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….

Nowell Family Paint Night!

Instructor Ysanel Torres led a fun Halloween themed paint night for families of Nowell Academy students last week. Site Manager Miche’le Fontes said, “Ysanel killed it! She made transitioning an event that so heavily relies on in person energy and brought it to the virtual realm and it was fantastic! ” We look forward to more…

Black Out Festival @ Pronk!

The Black Out Festival is an AS220 Youth organized Performance Based Protest in support of defunding the police and divesting funds into anti-racist arts organizations.–In collaboration with Pronk mini Festivals this year, this event will consist if art installations, performances, free food, and community.Meet us at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab, ( Esek Hopkins…


Blackout Festival is a performance in protest created by youth that will be live streamed on our Instagram @as220youthThe festival is the final project of the Summer Jobs program Event Production Crew and we’re hyped to share it with you! Join us Friday 8/28 4-7pm on our IG. We have very limited space if you…

Summer Blog: Space Design Pattern Making

Space Design participants created patterns for their spaces they’re creating. They’ve been sharpening their skills on Procreate this summer, working on iPads from home with help from coordinators Simcha and Ysanel. Check out a few samples of the designs below!

Summer Blog: Program Design and Outdoor Painting

Last week, the summer job Program Design crew met at the historic Esek Hopkins Homestead where coordinator AM Andrade is an artist in residence. AM says, “these projects were performed as part of the grant research work they did. My crew learned what it was like to apply a resume, cover letter, and mock grant…

Visuals Blog: Art Response

Visuals Apprentices have been creating work at home. One of their recent assignments asked them to respond to a piece of art found in a museum of their choice. The assignment was inspired by a recent social media trend of recreating famous works of art at home under hashtags like #MetTwinning #tussenkunstenquarataine #betweenartandquarantine and more….

RITS Blog: Photos & Poems

Some of our most talented artists are working from inside the RITS! Check out work from Winter session workshops with teaching artists AM Andrade, Devin Porter, and Saulo Castillo.

Dance Blog: Critique Week

This session’s critiques were amazing! We want to give a huge thank you to Edgar Viloria of 3 Live Dance Company who stopped by and gave our young dancer’s some great advice on how to improve their form and stage presence. The youth took the time to ask clarifying questions and see where they might…

Music and Media Blog: Critique Week

Last week, Youth members participated in critique week. Instructors invited guest artists to give feedback on youth artwork. Here are some highlights from the Music Crew and Media Arts Crew Critique. Big thanks to all our guest artists: Aja Delgado, Maly J, Edgar Viloria, Adam Chuong, Monay McNeil, and Rey Londres. Media Arts photos by…