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  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:54 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Now that the county fair season is wrapping up, it’s time to start ramping up the fall festivals!

    Sat 9/21 - Homestead Gardens 36th Annual Fall Festival - One of the largest in the area, running through October

    Sat 9/21 - Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival - Lothian - Also running through October

    Sun 9/22 - Fall Fest at Market Space in downtown Annapolis

    Sat 9/21 - Chesapeake Family Life STEAM Fair - Pip Moyer Rec Center

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tomorrow - Fri 9/21 - Big Blue Heron painting class. A canvas will be provided with a heron pre-drawn onto it so you can concentrate on the painting process. You will learn how to mix paint and crate hues in blues with a limited palette geared for your success.

    Wed 9/25 - Weeknights and Watercolor - This will be the final Wednesday night watercolor class in this series.

    Local by Design

    In addition to the Big Blue Heron with Raye of Light….

    Sat 9/21 - Wood Plank Coordinate Signs - Learn how to stencil letters and designs onto wood planks with Jodi Roberts of Cricket Studios

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Registration is open for Art Farm’s 8 week fall semester, which starts Sept 23rd, with great art classes for kids ages 6-15. Classes include Street Art, Art Fundamentals, Mixed Media as well as Stop Animation. 20% sibling discounts available as well as a new payment plan option where you only pay $100 now and spread the rest out over two payments during the semester.

    Tomorrow - 9/20 - Beers + Beethoven for Adults - An evening of music, sketching and beer. The Annapolis Chamber Players will play while you socializing, enjoy some local beer and sketch.

    Sat 9/21 - Henna Experience - Explore the ancient art of henna application, identifying supplies, safety and application techniques. Practice artistic elements and create designs on paper.

    Mon 9/23 - Fall semester begins with Street Art, graffiti and public art for ages 11-15 - Kids will learn to paint in the styles of famous street artists, experiment with different mediums and create their own pieces of street art. They’ll cover sticker making, graffiti lettering, stencils, street installations and more.

    Tues 9/24 - 4 week Drawing Class for Adults - A true beginners class teaching the basics including materials needed to get started, simple shapes and gestures and concluding with your first drawing of a still life.

    Also Tues 9/24 - Art Foundations for ages 6-8. This 8 session class will teach your kids to express themselves visually, explore the world of artists, their personal history, studying their techniques and creating original art in that style.

    Maryland Hall

    Starting tonight Thu 9/21 - Check out their Opening Reception and Artist Open Studios celebrating their newest exhibits. The Sights and Sounds of Abstraction by Christine Zmuda, Four Artists: Moving through Abstraction, Annapolis 1950s to 1990s, Creative Space: Work by Resident In-House Artists. Meet the artists and enjoy their work at this wine and cheese reception.

    Mon 9/23 - Six Tips for Better Smartphone Photos - Chris Edwards of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will show you how to set up your smartphone in a way that will help you take better photos

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun 9/22 and Mon 9/23 - Adult Painting Workshop - The Rustic Pumpkin - Paint a 13.5” round coupe pumpkin platter just in time for fall decorating.

    GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science

    … is still seeking volunteers to help get girls involved in STEM. Visit to sign up!

    Also check out their Saturday STEM Academy this Saturday

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    A week chock full of stuff including their Coder Kids Club, Intro to Programming for grades K-5, Little Scientists Club, Builders Club, Drone Flight School, Robotics Club, Robot Programming, YouTube Stars & Animators Club and their Gamer Club.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 9/21 - Beginning Silversmithing Class making rings, pendants or earrings

    Sun 9/22 - Facet Setting in Silversmithing creating a faceted stone ring or pendant with a bezel

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:12 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat/Sun - 9/14-9/15 - AACo Fair - Beyond the rides and junk food, be sure to check out over a dozen musical performances, the Draft Horse Pull, Arundel’s Got Talent contest, Sawmill demonstration, antique tractors, and the great craft contests.

    Sat 9/14 - Beverly Triton Photography Hike - Get out and learn about nature photography while exploring Beverly Triton. Perfect for beginners as well as advanced photographers looking for some tips to get great outdoor shots.

    Sat 9/14 - Annapolis At Twilight - Capital Photography Center takes you through the cobblestone streets of Annapolis to capture our historical capital. Starting in the afternoon and carrying on through the evening, you’ll photograph historic homes, lively streets and as it gets darker, enjoy the blue hour just after sunset and capture car light trails with long exposures.

