The Five Heart Beats Workshop Series

An offshoot of our Atlas Programs, the 5 Heart Beats is a workshop series focusing on five elements that make up the creative process for oral storytelling. Every Monday, starting November 14th through December 12th, from 5-7 p.m. at ART 180's Atlas Gallery, participants will dive into a series of diverse workshops led by a handful of Richmond's most talented artists. The goal is to provide five approaches; poetry, lyricism, improvisation, stand-up comedy, and music production as techniques and practices to harness the participant's YOUnique voice and story. This series is open to all Richmond high school students and are offered at no-cost.

 

Our Atlas gallery is 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.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE FIVE HEART BEATS WORKSHOP SERIES IS OPEN!

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My Pen, My Pad

Monday, November 14 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Artistic Medium: Poetry

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery
Led by teaching artist Paula G. Akinwole

 

Poetry starts in the heart and appears on paper. In My Pen My Pad, you will discover the power and impacts poetry can have before it hits the stage by learning different cadences and writing techniques from popular poets. By the end of this poetry workshop, you will gain new approaches to develop and harness your younique writing style to help perfect your craft, story, and performance.

God Tier: An Exploration In High-Level Lyricism

Monday, November 21 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Artistic Medium: Lyricism and performance

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery
Led by teaching artist Radio B

 

RVA Rap Elite is a platform dedicated to the uplifting and development of lyricists/emcees and the art of lyricism throughout Virginia and the DMV region. We have been operating for 5 years and have been the host to hundreds of emcees throughout that time. Our goal is to preserve and enhance the artistry of technical rhyme and performance. The workshop, God Tier: An Exploration In High-Level Lyricism will be held in that same spirit. We will be analyzing and discussing the technical devices used in Hip-hop lyricism, rhyme schemes, structure, wordplay, etc., and how these devices are used to convey emotion and technique within verse and songwriting concepts.          

Improv for Creative Ideation

Monday, November 28 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Artistic Medium: Improv Comedy

The program will be held at Richmond Comedy Coalition Theater. However, participants will meet up and return to Atlas before and after the workshop.
Led by teaching artist Alan Ireland

 

Improv for Creative Ideation is an introduction to the world of improvisation. This workshop focuses on collaborative creativity and empathy. Over two hours we will learn a few fun games and exercises to get our creativity flowing. We'll work together to make something completely unique with only our minds. We'll say "Yes, and..." to each other's ideas and build brand new realities. Let's get silly!

You’ve Got Jokes

Monday, December 5 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Artistic Medium: Standup Comedy

The program will be held at Richmond Comedy Coalition Theater. However, participants will meet up and return to Atlas before and after the workshop.
Led by teaching artist Sarah Ahmed

 

In You’ve Got Jokes, students will gain a general understanding of stand-up comedy and the ways in which they can easily continue beyond the lessons taught in this workshop! Your teacher will quickly establish a setting where each student feels at ease expressing themselves so that everyone may gain the most out of this experience and share their unique perspectives through stand-up comedy. Each student will leave with the fundamental tools and knowledge required to practice writing and performing jokes.

Dream Lab

Monday, December 12 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Artistic Medium: Songwriting, Beat-Making, Music Production

Held in-person at our Atlas Gallery
Led by teaching artist Sean “Tien” Tabb

Dream Lab is a creative workshop that focuses on the art of songwriting, beat-making, and music production. In this workshop, you will learn to use your environment and devices as resources to make music. In addition, you will gain a hands-on experience with various production tools, concepts, and techniques used by the music industry in audio production.

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Get a peek of our gallery in this vid from some of our program participants!