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

Visuals Blog: Desmond and Giacometti

Youth member Desmond Andrews has been looking at the paintings and drawings of Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss artist from the mid-20th century. Desmond’s work is heavily inspired by anime and manga, so mixing in the wild, searching lines of Giacometti’s portraits has made for some really interesting results. –Nick Carter, Visuals Coordinator

Painting from the Training School

Recently, Youth Visuals Coordinator Nick Carter facilitated a painting workshop at the Rhode Island Training School, the state’s juvenile detention center. Students painted portraits of fallen friends, favorite artists, cosmic abstractions, and emotive appeals for their release. Some of the most talented young artists live out of sight, behind bars. AS220 Youth works to connect…

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: “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…

Fruition การบรรลุผล

Sunday November 4th AS220 Youth members modeled for Fruition การบรรลุผล, a collaboration between Apparel Instructor and alum Ming aka Mr. PPho and Visuals Coordinator Nick Carter aka ASMR Homegoods.     Check out some pics of our members in the fashion show below.        

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…