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13th of November 2017

Sample Exercises: Improv

ArtStream makes improv accessible for everyone! What is improv? Improv is making up a scene and acting it out. If you’ve ever seen the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” you already have an idea of what improv is like. Sometimes the scene is only a few lines long. Sometimes there are no lines at all.…


3rd of November 2017

Guest Blog – Random Acts of Kindness with ArtStreamer Alyson

My name is Alyson Ritzmann. I did Social Club through ArtStream with Nicolette Stearns. She is a wonderful instructor who has taught me many social skills that I have learned. One of the homework assignments we were given at social club was to write down and do seven random acts of kindness. The random act…


30th of October 2017

Legacy Ledgers create history for the nursing staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

ArtStream’s You Are a Work of Art program brings art experiences to the nursing staff, medics, and technicians at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). It is funded by the Prince Charitable Trusts. ArtStream’s talented team of artists bring art projects, poetry, music, and camaraderie directly to the hospital staff. Sometimes, hospital staff engages with art…


24th of October 2017

Mailing volunteers needed!

ArtStreamers love to volunteer! You can help spread the word about classes and fundraisers. Volunteers will fold, stuff, and label envelopes for mailing at the ArtStream office. All dates are during the workday. Volunteers should plan to work for at least two hours, anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Organized groups of 5 or…


16th of October 2017

$5,000 Grant from the Safeway Foundation Supports Tuition Assistance

ArtStream is grateful to be supported by a $5,000 grant from the Safeway Foundation. The grant will support tuition assistance in ArtStream programs. ArtStream is counted among 27 organizations supporting people with disabilities who received funding from the Foundation in October 2017, totaling over $300,000. “The Safeway Foundation and Safeway have a long history of…


29th of September 2017

You Are a Work of Art in NOAH White Paper

ArtStream’s program You Are a Work of Art was featured in a white paper published by the National Organization for the Arts in Health (NOAH) entitled “Arts, Health, and Well-Being in America.” Section Four of the white paper, entitled “In Caring for Caregivers,” features a header image by Mike Rollins of nurses and technicians from Walter Reed…


25th of July 2017

ArtStream’s administrative office moved to Chevy Chase

Will my classes change? No. All ArtStream classes will be held at their usual locations. Will the phone number change? No. You can still reach us at 301-565-4567 during regular business hours. Why move? More than anything, we wanted our offices to be completely accessible for guests, volunteers, and potential staff members. Can I visit? Yes.…


11th of July 2017

$38,770 Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council

ArtStream is proud to be the recipient of a $38,770 General Operating Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).  This grant represents ArtStream’s seventh consecutive grant cycle of support from MSAC. We are incredibly grateful to the Maryland State Arts Council for all of their support. The Maryland State Arts Council is an agency dedicated to…


6th of July 2017

$22,700 Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

ArtStream, Inc. is proud to be the recipient of a $22,700 grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. This is the fifth consecutive cycle of support from the Council The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County cultivates and supports excellence in the arts and humanities, expands access to cultural expression, and…


15th of June 2017

“She’s dramatic! I’m a dramatic character.”

ArtStream actor Rachel Williams was interviewed about her role in Lasagnawood. Here are some highlights from the interview. What’s the name of your play? Lasagnawood. The title is called Lasagnawood. So it’s about making a movie in Hollywood? There are two different parts. People are in, like, different scenes from Hollywood and Italy. Some of…