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Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.
Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.
Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations. Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience. Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.
Mondays, August 18, 25; 6-10pm
The first class will begin with a simple accordion binding. Learn the basics of paper folding and gluing, skills that will help participants move to the more difficult binding, the case bound book, a multiple page sewn book with hardcovers. This elegant and sturdy hardcover binding is perfect for blank journals.
Students will leave with 2 beautiful books, an accordion and a case bound journal, as well as the knowledge to make these books at home. Paper and board are included but students are welcome to bring their favorite decorative paper for their book covers. This class is perfect for students that are binding their own thesis book.
Date: Mondays, August 11, 18, 25; 6-10pm
Instructor: Nate Taylor
This course provides a basic introduction to letterpress. Participants learn to ink the press, adjust pressure, adjust roller height, register and feed a sheet of paper, make an impression and then clean the press. Create and use polymer plates in combination with metal movable type to create your own vision in letterpressed embossment.
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Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase. Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.
Learn how to use and apply SketchUp for Digital Fabrication and CNC Machine. This workshop is meant to cover how to properly design and prepare your files for the machines.
We’re back from vacation and resuming normal hours!
Come by and say hello ~ We’ve missed you
RHD Artist Free Open Studio
Tuesdays & Thursdays (except 1st Tuesday of month)
10:30 am – 1:30 am
RHD artists will be hard at work in the AS220 main gallery/performance space. Drop in, have lunch, meet the artists, work on your own art or join in on a collaborative project. Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI) is a prolific non-profit arts-based studio program that serves adults with a range of disabilities. For more information check out: rhdri.org
Stretch & Strength with Myah Shein // Tuesdays @ 5:45-6:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
If you would rather hang out on your mat than at the gym, and if plies sound better than squats, make Stretch and Strength part of your routine. Drawing from Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout toning muscle, building flexibility and even throws in a little cardio. All fitness and experience levels welcome! Bring your own mat or use one of ours.
Myah Shein is a dance and theatre artist from Chicago. She has trained in a variety of contemporary dance techniques, as well as maintaining a person practice that includes yoga and Pilates. As a founding artistic ensemble member with Red Tape Theatre, she served as resident choreographer and a performer, and performed in work for independent choreographers around Chicago. Outside of dancing, Myah produced the annual Chicago Fringe Artists Networking Night, served as dramaturg and assistant director for various store front companies, and is a makeup artist who designs for dance and theatre. Myah is the Public Relations and Advertising Manager for Trinity Repertory Company and holds a degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in International Studies and French and a post-bac degree from the Dance Center of Columbia College in Dance with a focus in Dance Studies.
Learn the process and production involved with audio technology for various media and musical applications. In the workshop, we will explore the recording process in the audio lab at AS220, which is available for public use upon completion of this workshop. Participants in this workshop will complete a basic audio project and present it at the end of the final session.
This workshop is for musicians, audio enthusiast, media artists, and anyone looking to acquire the necessary skills for making audio creations. This course balances theoretical concepts with practical techniques to help you approach your future projects.
Open Life Drawing – Drop -in
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.
Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller** // Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
Classical ballet with an anatomical approach and an emphasis on the joy of movement! This class is designed to build on ballet basics and introduce more advanced movement vocabulary and complex combinations, while approaching the form through a clear understanding of body mechanics. Come discover how to use your body safely and efficiently to create clarity and expression in your dancing.
** Class will be taught by Michael Bolger from 7/1-8/12
Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class! A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice.
Dates: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20; 6-10pm
Instructors: Jacque Bidon, Lara Henderson
Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.
Five weeks will be spent on press with Jacque Bidon, where you will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing processes will be covered including folding using our pneumatic machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.
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Beginner Modern Dance with Stephanie Turner // Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
Class begins with a warm-up that incorporates yoga and breathwork with gentle movements of the spine. A series of short phrases will then be explored, where students are encouraged to play and experiment with how his/her individual body prefers to move through the demonstrated movements. The phrases include elements like directional changes, movement through space, spirals, rotation, lines, momentum, energy and floorwork. Each phrase that is developed will lead to a rich and colorful dance toward the end of class.
Stephanie Turner is a choreographer, teacher and performer based in Providence, RI. She earned a BFA in Dance Performance at Rhode Island College in 2010. Stephanie has performed for several independent choreographers including Olase Freeman, Katie McNamara, Melody Ruffin Ward and Betsy Miller. She is the co- founder of The Movement Exchange in Pawtucket, RI. Stephanie has been teaching at AS220 since 2012 and has taught workshops at several universities and schools around New England.
Erik Carlson, Erica Carpenter + Erik Gould
An evening of image, text and sound, unfolding over the course of the evening, starting at dusk.
Erica Carpenter and Erik Carlson will be experimenting with the overlap of text, image and sound in several ongoing pieces that they are creating for a permanent installation at the Chapel Hill, NC Public Library, using content from the library’s collections. These pieces examine the way we bind, unbind and combine information, taking Shelley’s “Prometheus Unbound” as a cue.
Erik Gould and Erik Carlson will be presenting a version of their on-going collaboration in live video and sound, this time exploring our changing relationships with nature.