December 9th Knowledge Exchange Day

Course Selections for December 9th!

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The Power of Our Words : Affirmations & Meditation with Alanah Nichole

Alanah Nichole is a vibrant, bubbly and at the nougat big-heart, belly and booty having community driven mother, organizer & friend to all. She will lead you through 90 minutes of non-traditional yet energizing workshop style affirmations for your mind, body and spirit, Expect Growth

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Fundraising Technology 101

Is your nonprofit ready to up its technology game? Are you considering a donor management system, or looking to get more out of your existing CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) system? Join us for a workshop with OneTenth Consulting.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:30 PM

Cannabis Therapeutics in Holistic Health

This course will serve as an overview of 1) Medical cannabis in Maryland, and 2) Incorporating cannabis therapeutics in holistic health.

Showroom
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM
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Creating Your Big Hairy Audacious Vision

This vision board workshop will help attendees think through their big goals and create a visual representation of what they want to accomplish through a fun and creative process. Ms. Martin will walk them through: How to determine what goals to pursue right now. How to choose one big goal to put your energy towards. How to make sure your vision is “well rounded” by including goals for other aspects of your life. What to do with your vision board once it’s complete. What now? How to build a support system around your goals to help you stick to them

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Design Think Your Life

What are you passionate about? How do you want to make a difference? Not sure? Come learn about a problem solving technique called Design Thinking.

ImpactHub
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Foundations in Energy Healing

This course will provide an overview of energetic healing modalities as well as explore supplemental tools used in healing. The course will discuss historical context of Reiki and cite historical instances of energy healing.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Raising Micro Capital for Your Business on Kiva.org

Participants will learn how to use Kiva.org to raise a 0% interest micro loan for their businesses. In addition, you'll learn how to apply to Kiva and get your campaign approved. You'll learn how to fundraise from your community. You'll learn how to fundraise from the Kiva community of 1.7 million micro lenders; and you'll learn how to repay your Kiva micro loan, then qualify for double the amount the next time.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Talking Drums

"Talking Drums" is geared towards cultivating focus, self-esteem, determination, respect, and self-discipline through the art of drumming.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Design for the Wellbeing of Black Women

During this collaborative session, participants will look at design’s role as a transformative tool that can support the personal healing process and collective wellbeing of Black women.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Legal Issues for Artists

The purpose of this session is to introduce attendees to the primary legal issues that artists confront. We will cover the basics of intellectual property, including the differences between copyrights and trademarks, and when registration is required; how to set-up your business as an artist and choose the most appropriate entity; and how to read and negotiate contracts with a view toward the key provisions to look out for. At the end of this session, attendees will have a foundation for understanding these issues and be equipped to know when to seek further assistance. Dana Bucy Miller is the owner of DM Law, LLC, a firm dedicated to helping creatives and entrepreneurs navigate the areas of business, tax, and intellectual property law. Dana helps artists and small business owners understand their intellectual property rights, set up their businesses properly, and effectively negotiate their contracts. Before starting her firm, Dana served as the supervising attorney of the small business division at a Baltimore County law firm. Dana is also an active volunteer for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Healthy Relationships

This course aims to educate, equip, inspire, and empower people with the relationship skills necessary to form and maintain healthy relationships.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Wellness Awareness with Team Autobars and Laststrike Fitness.

This workshop includes lessons on mindfulness, preparing healthy snacks at home, learning various exercise routines they can do at home, gathering a better understanding of what wellness is.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Bringing Consciousness to Art Practice

In this workshop, students will look at different approaches to infusing their art practices with conscious attention and presence.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, July 24, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Stress Management

This Stress Management workshop will give participants both a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and stress logging.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Stimulating Jewelry Making

In this workshop the participants will learn simple jewelry making techniques and craft their own unique creations. This an exploration in tactile art and sensory stimulation. There will be a brief discussion on the therapeutic value of tactile art as it relates to the senses and how it can be used as a coping mechanism to manage stress for neurotypical people as well as people on the autism spectrum or with developmental, and or mental disabilities.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Repatriation Possibilities For Baltimore Africans

Gentrification disproportionately displaces people of African descent. It is urgent for people to be able to intentionally create desired community by any means and this will explore the opportunity that Repatriation offers. Come learn about the finances, process and real life challenges to find if you can see yourself with others on the continent or if thinking seven generations ahead makes it all worthwhile.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

The Magick of Sound

The Magick of Sound Music Theory Class will integrate aspects of melody, rhythm, form, and musical analysis and Musicianship skills such as dictation, sight-singing, and the ability to read and write musical notation.

