Tag Archive: Baltimore City

Welcome to the Summer Arts Academy 2015!

Young Audiences has again partnered with Baltimore City Public Schools to make sure that arts-integrated learning does not end with the school year. On Monday, June 29, energy filled the gymnasium of Thomas… Continue reading

Opportunity Schools are a spot of hope

Much research has suggested that students from low-income families often struggle in school compared to their more affluent peers. However, the Maryland Campaign for Achievement Now (MarylandCAN) published a report in April that… Continue reading

How do we make learning fun?

By Chanel Traboldt, Third Grade Teacher at Harford Heights Elementary and Young Audiences Public Programs Summer Intern Two middle school girls sit in the back of the classroom. One of them is sneaking a look… Continue reading

Taking summer learning beyond the classroom

During the past few weeks, nearly 150 middle school students have dived into math and science concepts through the arts at the Young Audiences and Baltimore City Public Schools 22nd Century Pioneers Arts-Based… Continue reading

Greetings from the staff of Summer Learning!

By Azya Maxton, 22nd Century Pioneers Arts-Based Summer Camp Arts Integration Facilitator Summer Learning is off to a great start. Our sixth-graders are studying coordinate grids and the engineering process. Seventh- and eighth-graders… Continue reading

Students help raise funds to bring the arts to other schools

My name is Amanda Sessa and I am a student at the Institute of Notre Dame (IND) in Baltimore City. I am a member of the Shalom Club, a worldwide high school organization… Continue reading

Students re-envision their neighborhood through illustration

By Danyett Tucker, Young Audiences illustrator and Artist Associate During my recent mural residency program at Hamilton Elementary/Middle, students celebrated their community by remodeling Main Street and adding their own businesses. Social awareness… Continue reading

Working to bring the arts to every student

By Dr. Sherrie Norwitz, Instrumental String Music Teacher, Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle Art and aesthetics are crucial to the foundation of society. Arts education provides children the opportunity to be exposed to–and develop… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Blaustein Philanthropic Group

Young Audiences programs teach students about teamwork, tap into their creativity and imagination, and increase their understanding of other cultures through performances and artist-in-residence programs. We believe it is critical to share these… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Jen and Michael Sachs

As a former preschool and kindergarten teacher, Jen Sachs often used music and theatre to engage her students. Although Jen lacked formal training in the arts or arts integration, she sang and used… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Amanda Pellerin

“Wow, this is the first time I have ever felt artistic!” Young Audiences ceramic artist Amanda Pellerin overheard this proclamation from a student during an artist-in-residence program. The student made this statement to… Continue reading

Why the arts make the difference

By Stacie Sanders Evans, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Executive Director I recently took a foundation representative to see what our Maryland Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program looks like when an artist is in a… Continue reading