Visuals Blog: MassArt Portfolio Reviews

It’s college application season and several youth members are interested in applying to art schools, one of which is Massachusetts College of Art and Design AKA MassArt. Just down the road in Boston, MassArt has a variety of fine arts majors to choose from. Jenn Recinos, an Admissions Officer from the college, visited AS220 Youth…

Media Arts Blog: Stop Motion

Apprentices are hard at work preparing for Showcase. Each of their pieces is a reflection on the topic of mental health, which they have been researching all session. For Paloma and Wku, creating a piece means learning how to make a stop motion animation. To see their final animation, come to Fall Showcase 12/18/19 4:30-7pm…

Visuals & Media Blog: Gallery Field Trip

Apprentices are off and creating on Futureworlds 6! Youth members have chosen to focus on mental health and healing as their topic for the sixth iteration of Futureworlds. Much is still up in the air about the content and form, but Apprentices are already hard at work researching. To do some off-site research, Media Arts…

Music Blog: Unity, Community, Hip Hop

On Monday May 6, 2019 I was invited to perform at the Hip Hop Chess Club second year anniversary. The Hip Hop Chess Club is an program out of Providence, RI where youth can come every Monday from 6pm-8pm. Youth learns the fundamentals of Chess and how the game personifies life, with the constant need…

Digital Media Blog: Allam’s Photography

Check out photos from April Mic Madness by Digital Media TA Allam Mella. Allam has been building his event photography and editing skills over the last year, photographing at the Youth events and other shows in PVD. Also congrats to our Mic Madness winners Izy Acevedo (top), Reign (bottom), and Donté Mclain.

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

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….

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…