your community. You'll learn how to fundraise from the Kiva community of 1.7 million micro lenders; and you'll learn how to repay your Kiva micro loan, then qualify for double the amount the next time.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Stress Management

This Stress Management workshop will give participants both a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and stress logging.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Legal Issues for Artists

The purpose of this session is to introduce attendees to the primary legal issues that artists confront. We will cover the basics of intellectual property, including the differences between copyrights and trademarks, and when registration is required; how to set-up your business as an artist and choose the most appropriate entity; and how to read and negotiate contracts with a view toward the key provisions to look out for. At the end of this session, attendees will have a foundation for understanding these issues and be equipped to know when to seek further assistance. Dana Bucy Miller is the owner of DM Law, LLC, a firm dedicated to helping creatives and entrepreneurs navigate the areas of business, tax, and intellectual property law. Dana helps artists and small business owners understand their intellectual property rights, set up their businesses properly, and effectively negotiate their contracts. Before starting her firm, Dana served as the supervising attorney of the small business division at a Baltimore County law firm. Dana is also an active volunteer for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

International Travel in a Black Body

This class is about exploring the personal, practical and political while traveling internationally in a Black Body.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Vaginal Steaming 101

This course will cover the history of vaginal steaming, what a vaginal steam bath is, what a steam bath does, and how vaginal steam baths work.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Stimulating Jewelry Making

In this workshop the participants will learn simple jewelry making techniques and craft their own unique creations. This an exploration in tactile art and sensory stimulation. There will be a brief discussion on the therapeutic value of tactile art as it relates to the senses and how it can be used as a coping mechanism to manage stress for neurotypical people as well as people on the autism spectrum or with developmental, and or mental disabilities.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Repatriation Possibilities For Baltimore Africans

Gentrification disproportionately displaces people of African descent. It is urgent for people to be able to intentionally create desired community by any means and this will explore the opportunity that Repatriation offers. Come learn about the finances, process and real life challenges to find if you can see yourself with others on the continent or if thinking seven generations ahead makes it all worthwhile.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Occult Dance

Dance as a cure for mental,physical, emotional and spiritual ailments.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

DIY Worry Beads

Unfamiliar with this work of art? Worry beads are often made from natural materials, such as wood and bamboo, strung on string long enough to double as a bracelet. They are used for reflection, meditation or counting your breaths and are great for relieving anxiety and having something to fidget with.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Hollaback BMore: Creating Safer Spaces

"No Sexism, No Racism, & No Homophobia Allowed" is a great idea, but how do you implement it in real life? And what is it missing? This workshop should help people recognize some of the privileges they walk around with, as well as provide some skills on how to use it for good.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Natal Chart 101

This is an introductory course to understanding how to read one's natal chart. A natal chart is an astrological report of where every planet was positioned upon birth. I am here to demystify the negative connotations/fear based aversions to astrology, in the hopes of opening people’s eyes to the tool it actually is.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Mural Painting

The first session will entail a brief history of murals, and the power that they have both socially and visually in a city like Baltimore. We will emphasize the usage of symbols, specific imagery, and hierarchy of text to come up with a cohesive image that is both powerful and uplifting,

Maryland Institute College of Art
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM

West African Dance for Families

Everybody dances in the village. Dance always has a purpose, whether celebrating a harvest or a new stage in life. This is about technique, ancestral body memory but also community. Have fun with me as I pass on some of what I have been immersed in my whole life in a family friendly environment.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Friday, December 15, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Friday, December 22, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Fire Cider

Fire Cider is a popular herbal folk remedy with an interesting history, and is commonly thought to boost the immune system during cold and flu season

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

The light of you

This is a conversation/demonstration/experiment using portraiture and self-portraiture as a learning tool. Who are we, really?

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

How to Winterize Yourself & Your Bicycle

This Workshop will take you - the year round, cycle-bound, no matter the weather, loves nothing better, cyclist through the steps of prepping for a long commute out in the snow, cold, and wet for both yourself and your trusty two-wheeled self-powered steed

Baltimore Bicycle Works
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

A Course on Sexual Confidence

A workshop on the importance of self confidence in ones sexuality and how one would take care of themselves while enjoying the freedom of being a free sexual being.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 23, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Build A Budget Workshop

Are you always wondering where your money goes every paycheck? Learning how to build a basic budget is an easy method that will provide solutions. Join me for The Build A Budget Workshop to learn the fundamentals of budgeting, savvy spending, and saving strategies.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Publish Your Book on Any Budget

Have you always wanted to publish your own book? Is your budget holding you back from changing the world with your words? Do you have old journals sitting around and want to know how to turn them into a book? Do you want to learn the secret to printing your book without spending a penny? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this may be the workshop for you.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Live Your Best Life: A Self-Love Journey

It has often been said that happiness is a journey, not a destination. I view self-love the same way. There are countless ways to discover new and exciting things about yourself by venturing within as well as exploring the outside world. Self-love is not necessarily tied to spending obscene amounts of money or taking lavish trips. Much of what I've learned over the years regarding self-love has been drawn from my intentional alone time, having a sense of adventure, and being fearless. The goal of this course is to teach others how to engage with themselves in ways that enhance their individuality and nurturing their self-expression.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 1:00 - 2:30 PM
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The Art and Business of Street Performing!

