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! 

Virtual program have a cap of 15 participants and in-person programs are capped at 9.

 

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2021 PROGRAMS IS OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 15!

 

Programs begin September 20 and end December 9

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

Artistic Medium: storyboarding, character and stage design

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery

Mondays | 5 - 6:30 p.m., September 20 - December 6

Led by teaching artists Chris Visions & Angel Shepperson

 

Participants in From Page To Stage will learn how to transform their love and passion for art into storyboards, set designs, costume designs, while incorporating technological skills in lighting, and projection/video work. This program will draw upon illustration skills artistic and digital mediums to create designs, moods, atmospheres, stories, and wardrobes for stage performances.

 

The Sound Ghost Program - REGISTRATION OPEN

Artistic Medium: songwriting, scoring, beat-making and sound engineering

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery
Tuesdays | 5 - 6:30 p.m., September 21 - December 7
Led by teaching artists Justina Hall & Michael “ Millions” Bass II


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 and dance theater

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery
Wednesday | 5 - 6:30 p.m., September 22 - December 8
Led by teaching artist Kaitlynn Davis


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 can unlock blockages and accomplish a greater sense of self. Collaborate with other programs and learn how the power of movement can bring to life storyboards, customs and set designs, and music scores through performance.

ATLAS FALL 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