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Apr
18
Sat
Introduction to the Laser Cutter @ AS220 Labs
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 18 and 25, 10am – 1pm

Register Online Here

Workshop Description
Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. This class will cover the basics of using the laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutter. This is a hands-on workshop; bring a project if you like! We have an Epilog Mini 24 Laser Cutter. The work area is 24″ x 12″, and it can hold items up to 8″ tall. We also have a cylindrical attachment that allows you to etch cylinders such as glassware.
In the first session, you will learn and get trained on the machine. In the second session, you will do a simple project to complete your training on the machine.
After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project. Students will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter after completing this follow up session.
Instructor: Shawn Wallace
Prerequisites
 While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design. If you have no experience and are not comfortable designing on a computer, we recommend taking on of our computer design workshops here:
Introduction to the CNC Router @ AS220 Labs
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings.  This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.

This workshop consists of two parts, 1 3-hour instructional session and a followup session on the machine where you run a project on the machine.

Prerequisites
While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design. Not familiar with using computers at all? We also offer a basic computer training workshop
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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!

Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

 Wednesdays, April, 18 and 25,  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-darkroom

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.

 Instructor: Sam Thompson 

Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles @ AS220's Blackbox
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles

Frania Romulus’ play, LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES, will be showing in AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street April 16-18 and April 23-25 at 7:00 pm.

TRIGGER WARNING: This play contains explicit content relating to racial violence (including racial slurs, harassment and discussing systemic violence), gendered violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES is a comedic satire that delves into the intersection of racism and sexism on college campuses. Romulus brings mainstream stereotypes of all sorts to life to tell their hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Traditional theatre norms are broken and political incorrectness is embraced, revealing the unpleasant underbelly of our “post-racial” society. Through the story of one young woman’s journey, a startlingly accurate reflection of modern American culture emerges.

Opening night, April 16th, will feature a post show talkback with playwright Frania Romulus and director Cathy Braxton. The conversation will be moderated by Providence activist and Editor in Chief at Bluestockings magazine, Chanelle Adams.

Speak Up is a brand new theatre company founded by local New England artists. Our aim to is highlight traditionally unheard voices & stories. We believe that by changing the face of theatre in Rhode Island, by giving people of color, women, the disabled, immigrants, transfolk, or any marginalized person the platform to tell their story, we can be a part of the international movement towards inclusion and justice for all.

$15 General Admission
$10 Student
Free admission for Brown & RISD students

Video Trailer: https://vimeo.com/121951263

Brown Paper Tickets Link:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1369695

“Women of color are expected to suffer in silence, but I demand that my voice be heard.” – Frania Romulus.

Denver Boot, The Woods Colt, Steve Ryu @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 1:00 am
Big Whatever, Zumo Kollie, Royal Rappenbaums, Afternoon Review @ Psychic Readings
Apr 18 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 1:00 am
Apr
19
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!

A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business (www.shea-training.com) he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

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Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

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Apr
20
Mon
Photo Bootcamp for Kids! April 20-24 @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri, April 20-24, 11am-3pm, Cost: $200
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra


Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

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Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Salsa Fitness with Mori Granot // Mondays @12-1pm //only $5!

APRIL ONLY: Join us for a FREE trial class!

Salsa Fitness was inspired by the love for salsa music and dance and was created to bring awareness to the history of Latin dance and music. Salsa fitness incorporates Afro-Cuban body movement, basic fundamentals of Salsa NY style footwork and techniques from professional dancers training exercises. The music used in the class is an authentic salsa, Latin cha cha cha, and Afro-Cuban music. Salsa Fitness is for EVERYONE and is a unique fun aerobic low impact exercise. You will not only sweat, but you will work on your balance, core straightening, develop stamina, and burn a lot of calories while dancing and learning new moves you can use on the dance floor.

Mori Granot, originally from Israel, has been dancing Salsa for over 14 years. Starting with Ballet, Jazz,  and Modern, in 2000, Mori continued her dancing journey with Cuban style salsa. She then learned Salsa on1, La Style, which then led her to Salsa on2, NY Style Salsa, where she fell in love. Besides Salsa, Mori also teaches lady styling, body movement, Casino Rueda, Bachata, and Merengue. Mori is currently teaching at different studios throughout Rhode Island and is offering a new fun workout program called “Salsa Fitness”, which is based on the fundamentals of Salsa on2.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $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.
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Apr
21
Tue
Photo Bootcamp for Kids! April 20-24 @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri, April 20-24, 11am-3pm, Cost: $200
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra


Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

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Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 21 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Stretch & Strength with Myah Shein // Tuesdays @ 5:45-6:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

FREE CLASS JANUARY 6!

If you’ve always wanted that “dancer body,” but pink tights aren’t for you, make Stretch & Strength part of your routine.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility.  All fitness 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
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop -in 6pm-8:30pm
$6
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Danielle Davidson// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Foster or build on your love of movement in this fun and energetic ballet class. This class will introduce a more advanced classical  vocabulary, while allowing dancers to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, placement and fluidity. At the barre,  we will  warm-up thoroughly and tackle the classical technique with accuracy and precision, while the center floor exercises will focus on simplicity, efficiency and travelling through space. Musicality will be emphasized along with balance, stamina and the strengthening of the body core. This class will develop your technique as well as your means of self-expression!

Danielle Davidson is an independent dance artist, choreographer and educator currently working in Providence, Boston and Montreal. She was trained at  L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Her professional career began upon graduation with Le Jeune Ballet, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet and repertory by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald. Danielle has since performed  with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown, Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz, Prometheus Dance Company and Zoé Dance. Danielle is also a freelance choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for  FDanse, SBDC, Endicott College and Brown University’s repertory dance company, to name a few. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore. Danielle has been teaching classical ballet and contemporary/post-modern dance since 2002.

 

 

Is This Jazz? @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 21 @ 8:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 1:00 am
Arkham Film Society: Image Of The Beast @ Psychic Annex
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Apr
22
Wed
Photo Bootcamp for Kids! April 20-24 @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri, April 20-24, 11am-3pm, Cost: $200
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra


Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.

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Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.

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Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.

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