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 Elevating the arts and arts-integrated education in Northern Anne Arundel County schools and communities 


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 Middle School Students and officers are engaged in active and thoughtful learning during visits to local arts and cultural institutions. "Love that our department and officers are so involved with students and young people in our community. Wish it got more coverage," Lt. Ryan Frashure said. Their latest adventure led them through the collections of the Walters Art Museum with Young Audiences teaching artist Christina Delgado

Students imagined stories that might have inspired the artwork as they wandered the galleries. The docent was so impressed with the students' participation that she took them to see the museum's ancient Egyptian art after the tour had ended! The kids really wanted to see the mummies and she just couldn't say no. After lunch, Christina taught the students how to properly and artfully use digital cameras and they proceeded to capture their favorite pieces throughout the museum. We cannot wait to see the museum's collection through their eyes!
See photos from Lindale Middle School's trip to the Walters Art Museum!

smART Tip:
Make your own drum set

 smART Tips are quick video tips for educators who are interested in new, creative ways to use the arts in their classroom with students. Each month, AEMI partner Young Audiences will bring you a tip from a roster artist, ensemble, or teacher partner to demonstrate a quick activity or a resource to make it easy to incorporate the arts into learning for students.

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. 

Featured Artist: Synetic Theatre

Synetic Theater emerged from the creative vision of founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Georgian artists who moved to the United States in the 1990s. Trained in dance, theatre and film, the Tsikurishvilis combine movement, music, technology, and visual arts that transcend the limitations of language.

Click here to learn more about Synetic Theatre and book one of their programs for your classroom.

Calling All Poets!

Perform your original works and let the audience be the judge. 
Event Location: Glen Burnie Regional Library
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Drum Circle

Saturday, April 28, 2018
3 pm

Express yourself through joyful sound, rhythm and positive leadership! No experience necessary, and percussion instruments provided.

Brooklyn Park Library
1 East 11th Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21225
Phone: 410-222-6260‚Äč

Cost? Free!

Tears of the Soul 

Saturday, April 28, 2018
2PM & 7PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018

In this stage production from the Angelwing Project, meet a family coping with heartached and frustration as current events shake them to their core and threaten to tear them apart.  Based on true events.

Chesapeake Arts Center
Studio 194 Theatre
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
Phone: 410-636-6597

Cost? $20-$25

Free Comic Book Day & Comic and Superhero Magnet Mania

Saturday, May 5, 2018

9AM & 2PM

Starting at 9:00 am, pick up a Comic Book! Free while supplies last. Then at 2:00 pm, make your own superhero or comic book magnets to decorate your space!

Brooklyn Park Library
1 East 11th Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21225

Cost? Free

Family Workshop: Paper Circuits!

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 am

The only thing better than a handmade card is a handmade card that lights up! Learn how to bring paper crafts to life by adding circuitry to your project!

Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
Phone: 410-636-6597

Cost? Pay what you can


What is AEMI?
The Arts Empowered Minds Initiative supports educators who want to utilize the arts and arts integration to improve student achievement and empathy, increase parent involvement, and encourage student engagement in Northern Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Whether you are familiar with the Initiative or just introduced to this exciting work, we hope you will find this update will be a valuable tool!

The Arts Empowered Minds Initiative:

  • Is a partnership between AACPS, the North County community and arts organizations
  • Reaches all 12 schools in Northern Anne Arundel County 
  • Includes professional development, artists in residencies, field trips, and afterschool programs

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us at


Collective Impact Partners

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning of Maryland, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance, Chesapeake Arts Center, The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Creating Communities