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TWIGS Auditions, Visual Arts

TWIGS, To Work In Gaining Skills, is a free after-school arts program for Baltimore City residents only.

If you like to draw, paint, or work with your hands, we offer lessons with professional artists to develop skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture. 4th through 7th grade classes will be held once a week for two hours. 8th grade classes will meet twice a week for two hours each.

Visual Arts Auditions

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Students entering grades 4-8 in September 2017 can audition.

9:30 am Students with last names beginning with A–F

10:30 am Students with last names beginning with G-L

1 pm Students with last names beginning with M-R

2 pm Students with last names beginning with S-Z

Applicants should choose 8–10 examples of their artwork they particularly like. This could include drawings, paintings, collages, ceramics, prints, weavings, metal, or woodworking projects or anything else made by hand in school or at home. Applicants should be prepared to discuss their artwork. They will also complete a drawing exercise during the audition. Materials for this drawing will be provided. The audition may last up to two hours. 

Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. You can pre-register online at

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