Social Media Art
with Social Studio 

Let’s make art together … wherever you are.

Why? Because learning and growing is a social activity.

Artists of all backgrounds and skills deserve a community built on inspiration, support, feedback, and empathy.

Though Social Studio’s social-media-based art activities you’ll:

  • Build confidence
  • Find greater self-awareness
  • Increase your range of ideas and possible outcomes
  • Find that the creativity and perspective skills you develop in art can be used in all areas of life.
  • See yourself and others through art and together discover how to be ourselves.

Get started by following us on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube) and join the daily fun!


Social-Media Activities

Social Studio Online Sketch


Practice. Practice. Practice! Social Studio Sketch is a daily practice of responding to an open-ended prompt with a sketch challenge as a way to explore and express our perspectives. Sharing our work teaches us to see and respect the way others see too.

Social Studio Online Sundays


An informal introduction of an art or craft to a virtual community on Instagram Live. Social Studio Sundays presents projects you can do together as a family, at home with easy to find materials.

Social Studio Online Sessions


Just because we’re not together doesn’t mean we can’t make art together. These group classes are designed to develop art-making and creative thinking skills on various topics.

Social Studio Online Stories


Let’s read and get inspired to make art. Social Studio Stories creates opportunities to read and relate to stories from the children’s book collection at Social Studio. The story is followed by related art activities.


Find new perspectives and sharpen your skills through our daily sketch challenge. Share your creation and tag @socialstudiobaltimore with hashtag #socialstudiosketch


Day 6 of Social Studio’s “Inktober” Sketchbook Challenge: Rodent #inktober #inktober2020 #socialstudiosketch ...

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Day 13 of Social Studio’s “Inktober” Sketchbook Challenge: Dune. #inktober #inktober2020 #socialstudiosketch ...

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33/100 #100dayproject #dailylittledrawings “comin round goin round” #socialstudiosketch 78/100 ...

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“Rodent” #socialstudiosketch #inktober #inktober2020 ...

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Today’s #socialstudiosketch assignment from socialstudiobaltimore — my favorite vegetable (a leek) in pastels, colored pencils, and watercolor ...

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#inktober #inktober2020 #socialstudiosketch FISH ...

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Today’s #socialstudiosketch assignment from socialstudiobaltimore was a bit of a catastrophe!! ...

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My spring animal #socialstudiosketch assignment for socialstudiobaltimore and my poem for the day.
Day 11/29

when the time is right
we will burst into bright yellow flowers
our intertwined vines made stronger
by this unexpected rest
and we will appreciate where we are planted
and the sun on our petals
more than ever before

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My illuminated letter #socialstudiosketch assignment from socialstudiobaltimore. My letter is relatively spare because I like things that way. The letter itself is dark green, embellished with silver dots because they remind me of metal tacks or bolts,
something industrial. Beneath the letter is a kuba cloth design. One of my treasured possessions is a 6 foot long kuba cloth. It hangs across from my bed and is the first thing I see every morning. I included it to symbolize my African Americanness and my appreciation for all things hand-crafted. Between the kuba cloth and the S is a piece of wood that is a pencil on one end (referring to my career and my enjoyment of writing). The other end is a paint brush alluding to my love of art — creating it and viewing it. The other two elements are a piece of yarn (which I use in my art) and a small heart (because I have been well-loved and because I collect images of “chance hearts”). I considered dangling an earring from the S but I didn’t want to detract from what I had already done. Sorry for giving more explanation than anyone wanted. Have a lot of free time!

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Another future flag idea !#socialstudiosketch 99/100 ...

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“Rodent” #socialstudiosketch #inktober #inktober2020 ...

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#socialstudiosketch drawing another 91/100 ...

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Sundays are for making things together. Social Studio Sundays are art initiatives you can do together as a family, at home with easy to obtain materials. Join us on Instagram Live.

What I made today! A block weaving as instructed by socialstudiobaltimore. It was so easy to make, and I have a basement full of yarn and a few more of these chunky burlap-covered square canvases.

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Shadow painting #socialstudiosundays socialstudiobaltimore ...

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Fun things to do in the ☀️- learn how to make sun prints with @marymarymu TOMORROW at 4pm on IG LIVE 🌿#socialstudiosundays #sunprints #cyanotypes #familyartactivities ...

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How awesome is this!!! @marymarymu turned today’s cyanotype print into a #socialstudiosundays banner! Thank you Mary for a great afternoon. Watch it on IGTV and make art in the ☀️with you family! #bitchinstitchin #cyanotypes #summerishere ...

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Shadow painting #socialstudiosundays ...

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#Socialstudiosundays is a free activity that’s fun for the whole family at 4:15pm on Sundays. Register online. This week intern Julia will teach you how to make dragonflies. Materials: pipe cleaners, beads, and mini google eyes. Packets available for pick-up if you add to order! ...

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#SocialStudioSundays is a family friendly art activity made with objects easy to find around your home. We also make “Softly Social” craft packs for $5 that match the week’s activity. This week is MONSTER TISSUE BOX. Sign up to pick up your packet under “online classes” at AND get another “softly social” craft pack for free. Many of the craft packs have how-to videos on the Social Studio YouTube channel. We do the activity together on Zoom @4:15pm on Sunday afternoons. Money for craft packs goes into the “Pay It Forward” Fund. More about this fund and how to give to or access it is on the website. Pick up for packs is outside the studio - 737 Deepdene Road, Baltimore. ...

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Not pictured is the 3 episodes of Tiger King. At least that’s over! Still #socialstudiosundays Stick Weaving ...

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Join in the family fun of #socialstudiosundays and learn a perfect summer craft - Fortune Tellers! Invent your own answers, especially now when the future is so blurry!! Sunday afternoon 4:15-5:00pm/Zoom, FREE - taught be intern Liv Loeb🌟Register “online classes” - link in profile. ...

