Skill Building

Skill Building Workshops

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Art Form: Multi Arts | Careers | Graphic Design | Film/Video | Digital Media | Poetry/Spoken Word | Photography | Music 

Schedule5 sessions, 1 per week, 4:30-6pm 

FormatVirtual (Zoom)

Eligibility: Open to ages 14-19 or grades 9-12 

Explore new art skills or develop those you have!  

Our virtual Skill-Building workshops connect you with a group of teens from around NYC and professional teaching artists while you try new skills or develop those you have in 5 consecutive sessions.  

Build creative skillsets for your projects, and expand your resume for next steps in your creative career. 

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

Here’s what to expect: 

  • Explore new art skills or develop those you have 
  • Work in a small group of teens with a professional artist 
  • 5 – FREE, fun sessions 
  • Meet on Zoom 4:30-6PM 

Check out some of your options coming this fall: Coding Visuals with P5-Javascript, Self Care Visual Arts, Graffiti, Spoken Word / Visual Poetry. 

  1. Javascript P5 with digital artist, Ahmed El Shaer 

Five Mondays,10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 

  • 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 

2. Spoken Word/Visual Poetry with Ayling Dominguez, poet, creative, abolitionist, community-nurturer 

Five Tuesdays 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22 

  • Build and improve your skills and confidence in Spoken Word, and a wide range of poetic forms including: visual poetry, generative poetry 
  • Create text and image collages using @Canva 
  • Connect with other creatives to hear or perform poetry in NYC 

3. Graffiti 101 with Carlos Jesus Martinez AKA FEEGZ, professional graffiti artist.

Five Wednesdays 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 4:30-6pm 

  • Build and improve your skills in: basic lettering forms, fonts, Block, Bubble, Blow ups to Freestyle 
  • Create your Tag, Connect to history of writing and activism,   
  • Learn about history of Graffiti in NYC 
  • Develop your own project choosing from your array of skills 


4. Self Care Visual Arts with Angel Thompson, creative artist.

Five Tuesdays 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 4:30-6pm 

  • 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