Dance Blog: Critique Week

This session’s critiques were amazing! We want to give a huge thank you to Edgar Viloria of 3 Live Dance Company who stopped by and gave our young dancer’s some great advice on how to improve their form and stage presence. The youth took the time to ask clarifying questions and see where they might…

Music and Media Blog: Critique Week

Last week, Youth members participated in critique week. Instructors invited guest artists to give feedback on youth artwork. Here are some highlights from the Music Crew and Media Arts Crew Critique. Big thanks to all our guest artists: Aja Delgado, Maly J, Edgar Viloria, Adam Chuong, Monay McNeil, and Rey Londres. Media Arts photos by…

Youth Council Attends Anti-Vaping Design Thinking Workshop

On Feb 18th the Youth Council (Jay Lew, Allam, Bernie, Blue, Jack, Keely, Efrel) attended the Department of Health’s Design Thinking Training. The Training was to learn how to apply the Design Thinking principles to how they look into changing policy around Teen Smoking and Vaping. -Janay Pina, Downtown Studio Manager

NLA Crew Blog: Arts Week

We definitely wrapped up one of the best Arts Weeks today with Nowell Leadership Academy bringing their talents, skills and a lot of hard work over the course of the week. NLA Apprentices (pictured above) did their work hours at the Downtown studio, coming in each morning to work on their art assignments. Students worked…

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.