Nowell Leadership Academy Arts Week

NLA Arts week happened last week with a new twist: around 80 NLA students from both Capital (Providence) and Central (Central Falls) campuses spent the entire week at AS220 Youth and Industries. Students had the studio to themselves and it was an exciting week of art making, performances and learning. The week was capped off…

Join Us For Fall Showcase

On December 6th, we will celebrate the life of Miguel “Inphamist” Revolorio; an AS220 Youth alumni, emcee, producer and visual artist. Inphamist passed away on Sunday November 11th. In addition, we will also celebrate our 20 year anniversary with the Rhode Island Training School (RITS). The night will feature a gallery that honors the contributions…

Visuals Blog: “Tides” Mural Debuts!

AS220 Youth Mural Crew’s summer project was finally unveiled at Tides Family Services’ 35th Anniversary Gala. The subject of the 3-panel painting, Tides’ founder Brother Michael Reis, took lots of photos in front of his likeness at the event, including one with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo! The mural will be permanently installed at Tides…

Fruition การบรรลุผล

Sunday November 4th AS220 Youth members modeled for Fruition การบรรลุผล, a collaboration between Apparel Instructor and alum Ming aka Mr. PPho and Visuals Coordinator Nick Carter aka ASMR Homegoods.     Check out some pics of our members in the fashion show below.        

Digital Media Blog: Propaganda Posters

Digital Media apprentices have been learning about the art of propaganda and creating some of their own to apply their Photoshop skills. Check out this work in progress by TA Allam Mella.

Visuals Blog: Chill Vibes at the Printshop

Chill vibes this week at the printshop. As the weather gets colder the images are becoming more graphic. It’s great how you can transform original artwork into unique clothing. All the visual classes are interconnected Here at youth a design developed in screenprinting transforms in fashion design via experimental dye techniques. Toxic Ways is an up…

Visuals Blog: Field Trip to Legendary Ink

Last Thursday, the Visuals apprentices visited Legendary Ink, the tattoo shop of Providence legend and former AS220 Youth Murals instructor John Bhogal’s tattoo shop. We heard about his career from his days as a graffiti artist to being hired as an apprentice and then staff member at AS220 Youth, to training at various local tattoo…

Live Arts Blog: America Too at Trinity Rep

  On Monday, October performance art students participated in America Too at Trinity Rep. Students Jayden Cabral, Alexandria Fortes, and Rain Dance took their energy to the stage. All of the plays were written to build awareness of the Providence housing Crisis. –Vatic Kuumba, Live Arts Coordinator

Visuals Blog: Tie Dye and Rainbow Roll

The weather is changing but we are printing like its spring in our Screen Printing class. Once you know the process the possibilities are endless. We are developing our rainbow roll techniques this week. Both of these prints bring swirls of color to the image for a rather trippy effect.   In Fashion Design this…