Art Brigade!

DO YOU LIKE CHILDREN? DO YOU LIKE DOING CRAFTS WITH THEM?Art Brigade! (yes, the exclamation point is part of our official title) provides a fun, artistic outlet to elementary school students at multiple sites in East Baltimore.  Our program, in conjunction with the Living Classrooms Foundation, runs an after-school art program as part of a volunteer enrichment opportunity for inner-city children.Established on campus in Fall 2009, we have grown as an organization and now have over 50 volunteers, 135 students, multiple teaching sites, and an always growing number of crafts inspired by our volunteers and students alike. We are also proud to have won the CSC’s Urban Education Award as a new group in Spring 2011.

So why do it? You get to spend time with kids, contribute to the Baltimore community, learn and use leadership and classroom control skills, all the while having fun doing so! Also, by working in East Baltimore you will get a chance to know the city beyond Hopkins. It doesn’t take much – just an hour every week.  We hope to put your artistic talent to good use if you have it, but if you don’t, our club does focus on leadership skills and interacting with children through teaching them art.We accept new volunteers at the beginning of each semester!
Feel free to contact us with any questions or to get on our mailing list; we love receiving emails! jhu.art.afterschool@gmail.com!