    Mon 9/16 - Brass Tap - Maryland Craft Parties with Jenn Moselen will be at the Brass Tap at Annapolis Mall making Bottle Cap Plaques and enjoying food and beverages.

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 9/15 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration - With crafts, cooking and storytelling to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Monday 9/16 - Kitchen Convo - What language can you speak when your mouth is full? American Sign Language! Learn ASL as you cook and dine on pita pizza, banana ice cream, deviled eggs and lots of fresh veggies.

    Tues 9/17 - Ouf Shu Tabye - A cooking demo by Lebanese Taverna

    And as always, check out their weekly Creek Critters on Thursday mornings, Art and Storytime on Friday mornings, as well as the Baby and Toddler Playground on Monday mornings.

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tonight 9/12 - Linocut/Block Prints - Learn about carving soft blocks and doing your own Linocut Block Prints that you can use to print onto shirts, canvas bags, shoes or even just paper.

    Tues 9/17 - Chesapeake Zentangle - Crabs, heron and horseshoe crabs will be the inspiration for this relaxing repetitive Zentangle workshop. Zentangle has been described as “Focus on creating pattern designs and mindfulness so that you do not think of anything else”. Learn how to use patterns to divide your spaces into beautiful black and white designs. Templates are provided so you can focus on just doodling, if you prefer.

    Wed 9/18 - Weeknights and Watercolor - Check out the second in this weekly Wednesday mini-series of watercolor fun.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight Thu 9/12 - Block Printing Workshop - Learn how to carve your own block and block print onto beautiful paper with artist extraordinaire, Anita Hagan. You’ll be able to take your block home to continue printing on whatever you like! No experience required.

    Tomorrow Fri 9/13 - ROAR - Gallery Show and Reception - This gallery show features five great artists from around the area including Christine Laubach of Stevensville, Nicole Salimbene of DC, Karina Stone of Annapolis, Jordann Wine of DC and Lee-Nowell of Baltimore.

    GEMS - girls excelling in math and science

    … is currently seeking volunteers to help get girls involved in STEM. Visit to sign up!


    Sat 9/14 - Odenton - 3D Printing with Tinkercad, a great free 3D program that’s a good introduction to 3D design. Registration is required.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Lots of stuff going on at Pongos this week…

    Tomorrow Fri 9/12 - Friday Night Gamer Club

    Mon 9/16 - Coder Kids Club, Introduction to Programming for grades K-5, Little Scientists Club, Builders Club as well as their Drone Flight School for grades 3-8

    Tues 9/17 - More Coder Kids Club as well as more Introduction to Programming

    Wed 9/18 - Robotics Club for Homeschoolers, Programming Robots for grades K-8, Builders Club, YouTube Stars & Animators Club as well as YouTube Stars Crash Course for grades K-8

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 9/14 - Advanced Casting: Gold Karating & Casting Workshop - Assuming a basic knowledge of lost wax casting in silver and starting with invested wax patterns that you provide, you will learn how to determine the amount of gold needed for a given was pattern, how to karat gold from pure 24K gold and a master alloy to the alloy of your choice, Upkarating and downkarating, scrap re-use, nickel and palladium white gold alloys and quality marking requirements in the US

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - CAD/CAM and CNC with Autodesk Fusion360, for anyone interested in learning about computer controlled routers and how to get your 2D or 3D design carved out of wood or various other materials.

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, September 05, 2019 7:06 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    The state fair just wound up but the PG County Fair starts today and the Anne Arundel County Fair starts next weekend. Check out all the great fair food, games and rides, but also be sure to check out the agricultural exhibits, crafts and other great stuff.

    Sat 9/7 - Books for International Goodwill - B.I.G. Book Sale - Just off of Defense Highway past vehicle emissions, their warehouse has more than 70,000 books covering all categories. Books generally cost between $1 and $3 with children’s books being even cheaper generally!

    Tues 9/10 - Sketch Night: “Beautiful Decay” - A monthly gathering for anyone wanting to let loose for an evening of sketching and artistic community. Charles Lawrence of FinArt hosts this month with the theme of “Beautiful Decay: Nature Drawing with Skulls and Bones” featuring still life created from the collection of Charles Lawrence

    Maryland Hall

    Fall classes… registration is open for Arts and Dance Classes. Classes for adults and children begin the week of Sept 9th. Maryland hall has a wide variety of classes in so many subjects it’s really hard to keep track of them all. But some of the topics you might be interested in are ballet and dance, ceramics, traditional and digital drawing, film and media, glass fusing, mix media, music, painting, photography as well as woodturning!

