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…

Visuals Blog: Lettering

Visuals apprentice Branson Tucker-Smith has been working in his graffiti style lettering. He documented his process for a recent piece he made for fellow Youth member Di and her son Moses. –Nick Carter, Visuals Coordinator

Visuals Blog: Personal Projects at the Printshop

Just because holiday season is over doesn’t mean you can’t make things for the people you love. Screen printing this session is helping youth develop both personal projects and business endeavors. We can support you in making most anything into reality, like birthday party-ware.  –Kyle, Visuals Instructor

Guest Speakers

In the first week of winter session, Apprentices had two guest speakers, George and Marco, visit and give talks about personal experiences and the systemic roots of drug addiction. The takeaways of these talks will help Apprentices prepare for Futureworlds and build a stronger understanding of the causes and effects of addiction. Here are some…

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…

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┬áinterconnected 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…