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  Spring 2022

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Slow the Spread: Mask Up

Vaccination is strongly encouraged. 
GBYM has an air purifier, upgraded HVAC filters, and frequent air circulation.

What to expect

  • Attend weekly media arts clubs and workshops after school, to practice art, design, and filmmaking skills and social justice advocacy.

  • Be part of a team 

  • Relax and unwind with fellow volunteers 

  • Earn SSL hours 

  • Build your village

  • Receive a free laptop and headphones if you don't have them at home. 

  • LGBTQ+ friendly 

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • All staff are fully vaccinated 

Questions: Email Program Manager Shereka Mosley, at 

or text Director Anna MacLachlan at 301-664-4961. You can also email us to schedule a phone call. 

Requirements to join

  • Age 12 through 18 for clubs and in-person

  • Age 10 through 18 for online fine art classes

  • Online registration 

  • Parents must sign permission slips in person on first day or upload to Dropbox 

  • Media releases required for students who want to be featured in films. (Student and parent must sign)

  • Masks are recommended

  • Vaccination required for everyone over 18.

Spring 2022 SCHEDULE (IN PERSON at Studio) 

January 10 through May 15

All clubs meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Attend as much or as little as your schedule allows.


Film Club: (Interviews, PSAs, documentaries, and other short videos)

Communications Club: (Photoshop, graphic design, website design, and social media) 

Workshops in the studio: 

April 20 through May 19

Creating Documentary Shorts

Teachers: Smeeta Narang and Morgan McKenzie

Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:30, starting April 20

Wednesdays through May 19:

Intro to camerawork and the set, with Graham Holford

4:30 to 6:30pm 

Podcast Challenge with Community Bridges and the Equity and Inclusion Committee, led by Pearl Andrieu 

Fridays, 4pm to 5:30pm

Drawing Class: Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm 

Spring semester has ended for this class.

This class will resume Fall 2022. 

Students develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencils, charcoal, ink wash and color media. The two-semester sequence in Drawing will provide lecture and studio instruction on the fundamentals, practices and related concepts of drawing.

Fundamentals of Art Class: Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm 

This class will resume Fall 2022.

Fundamentals of Art focuses on the development of concepts and elements of art, thus on the compositional basics of line, form, value, color, texture, and spatial relationships. Art projects are oriented toward developing these fundamental artistic skills, understanding their application and exploring them through the use of various tools and materials.

Art teacher Shereka Mosley will teach this class via Zoom, but students can use our computer lab to participate. 

SCHEDULE of Special Guest Teaching Artists coming soon. 

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