    … and that’s just for adults! They have programs for kids along the same lines and more!

    Head over to and click Classes under the Education menu for a full list!


    Sat 9/7 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Cat Castle Caturday - Celebrate Happy Cat Month by building a cozy cardboard castle for your cat!

    Mon 9/9 - Severna Park - Minecraft Club - Experienced builders and first-time players are welcome for ages 8 and up.

    Tues 9/10 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesdays - Let your creative juices flow with a different STEAM activity each month

    Wed 9/11 - Crofton - Nature Explorers Club - Our big world contains many small worlds. Get an up close look at a piece of your planet by joining the Nature Explorers Club. Each month they investigate an aspect of the ecosystem through presentations, conversations and hands on activities. For ages 7-11.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - So Sew!

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:05 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 8/31 - Beverly Triton Nature Park - Moth Prowl - Take a look at the mysterious world of moths while exploring Beverly Triton after dark. Moths are important pollinators and way more beautiful than you may have previously thought. Did you know that there are over 11,000 species of moths in the US alone? More than all the bird and mammal species in North American combined!

    Tues 9/3 - William Paca House - Sip and Paint in the Garden - Unleash your inner artist in this beautiful setting, creating a special Fall Welcome canvas painting while enjoying a glass of Autumn Sangria. No painting experience is necessary and everything is included.

    Wed 9/4 - Villa Flores Restaurant, Glen Burnie - Artist Jenn Moselen and the crew of Maryland Craft Parties are having a Hocus Pocus Paint Night - Enjoy dinner and appetizers before painting and happy hour for the duration of the event. Your ticket includes apron, instruction and art materials.

    Wed 9/4 - Drop on by Muse Paintbar at Annapolis Town Center for Paint Night - Enjoy light fare, beer, wine and soft drinks with the first round on them! Painting supplies and instruction are provided and there will also be a raffle for a chance to win pieces from local artisans.

    Also check out Kittens in Cups off Defense Highway.. Annapolis’ only cat cafe. They’ve been doing some really cute craft days that include painting and sewing small projects as well as time with their cute furry friends.

    Sun - September’s First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis

    Raye of Light Studio

    Wed - 9/4 - Weeknights and Watercolor - Starting Wed 9/4 and continuing on 9/18 and 9/25, learn everything you never knew about watercolor! A true beginners class where they’ll break it all down and explain both the materials and the process of watercolor. You’ll learn how to layer paint, glaze, use white space and make skin tones. All materials are included.

    Maggiano’s Little Italy

    Sat 8/31 - Kids Making Pizza! - Bring your little sous chefs to Maggianos in Annapolis to work with their chefs to learn how to make their own pizza. Kids will receive their own chef’s hat and apron to use and take home with them. Class is preceded by a buffet style breakfast and parents can enjoy mimosas and bloody marys as well.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight! - Fearless girls Photo Show 2019 - With three camps under their belts this summer, there’s some great work from the talented roster of Fearless Photographers to share with the community.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun/Mon - Family Glass Fusing Class - Making fused glass seahorse

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    One more summer camp.. Next week, Tuesday through Friday because of the holiday, Pongos is having their KinderSTEAM Camp for kids starting kindergarten this year. Kids can come for one or more days, either morning or afternoon session (or both) and they’ll enjoy fun, age-appropriate activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math!

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat - 8/31 - Silversmithing - Silver Lined Ring - Make a silver lined wide band ring and work on jeweler’s saw skills, hammering and stamping techniques as well as finishing techniques.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - Monthly Autodesk Fusion 360 3D Design Workshop

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:05 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 8/24 - Beverly Triton Nature Park - Faires in the Woods - Bring the kids and learn how fairies of storybook legend might use elements of nature to build their homes, providing camoflage and protection. This is a great way to engage children in nature and spark their imaginations. Kids will spend time scavenging supplies and building their own fairy homes.

    Wed 8/28 - Sandy Point - Invasive Species Hike - Join a park naturalist for a guided hike at Sandy Point State Park to learn about invasive species found in Maryland.

