BlackRock in a Box Fish Out of Water

Main Street Connect is excited to partner with BlackRock Center for the Arts to offer a unique opportunity for the Main Street community.

Let’s take a deep dive into the idea of feeling like a fish out of water. Whether that’s being different, feeling off, we will work together to discover new ways of self-regulating and strategies to lift ourselves up. How can art help us process and express our feelings in times of discomfort? To accept, and to embrace complexities of yourself – love what makes you different.

Some examples of projects include sketching and illustration, mono printing, carved print making, and mixed media.
This is a virtual program. Each session will meet on Zoom.

6:00 – 7:00 PM on
Tuesday, November 9
Thursday, November 11
Tuesday, November 16
Thursday, November 18
Tuesday, November 30
Tuesday, December 7
Thursday, December 9
Tuesday, December 14

$50 for Members | $100 for Non-Members
Included with your registration is a box of supplies for class that will be enjoyed and spark creativity well beyond the eight sessions.
Financial assistance may be available for members. Please contact us to make a request.

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Instructor Bio

Anjali WellsAnjali Wells received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Master of Art Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Anjali also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Equity and Excellence in Education from McDaniel College. She has been a Highly Qualified Art Educator for Montgomery County Public Schools since 2013. In 2013, she developed an arts-based mindfulness program for at-risk elementary students which proved to reduce the number of office infractions of participants. Anjali was the site coordinator and lead teaching artist for Explore, Create, Connect at Briggs Chaney Middle School, a program made possible by a Trawick Foundation Grant that collaborated with Arts on the Block, Impact Silver Spring, and Clancyworks Dance company to provide struggling students with arts based community engagement. The program proved to improve participant’s self-esteem, a sense of belonging in the school community, and ultimately their attendance and GPA. In 2019, Anjali worked as a contributor to the Smithsonian Freer Sackler Museum’s Freeman project writing curriculum resources for the gallery’s Chinese art collection. Additionally, she provides professional development annually through the Maryland Art Education Association. Anjali currently serves on the MCPS Fine Arts curriculum team.