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NeON Arts Spring Workshops

June–September 2021

NeON Arts workshops take place online this spring. Participants from all five boroughs of New York City have the chance to connect and collaborate as a community online through free workshops in music, theater, visual arts, creative writing, and digital media. NeON Arts allows young people ages 16–24 to build peer relationships and learn more about opportunities and careers in New York City arts and entertainment industries

Creative Expressions Unlimited: Word, Sound, Motion

Digital Music Production

Creative Expressions Unlimited will teach young people how to write, produce, and record original music using an app-based music production software called Sound Trap, which will be made free for participants to use during the workshop.

Collective Fare: Cookery Urbanity, Culinary Arts and Kitchen Safety for All

Culinary Arts

Collective Fare’s MEALS FOR ALL! program helps to close the gap of access to fresh, tasty, low-cost to free meals and provides free meals to those in need. The digital version of this program will teach participants how to prepare healthy, low-cost meals through weekly instructional videos on Google Classroom and YouTube Live. Culinary materials and weekly meal boxes will be shipped to program participants through Amazon, PeaPod, or FreshDirect.

Penning My Pieces: Piecing Together the Puzzle of My Life

Creative Writing

Penning My Pieces writing workshops will take place on weekly video conference calls. Sessions will include two or three online readings that feature participating storytellers, online documents that are easily accessible by workshop participants, and workshop materials such as books, journals, and pens, which will be shipped to participants’ homes or a designated address. An anthology comprised of writing produced during the workshop and a live, in-person culminating storyteller showcase will take place when Carnegie Hall is able to reopen.

Drama Club: “Yes, and ...?”

Acting, Theater, Comedy, and Performance

Drama Club cultivates love and compassion, arts, creativity, and imagination in its work. Its organizational values are love, respect, consistency, humor, equity, and the practice of asking the question “yes, and ...?” Participants will play and explore boundaries in a world they create, while telling stories in the ways they want to tell them.

The Creative Youth Society

Visual Arts and Exhibition Design

The Creative Youth Society sessions will be a hybrid of both pre-recorded instructional videos and live sessions during which participants will learn industrial design through several builders’ workshops. Participants will have select materials shipped to their homes or a designated address.

Act Like You Mean It

Acting, Theater, and Performance

During Act Like You Mean It online sessions, participants will learn acting skills and prepare short original scripts while exploring a short pre-existing classic or contemporary script. The workshop will conclude with a showcase presentation for an online audience.

Starseed Art & Technology

Virtual Reality and Digital Media

Starseed Art & Technology will use its VR meeting room platform to host workshop sessions. This platform will introduce participants to the world of VR and digital technologies through: learning how to use Tiltbrush; an introduction to Spark AR (create augmented reality filters for Facebook and Instagram); and lessons on Adobe Aero (create augmented reality experiences for iOS devices), Procreate (a blender for digital sculpture and 3D content creation), and Spoke (a web-based tool to create virtual worlds).

Fame Airbrush: Project F.A.M.E

Visual Art, Murals, and Airbrushing

Fame Airbrush online will feature instructional videos on airbrush tips and tricks. Young people will also have access to PDFs from which they can learn techniques on how to draw and design shirts, as well as the opportunity to design a virtual mural which can be translated onto a real wall in the near future.

NYC Arts Cypher: M.U.R.A.L. (Motivate Understanding Realizing Artist Learn)

Visual Art and Murals

The NYC Arts Cypher program will focus on step-by-step sessions that culminate in the creation of a large-scale wall mural. Participants will learn the fundamentals of how to sketch, color, design, and ultimately create a proportional image and design for a wall mural.

Spring workshop registration has closed. Please check back for updates on future NeON Arts workshop sessions.

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