    Also, be sure to check out “Evolve: Paintings by Jeff Huntington” at the Jo Fleming Contemporary Art on Maryland Ave, an exhibition of Jeff’s contemporary portaiture in oil on panels or canvas as well as cut paper. You’ve seen Jeff’s large scale work all around town but here’s a chance to see more of his work without driving all around town.

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 8/25 - 3D Art - Kids ages 5-12 will construct scupltures with a variety of materials including wood, wire, cloth, natural objects and more.

    And, as always, check out their Monday babies and toddlers play group, Thursday Creek Critters and Friday Art and Story Time

    Raye of Light Studio

    Wed 8/28 - Adventures in Watercolor & Textures - Learn about using different materials and techniques for creating interesting backgrounds in watercolor. You don’t need to have watercolor experience to enjoy this workshop.

    Raye of Light is also doing some good work outside the shop… including a workshop on Tues 8/27 - working with alcohol ink at the Arnold Senior Center.

    Local by Design

    This weekend - Annapolis Artisan’s Market - a monthly open house and exhibit where you can check out their workspace, meet the artists and buy some fun items.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Fri 8/23 - Comedy Film Night - Check out this family friendly monthly film night that will entertain and educate.. This month’s feature is Loony Toons! This event is free but donations are always appreciated.

    Sat 8/24 - Macro Photography Workshop - Macro photography is all about getting closer to your subject and seeing it in a way that you can’t see from a distance. There will be several stations set up including a self contained light box, a glass plate with glycerin drops a well as a still life station with flowers and engagement rings. After lunch, the action moves outside to work with natural light.

    All next week - 3D Sculpture Summer Camp - Students will be introduced to the principles of sculpture then work with reusable clay, wood sculpture from cut shapes and the final project will use a substructure and plaster.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun/Mon - Glass Fusing - Summer Cactus Plate - Turn up the heat with this summer cactus glass fusing workshop! Creat eyour own desert cactus scene with glass! You’ll be guided through cutting, shaping and laying down your glass design.

    All next week.. Two ArtRageous Summer Camps… These camps will have campers creating projects from a variety of materials such as pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, tie dye and more. Next week’s camp themes are “Mad Scientist” and “Secret Garden”


    Today 8/22 - Broadneck - Fun with Robots - Learn what it takes it build and program a robot with the Broadneck High Robotics club!

    Sat 8/24 - Severn - Cubetto: Adventures in Space - Learn the basics of programming with this fun wooden robot in a playful environment. For ages 3-5

    8/24 - Severn - Cubetto - Bilingual - .. and later on Saturday, still at Severn, they’ll be doing Cubetto for spanish speakers, Cubetto: Bilingüe!

    Today 8/22 - Linthicum - Build & Play with Legos

    Fri 8/23 - Deale - Arabic-English Bilingual Preschool Storytime

    Mon 8/26 - Severna Park - Book Buddies - Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Summer’s almost over, but there’s still time for more Pongos summer camps…

    Little Learners Pre-K STEAM Camp - This half day sampler camp will have kids spending mornings exploring the worlds of STEAM. Topics include gross/messy/fun science, the technology of robots, engineering with Lego bricks, a day of music and art and a day full of fun and engaging math.

    Gamer Club Summer Camp for kids K-8 - Kids will spend the whole day playing games, but many of them are educational and there will be challenges to participate in. Kids will also have an opportunity to learn about game design, development, escape rooms and more.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - Monthly General Meeting and Open House

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:02 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Sat 8/17 - Solomon’s Island - 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival - Enjoy a day of festivities, crazy costumes, drums and dragon boats.

    Sat 8/17 - Beverly Triton Nature Park - Dragons of the Chesapeake - Speaking of dragons.. If a trip to Solomons Island isn’t in the cards for Saturday, check out Beverly Triton Nature Park for Dragons of the Chesapeake - Not real dragons, or even dragon boats, but dragonFLIES. Dragonflies play an important role in our ecosystem and you can learn all about them and ID different types along with a park ranger.

    Sun 8/18 - Quiet Waters Park - Charity Knitting - Every month during the summer, Quiet Waters hosts a Charity Knitting event. This will be the last one of the season. Knit or crochet baby hats and blankets for the Anne Arundel Medical Center. All skill levels are welcome!

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 8/18 - Aviation Days - Learn about the contributions of the Wright Brothers and the Wright Sister as well as other early aviators through hands-on activities with flyable objects, for ages 1 and up.

