Community Programs

For all of our community programs, ART 180 partners with an organization that is equally as committed to serving youth facing challenging circumstances. We strive to offer ongoing programming and enriching opportunities that we know wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. Our programs come with the support of our dedicated counselors, staff, and the collective knowledge that comes from years of experience with working with our local youth. 

 

Questions? Please contact Dr. Vaughn Garland, our Director of Community Programs and Partnerships for information about our Community programs at vaughn@art180.org or 804-233-4180.

ART 180 partners with various elementary and middle schools as well as youth organizations to continuously bring enriching opportunities to local youth in challenging circumstances. With the support of our counselors and staff we’re able to provide the following programs. 

ART 180 Spring 2022 Community Programs - all programs are in-person. Registration is available directly through each program partner.

Feel Good Beats
Site / Partner: Saint Andrew’s School
Mondays (4th and 5th grade), 2:45 - 4:00 p.m., January 24th - May  9th
Teaching artists: Kaitlynn Davis and John Gammon


Description: Participants in Feel Good Beats learn Caribbean Dance while practicing mindfulness and movement.  Youth learn drama and dance choreography to manage their moods, create group movements and share in peer collaborations. Youth are asked to connect with others, be creative, learn to articulate their emotions and make a unique work of art that represents their ideas and reflections on the time. Youth will work towards a dance performance, presented virtually or in-person, where family and friends are invited. Feel Good Beats is a celebration of what it means to be a youth, please join us!

Living My Dream:  Performance, Costume Making and Makeup
Site / Partner: Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., January 25 - March 22
Teaching artists: Kaitlynn Davis and John Gammon


Description: Learn different forms of performance art like; acting, dance, costume design and makeup. Participants share and collaborate with peers through performance and dance workshops and work to produce a theatrical performance for the end-of-session showcase.  Youth will explore costume making, set design and makeup applications for the production of a large-scale performance.

Sounds That Express: Creative Beatmaking and Song Writing
Site / Partner: Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond at their new Teen Center at 1830 Creighton Rd, Richmond, VA 23223
Wednesdays, 5:15 - 7:15 p.m., January 26th - March 23rd
Teaching artists: Sean Tabb Jr. and John Gammon


Description: Become a sound engineer with Sounds that Express: Creative Beatmaking and Song Writing.  Learn the art of beatmaking, song writing, music production and digital audio engineering from the new digital audio studio at the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond Teen Center.  Youth will explore how to tell stories, learn voiceover techniques and create new audio pieces through the art of audio editing and engineering.  

Stitching The Digital: Exploratory Arts
Site / Partner: Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond at their new Teen Center at 1830 Creighton Rd, Richmond, VA 23223
Fridays, 5:15 - 7:15 p.m., January 28th - March 25th
Teaching artists: Anderson Hayes and Saiara Mashiat 


Description: Digital technologies offer many opportunities for youth to explore and learn, from storytelling to graphic design to video editing to gaming. In Stitching The Digital: Exploratory Arts youth learn how to create digital art such as animations, videos, soundscapes, and games. Participants work independently and with peers to create a video game that incorporates all art forms from photography to coding.

Smiling Faces!
Site / Partner: Boys and Girls Club Southside, 2409 Bainbridge St
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m., January 26th - March 23rd
Teaching artists: Jaraz Jenkins


Description: ART 180’s Smiling Faces! is aimed to help students become more confident in their drawing skills. Students will learn how to create a person's face using drawing and painting techniques like sketching, grids, mask making and painting. Each student will receive a portfolio folder to measure his or her progress.

My Mindfulness Art: Using Your Drawing and Animation Superpower

Site / Partner: Binford Middle School and Communities In Schools

Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., January 26th - April 27th

Teaching artists: Preston Slaughter and Chris Visions

Description: In My Mindfulness Art: Using Your Drawing And Animation Superpower youth participate in breathing and yoga activities and learn creative ways to overcome the pressures of the day.  Inspired by drawing, photography and stop-animation participants learn to express themselves and tell their stories in a digital animation project.  Share your mindfulness superpower in ART 180.