Kick Butts Day @ RIDOH

On March 20th, AS220 Youth attended the RI Department of Health Tobacco Free Teen Alliance event for Kick Butts Day, a “national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.” AS220 Youth Council members have been working toward the event this Winter: Alex the Blue and…

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….

Futureworlds Featured in “Reclaiming Digital Futures”

AS220 Youth and Futureworlds has been featured alongside 8 other exemplary organizations across the country that effectively engage students in digital learning. These orgs have been brought together by the Susan Crown Exchange to share ideas over 18 months. Read on to see how AS220 Youth’s pedagogy is responding to and influencing digital learning. And…

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…

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…