Join Us For Fall Showcase

On December 6th, we will celebrate the life of Miguel “Inphamist” Revolorio; an AS220 Youth alumni, emcee, producer and visual artist. Inphamist passed away on Sunday November 11th. In addition, we will also celebrate our 20 year anniversary with the Rhode Island Training School (RITS). The night will feature a gallery that honors the contributions…

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: 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…

Live Arts Blog: America Too at Trinity Rep

  On Monday, October performance art students participated in America Too at Trinity Rep. Students Jayden Cabral, Alexandria Fortes, and Rain Dance took their energy to the stage. All of the plays were written to build awareness of the Providence housing Crisis. –Vatic Kuumba, Live Arts Coordinator

Dance Blog: Contemporary Choreo

This week in Dance class we’ve been studying contemporary, modern, and contact improv! We’ve been creating choreography together and learning to explore negative space with an emphasis on play. Check out this short snippet of what we’ve been working on. –Saulo Castillo, Dance Instructor

Music Blog: ZuKrewe DOH Performance // Vietnam

GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!!!!   As the new week began over at the studio, we started are focus on the songs for are performance at the DOHRI (Department Of Health of Rhode Island) summit located at convention center here in downtown Providence. Within practicing the set for the show, I began establishing different songs based on…

Visual Blog: Murals Behind the Scenes

AS220 Youth has been working profusely on an amazing mural, for a community foundation called Tides Family Services for their 35th anniversary and the retirement of their founder. The mural is a surprise so we can’t post pix until after it’s unveiled, but here’s a pic of the back.    This week we installed French…

Digital Media Blog: Practicing Camera Movements

After last week’s reflective classes around planning, we were so pumped to get our hands on cameras.   We started to wrap our minds around some different ways we can create compelling storytelling through framing and camera movements. After these brief discussions– we grabbed ahold of the cameras and practiced these different techniques. Rehearsing the…

Visuals Blog: Screen Print and Heat Transfer Shirts

Some highlights from Fashion Design this week where we made heat transfer shirts of custom designs. Folks were making images in all kinds of media to ultimately produce some amazing pieces.        Youth were learning and honing their skills in the process of screen printing this week at the AS220 Printshop. #chill+blade is…

Dance Blog: SpecialFX

The first week of our Dance Apprenticeship was a success! Apprentices started exploring the Future Worlds theme, and getting themselves acquainted with some new dance vocabulary. Our youth are excited to build, learn, and create choreography over the next few weeks. This week we had a surprise special guest, Quentin “SpecialFX” Robinson, stop by and…