Tag Archives: Storytelling

Improv at the Museum

Describing a face
Describing a face

Another group with their facer
Another group with a face
Great "art" description #3
Great “art” description #3

Aging Well with Friends spent a morning at the IMPROV with Bridget Cavaiola of the Baltimore Improv Group, whose home is the Mercury Theater at 1823 N. Charles Street in Baltimore, MD 21201.  Bridget led us through a series of exercises leading to impromptu skits.  

Participants were of all ages and conditions from very athletic young people to an elder in a wheelchair. Bridget

Great "art" description #3
Great “art” description #3
started by having us learn each other’s names through movement and paired us up in random groups based on the alphabet or numbers.  The final skit was a cartoon face drawn by two people taking turns.  Then we had to name the face and describe the character behind the face by turns, without being able to talk to each other first.  The results were hilarious!

Writing Together: Celebrating our Gifts 11/24/2015

Writing Together Workshop
Celebrating the Gifts in our lives

Time: Tuesday, November 24 from 1:00-2:30 PM
Location: Miller Center at Friends House


Our workshop guides are  Nancy Preuss and Mary Stevenson

Nancy Preuss taught at Sandy Spring Friends School for many years and lives at Friends House.  Her art work is displayed in the Flower Alley Gallery at Friends House.  Mary Stevenson taught English at a community college in Prince Georges County until she retired last year and lives in Hyattsville.  She is also an avid gardener.

Call Carol Cober at 240-418-4603 to register, or use sign up sheet by the Country Store.

Let us know if you need any assistance with writing, for example one might need a scribe to put ones writings down on paper.


Creativity at Sandy Spring Museum


Sandy Spring Museum and Friends House are sponsoring a series of workshops on finding your creative spark that are open to all ages.

Explore Intergenerational Creativity!

Four New Community-based Pilot Workshops, Fall 2015

Wednesday 9/16 Writing Your Way –Instructor Melanie Griffin –A writer, environmental activist, blogger, spiritual director, pastor, Melanie will lead a workshop from 3-4:30PM at the Museum.

Thursday 9/17 Interviewing for Storytelling- Instructor Mike Clark A retired news reporter for the Baltimore Sun, and co-publisher of the Little Patuxent Review, Mike is a Quaker and a poet. Workshop from 3-4:30PM at the Museum. He will interview Beth Garrettson of Sandy Spring Quaker Meeting.

Thursday 9/24 Discover Art Journaling- Instructor Caitlin Sherwood, A Corcoran trained fine artist, Cait is a painter, printmaker, and musician who is passionate about Art Journaling. Workshop from 3-4:30PM at the Museum.

Saturday October 10/24 Intergenerational Improv with Instructor Bridget Cavaiola – Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG), Bridget is a Maryland Teaching Artist for Young Audiences and communications professor at CCBC. She has been performing and teaching adults and children since 2005. This Saturday morning workshop is from10AM-12PM.

For more information and to register contact:
Carol Cober, ccober4@gmail.com, 240-418-5603 Joan Liversidge, jrlivers@earthlink.net, or Deborah Kahn, dmckahn@gmail.com.

Service Learning Hours (SSL) are available for youth who participate.