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DIY Fest

DIY Fest 2019 (Do It Yourself Festival) will be the 12th DIY Fest to be held in Baltimore City. The event is free and is open to anyone wanting to learn a new skill, teach or present one of their skills/hobbies or just check out what goes down at a DIY Fest.

Workshop times will be posted in the near future. For full workshop descriptions, check out our website:

We have several workshops we are still in the process of confirming with the presenter. Follow us on FB or keep an eye on this page/our site for updates!


Planting Succulents
12:15-1:15 PM Tabling Area
This workshop requires registration and is limited to 5 attendees.
Taught by Anna Kunnirickal

Fermentation 101
12:15-1:45 PM Kitchen
How to Make Pickles
Taught by Ali Moss

Intro to Cosplay/Costume Design - Creating armor/props out of foam! 12:15 - 2:15 PM Stage - Registration Required
Taught by Sayakat Cosplay is a Baltimore based cosplayer who has made her own costumes and props for over a decade.

Love, Learning and Literacy: Navigating education with young children 12:30 - 1:30 PM Sunday Room
Join Iris Kirsch, a Baltimore City High School English teacher and mom of two to learn how to navigate the murky waters of early childhood learning. Come share your experiences as a parent or teacher. Children of all ages are welcome to attend!

How to Quit Sugar & Feel Amazing
12:30-1:30 PM South Side Alley
This workshop will help you understand the effects that sugar has on your digestion, brain and even your hormones. Taught by Crystal Forman, a local health and wellness educator.

Journaling 101
1:45-2:15 PM Sunday Room
Learn the importance of journaling from D. Antoinette who has been journaling since she was ten years old! This her second year teaching at DIY Fest!

T-Shirt Magic!
2-3 PM South Side Alley
Have t-shirts laying around that you no longer wear? Bring your own unisex t-shirt (adult small-XL) to this workshop and turn it into a tote bag, reusable straw carrier & fork/spoon cover all from one shirt! - Taught by Erin Cassell of Roll Up N Dye

Nutritional Benefits of Juicing
2:15-3:15 PM Kitchen
Learn about the health benefits of juicing and the relationship between food and human behavior.
Taught by Healthy People Juice

Rockhounding 101
2:45-3:45 PM Sunday Room
How to find cool fossils and gemstones
Taught by Jess Oby

Loose Tea Blends 101
3:15-3:45 PM Tabling Room
Learn to make your own tea blends! Taught by Hassanah Almuid, owner of the local Baltimore tea shop - SamunTea Shop

Finding Inspiration for Your Creative Writing
3:30-4:30 PM South Side Alley
Find (or re-discover) inspiration for your creative writing. Taught by Jordannah Elizabeth founder of the literary organization and independent small press, Publik / Private.

4-6 PM Stage
Learn about the history of Zines and make your own!
Taught by Beast Grrl Collective

Vegan Soup Making
4:30-6 PM Kitchen
Get ready for the winter months with these great vegan soup recipes!
Taught by Dovetta Taylor a local coach for the Vegan Living Program. This is her third time teaching at DIY Fest!

DISwrite: DIY Professional Publishing
4:30-5:30 PM Sunday Room
Taught by Keith Backhaus of Empty City Press

All About Chickens!
4:45 - 5:30 PM South Side Alley
Find out what you need to do in order to have chickens in your own backyard.
Taught by Mindy Fitzgerald

Explore the benefits of CBD and learn how to incorporate it into your cooking.
1:30-2 PM AND 4:30 PM Tabling Room
Taught by Baked Baker Boxes

Jewelry Making
All Day in the Tabling Room!
Taught by Jess Oby (who has taught this workshop for all 11 years that DIY Fest has taken place!)

Earlier Event: October 11
Later Event: October 20
Home Movie Day