A Contemporary Armillary Sphere for the Community

A Contemporary Armillary Sphere for the Community

An armillary sphere created by Stephen Bradley, Ricky Siegert, and Charles Pennington was revealed to the public during the 5th annual Arts in the Park Festival. Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) Resident Artist and UMBC Visual Arts Professor Stephen Bradley's work spans...

Arts Empowered Minds Initiative: Prioritizing Children and Learning

Arts Empowered Minds Initiative: Prioritizing Children and Learning

Written by Barbara Krebs, Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member It’s all about priorities. There are only 24 hours in a day, and as a busy person, you have to prioritize the most important things. I could tell that this principal really wanted to talk...

STEM Cells?  Nah, STEAM Sells!

STEM Cells? Nah, STEAM Sells!

Written by Barbara Krebs, Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member Excited. Proud. Love. These are the three words that I heard repeatedly as I attended the unveiling of the mural that sixth-grade students from Brooklyn Park Middle School created. Though...

Lindale Middle School Students Tour the Walters Art Museum

Lindale Middle School Students Tour the Walters Art Museum

Educating Northern Anne Arundel County students is a community affair thanks to many Arts Empowered Minds Initiative partners, including the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Through the Police, Artist + Community Engagement (PACE) program, Lindale...

smART Tip: Make your own drum set

smART Tip: Make your own drum set

This smART Tip comes from musician and percussionist Steve Cyphers. Press play to learn how to make your own drum kit with affordable supplies found at your local hardware store.​ smART Tips are quick video tips for educators who are interested...

Storytelling Visualized: Assigning Functions to a Narrative

Storytelling Visualized: Assigning Functions to a Narrative

YA artist TAHIRA and Amy Goodman from North County High School You can feel a good story in your core- the sadness, the suspense, the bitterness, and the beauty. We are good at registering and reacting to all of the characters, events, and plot twists a story throws...

smART Tip: Create a photo scavenger hunt activity

smART Tip: Create a photo scavenger hunt activity

This smART Tip comes from Young Audiences' visual artist and photographer Christina Delgado. Press play to learn how to organize a photo scavenger hunt to engage your students in any subject.​ smART Tips are quick video tips for educators who...

smART Tip: Use simple circuitry in sculpture

smART Tip: Use simple circuitry in sculpture

This smART Tip comes from Young Audiences visual artists and STEAM experts FutureMakers. Press play to learn how students can use simple and affordable LEDs to make sculptures that light up!​ smART Tips are quick video tips for educators who...

Destination: MakerSpace

Destination: MakerSpace

Anyone who has ever taken a shop class would find the MakerSpace at the Chesapeake Arts Center familiar. Whirring drills and the smell of sawdust and freshly cut wood might trigger olfactory memories that could take you straight back to middle school. But...

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