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.
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.
Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/beginning-video
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.
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.
Register here - http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-offset
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.
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.
Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-darkroom
Whore Paint – on Load Records
Mortals – from NYC, on Relapse Records
Rampant Decay – PVD negative fastcore
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
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.
Date: Thursdays, July 17, 24; 6-10pm
Instructor: 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.
Experimental electronica, progressive rock, jazz, world, hiphop, triphop, ambient, rock, metal, alternative, jamtronica. Genre-blending.
THE REALLY HEAVY
Loud guitar, loud drums, rocking bass, killer vocals, do you really need anything else?
We are a rock band from Barrington, RI.
For people who like half steps and sus2 chords
Date: Saturdays, July 12, 19, 26; 10am-2pm
Instructor: Erika Dillon
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.
Register Here – http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-letterpress
Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!
Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!
No cover charge!
A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!