The Power of Unity

The Power of Unity

Through the Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI), Young Audiences teaching artist Valerie Branch worked with students and teachers at Belle Grove Elementary School. This video explores the school-wide impact of her modern dance residency with embedded professional...

A Baltimore Folk Art

A Baltimore Folk Art

Seventh graders from Brooklyn Park Middle School designed and painted over 200 screens in a recent residency program with Young Audiences of Maryland roster artist and screen painter John Iampieri. The artist worked with math teachers and the math department chair to...

Step by Step: The Power of the Arts

Step by Step: The Power of the Arts

Written by Barbara Krebs,Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member As a pair of dancers performed, a group of elementary school children sat, crisscross applesauce, watching their every move. Valerie Branch, a dancer and choreographer with Young Audiences...

Spreading the Word

Spreading the Word

Teaching a subject through a new art form feels less daunting after not only seeing a successful idea modeled in a classroom setting, but actually participating in the learning as a student. At Community Arts: Connecting Neighborhoods and Classrooms, the 13th Annual...

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...

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