Visuals Blog: Jim Drain visits AS220 Youth

Providence-based artist Jim Drain stopped by AS220 Youth last week to visit with the Visuals crew. He talked to us about his work and some collaborative projects he’s been a part of, and we showed him our set and costume designs for Futureworlds 5. –Nick Carter, Visuals Coordinator

Visuals Blog: Envisioning Jolly Products

The Visuals team at AS220 Youth is getting ready for Futureworlds 5, and part of the project has been designing Jolly-brand products that exist in the realm known as Jolly World, where much of the FW5 story takes place. Here are some sneak peaks of Jolly Juice and Jolly Puff.  –Nick Carter, Visuals Coordinator

Mic Madness 4/24/19

Come to Mic Madness April 24th 5-8pm. If you wanna perform, email micmadnesscompetition@gmail.com!! Dance, music, comedy etc welcome. Check out pics from last Mic Madness, photos by Janay Pina. Congrats to winners Reign, MC, and Marley Mann.

Kick Butts Day @ RIDOH

On March 20th, AS220 Youth attended the RI Department of Health Tobacco Free Teen Alliance event for Kick Butts Day, a “national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.” AS220 Youth Council members have been working toward the event this Winter: Alex the Blue and…

Dance Blog: St. Patrick’s Get Lucky Jam

On March 16th 2019 AS220 Youth Dance Apprentices attended their first Jam! A jam is a freestyle Hip Hop dance competition where dancers from all over come to test their skills and pit themselves against each other for bragging rights and to win some cash! Students were encouraged to participate and compete, and most did….

Want to work at AS220 Youth this summer?

Come to the activities fair at PCTA April 6th 10am-1pm. You don’t have to come to be eligible for a job. Job applications open April 6th and are accepted on a rolling basis so you should apply AS EARLY AS YOU CAN! pvdsummerjobs.com AS220 Youth will have an jobs info session Monday 4/8 at 4pm…

Futureworlds Featured in “Reclaiming Digital Futures”

AS220 Youth and Futureworlds has been featured alongside 8 other exemplary organizations across the country that effectively engage students in digital learning. These orgs have been brought together by the Susan Crown Exchange to share ideas over 18 months. Read on to see how AS220 Youth’s pedagogy is responding to and influencing digital learning. And…

Music Blog: Winter Reflections

This session was a difficult one, but difficulty comes with fun. through it all we learn songwriting fundamentals and learn to master them in conjunction with how to be great performers. how to hold the mic correctly. Give the crowd the right eye contact and to control the crowd all the types of things. What…

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…