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Maker Minutes 4/23/2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:07 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

Today at 11am (4/23) - The Children’s Theater of Annapolis is having an Acting Workshop for ages 8-14. Kids will learn actor’s warm-ups, work on character development and scene study as well as do a monologue coaching session.

Tonight 4/23 - Check out Annmarie Garden’s Virtual Bad Art Night: Socially Awkward Edition - Hosted every other Thursday, this is a session of crafting hilarity attempting to craft bad art from stuff you have laying around the house. This session’s theme is the Food Wrapper Challenge

Also tonight, a Painting Demonstration and Gallery Walkthrough with Sally Davies at Maryland Hall - She’ll demonstrate how she plans out a painting, utilizing preliminary sketches, color studies and building translucent layers on the canvas. Explore her creative process and check out a gallery talk and ask questions.

Finally tonight 4/23, check out Chris Pagent of Wednesday Studios in a 3D Sculpture class

B&O Railway Museum has their storytimes and activities from this past week all recorded and ready to watch any time.

Code Ninjas in Edgewater are offering online mentoring in coding and math for kids, Tuesdays through Saturdays. You can sign up online for a time slot

Third Eye Comics is still selling their “Battle Bonds”... just like war bonds of old, these help Third Eye through these tough times. In addition to a gift card for your battle bond, there are also perks that increase the longer you keep the bond without cashing in.

If you’re looking for local streaming music, check out the Annapolis Streaming Facebook group… with more streaming concerts from The Sqrrl! Show, Live Arts Maryland’s QuaranTiny Concerts, Friday Back Porch Jam Sessions, Shawn Owens Acoustic Sundays, Spencer Joyce on Sundays as well, virtual open mic nights and more

Annapolis Towne Centre, Symmetry Agency and Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) continue their online streaming concert series with NickDePietro (of the Vibesman) tonight, Mac & Blue tomorrow, Charles Kavoossi with Jessie Dean on Saturday, Timmie Metz on Sunday, Ray and Savannah Weaver on Monday, Noelle & Jeff Packett on Tuesday, J & Todd Kreuzburg on Wednesday.. In addition to great live streaming music, they'll be matching dollar for dollar every donation made by the end of April, up to $5,000 to help out Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) and all the great local musicians put out by the cancellation of gigs.

Art Farm - Annapolis

#artfarmsketchon - Has seven days of sketching challenges to keep you busy and inspired

Summer art camps registration is open for camps starting at the end of June, early July. Camps include Pencil/Charcoal/Ink and Paint, Crafters Art Camp, Musical Play Production Camp, Mixed Media Mosaics, Mixed Media Sculpture, “Art Annapolis” Camp, Street Art, Graffiti and Public Art, and Graphic Design Camp!

Check out Art Farm’s Virtual Classes. There’s still time to sign up for Mixed Media for ages 8-15, Watercolor for ages 13-adult, Virtual Nature Art for ages 8-15, Sumi-E for ages 8-adult and Virtual Acrylic Painting for ages 13-adult. And while Art Things is technically closed, I hear if you reach out to them, they can see about getting you supplies for your Art Farm virtual classes..

Maryland Hall

Check out their Pay it Forward to the Arts program - Just purchase a gift card from your favorite local restaurant or other merchant and donate that card to Maryland Hall. They’ll use that gift card as part of their silent auction at their Arts Alive celebration in September.

Also check out Maryland Hall’s list of summer camps for kids, for when all this is over:


...has a bunch of programs going on online if you head over to and click on Watch Online - Virtual Programming

… including Facebook Live Storytimes (including bilingual storytimes) every weekday,

Tomorrow (Fri 4/24) they have The Great Movies: King of Hearts that you can watch through the library’s access to Kanopy

Mon 4/27 - Mondays are Murder Online True Crime Discussion. This month’s discussion centers around the San Francisco Doodler.

… then next Wed (4/29) they’re doing another Poetry Open Mic night online

Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

Check out their online classes, a few of which are free, as well as see about scheduling a Virtual Party with games and activities including animation projects, Coding, LEGO building, Minecraft, a Science Show and story time.

Annapolis Makerspace

Tues - 4/28 Monthly General Meeting online!


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