Explore art as story making at this year’s Art Outside! We’re thrilled to be the host for the 3rd year in a row of the Kids Art Exploration Area and we’ve put together a fun FREE day of creativity for families in Druid Hill Park! Make art with The Walters Art Museum, National Aquarium and local illustrator Joyce Hesselberth. Dance the afternoon away with DC Kindie Band Here Comes Trouble, Ms. Cacie, and Baltimore’s own Beans-n-Frank. Listen to a reading from Baltimore author Erin Hagar. Express yourself through yoga storytelling and creative dramatics with Everyman Theatre. Join the (cool) progeny team for a special #BeMORE community art project.

Art Outside

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Druid Hill Park Resevoir
11 AM – 5 PM
Live Entertainment, Art Vendors, Food Trucks, Free Creativity Projects for Kids
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The first 150 kids to stop by the (cool) progeny Kids Art Exploration area will receive a special gift, courtesy of a (cool) collaboration with DuoPress! {More will be available for a $1 donation to the Little Lion Challenge.}

Kids Art Exploration Area @ Art Outside, hosted by (cool) progeny

Kids Stage Schedule

11:00 AM
Reading by Author Erin Hagar

11:30 AM
Ms. Cacie

12:15 PM

1:00 PM
Everyman Theatre Creative Dramatics

1:30 PM
Everyman Theatre Yoga Storytelling  

2:00 PM
Everyman Theatre Creative Dramatics

2:30 PM
Everyman Theatre Yoga Storytelling  

3:30 PM
Here Comes Trouble

(Schedule subject to change)

Many Thanks to Our Creativity Partners!

Author Erin Hagar

Erin Hagar writes fiction and nonfiction for children and teens. Her most recent book is Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures, published by local publisher DuoPress. She teaches for the Center for Talented Youth program at Johns Hopkins University and has worked helping educators design curricula and refine their teaching strategies. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and two children. She has not yet trussed a chicken on the style Julia Child’s, but makes a mean molasses cookie. WEBSITE


Teaching with hip-hop isn’t a new idea, but no one has been able to be as cool at it before. Beans-N-Frank are the cartoon kids who rap lessons over hard-hitting hip-hop beats. The lyrics are as catchy and memorable as Sesame Street songs, but the music sounds like tracks from top 10 hip hop artists. Creators, Mark Bmore Davis, and David Washington are veteran educators and human service workers. They created Beans-N-Frank as a tool that teachers can use to have fun in their classrooms while teaching and practicing basic skills. WEBSITE 

Charm City Players

Charm City Players is a non-profit with a unique vision for the future of the arts throughout the Baltimore region.  Their passion is to Entertain, Educate, Inspire! children through truly exceptional year-round family entertainment.  They are dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and families throughout the region through the performing arts. Performances take place at the Hannah Moore Arts Center at St. Timothy’s School. WEBSITE

Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre is dedicated to offering a variety of educational opportunities to students of every age and comfort level. The Education Department provides diverse programming, which includes their highly regarded High School Matinee Program serving Baltimore City public schools, their Residency Program that brings experiential learning into the classroom, Audience Engagement opportunities and a variety of classes for professional artists, educators and young people. Everyman Education aims to excite, transform, and ignite the imagination. Their educational programming touches the lives of over 1,000 people of all ages throughout a single season. WEBSITE

Kids Art Exploration Area Partners - (cool) progeny

Joyce Hesselberth, Illustrator

Joyce Hesselberth’s illustrations have appeared in national ad campaigns, theater productions, and numerous major newspapers and magazines. She also illustrates children’s books, and has published two educational apps, PrestoBingo Shapes and PrestoBingo Colors which are available in the iTunes app store. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and the Art Directors’ Club of New York among others. She and her husband David Plunkert co-founded Spur Design in 1995. Spur Design is located in a renovated factory building in Baltimore, MD. Joyce also teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. WEBSITE

Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble is all about being silly, having fun, and finding the adventure in everything. Conservatory trained duo (and husband/wife team) Jon Babu and Kelly Donohue have collaborated with their wacky band of friends to create irresistibly catchy lyrics and toe-tapping, genre-bending tunes that will keep you smiling all day long! WEBSITE 

The National Aquarium

With an extensive history in both Washington, DC, and Baltimore, today the National Aquarium carries on the legacy of the nation’s first aquarium. As a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the National Aquarium champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, students and citizens from around the world to actively participate in the preservation of our natural resources and living systems. WEBSITE

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. WEBSITE