You know you have a gift, but did you know that it can be monetized? Be your own star! In this class you'll receive tips on how to approach and pitch people, how to work with various audiences, how to come out of your shell, and more. You'll leave this workshop with a side hustle ready to launch wherever you are and wherever people assemble.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Essential Oils for Emotional Wellness

This class is focused on providing space to learn more about how essential oils can be used to create some balance for emotional and mental health. Learners will leave with an oil blend to address their most frequently experienced concerns like: poor sleep and appetite, chronic stress, anxiety and excessive worrying, depression and low mood. Essential oils can be used to establish a self care regimen for anyone looking for natural solutions to healthy, balanced living.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:45 - 5:15 PM
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BDSM/KINK 101

This course will discuss the basics of BDSM/Kink . We'll touch on everything from the acronyms and safety, to contracts for consent and different tools for use. Although this course is open to EVERYONE and is inclusive of all regardless of race, gender and sexual orientation it is also geared toward facilitating a safe space to discuss the BDSM/Kink lifestyle amongst POC and in the LGBTQ community. Part of the Knowledge Exchanges, Social Justice track!

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Qigong

Qigong, mother of Tai Chi, translates to life force cultivation. Qi is the energy in all things. Gentle movements and flowing postures combined with breath work and guided visualizations connect you to the energy in and around you. Strengthens the body, aids in coordination and balance. Relieves stress, anxiety, depression, physical/emotional tension. All abilities welcome. No experience required.

The YNot Lot
Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Foundations in Energy Healing

This class explores different components of energy healing with foundational information provided about the chakra system, energy transference, and different healing modalities including Reiki namely. The class is also a make and take workshop that will focus on creating mini crystal grids. This workshop will also discuss affirmations and manifestation as a tool for your best life. The workshop will open with a guided meditation and end with verbal affirmations from the workshop participants.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:45 - 5:15 PM
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Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

Have you ever wondered how nonprofit organizations and advocates in Baltimore win grants? Have you thought to yourself, "Why can't I get a share of that money for my cause and my community?" Followed by: "I just don't know where to start!" In this workshop, I won't tell you exactly where to look for funding, but I'll do the next best thing, which is to teach you tricks of the trade so you are ready to compete for the right funding opportunities as they arise. This interactive workshop will take you through the most important basic elements of writing a successful community or arts grant proposal.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Zensual Movement Healing Workshop

Zensual Movement is a combination of using yoga, dance, and meditation to promote rejuvenation and healing to woman.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:30 PM
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What’s Mine

This course is a journal writing class. In this class we talk with one another , we help shape our voices through journal work and sharing ideas. The journal work entails us writing to ourselves to see ourselves. Readings from other relatable sources that have made way for themselves and others through writing.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Serene Self Portraits

In this course you will learn to express yourself on a higher level through a combination of guided beginners meditation, visualization, illustration, painting and crafting.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:00 - 12:30 PM
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What We're Worth: A Celebration of Essence

Join us in an outdoor musical experience created to celebrate all the things that we are. The official wrap up to #Nakexchange Day will be curated by BigFred Comedy, and feature sounds by Omnia Azar, Bobbi Rush, Terrell Brown, and more. Elevated vibes will be plentiful so sign on up. Rain location: Motorhouse Showroom.

The YNot Lot
Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Politics from the Bottom

Politics from the Bottom is an attempt to shift focus from politics as a separate higher institution to everyday oppression and resistance. Station North Arts district has been cultivated in the middle of the black community between Greenmount West, and the communities bordering North Avenue. It is politically important for members of the Station North community, to have a constructive engagement which is responsive to everyday conditions.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:30 PM

How Goal-Setting Can Propel Your Career and Define Your Personal Brand

This workshop is designed to help you break down the thoughts and ideas in your head into manageable and attainable goals. Do you ever feel that you stunt your own progress? Do you have a big vision on what you want to do or who you want to be, but don’t know how to get there? Do you get overwhelmed about the thought of goal-setting? If you answered yes, then this is the course for you. The workshop will include a 5-8 minute breathing and vision meditation, followed by creating a vision board, step-by-step goal-setting activity, and defining your personal brand activity.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:00 - 12:30 PM

Writing Through a Survivor’s Lens: Safely Interviewing and Documenting Survivorhood

Writing Through a Survivor’s Lens: Safely Interviewing and Documenting Survivorhood will be a writing and info shop on how to broach the sensitive topic of survivorhood in journalism, blogging and nonfiction writing. Beyond writing about and documenting survivors of sexual abuse, there will be times when the writer will have to interview survivors. This workshop will give comprehensive tips on how to interview and document survivorhood as a survivor and a non-survivor.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:45 - 5:15 PM

LEARN HOW TO CREATE A BUSINESS PLAN AND BRAND YOUR COMPANY IN THE DIGITAL MARKET!

Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business, large or small, retail or B2B. An effective brand strategy gives you a major edge in increasingly competitive markets. But what exactly does "branding" mean? How does it affect a small business like yours? Defining your brand is like a journey of business self-discovery. Learn the needs, habits and desires of your current and prospective customers. And don't rely on what you think they think. Know what they think.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Creating a Basic CRM on a $0 budget

If you're in (or aspiring to be in) business or run an organization, you know that the relationships you create with customers or your target audience are vital to the organization's health. How do you manage customer information? How do you keep track of who your members are and what they like? What data should you collect in the first place? How do you use data intelligently to make decisions that will keep your target audience engaged in what you're offering? You create a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Basics of American Sign Language and Deaf Cultural Awareness

Join a local Baltimore sign language interpreter to learn more about how to communicate with the American Deaf community. Learn the sign language alphabet, alternative communication methods, a brief history of the Deaf community in America, and how to interpret a song in American Sign Language.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Plant Pot Adornment (All ages!)

A fun course for all ages on painting ceramic or terra cotta pots to compliment the space around you, and the plant that’s in the pot!

The YNot Lot
Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Education is Activism

Discussions on the new juvenile detention center, and the state of Balitmore students. Once hailed "The City that Reads", only 15% of Baltimore CIty Public School students are reading on, or above grade level.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Project Planning for Kids

Whether a child wants to start a business venture or do a community project, this course will be a fun way to gain those skills. Participants will learn proposal writing and presenting using games, role play and pitch competition style presentation.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Meditation: Explorations of Breath

In this session, you will explore your breath, your mind, and your emotions. Together we will pay attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:00 - 12:15 PM

Vulnerability for Performers

Blending dance movement, personal interview, and improvisation, this exercise will promote vulnerability and collaboration within the participating group.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Crewelty: Stitching Workshop

Description: Explore a wide range of embroidery stitches used for image making on cloth. We’ll cover most free stitches, counted thread and crewel styles Materials: embroidery hoops, embroidery floss, needles and scraps of fabric.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Tissue paper collage

Tissue paper collage is fun way to be creative for artists of all levels. In this class, you'll learn how to layer tissue paper in a way that creates a colorful stained glass effect. You'll also get to add a word of your choosing, so that your piece is personal and powerful!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Grow Food Anywhere: Strawbale Container Gardening

Would you like to grow some tomatoes this Summer, but you only have a small space? Concerned about lugging heavy soil up flights of stairs? I have the solution for you, strawbale container gardening. Let me show you how to take a $5 storage bin from Family Dollar and grow food, flowers, and herbs with a small amount of soil. The container keeps the straw in place, and allows you to move it around to catch the sun, or shield on windy days. The straw keeps you plant anchored, and breaks down slowly to help feed your plants. It also makes the container very light for moving and storing at the end of the season.

The YNot Lot
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Community Engagement through Food Alchemy

Whether its the harvest period or the seed planting period in your wellness journey, literally or figuratively - Garden of Nicola has a really cool workshop offering for you! Perfect for educators, community folks +light workers, and more. Workshop will touch on 💝: - using food alchemy to transform spaces, emotions, and relationships - more tips on meal planning, nutrient dense recipes + mood boosting food hacks - recipe tastings - using wellness to create interactive spaces - food sovereignty + access empowerment - knowledge exchange FREE. SUPPLIES INCLUDED. INTERACTIVE. FUN + EDUCATIONAL

ImpactHub
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:30 PM

STIMulating Jewelry Making

In this workshop the participants will learn simple jewelry making techniques and craft their own unique creations. This an exploration in tactile art and sensory stimulation. There will be a brief discussion on the therapeutic value of tactile art as it relates to the senses and how it can be used as a coping mechanism to manage stress for neurotypical people as well as people on the autism spectrum or with developmental, and or mental disabilities. We will also briefly discuss the metaphysical healing properties of the crystals we will be crafting with. Utilizing provided materials you may craft your own beaded bracelet. During this workshop Participants will also craft a basic quartz crystal/amethyst pendant mounted on hemp cord applying the simple wire wrapping technique per guided instruction from the facilitator. Workshop participants will leave with more than their creations. They will have an understanding of how art is an integral part of our daily living.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Public Art Information Session

If you have an interest in creating or supporting public art projects in Baltimore, you won't want to miss this info session. Here you'll learn about upcoming community art grant opportunities, the Open Call for Teaching Artists, and so much more! The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is Baltimore City’s official arts council and events agency. BOPA manages the Creative Baltimore Fund Grants, Baltimore Mural Program, Public Art, Free Fall Baltimore, Transformative Art Prize, MECU Neighborhood Grant Program, Bright StArts Workshops For Children and other grant opportunities for artists. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including Light City, a festival of light, music and innovation; Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival; New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor; Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar; School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour; and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. BOPA’s goal is to cultivate Baltimore's increasingly dynamic and creative landscape. Come see how YOU can be part of this evolution. Space is limited. Register today!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Paper Marbling

Learn tips and techniques of sumingashi water-based paper marbling. Create your own one-of-a-kind marbled papers and explore this playful, meditative process.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 PM