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The Annapolis Shakespeare Company has a great one-week workshop for ages 11-18 starting on June 26. Explore the explosive alchemy of melding modern filmmaking with classical theater in Shake the Screen! On location in and around Annapolis Shakespeare Company's new headquarters on Chinquapin Round Road, you'll get staff guidance, but few limits, as you direct, act, costume, score, shoot and edit your own films--based on Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, histories, and poetry of your choosing. Learn new skills, make new friends, collaborate, create! Challenge and express yourself like nowhere else!

Click here for more information and to register now!

Maryland Hall's Fall Catalog is now on line with more than 200 classes for adults and children.

Explore your creative side this fall with a Maryland Hall class. For adults, why not take a pottery class, make a ring or bangle in a jewelry class or take up Pilates or Tai Chi? Children and teens can choose from classes and workshops in drama, dance, drawing, painting, clay, musical theater and much more!

Remember, you now don't need to be a member to take a class--but if you join or renew your membership you'll save money all year long on class tuition and registration fees and also enjoy benefits throughout the year.

Printed catalogs are in the mail to our members; but you can click here and download a copy of the catalog now.

In celebration of African American Music Month, an exhibit of album cover art will be on display in the Martino Gallery from Friday, June 14 to Wednesday, June 26. The album covers will showcase influential African American music makers and African American music of impact through the years. This unique gallery experience will be a visual journey of nostalgic sound and artistic excellence.

Join us on Wednesday, June 26 starting at 5:30 pm for some pre-concert festivities before a free concert by Art Sherrod, Jr. Food and drink will be available for purchase and the gallery will be open for viewing. Tickets are required for the concert. Click here to reserve your tickets now! *The concert is SOLD OUT but add your name to the waitlist and you will be notified if tickets become available.

The exhibit was originally mounted at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center in Baltimore, MD in 2011. Exhibit text by Troy Burton, Managing Director, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center; C.T. Goodman, entertainment feature writer; Lee Mergner, publisher, JazzTimes Magazine; and Carla Willis, Producer, WEAA FM. Album covers will be provided by WEAA FM, Record and Tape Traders and private donors​.

You may also be interested in a panel discussion presented by WEAA 88.9 FM and Creative Alliance on African American music. "1963: The Music and The Movement" will be held at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson on Wednesday, June 19 from 7 - 10 pm. Click here for more information.

Maryland Hall's signature fundraising event is a nautically-themed party this year and includes entertainment, live and silent auctions, and delicious wine, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres all evening long from the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and hotels.

If you would like to be a sponsor for Arts Alive, click here to download the sponsorship package.

Thanks to ARINC for signing on as a Stars Sponsor once again this year.  Click here for more information about Arts Alive.

Portrait Sculpture Intensive Workshop | August 13 - August 17

Students will have the opportunity to sculpt a life-like portrait in clay, working directly from the model. This workshop is designed for all levels of ability. Instructor Rick Casali's innovative teaching style embraces the French concept of "secret figure" - a knowledge/concept approach to understanding the portrait. This unique five-day workshop will consist of daily sculpture demos by Casali covering proportion, pose, geometric planes along with the anatomy of the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and the forms of the hair. Thorough measurements of each model will be recorded prior to class as a reference. Students will have their choice of a male or female model (model fee TBA). Recommended for portrait painters, sculptors, illustrators, and computer animators. Materials List.

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