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

Winter Showcase

Come see what members have been working on this session! Thursday March 14th 4:30-7pm.

Visuals Blog: Monotypes

This session we were given the script to Futureworlds, and after reading it, reviewing it and gathering inspiration, the visuals crew has started bringing the writing crews characters and scenery to life. We’ve started designing costumes and backgrounds for the play. We’ve also made art, inspired by parts of the script. The whole crew has…

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…

Mic Madness

First Mic Madness of 2019 was a success with dope music and dance acts. Congrats to our winners: Mylo, Sabrina and Chey Town!! Photos by Paloma Lombardi-Ortiz

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…