Watch FutureWorlds: The Zodiac Ball by AS220 Youth

WATCH THE ZODIAC BALL ON YOUTUBE! AS220 Youth pays homage to Ballroom culture and Afrofuturism. Two competing houses composed of AS220 Youth Apprentices go head-to-head among some sickening entertainment: See these fierce kweens snatch their trophies in categories like Face, Vogue Performance, and Body Confidence. Prepare yourself for the catwalks, runways, original fashion, music, battles, and categories! “Which…

It’s finally here!! The Futureworlds visual album premieres Oct. 7-8

We’re thrilled to announce the premiere of Futureworlds visual album: Amerikkka Better Have My Money! Young people have worked for over a year, through a whole pandemic to bring you a stunning, immersive art experience. Read on for details. Taking place in a 22nd-century history class, “Amerikkka Better Have My Money: The Visual Album” sheds…

Apparel Crew designs for “Black Joy”

Youth in the Apparel crew are working on outfit designs for a transitional shot “Black Joy” for Futureworlds. Each individual youth is participating by creating their own version of clothing that represents the story in the film.  Down below you’ll find some pictures of the youth working in the making. – Trent Lee, Apparel Instructor

A Day at Work on the Murals

Follow our new Visual Design Instructor Al on a journey through the evolution of this mural piece for Futureworlds! Lily and Kego created amazing flowers  and patterns for the sides!!  Ronnie created the galaxy clouds and stars  We talked about influential artists such as  Yayoi Kusama and Jean Michel Basquait We added a Sun and…

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…

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…

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…