In addition to our regular Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday programs, ART 180 is now offering six artist workshops this spring for teens at Atlas, our gallery/art center in Jackson Ward. Each workshop will consist of two Friday classes, and will preview an ART 180 summer program offering. We hope to spark interest in the summer programs and in joining the ART 180 family. Click the button above to learn more about our current teen program offerings, and to register. What's more, you can sign up for as many programs and workshops as you'd like!
Spring 2020 Workshops
Workshops begin March 9 and end May 22
Registration is open now and ends March 9
Culture and Fashion
March 13 and March 27 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Description: This workshop aims to build students’ understanding of fashion, explore the historical costume of various Afrocentric cultures and celebrate how black identity has shaped the modern-day culture of fashion and style. Students will learn how to design their own perception of what fashion is, explore the art of styling, and learn how to embrace their inner creative genius.
Crown and Glory
April 10 and April 24 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Description: In a society where beauty is constantly being reconstructed, this workshop will provide the tools to begin to construct our own versions of beauty. Through the artistry of makeup, we will explore what beauty means through Afrocentric identities, how it has evolved, and what does it mean for us today. Students will gain the basics of skincare, makeup application, makeup tools, owning your creativity, and careers in the beauty industry.
Beauty and the Beholder
May 8 and May 22 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Description: Throughout history, hair has been a symbol of cultural traditions, political statements, and artistic expression. This workshop explores this history while also understanding what hair means to us in today’s society. Students will learn traditionally Afrocentric forms of hairstyling and barbering, begin to create styles based on what makes them unique, and learn how to embrace the glory of their own “crowns”.
Teen Leadership Council
Our teen leaders are a special group of teens who are working on projects that develop their voice and leadership. For example, our 2019 Teen Leadership Council banded together to help one of our young people Natalia Mangaroo, 18, with her high school senior project. The 12th grader from Open High used the artistic experiences she gained from ART 180 to give Paradise Park, a beloved Richmond treasure hidden in the heart of the Fan, a fresh coat of paint.
“I decided to do this as my senior project because we used to come here all the time for field trips in elementary school. This was such a happy place for me when I was little, and it made me sad to see it not as it used to be. So I decided to revamp it so that the younger kids who come here now feel the same joy that I felt when I was their age.” -Natalia