Skill Building

Skill Building Workshops

Explore new art skills or develop those you have, connect with a group of teens from around NYC and work with professional teaching artists in this free workshop series. 

Amanda Guest, Program Manager:

  • All workshops are live, on Zoom, 5 sessions after school, 4:30-6pm
  • No special equipment needed. Accessible for all mobile and desktop devices. 

Who can register?

  • Young people 14 -19 years old
  • Available for all 5 workshop dates

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Intro to Rhythm, Beats and Loops using Soundtrap 

Dates: Mondays May 9, May 16, May 23, Tuesday, May 31, and Monday, June 6. 
Deadline to register: Thursday, April 28, 11:59pm 

  • work with a small group of NYC teens and professional musical artist, Isaac Sawyer 
  • develop skills in new technologies: SoundTrap and other D.A.W.s (Digital Audio Workstations) 
  • build skills in sound-producing, and sound layering  
  • create your own beats and songs 
  • learn about the history of hip-hop and beat making in the Bronx 

Graffiti 101 , Blocks, Bubbles, and Blow ups 

Dates: 5 Wednesdays in March (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30) 4:30-6pm
Registration now closed.

  • work with a small group of NYC teens and professional graffiti artist Carlos Martinez AKA FEEGZ 
  • build and improve your skills in: basic lettering forms, fonts, Block, Bubble, Blow ups to Freestyle. 
  • learn about history of Graffiti in NYC
  • develop your own project choosing from your array of skills

Self Care – Mixed Media Visual Arts 

Dates: 5 Thursdays in March and April (3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31 & 4/7), 4:30-6pm
Registration is now closed.

  • work with a small group of NYC teens and professional artist Angel Thompson 
  • explore thought mazes, inside voice objects, art journalling, altars and more 
  • practice a focusing / grounding activity and create an art project in each session 
  • work with materials found in your home or environment
  • create artwork connected to Self-Care, Resilience, Joy and Community Care

Intro to Coding for Visuals on Javascript P5 Platform 

Dates: 5 Wednesdays in April and May (4/6, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4 & 5/11), 4:30-6pm
Registration is now closed.

  • work with a small group of NYC teens and professional artist Ahmed El Shaer  
  • write code and see your visuals immediately 
  • build and improve your skills in: coding to create visuals, interactive visuals, animation,  
  • make personal and collaborative projects
  • learn about careers in computational media