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Maker Minutes 4/30/2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:41 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

Annmarie Sculpture Gardens down in Solomons has a bunch of online activities going on…

Tomorrow 5/1 - Nature Notes with Hester Burch, their staff Naturalist. She explores what’s in bloom and what’s new in their park.

Sat 5/2 - Virtual May Market - Their May Maker’s Market has been moved online. Support local vendors with a sneak peek of each artist’s shop with a link to directly connect with them. The Maker’s Market is a great place to find hand made, homemade or homegrown products from local artists.

Mons 5/4 at 2pm, they have ArtsPark: Virtual Family Art Hour where they show you how to build your own sculpture park playsets inspired by the art and nature at Annmarie Sculpture Gardens, exploring a different sculpture each week that you can recreate out of household items.

Tuesday 5/5 is their Behind the Brush: Virtual Home Studio Series with Annmarie Exhibits Specialist Jessalyn Walters with a peek inside local artists’ home studios to see their latest works in progress.

Wed 5/6 - AMG & Friends: Virtual Brown Bag Lunch - A casual gathering of friends, members, volunteers, artists and staff, sharing updates and discussing topics of interest.

Wine & Design in Annapolis is offering take home kits for painting. Today they have both a Light House as well a Patriotic Daisies take home kits. Tomorrow is Bae as well as Parent & Me and Wednesday is a Hummingbird Take Home Kit.

The Kids Museum up in Bethesda has some fun stuff online. Check out their Make It! Live and Make It! DIY pages on their website for fun activities

B&O Railway Museum has all their previous storytimes and activities recorded and ready to watch any time, coming up on Tuesday is a new one with Dragons Love Tacos.. Reading the book then making your own kid-friendly veggie or fruit salsa.

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

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 Creative Agency and Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) continue their online streaming concert series with Jordan Sokel of Pressing Strings tonight, Pete Best tomorrow and The Befuddlers on Saturday.

Raye of Light Studio

Tomorrow 5/1 - Escape the Beach in Watercolor online watercolor workshop where they’ll teach you three fun texture techniques as you paint your own beach sunset.

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. Tomorrow is their Virtual Mixed Media Class for ages 8-15, Saturday is Virtual Watercolor class for ages 13-adult, Tuesday is a Virtual Nature Art Class for ages 8-15,Tuesday 5/5 is Virtual Beginner Drawing Class ages 13-adult and Wednesday 5/6 is their Virtual Sumi-e Painting Class

Maryland Hall

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 as well as a children’s book discussion

Tomorrow (Fri 4/24) they have The Great Movies: Charade starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant that you can watch through the library’s access to Kanopy

Wed 4/27 - Guys Book Club: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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.

Also, check out Pongos new online courses. In addition to their slime, stop motion animation and YouTube stars online courses, Build an Online Course Website (like theirs!), Girl Scouts Brownie Computer Expert courses, they now have their Coder Kids Club online!

Annapolis Makerspace

Tues - 5/5 Fusion 360 3D Design Class Online


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