Visuals Blog: Desmond and Giacometti

Youth member Desmond Andrews has been looking at the paintings and drawings of Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss artist from the mid-20th century. Desmond’s work is heavily inspired by anime and manga, so mixing in the wild, searching lines of Giacometti’s portraits has made for some really interesting results. –Nick Carter, Visuals Coordinator

Mic Madness X Spring Class Sign Ups

Join us for a special edition Mic Madness with Spring Class Sign Ups. Come see what we’re about, sign up for classes, AND perform and support at Mic Madness. Only 10 competition spots available so sign up by emailing micmadnesscompetition@gmail.com. Class schedules, tours of AS220 Youth, and membership applications will be available. Staff will be…

Winter Showcase

Come see what members have been working on this session! Thursday March 14th 4:30-7pm.

Painting from the Training School

Recently, Youth Visuals Coordinator Nick Carter facilitated a painting workshop at the Rhode Island Training School, the state’s juvenile detention center. Students painted portraits of fallen friends, favorite artists, cosmic abstractions, and emotive appeals for their release. Some of the most talented young artists live out of sight, behind bars. AS220 Youth works to connect…

Visuals Blog: Monotypes

This session we were given the script to Futureworlds, and after reading it, reviewing it and gathering inspiration, the visuals crew has started bringing the writing crews characters and scenery to life. We’ve started designing costumes and backgrounds for the play. We’ve also made art, inspired by parts of the script. The whole crew has…

Mic Madness Coming Soon

The next Mic Madness is Wednesday February 27th 5-8pm hosted by AS220 Youth’s own Alex the Blue!! Competition is open to all RI youth ages 14-21. Musicians, dancers, comedians and more are welcome. IMPORTANT: This month, anyone who wants to enter the competition for $100, $50, $25 prizes must enter ahead of time by sending…

Music Blog: New Beats from ZuKrewe

This FutureWorlds, the Music Crew are putting together their own instrumentals this time around. We usually outsource from producers around the community. But with Help from are Production instructors (AM & Devin) the crew has been able to create something genuine from their selves.    Here are some samples of what they have been working…

Digital Media Blog: After Effects Animations

We’ve had an awesome couple of weeks in After Effects Class! Our first few weeks of classes have been an introduction to creating basic animation. Week 1 was purely exploratory– we made some shapes and experimented with different ways we could get them to move, spin twirl, expand, etc.Weeks 2 and 3 we started to…

Visuals Blog: Printshop Posters

It’s Poster Season!!!!!! Most anything can be made into an amazing print image. These are some drawings and doodles youth turned into screenprint posters and small flyers. These are all images that were stuck in their heads or in notebooks- as prints they look great. Photoshop skills are on Mondays, Screen printing is every Tuesday…