Events

All workshops are listed in Eastern Time.

Unless specifically noted, our programs are free, virtual and suited for participants ages 16+. For further details about what to expect from our workshops, along with registration and Zoom instructions, click here.

 

The Seasons Change Us: Calling to the Sun with author Hari Alluri – Online Creative Writing Workshop in Partnership with Strathmore

Zoom Virtual Event

Creative writing is a tool for knowing yourself, understanding the world, and connecting with other people. Led by author Seema Reza and accomplished guest writers—including poets, memoirists, novelists, and storytellers—these generative community workshops follow the model developed by Community Building Art Works (CBAW) over the course of a decade of bringing people together in military […]

Military Voices: A Free Writing Workshop for Active Duty, Veterans & Military Families with Kevin Basl in Partnership with Blue Star Families

Zoom Virtual Event

It's time to tell your story. Blue Star Families has partnered with Community Building Art Works (CBAW) for a virtual creative writing workshop. Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Together over Zoom, we’ll read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into our […]

Exploring Liquid Charcoal: Adding Color – An Online Visual Art Workshop with Veteran Artist Shaun Smith

Zoom Virtual Event

Exploring Liquid Charcoal: Adding Color In March & April, Veteran Artist Shaun Smith introduced us to the medium of liquid charcoal, and how white charcoal & gouache can bring out the artwork's highlights. In this final workshop featuring liquid charcoal, Shaun will show participants how color can be added to the medium. Together, we will […]

Poetic Record: Resilience Workshop for Healthcare Workers with Laura Van Prooyen

Zoom Virtual Event

Join our community of healthcare workers, where writing offers connection, expression & relief from holding it all together. This free, online workshop led by Laura Van Prooyen, blends poetry, community, and the science of resilience. Each week, Laura selects a poem and together participants read, respond, write and can choose to share. We believe that […]

Drawing Upside Down: A Low-Pressure Sketchbook Practice! – An Online Visual Art Workshop with Melissa Dettloff

Zoom Virtual Event

Drawing Upside Down: A Low-Pressure Sketchbook Practice! with Melissa Dettloff In this workshop, we’ll delve into the world of drawing upside down – a joyful, stress-free sketchbook practice using inverted source imagery that promises surprising (and sometimes hilarious) results. Whether you're a seasoned artist, an aspiring creative, or somewhere in between, all skill levels are […]

Poetic Record: Resilience Workshop for Healthcare Workers with Laura Van Prooyen

Zoom Virtual Event

Join our community of healthcare workers, where writing offers connection, expression & relief from holding it all together. This free, online workshop led by Laura Van Prooyen, blends poetry, community, and the science of resilience. Each week, Laura selects a poem and together participants read, respond, write and can choose to share. We believe that […]

More Than One Story: Orientation Session for An Arts Program for Women & Nonbinary Military & Veterans

Zoom Virtual Event

Join Community Building Art Works in a virtual orientation session to learn more about our program for women and non-binary military (Active Duty and Veterans), More Than One Story. Individuals interested in participating in MTOS are required to attend one Orientation Session. Orientations sessions take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 12 […]

More Than One Story: Orientation Session for An Arts Program for Women & Nonbinary Military & Veterans

Zoom Virtual Event

Join Community Building Art Works in a virtual orientation session to learn more about our program for women and non-binary military (Active Duty and Veterans), More Than One Story. Individuals interested in participating in MTOS are required to attend one Orientation Session. Orientations sessions take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 12 […]

Comedy Writing Workshop with Amelia Bane in Partnership with Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals & The Up Center

Zoom Virtual Event

Join comedian Amelia Bane for a comedy writing workshop. Give yourself a break from your routine and take some time to laugh in community. Each workshop, we will read a humor piece and react to it together. After some discussion about technique and what makes comedy writing work, we’ll write our own pieces. We’ll come […]