Maryland Institute College of Art
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.
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.
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).
"Talking Drums" is geared towards cultivating focus, self-esteem, determination, respect, and self-discipline through the art of drumming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course aims to educate, equip, inspire, and empower people with the relationship skills necessary to form and maintain healthy relationships.
Yoga Jam is a course for family. All ages, shapes and sizes. In this course, students will explore breath, rhythm, dance, and yoga!
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.
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
Drum Circle, Call and Response as well as Qi Gong Martial Arts for all ages and abilities.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!