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After 12pm tomorrow “Softly Social Craft Packs” will be available for those who requested one when you registered for #socialstudiosundays - see online classes. For more family fun craft activities check out Social Studio on YouTube. ...

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Enjoy a story from Social Studio’s children’s book collection followed by art integration activities.

Today in POWER HOUR we will read “Knots in a Counting Rope” - a sensory story about a blind boy and the importance of storytelling! Sign up to join in from 4-5pm for reading, writing, drawing and sharing! #socialstudiostories #summerreading ...

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Want to stop being the teacher, but have your kids still learning? Sign them up for POWER HOUR a fun hour of stories, ideas, and sharing at that time of day everyone needs a break from each other! Space is limited. #socialstudiostories ...

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At POWER HOUR the kids shared how they would help others when they thought they needed courage. Here are some of their answers: ELSIE - I will make sure that people who need courage will have an animal they really like near them to help them move through the dark mountains. OLIVIA - I will believe in whoever needs courage so that they can do it. They can always try again if they can’t do it. I will be so happy that I help a lot of people. LAURENCE -  I will help them to get through the hard parts by giving them the tools they need to get through (like a boat and hiking sticks and masks). When you help others get through their fears you get more courage and friends. #socialstudiostories ...

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We will read a story about wolf brothers today and learn why the moon is full each month! Join us! #socialstudiostories ...

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Power Hour: A small group of kids logged on from 4-5pm for a read aloud, writing prompt, drawing prompt, and share and it was interactive and inventive! Dr. Seuss did not always get it right. Many of his illustrations perpetuate stereotypes and present a biased world view. However he nailed it in this book: The Sneetches! #socialstudiostories #thesneetches #inclusive #exclusive #racism #equality NEXT POWER HOUR: Thursday 4pm, limited space! ...

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Give yourself an hour and give your kids a #socialstudiostories experience! Sign-up under “online” classes at Today we will take multiple adventures at once with the magical word “meanwhile”! ...

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Check out our story to see this hydraulic lift truss bridge in action ! 🌉 #socialstudiostories #socialstudiosummer #steam #stemactivitiesforkids #steminventions @lance_makes ...

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A mini-lesson in color mixing for tomorrow’s #socialstudiostories Read Aloud & Art Integration. The color wheel and neutrals. #colorwheel #colormixing #colortherapy ...

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Need a break while you transition to evening routines? Sign your kids up for #socialstudiostories ! I’ll read them a story and do art integration activities to follow! M & W 5:15-6pm #artintegration #onlineartclass #readaloud ...

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Another version of color and feelings made by #socialstudiostories student! She named all the colors she mixed after a feeling or and experience that matched the color. The story for this activity is “When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry” by Molly Bang. 🎨 ...

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Connect to art through a supportive community. These group classes develop art-making and thinking skills on various topics.

Getting into summer mode... lots of online art opportunities for ages 5-10, 8-15, 12-16 and adults! #socialstudiosessions ...

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Wind or rush these kites caught a lift! 🪁#socialstudiosessions ...

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Still spaces in a few in-studio “small” camps! #socialstudiosummer #socialstudiosessions #summercampbaltimore #artcamp ...

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Kk. Here it is again. Took this photo upstairs in the dining room. Fluorescent lights in the basement. Hate the way they make everything look grey. Thanks again, socialstudiobaltimore for a great #socialstudiosessions.
Love my little watercolor!

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See the big picture! Adult art class with “minis” #socialstudiosessions ...

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Can’t wait to show you the animal kingdom kids created today! #socialstudiosummer #socialstudiosessions ...

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What our students (and parents) have to say

This is my favorite two hours of the week! Genie opens the session with a group warm-up that is both fun and instructional. Then, the participants can work on projects of their choice. If you're not sure what you want to do, or how to do it, Genie guides you. As you work, you feel supported and by your fellow artists. The sense of community is second only to the spirit of creativity at Social Studio.

Elated Adult Student

It’s so much more than an art class. She had them engaging with science, nature and geography. They were singing songs. My daughter was bubbling over with pride after class. When she draws with us she is easily discouraged that she can’t draw like an adult. With social studio the projects are age appropriate and she is able to engage with peers. As a fellow arts educator I’m super impressed.

Happy Parent

Love that it was interactive. I wasn't sure if my daughter would be allowed to talk during the class because of the size but, she was able to talk and show her art work. I was very impressed. The teacher is very enthusiastic and you can tell she genuinely loves her job.

Diana B.

Lila has absolutely loved this class! Being exposed to different types of media and techniques while getting to explore an inspiring artist has been a wonderful experience for her. Genie is awesome and — even at a (Social) distance — has built a relationship with all of the students and a sense of camaraderie. What a fabulous experience!

Happy Parent

Go to Social Studio Baltimore for all your kid and adult art making needs! R made this treehouse playground in a mere two hours this morning. Genie Arnot is such an amazing teacher and she has put together a beautiful studio that makes art accessible to everyone.

Happy Parent

Genie, congrats on accomplishing a such meaningful feat. With art, we can feel the ground move beneath our feet and the air more oxygenated. You’ve given the community a dedicated place to grow and daydream. You’re amazing!! Go on!

Social Studio Enthusiast 

You taught me negative space, how to draw faces and many more really cool things! Most of all you showed me how to connect to other people and things and that is really powerful.

Art Student

Being a student in your class is a gift that we are so thankful for.

Grateful Parent 

I could not let this year end without telling you how grateful I am that you were Avelynn's art teacher for four years. She sees herself as an artist and a problem solver because you expect them all to be.

Proud Parent

Thank you for being a wonderful art teacher! I loved art classes with you!

Happy Student


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