Hand Color Separations @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Mondays, July 14, 21, 28, August 11; 6pm-10pm 

In this class, we follow one pathway through making compelling, complex color images without computers, and we investigate some of the un-mimickable graphic possibilities that appear at the moments where our hands encounter the material world.

Each student extrapolates from a photograph to create a two-layer, multi-color, boldly graphic silkscreen print. You’ll learn how to separate an image into different colors using eye, hand, and pencil; how to cut Rubylith, a stencil film, using a razor knife to prepare precise, clean-line images for printing; how to mix transparent inks and work with color gradients (a.k.a. “rainbow rolls”); and how to accurately register and screenprint a small edition of a multi-color image. At the end of the class, we do a print swap, trading our finished prints with the other students and the instructor.

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Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Katie McNamara // Mondays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Contemporary Modern Dance is an invigorating mix of rigor, connection, fluidity and poise.

Come and investigate your full range of motion and expression. This class explores various somatic practices, improvisations, conditioning, rhythmic work and movement phrases, that incorporate various spatial levels and energetic qualities.  It creates a practice in which one works to their full potential without unnecessary strain.  Simply finding true joy in the physical experience allows for the work to unfold in time, space and sensation.  This is dance’s offering, please join in!

Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company.  She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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:


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Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 22 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

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.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop -in
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 22 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

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


Churchburn, Bädr Vogu (CA), Rozamov (MA), and Bog of the Infidel @ AS220
Jul 22 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 23 @ 1:00 am
Jack Topht and Frank Hurricane and TBA @ Psychic Readings
Jul 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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. 

Beginning Video: Guerrilla Tactics for Image Making @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30; 7-10pm
Instructor: J.R. Uretsky

This class will utilize professional and makeshift approaches to video production that will enable the student to make video works anywhere.

The aim of this class is to empower students to engage the moving image in innovative ways. Students will utilize a hands-on approach to video making while investigating historic and contemporary examples of video art works from the 1970’s to now. Students will employ in-class explorations to create video works that are personal, innovative and thoughtful. This class will utilize professional and makeshift approaches to video production that will enable the student to make video works anywhere.

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Fabric Repeat Printing @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Wednesdays, Augst 23, 30; 10am-2pm 

This course will introduce the design and registration methods necessary for printing in repeat.  We’ll go over different types of repeats, creating a jog line, and options for designing by hand or on the computer.  Then we’ll get into the technical aspects of registering and printing a repeating pattern on our AS220-sized version of a typical textile printing table.  Each student will be able to design one one-color pattern and print 2 yards of fabric. This class is intended for students that have taken our Intro to Silkscreen class or that know that basics of the photo-emulsion silkscreen process. 

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Intro to Offset @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm

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.  OpenModern5

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.

Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 30, 7-10pm
Instructor: Sam Thompson

Learn through a hand-on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing at the Paul Krot Darkroom. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.

Note: This workshop goes over using the darkroom only. If you would like to learn using 35mm camera, enroll in the Intro to the 35mm workshop the week before this one. You can register here.

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Tor Johnson Presents: Whore Paint, Mortals (Relapse Records), and Rampant Decay @ AS220
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 1:00 am

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Whore Paint – on Load Records 
Mortals – from NYC, on Relapse Records 
Rampant Decay – PVD negative fastcore
at AS220
9pm $5

RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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:


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Intro to Origami @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, July; 6-9pm
Instructor: Sok Song

Origami, the art of paper folding, is beautiful and timeless, thanks to its simplicity. After all, there is only one way to fold a piece of paper. Yet within that single fold is a universe of possibilities. With every variation of a fold, a new shape emerges. In a common sheet of paper, there exists the notion of a flower, the thought of a fish, and the dream of a bird.

We will start with the basics of this art form and move onto more intermediate and advanced skills. You will learn how to fold practical things like boxes and containers to action figures (like a paper bird that flaps its wings when you pull the tail) and geometric shapes created by modular units and tessellations, (beautiful Escher-like repeated patterns). We will also discuss other applications of origami- as in art, card making, ornaments, mobiles, gift-wrapping, home décor, and installations.

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Print and Bind Patterned Paper @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, July 17, 24; 6-10pm
Lara Henderson

This class offers an unconventional approach to printing on the letterpress. Using a collection of patterned wood blocks, wood and metal type, and low-relief collagraph plates, students will create spontaneous, layered prints.  Seasoned printers as well as beginners are encouraged to take this class.

Students will leave with a collection of unique artists’ books, and technical knowledge of the Vandercook Proofing Press.

While this is class offers a basic overview of the letterpress, we suggest that you take Introduction to Letterpress for a deeper and more complete understanding of letterpress printing, including polymer plate making and additional troubleshooting guidance.  

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Vira Yoga @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm
Vira Yoga with Joel Pelkey-Blum // Thursdays @ 6:45-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
Vira (Vee’ra) Yoga:
When used as an adjective the Sanskrit word Vira translates as brave. This class bravely & boldly aims towards wholeness & balance, through a flowing series of yoga postures (Vinyasa), and a variety of breathing & meditation techniques. It will emphasize the strengthening of your will and body as equally as promoting your flexibility & learning when to let go and relax. Your first class is FREE!

Tor Johnson Presents: Brother Kite, Save Ends (Boston, on Tiny Engines), Cassavetes (from Philly), and Twin Foxes @ AS220
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 1:00 am