Fall 2020 Update

All staff are working from home and the Youth studio will continue to be closed. All programs are virtual with the exception of RI Training School where we have started teaching in person again! We will continue to be working with Apprentices from Downtown and Nowell only this fall. Our latest project in the works…

Nowell Family Paint Night!

Instructor Ysanel Torres led a fun Halloween themed paint night for families of Nowell Academy students last week. Site Manager Miche’le Fontes said, “Ysanel killed it! She made transitioning an event that so heavily relies on in person energy and brought it to the virtual realm and it was fantastic! ” We look forward to more…

Black Out Festival @ Pronk!

The Black Out Festival is an AS220 Youth organized Performance Based Protest in support of defunding the police and divesting funds into anti-racist arts organizations.–In collaboration with Pronk mini Festivals this year, this event will consist if art installations, performances, free food, and community.Meet us at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab, ( Esek Hopkins…

BLACKOUT FESTIVAL

Blackout Festival is a performance in protest created by youth that will be live streamed on our Instagram @as220youthThe festival is the final project of the Summer Jobs program Event Production Crew and we’re hyped to share it with you! Join us Friday 8/28 4-7pm on our IG. We have very limited space if you…

Summer Blog: Space Design Pattern Making

Space Design participants created patterns for their spaces they’re creating. They’ve been sharpening their skills on Procreate this summer, working on iPads from home with help from coordinators Simcha and Ysanel. Check out a few samples of the designs below!

Summer Blog: Program Design and Outdoor Painting

Last week, the summer job Program Design crew met at the historic Esek Hopkins Homestead where coordinator AM Andrade is an artist in residence. AM says, “these projects were performed as part of the grant research work they did. My crew learned what it was like to apply a resume, cover letter, and mock grant…

Congrats Allam Mella, Daby Award Winner 2020

On Tuesday, July 28, Allam Mella was awarded the 2020 William K Daby ‘Find Life’s Surprises’ Award. This award is given annually in memory of Providence Journal photographer William Daby by his widow, Dot. The winner is always an AS220 Youth alum or member close to aging out. The prize is $1000 toward photography equipment…

Jason Colon Talks ‘Art of Survival’ at RITS

From Dave Dvorchak on AS220.org Jason Colon is the Site Manager for AS220 Youth at the Rhode Island Training school – the state’s juvenile detention facility. Normally, staff at AS220 Youth teach classes on a regular basis with youth at the RITS but, due to the ongoing pandemic, access has been restricted as of late….

Summer 2020 Update

For summer employees: If you’re looking for job info, you can find it in the Summer page in the main menu. Big thank you to everyone who advocated for the city summer jobs! Our virtual jobs program started July 13 and we’re already off to a great start working remotely with 50 young people throughout…