Summer 2021 Update

Summer is bringing big changes! Read on for details on how we’re providing our programming this summer: Our Downtown studio is open to our Apprentice program only at this time. If you aren’t an apprentice and you’d like to visit us, please reach out. We continue to follow CDC and RIDOH guidelines. In accordance with…

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…

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…

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…

BLACKOUT FESTIVAL

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…

Jason Colon Talks ‘Art of Survival’ at RITS

From Dave Dvorchak on AS220.org Jason Colon is the Site Manager for AS220 Youth at the Rhode Island Training school – the state’s juvenile detention facility. Normally, staff at AS220 Youth teach classes on a regular basis with youth at the RITS but, due to the ongoing pandemic, access has been restricted as of late….