Previous Festivals

Here are a few highlights from past DIY Fests:

10th Annual DIY Fest – September 2, 2017

Make Your Own Tarot Cards – taught by Lily Sage
Plant Propogation – taught by Jen Doll
All About Bitter Herbs – taught by Aylén Maquehue
Fermenting 101 – taught by Ali Moss
Make Your Own Zine – taught by A. Jarrell Hayes
Vegan Cooking Demo – taught by Dovetta Taylor
Potted Fruit Tree Care – taught by Kevin Antoszewski of the Civic Works Baltimore Orchard Project
DIY Academia: How to Become an Independent Scholar – taught by Jordannah Elizabeth
Acrylic Selfie Portrait Painting – taught by Katia Baskina 
Bicycle Tire Repair – taught by Baltimore Bicycle Works
Fire Starting & Cordage – taught by Dan DeVries
Jewelry Making – taught by Jessica Oby

9th Annual DIY Fest – September 3, 2016

Grow Your Own Mushrooms – taught by Samantha from The Mushroomworks
Plant Remedies & Plant Based Remedies for Wellness – taught by Aylén Maquehue and Jen Doll
Create Your Own Makeup – taught by Monave
DIY Journalism: Learn to Create Powerful Articles & Essays – taught by Jordannah, founder of
Things That Go Bump In The Night: Weird Sh*t 101 (Cryptids 101) – taught by Julia Eff
Healthy Eating on a Budget with Plant Based Cooking Demo – taught by Crystal Forman
Zine Making – taught by Beast Grrl Collective
DIY Gaming – taught by Stephen Thomas
Henna Arts & Crafts – taught by Sadia Ahmed
Make Your Own Repeating Patterns – taught by Steph Stilwell
Using Kitchen Scraps to Create Your Own Dyes – taught by Wax & Wane Fiber
Jam Making – taught by Carma Halterman of Flourchild Preserves & Carma’s Cafe
Traditional Cider & Mead Workshop – taught by Millstone Cellars
Dog Training Using Positive Reinforcement – taught by Eileen Gillan
Screen Printing 101 – taught by Pangea Printing

8th Annual DIY Fest – October 17, 2015

Kitchen Beauty – taught by Oyin Handmade
DIY Eating Disorder Awareness – taught by Ren Ostrofsky
All About Henna – taught by Aayesha Aijaz of The Henna Life
Knitting Workshop – taught by Conley
Natural Dyes & Japanese Shibori – taught by Wax & Wane Fibers
Japanese Stab Binding – taught by Sybil Press
Backyard Beekeeping – taught by Claire Jones of The Garden Diaries
All About Ayurveda & Yoga Workshop – taught by Sandra Nicht
Women’s Health & Birth Control – taught by Stephanie Estes, a local nurse
Candle Making – taught by Knits, Soy & Metal
Jam Making – taught by Carma Halterman of Carma’s Cafe & owner of Flourchild Preserves
Dog Body Languages, Nutrition & More – taught by Charlotte Boyer of Sitting Pretty Dog Training
Self Defense – taught by Stephen Hung who teaches self defense workshops at the Baltimore Free Farm


7th Annual DIY Fest – September 20, 2014

Kombucha Making – taught by preZerve
Wire Wrapping – taught by Beadazzled
Self Defense
Yarnbombing – taught by Baltimore Thread Quarters
Self Cleansing and Body Care
Integrated Pest Management & Companion Planting
Guitar Set Up Workshop – taught by Old Town Lutherie
Opioid Overdose Training
Canning 102
Hydrogen-Gasoline Hybrid Automobiles


6th Annual DIY Fest – September 15, 2012

Food Canning 101
Basic Dog Training
Vegan Cooking
Amateur Radio
Jewelry Making
Fresh Water Fishing
Tool Sharpening
Kitchen Medicine
Zines Workshop
Stenciling Demos
On-Site DIY Bicycle Adjustments (Bearings Bike Project)
Heavy Metal Hot Dog Cart
Kidz City! With kid friendly events throughout the fest!

6th Annual DIY Fest

5th Annual DIY Fest – September 17, 2011

Urban Foraging
Flat Tire Repair (Taught by Baltimore Bicycle Works)
Wild Fermentation
Natural Cleaning Products
Jewelry Making
Protect Yourself Online
Composting 101 (Baltimore Free Farm)
Urban Livestock
Kitchen Medicine
Book Binding
Zines Workshop
The Simplest Way to Brew
Kidz City hosted children activities throughout the day

 5th Annual DIY Fest

4th Annual DIY Fest – October 24, 2010

Homebrewing (Taught by Maryland Homebrew)
Urban Foraging
Flat Tire Repair (Taught by Baltimore Bicycle Works)
Baby Dooty! (Infant care workshop)
Recycling Yarn
Urban Composting (Baltimore Free Farm)
Cordage, Flint Knapping, Fire by Friction (Taught by Ancestral Knowledge)
Zines & the Art of Self Publishing
Pumpkin Carving/Painting
Intro to Screen Printing
Alternative Business Models Panel (Panelists discussed successful alternative business models. Panelists included members from Red Emmas, Fuzion Partnerships and Baltimore Bicycle Works)

4th Annual DIY Fest

3rd Annual DIY Fest – May 9th, 2009

Intro to Yoga
Paper Engineering (Intro to Pop Up Cards)
Small Animal Skinning
Small Space Gardening
Basic Home Repair
How to Write a Resume
Non-Mainstream Menstrual Health
Bicycle Repair
Computer Security

We use to screen print our fliers on brown grocery bags when we had access to a screen printing shop!

We use to screen print our fliers on brown grocery bags when we had access to a screen printing shop!

2nd Annual DIY Fest – June 14, 2008

MIDI Instruments
Knife Making
Car Maintenance
Pet Healthcare
Guitar Repair
Making your Own Courier Bag
Drywall Repair
Bike Repair
Computer Maintenance

2nd Annual DIY Fest

THE 1ST DIY Fest– we’ve come a long way!!

Health Workshop
Recording Music
Screen Printing
Organizing a Show Space
Brew Your Own Beer

We use to screen print our fliers on brown grocery bags when we had access to a screen printing shop!


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