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2018 Week 5: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Following the first official week of programming for the Teen Makers, my time at Open Works certainly felt different: busier, more challenging and fuller all at the same time. I’ve gotten used to people inquiring what exactly I’ve been doing for the past 4 weeks,…
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2018 Week 4: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Browsing through Facebook last Sunday night, an article the Baltimore Sun posted catches my eye: “Baltimore’s Open Works launches commercial fabrication shop; aims for a manufacturing program renaissance.” It was cool to see the city’s paper take an interest in Open Works, read the quotes…
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2018 Week 3: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Two weeks away from the start of teen programming, Nacho and I have been busy continuing program development, gathering all of our supplies, staying in touch with our Teen Makers as we prepare for our orientation dates next week while I’ve also continued my time…
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2018 Week 2: Arts

TOBY HARRIS | OPEN WORKS Monday started with some light reprimanding from a few of the participants in the senior sewing class I had worked with in my first week at Open Works. Caught up in meetings and a few smaller projects, I was missed at their last class but…
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2018 Orientation: Arts

NANCY ZHANG | WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA Orientation. Upon hearing the word, my body filled with dread. I thought I had left those days behind along with my freshman self and yet, almost two years later, I would have to face it all over again. Then, I went through the…
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2017 Week Two: Arts

CHRISTOPHER FRICK | STATION NORTH ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT – WEEK 2 The deadline for our mini golf installation is four weeks away, and there are still so many missing pieces. One of my biggest challenges this week was not with people—it was with geometry. I had the following list…
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2017 Week One: Arts

NAADIYA HUTCHINSON | 901 ARTS I am at a training, watching a previous video that the organization had made and they ask a young boy, what improvements he wants to see in his school. He thinks about it for a second and says “the school getting A/C”. Everyone in the…
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2016 Week Six: Arts

SOPHIE ADELMAN – 901 ARTS At the end of the workday, I sit in the guitar room upstairs while the four YWers I supervise eat dinner and vent to myself and to one another. “Ms. Sophie, so many people are having babies.” “Do you mean people our age?” “Yeah. They’re gonna…
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2016 Week Five: Arts

KENNEDY MCDANIEL – EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER I had another great week at the Eubie Blake Center! I applied for my first grant, which isn’t that exciting simply because I know I’ll be writing grant applications for the rest of my life. I procrastinated writing it for a while because…
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2016 Week Four: Arts

SOPHIE ADELMAN – 901 ARTS You can have the most fun of all when things don’t go as planned. In the self-care exercise on the first day of orientation, at the front and center of my mandala, I cut and pasted “I didn’t expect this” out of a magazine. It’s as…
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