Winter 2021 Update

All staff are working from home and the Youth studio will continue to be closed. All programs are virtual with the exception of RI Training School where we are starting to teach some classes in person. We will continue to be working with Apprentices from Downtown and Nowell only this fall. Our latest project in…

First Look and Listen for Futureworlds Visual Album!

After nearly a year of lockdown, AS220 Youth has started to slowly reopen its doors! This session, youth in the Performing Arts Crew have been able to come in for recording and dance rehearsal sessions a few at a time. Staff have made sure covid guidelines are being followed and that the Delgado Studio and…

Performing Arts Crew welcomes guest artist Christopher Johnson

On 2/11/2021 We had Christopher Johnson join us a Virtual Guest speaker! The Performing Arts Program joined VIsuals & Media to listen to Christopher Johnson speak to the youth about the writing process, being anti-racist as well as talk about the creation of his future play about the Hardscrabble riots in Providence, RI.Youth got to ask…

Investigating Nick Cave with guest artist Dana Helwick

Last week, Visual + Media Arts and Performing Arts joined to meet Dana Helwick from Art21 and The Glitter Goddess Collective. Dana is a visual and performance artist, educator, and coordinator for the Art21 Educators Program.  Our teaching artists have worked with Glitter Goddess and Art21 content over the last couple of years, using contemporary…

Visual + Media Arts Blog: Portraiture

These two weeks are critical in re-inspiring us to continue our self-identity and -exploration work. Coming off of our FutureWorlds conversations on the monetization of Black people, in the Fall session, we learned a lot about ourselves and how important self-love and care is. We used portraiture, which is a form of art that was not always…

Crew Blog: Apparel Design looking forward to Winter session

At the start and end of each workshop, we take breaths and center oureselves in the work we do together. We also open space to talk about whatever we’re feeling that day and discuss what’s happening in the program.  Week one felt like a successful session with the youth. We worked on patching pieces of…

A look back at Fall Showcase

View some of the painting, apparel, and digital work Apprentices made during the fall. During Showcase last month, Apprentices in both crews shared their work virtually and presented some of their thought processes behind the work. Here are a few examples of the amazing work that was shared this fall.

A Game Design for Futureworlds

We’re excited to highlight a recent project by one of our Apprentices in Visuals + Media Arts, Joshua. Joshua is creating Futureworlds video game! He got his inspiration from his love of classic video games, so he decided to make an Asteroids type game in response to the fact that the FutureWorlds this year will…

Spotlight: GreenHaus Project

This fall, AS220 Youth has been excited to join this collaboration to expose our members to in depth learning and love for the environment! “An intergenerational creative teaching and learning space. A collaboration between AS220 Youth, Haus of Glitter, and Movement Education Outdoors, we are encouraging safe outdoor programming and a COVID-safe space for Youth to be…

Virtual Showcase

Showcase is going virtual! We hope you will join us this Thursday 12/17 4-6pm to see highlights of the work created by AS220 Youth‘s Apprentices this fall. Apprentices have been building skills with teaching artists as they embark on creating the Futureworlds visual album, which is set to premiere mid-2021. You will see and hear from groups working…

Nowell Academy Arts Week

Last week, Nowell Academy students participated in their first Arts Week of the school year. This was our second pandemic Arts Week and this time students had the option to do online or socially distanced classes. Dance, murals, and photography met at Nowell’s new combined campus downtown. Yoga/meditation and graffiti crews met in online classrooms….