    All next week - El Cipitio - This bilingual storytelling camp for middle school students has children putting together costumes and simple sets for a performance at the end of the week. Folktales from Latin American will be featured.

    Raye of Light Studio

    Today 8/15 - Pour It On acrylic paint pour class - Learn about acrylic pour painting with two different techniques. Mixing science and creativity gives you beautiful organic results.

    Wed 8/21 - Pop Art Pet - registration/photo submission due 8/18 (Sun) - A great class for all ages, submit a photo of your pet and they’ll have it ready for you to paint during class. Photos must be emailed by Sunday 8/18

    All next week - Girls with Graphite Summer Camp - For girls who are constantly doodling and want to learn how to draw better. They’ll learn about lines, shading and how those affect their drawing style as they learn to draw more realistically.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    All next week - Blockbuster Bisque - Not a cooking class, but one of Clay Baker’s Artrageous Summer Camps where kids ages 6+ will create fun projects in various media including pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, tie dye and mosaics.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    All next week…

    Animation All Stars Summer Camp - Join Pongos for a week of animation and more! Kids will learn about animation terminology, storyboarding and storytelling, character planning and drawing, traditional, stop-motion, and computer based animation. This camp is for kids in K through 8th grades last school year.

    LEGO Robotics Summer Camp - Kids grades 2-4 will learn how to combine LEGO bricks with gears, pulleys, motors, sensors and programmable parts to build and code robots. This camp will be held at the All Sport Kids Academy in Gambrills.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sat 8/18 - Basic Lost Wax Casting - If you missed the first one last week, here’s a chance to jump right in. Students will learn the basics of lost wax casting, including spruing and investing wax patterns as well as casting and finishing. You’ll take home one or two finished pieces done in Argentium Sterling silver.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Tues - CAD/CAM and CNC with Autodesk Fusion 360

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:04 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    County fair season continues with the Queen Annes, Montgomery, Howard and Caroline-Dorchester county fairs!

    This morning 8/8 - Paca House and Garden - Family Paint Party - Inspire your child’s creativity with this family-friendly morning guided painting session. All materials are provided.

    Tonight 8/8 - Great Frogs Winery - Petals, Pours and Pix, a Flower Crown Workshop and Photoshoot - Create your own bohemian flower child photos with this amazing location, flowers provided by Eclectic Blooms and photography by Jennifer Simmons! A perfect girls’ night out, mommy and me or maternity photo session! Start the night with sangria and snacks, build your flower crown while you enjoy a wine tasting, then head into the vineyard or tobacco barn for your photo shoot.

    Sat 8/10 - Kittens in Cups on Defense Highway, Annapolis’ only cat cafe - Hand-stitch and paint an adorable cat pillow for your house, for ages 7 and up.

    Chesapeake Children’s Museum

    Sun 8/11 - Tye-Dye and Batik - Work with dye and hot wax to create a fun tshirt!

    All next week - Camp Kunta Kinte - With music, crafts, games, folktales and foods of Kunta Kinte’s childhood home for ages 5-10

    Also don’t miss their weekly Monday babies and toddlers gatherings, Creek Critters on Thursdays and Friday Art and Story time.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tues 8/13 - “1001 Moroccan Nights” Monthly Sketch Night - Every month, a different theme is selected, from a live model to a funky setup to classic still life. This month, Anita Hagan will be hosting a “1001 Moroccan Nights” themed still life sketch night.

    Wed 8/14 - Intro to Improv Summer Camp for Adults continues - With new stand-alone lessons each week

    And all next week, ArtFarm is hosting their Fearless Girls Photography Summer Camp for their advanced or returning kids ages 13-16.

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    All next week - TWO ArtRageous Summer Camps…

    First is the Great Outdoors and the second is Matisse, Monet and Me - These camps are set up for campers to create fun projects in a variety of new art media and promote creativity and imagination.


    Tomorrow 8/9 - Broadneck - Hedgehog Celebration - Meet and learn about African Pygmy hedgehogs!

    Tomorrow 8/9 - Discoveries: Libraries at the Mall - Accessible STEAM: Kinetic Creatures - Explore STEAM with accessible design specifically created for children with physical and visual disabilities.

    Tomorrow 8/9 - Mountain Road - How to Program a Robot! - … using special software, the Pasadena Robotics Team will be teaching kids entering 3rd and 4th grades how to make a robot move.

