Crew Blog: Apparel Design looking forward to Winter session

At the start and end of each workshop, we take breaths and center oureselves in the work we do together. We also open space to talk about whatever we’re feeling that day and discuss what’s happening in the program.  Week one felt like a successful session with the youth. We worked on patching pieces of…

A look back at Fall Showcase

View some of the painting, apparel, and digital work Apprentices made during the fall. During Showcase last month, Apprentices in both crews shared their work virtually and presented some of their thought processes behind the work. Here are a few examples of the amazing work that was shared this fall.

A Game Design for Futureworlds

We’re excited to highlight a recent project by one of our Apprentices in Visuals + Media Arts, Joshua. Joshua is creating Futureworlds video game! He got his inspiration from his love of classic video games, so he decided to make an Asteroids type game in response to the fact that the FutureWorlds this year will…

Virtual Showcase

Showcase is going virtual! We hope you will join us this Thursday 12/17 4-6pm to see highlights of the work created by AS220 Youth‘s Apprentices this fall. Apprentices have been building skills with teaching artists as they embark on creating the Futureworlds visual album, which is set to premiere mid-2021. You will see and hear from groups working…

Nowell Academy Arts Week

Last week, Nowell Academy students participated in their first Arts Week of the school year. This was our second pandemic Arts Week and this time students had the option to do online or socially distanced classes. Dance, murals, and photography met at Nowell’s new combined campus downtown. Yoga/meditation and graffiti crews met in online classrooms….

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…

Winter 2021 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 are starting to teach some classes in person. We will continue to be working with Apprentices from Downtown and Nowell only this fall. Our latest project in…

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…