Showroom
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM

DIY Worry Beads

Unfamiliar with this work of art? Worry beads are often made from natural materials, such as wood and bamboo, strung on string long enough to double as a bracelet. They are used for reflection, meditation or counting your breaths and are great for relieving anxiety and having something to fidget with.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Occult Dance

Dance as a cure for mental,physical, emotional and spiritual ailments.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

International Travel in a Black Body

This class is about exploring the personal, practical and political while traveling internationally in a Black Body.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Natal Chart 101

This is an introductory course to understanding how to read one's natal chart. A natal chart is an astrological report of where every planet was positioned upon birth. I am here to demystify the negative connotations/fear based aversions to astrology, in the hopes of opening people’s eyes to the tool it actually is.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Coding While Black

Coding While Black is a computer science based educational program for the Black and Brown community of Baltimore. It will utilize a phased cohort structure and build teams that will solve real world problems as participants develop the skills needed to advance within the course. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide pathways into STEAM jobs for a community that has traditionally been locked out of that job sector.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Paint with Your Heart

Paint with your Heart is a creative group therapy session where we paint and discuss our artistic process with the goal of Emotional Detoxification through art.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:30 - 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Paper Marbling

Learn tips and techniques of sumingashi water-based paper marbling. Create your own one-of-a-kind marbled papers and explore this playful, meditative process.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Henna for Your Hands, Body, and Hair

Learn more about mehendi (henna) and the many designs, practices, and Eastern cultures that utilize this staple art form. Come prepared with an open mind and an open palm!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 4:45 PM

Independent Black Political Action: Our Ongoing Story of Social Justice In America

A multimedia exploration of the local and national history of independent Black community organizing for social and economic justice.

The Baltimore Free School
Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Hollaback BMore: Creating Safer Spaces

"No Sexism, No Racism, & No Homophobia Allowed" is a great idea, but how do you implement it in real life? And what is it missing? This workshop should help people recognize some of the privileges they walk around with, as well as provide some skills on how to use it for good.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

Misogynoir and Transmisogyny in conversation

We would like to engage and pull out dialogue between trans/Cis women about race, class and sexual liberty.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Multiple Sclerosis Baltimore (MS Baltimore) Free Arts Workshop

The premise of MS Baltimore is to connect, create, and engage the MS community in Baltimore. We are designed to provide "green" (recycled) materials for arts and crafts so participants can maintain/strengthen fine motor skills and functional mobility. We encourage our members to explore creative ideas with the opportunity to join our diverse community of resources with no cost to them.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Fire Cider

Fire Cider is a popular herbal folk remedy with an interesting history, and is commonly thought to boost the immune system during cold and flu season

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 5:15 PM

The light of you

This is a conversation/demonstration/experiment using portraiture and self-portraiture as a learning tool. Who are we, really?

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Gettin' Clear about Power

This workshop will explore concepts of sociopolitical power, power resources, the dynamics of power in social relationships, and will offer practical methods for building, maintaining, and securing power through strategic organizing, in order to achieve systemic transformation.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM

Mini Zine Making

Make your own zine using paper, scissors and your imagination. Zines are independent publications that can be used to express ideas and creativity. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create their own mini zines in a simple and fun exercise.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM

How to Winterize Yourself & Your Bicycle

This Workshop will take you - the year round, cycle-bound, no matter the weather, loves nothing better, cyclist through the steps of prepping for a long commute out in the snow, cold, and wet for both yourself and your trusty two-wheeled self-powered steed

Baltimore Bicycle Works
Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:15 - 6:45 PM