    Mon 8/12 - Linthicum - Maker Mondays

    Mon 8/12 - Severna Park - Minecraft Club

    Tues 8/13 - Odenton - STEAM Tuesdays - Breakerspace - Take apart various objects to see how they’re built and how they work.

    Wed 8/14 - Severn - Lego Challenge

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Two more great summer camps from Pongos Learning Lab in Crofton next week:

    First is Escape Rooms and Game Design for kids who were in K-8 last year. It’s a week of games, puzzles, adventure, mystery and logic. They’ll be playing, solving and making logic games, brain teasers and riddles and they’ll also get to attempt to “escape the camp” with a real escape room.

    Second, Pongos has a Gross, Messy and Fun Science Camp - Kids K-5 will make sticky, slimy, fizzy and fluffy stuff out of everyday materials as well as learning about gross stuff.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sun 8/11 - Basic Lost-Wax Casting - Students will learn the basics of lost-wax casting including spruing and investing wax patterns, casting and finishing. You’ll take home one or two finished pieces of Argentium Sterling silver jewelry.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Mon - Electronics Class - Last class. Thanks to Scott for running it, it’s been very informative!

    Tues - Monthly Sewing and Fiber Arts Meetup - Whether you’re experienced or not, drop on by and hang out, work on stuff, ask questions. Bring your own equipment, if you have it.

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, August 01, 2019 6:47 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Aug 7-8 - National Electronics Museum - Linthicum - Registration is open for the second session of their Pioneer Camp, studying Electricity and Magnetism for children ages 8-11. This is a repeat of the first session.

    Sat 8/3 - Ocean Pines near Berlin, MD - Pine-Eer Arts and Crafts Festival - Celebrate their 42nd anniversary with artisans and crafters from MD, DE, VA, PA and NJ. Featuring all handcrafted items. Even if you’re not a beach person, Berlin is a beautiful town and this is a good excuse to head down that way.

    Sun 8/4 - First Sunday Arts Festival - With over 130 local and regional artists, this is one of the best local artis festivals in the area and it’s right in our back yard!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Both Tues Aug 6 and Wed Aug 7th - Raye of Light Studio will be doing a Chesapeake themed Zentangle, making crabs, herons and horseshoe crabs using the relaxing, repetitive design of Zentangle.

    Local by Design

    Sun Aug 4 - Fused Glass Seahorse or Mermaid Class - Designs by Leslie will help you create your own seahorse or mermaid hanging ornament out of fused glass.

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    All next week - Painting & Drawing Summer Camp - With focus on a few different genres of art, t hs camp covers impressionism, abstract painting, sketching and water colors

    Art Farm is also hosting an Adult Open Mic Night on Tuesday...

    … and their Adult Intro to Improv Camp continues on Wednesday night


    Tomorrow - Aug 2 - Mountain Road - How To Program A Robot for kids entering the 3rd and 4th grades, this two session program is presented by the Pasadena Robotics Team.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Three more great summer camps from Pongos next week!

    First, their Robotics Summer Camp for grades 3-8 - Exploring, building and programming robots, without code, meeting a robot engineer, complete challenges as well as buliding your own robot to take home. Kids will work with Ozobots, Wonder Workshop and LEGO robotics.

    Second, Minecraft Builders for grades K-2 - Kids will be building in Minecraft AND the real world. They’ll learn how to make their own Minecrafts skins and texture packs, how to use redstone and commands to add interactivity to their builds as well as completing guided build challenges.

    Finally, Animation All Stars Summer Camp for grades K-8 - Kids will learn the basics of stop motion animation including planning, storyboarding, and scripting their stories in small groups. They will also create sets and characters and bring them to life. Finally, they’ll add voiceovers, sound effects and music.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Mon - Electronics Class - This month covering basic electronic components and how everything works together. This week will be an exploration of amplifiers.

    Tues - Autodesk Fusion 360 3D Design Workshop - If you want to learn about 3D design and have questions about Autodesk Fusion 360, this is a great night to drop by

    Wed - Woodworking Open Night

    Thurs - Electronics Open Night

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:45 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    Today 7/25 - RASA Juice Shop on Maryland Ave - Macrame Craftivity Night - Celebrate RASA’s 1 year anniversary with different workshops including one today learning how to make macrame accessories

    Sat 7/27 - Ridgely Retreat in West Annapolis - Soak Making Intensive - Learn how to make a range of exquisite self-care products, discover the history and chemistry of soapmaking and the safety practices required to manufacture soap

    Sat 7/27 - Truxtun Park - Fish Seining and Count - Using a seine net to gather fish, you’ll identify and count the fish of Spa Creek before releasing them back to the creek. A fish biologist will be on hand to help identify fish.

