If you haven’t tried Kerplunk! at the Creative Alliance, you need to add it to your summer bucket list. This free art program runs Saturdays through August 10th between noon and 3 pm — a perfect way to keep the kiddos busy and out of the hottest heat of the day.
All of the art projects created during Kerplunk! are inspired by current exhibitions at The Creative Alliance (located right off Patterson Park on Eastern Avenue. Haven’t been there yet?? Why not?!?). It’s a fantastic opportunity to introduce your kids to fine art and then let them go wild with the creative process. Best part? No kitchen paint clean up.
For example, this spring the Creative Alliance hosted a Globe Poster exhibition in their main gallery. Globe Poster: Not to be Missed! celebrated a slice of African-American music history through Baltimore’s Globe Poster Printing Corp. The iconic print shop acquired a national reputation for its eye-popping posters that promoted musicians the likes of James Brown to A Tribe Called Quest. The posters have left a lasting impact on design, pop culture, and music.
Pint-sized Picassos who dropped by Kerplunk! one Saturday had a chance to browse the poster collection and then use stencils and materials provided by The Creative Alliance to create their own masterpiece. An opportunity to make “real” art while learning about history, printing, and more. Pretty cool, huh?
Wonder what’s planned for this Saturday!
Photo Credit: The Creative Alliance