Atlas Programs

All teen programs take place at Atlas, ART 180's art center for teens, located at 114 W. Marshall Street, on the corner of Brook Road and Marshall Street.

Any questions should be directed to Maurice Leoni-Osion, Director of Atlas programs, maurice@art180.org or 804-233-4180.

 

Programs have a limited capacity, so sign up soon before they fill up! 

In-person programs are capped at 9 participants.

 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2022 PROGRAMS IS CURRENTLY OPEN

 

Programs begin the week of January 24 and end the week of April 25

From Page To Stage- PROGRAM IS FULL + REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Artistic Medium: Illustration, Drawing, Painting, Storyboarding, Arts & Crafts, Custom Design, Stage Design

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery

Mondays | 5 - 6:30 p.m., January 24 - April 25

Led by teaching artists Chris Visions & Angel Shepperson

 

Learn to develop your love for illustrations and visual arts through storyboards while constructing stage designs musical performances.

In
From Page To Stage, participants will learn how to transform their love and passion for art into storyboards, set designs, and costume designs while incorporating technological skills in lighting and video projections. In addition, this program will draw upon illustration skills and digital mediums to create designs, moods, atmospheres, stories, and wardrobes for stage performances.

 

The Sound Ghost Program - REGISTRATION OPEN

Artistic Medium: Songwriting, Beatmaking, Recording Engineering, Arrangement, Mixing, and Mastering

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery
Tuesdays | 5 - 6:30 p.m., January 25 - April 26
Led by teaching artists Justina Burton & Mike Millions


Ever wanted to explore the process of creating music and sound production associated with scoring musical performances?

In
The Sound Ghost Program, participants will learn how to stretch their musical talents through Hip-hop production and creative songwriting to provide a musical score and sonic themes for performance art. This program will also give participants hands-on experience with various production tools, mixing theories and concepts used in audio production.


 

Vibe Dealing - REGISTRATION OPEN

Artistic Medium: Movement, Dance, and Theater

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery
Wednesday | 5 - 6:30 p.m., January 26 - April 27
Led by teaching artist Kaitlynn Davis


Want to learn how you can gain personal freedom through movement, dance, and choreography?

In 
Vibe Dealing, participants will explore performing as an act of personal freedom. Challenge your mind and body by integrating mindfulness practices with dance styles and choreography to unlock blockages and accomplish a greater sense of self. Collaborate with other programs and learn how the power of movement can bring life storyboards, customs, set designs, and music scores through performance.

Meet Kaitlynn, VIBE DEALING's teaching artist! In this video, Kaitlynn gives a quick history and demo of the Tango. Sign up for VIBE DEALING to express yourself through movement and create theater.

ATLAS SPRING PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
 

TEEN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Our Teen Leadership Council is made up of a group of a special group of teens working on projects aiming to develop their unique voice and leadership skills. Last year, our 2019 Teen Leadership Council banded together to help one of our members, Natalia Mangaroo, 18, with her high school senior project. The 12th grader from Open High tapped into 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