    Sat 7/27 - Night - Beverly Triton Nature Park - Stars and S’Mores - Learn about the wonders of the night sky as a ranger guides you through the planets, constellations and satellites while you enjoy a campfire and some gooey s’mores

    Sun 7/28 - Columbia Art Center in Columbia - Ukrainian Egg Decorating - Ukrainian eggs are incredible works of art and here is your opportunity to learn how to create them! Learn the basics of wax-resist egg decorating using Ukranian egg dyes. Explore different styles, tools and methods as well as the symbolism in pysanka. (PIH-sahn-kah)

    Sun 7/28 - Annmarie Sculpture Garden in Solomons - It’s time for their annual Insectival! Insect Festival - Celebrating and exploring insects through games, art, activities, bug hunts and more. Check out a wide variety of insects including ants, grasshoppers and more.. Including help from friends of Annmarie Gardens: the Association of Maryland Beekeepers, Maryland Entomological society, Natural History Society of Maryland, Wild Birds Unlimited, Honey Bee Rescue of Southern Maryland and more! As always, I know Solomons is a bit of a hike from the Annapolis area, but Annmarie Gardens is worth it, especially when they have special events like this.

    Wed 7/31 - Hammond Harwood House in Annapolis - Explore Botanical Art in the Museum with Titian Peale - Titian Peale became a noted naturalist and botanical artist. In this hands-on program, participants will learn what herbs were cultivated and how they were used for cooking and medicine. The program also features a take home craft of a botanical drawing.


    Little Party Company

    Tues 7/30 - Little Camp Series - Children explore movement, art, science, reading, dramatic play and more! For ages 5+

    Local by Design

    This weekend - Monthly Annapolis Artisans Market - Check out this small collective of creative businesses as they once again open their studios to the public. Meet the artists, check out their shops and buy some great locally made stuff!

    Raye of Light Studio

    Tues 7/30 - Summer Still Life Class… Learning pastels for beginners

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    All next week - Mixed Media Art Summer Camp - Kids between 8 and 11 years old will mix it up all week with all kinds of different media. They’ll paint, print, draw, collage, sew and fold.. Endless possibilities with inspiration everywhere!

    Clay Bakers - Annapolis

    Sun-Mon - 7/28-29 - Glass Fusing Workshop - Making Nautical Coasters - Spice up your summer table with these Nautical Themed Glass Coasters. Make a beach house, anchors, crabs, anything is possible! The instructor will walk you through the process of cutting, shaping and laying down your glass pieces

    All next week - Color Me Crazy ArtRageous Summer Camp for ages 6+ - Campers will create fun projects ranging from pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, tie dye as well as mosaics, giving them an opportunity to try new art media and promote creativity.


    Today 7/25 - Linthicum - Build & Play with Legos

    Mon 7/29 - Broadneck - Coding with Cubetto - The simple wooden robot you can program! For kids ages 4-7.

    Tues 7/30 - Brooklyn Park - Train Like An Astronaut

    Tues - 7/30 - Odenton - Snap Circuits - Learn electronics with simple snap-together electronic circuits, for elementary school students

    Wed 7/31 - Riviera Beach - Minecraft

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    Pongos summer camp series continues next week with their YouTube Stars Summer Camp - Kids will learn about internet safety, how to plan their videos, storyboarding, scripting recording and editing, exporting the videos for upload to YouTube and other real world production skills.

    Patuxent Lapidary Guild

    Sun 7/28 - Beginning Silversmithing Class - Making Rings, Pendants or Earrings as well as a more dvanced Silversmithing Class making stone pendants with a bezel

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Mon - Electronics Class - This month covering basic electronic components and how everything works together

    Wed - Woodworking open night

    Thurs - Electronics open night

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:42 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

    It’s county fair season again and between this weekend and next week, we have the Allegany, Kent, Washington, Cecil, Harford and Somerset county fairs all in full swing!

    This afternoon 7/18 - Sandy Point - Survival School for ages 10-14 - Join a park naturalist for a 90 minute session to learn about outdoor survival skills and connect with nature

    Tonight - Prism Annapolis - Whale Tales Designs is having a sign painting workshop - Create your own beautiful wooden farmhouse style sign for your home or for a gift.

    All day today 7/18 - The Mall in DC - The National Air and Space Museum is hosting an outdoor festival on the Mall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing!

    Sat 7/20 - Colonial Players in Annapolis - Will be hosting a special free screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s new documentary “The Day We Walked on the Moon”. The documentary marks man’s first steps on the lunar surface and tells the story of this defining moment in our history. Reservations are required.

    Now through the beginning of January - National Gallery of Art in DC - By the Light of the Silvery Moon - A Century o fLunary Photographs to Apollo 11. Photos from various unmanned missions, glass stereographs taken on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as well as iconic NASA and press photographs of the astronauts.

    This weekend - Baltimore - ArtScape - This massive arts festival features just about everything you can imagine. The Gamescape section features a full selection of games from talented students, individuals and full teams of indie game developers. The Teenscape section is all programming for teens, by teens including the Youth Artist Market.

    It also includes tons of musical performances including our good friends, Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings… be sure to check them out on Friday at 5pm!

    Art Farm - Annapolis

    Tonight 7/18 - Creative Journaling for kids ages 8-15 - Students will use colors, images, patterns, words and writing prompts to explore creative journaling as an outlet for their creative thoughts and ideas.

    Sun 7/21 - Photography Workshop - The Art of Seeing - Develop an eye for composition, utilizing your lenses and techniques that will make your photography stand out.

    All next week 7/22-7/26 - Fearless Girls Photography Camp for beginners, for ages 13-15 - This week-long camp will teach girls how to be a Fearless Photographer! With interactive demos, spending time in Annapolis and challenging them to experiment with different shooting techniques.



    Fri 7/19 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Reclaimed Rockets & Robots - disassemble small machines and gadgets and use the reclaimed parts to build a model rocket or robot buddy!

    Sat 7/20 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration

    3D Design

    Sat 7/20 - Riviera Beach - 2D to 3D Art - Turning 2D art into a 3D prints

    Wed 7/24 - Crofton - 3D Print Design - For kids and adults, you can learn how to use Tinkercad to create 3D objects. The objects will be printed after the event.


    Sat 7/20 - Eastport Annapolis Neck - Build & Play with Legos

    Sat 7/20 - Odenton - Build & Play with Legos

    Tues 7/23 - Glen Burnie - Drop-In STEM Play - Drop in and play with some STEM toys the library offers, including Cubetto, Ozobots and more!

    Wed 7/24 - Annapolis - Three Little Pigs - Exploring different ways of building houses for the three little pigs

    Wed 7/24 - Discoveries: Library at the Mall - Take a Bite Out Of Shark Week

    Also, today at the Edgewater Library - Land Conservation 101 for Landowners with the Scenic Rivers Land Trust

    Unallocated Space - Severn

    Tonight - 7/18 INFOSEC Night - Introduction to Firmware Exploitation - They will discuss the basics of firmware extraction and analysis, bug hunting and insecurities. Hands-on examples will be available.

    Tomorrow - 7/19 3D Digital Art and Animation Workshop - Using the free 3D design and animation program, Blender, students will learn the basics of the software interface, create geometric objects, moving objects in 3D, materials and colors, camera control and more.

    Tues 7/23 - Stanford Crypto 1 Study Group for the online course offered by Coursera - Solve ciphers and puzzles, solve one time pads, learn about insecurities in cryptographic technologies used on public websites.

    Also check out Unallocated Space’s regular weekly project night on Mondays and open house on Wednesdays.

    Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

    THREE great summer camps next week…

    Little Learners STEAM Camp for kids entering kindergarten in September - This half-day sampler camp, kids will spend their morning exploring the worlds of STEAM including gross messy fun science, robots, building with legos, a day of art and music as well as math!

    Game Design and Coding with Roblox - Grades 3-8 - Kids will learn how to use Roblox Studio to create and customize objects, add checkpoints and more.. Using real LUA code in a drg and drop editor.. Adding scripts to their Roblox game.

    Young Inventors Summer Camp for K-2nd - A week of creative problem solving. Kids will design, prototype and test inventions to help solve everyday problems using common household materials.

    Annapolis Makerspace

    Mon - Electronics Class - This month covering basic electronic components and how everything works together

    Tues - 7/23 - Monthly General Meeting and Open House

    Wed - Woodworking night

    Thurs - Electronics night

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