Calendar

Jan
18
Sat
Operating the Big Press @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Learn to use the largest press in Rhode Island.

  • Saturdays, Jan 18th + 25th, 10am-4pm

The goal of this class is to learn how to operate and print on the large Takach etching press. This class is ideal for intermediate to advanced level printmakers that have experience in either monotype, etching, or relief. Familiarity with a traditional etching press is required.

This class will be held over two consecutive Saturdays.  During the first class we will focus on learning the technical characteristics of the press.  We will go over the set up of the compressor, how to adjust pressures for different types of plates, substrate setups, blankets, drying rack, and clean up. We will print sample etching, relief, and monotype plates and go over damp packs for a large paper.  During the second class, everyone will have the opportunity to make and print a large monotype.

Instructors:  Lois Harada and Allison Bianco

 

 

Software Basics: Illustrator @ AS220 Industries
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of 3D modeling in SketchUp

  • Saturdays, Jan 18th + 25th, 2-5pm

This class introduces participants to basic 3D modeling in the unique environment of SketchUp, what makes SketchUp different from other modeling programs, and use of both basic 3d drawing tools as well as the clone, push/pull, follow-me, grouping and Component tools. Sessions will start with exercises to build simple shapes to exact dimensions and angles, use of “snapping,” and will include basic model styling. No SketchUp experience necessary, but please bring a 2-button mouse with a scroll wheel if you have one.

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Instructor: Jeff Warren

 

Traditional Irish Music Session in the Restaurant! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Drink
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Check the calendar or email booking@as220.org to make sure it’s happening each Saturday 4-7 at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

 

An Evening of the Dark Arts II @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 1:00 am

Screenshot_20190928-184114_Gallery (1)An Evening of Dark Arts II” is the 2nd annual gathering of dark arts and music. Artists will have space to display and sell their original pieces along side of some the best heavy live acts New England has to offer performing live. Last year was amazing so we hope this year will be even better. AS220 has made some major upgrades and all of us couldn’t be more excited. Join us for an evening of crushing music and dark artwork

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Glacier
Lesser Glow
Marrowfields

 

Visual Artists:

Kiwii
Benjamin Fortier
Michael Volpi
Bliss Auburn
Brett Kelley
Jan
19
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!  

A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business (www.shea-training.com) he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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Jan
20
Mon
Hip Hop with Michael Diaz @ Dance Studio
Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hip Hop 5:30-7:00
w/Michael Diaz
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Class will start with a warm-up from head to toe, circular movements, and slowly build up to drills. After drills a combo/routine will be taught including steps from the drills as well as new steps to challenge the students. The goal of this class is to comprehend and learn all the various steps as well as to musically find character within each student. Students will be placed in groups to perform the combo before the end of the class without the instructor. We’ll finish class  off with a cool down.

 

 

Michael Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and now lives in Pawtucket, RI. At the age of 11 years old, Michael was inspired by a music video of Chris Brown, and hasn’t stopped dancing ever since. He was mentored by Kelvin Fabian, Tovah Muro and Rhode Island’s notable teacher Nikki Carrara. He is known for his ability to improv and for his stage presence. His participation in national conventions and competitions resulted in various scholarships including The Alvin Ailey program and Broadway Dance Studio both in NYC. After graduating from a performing arts high school In 2015, Michael decided to continue his journey of dance by joining an urban dance company called “Thr3e Live Dance Co. He is currently still with them and defining.

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Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nicole LaLiberte
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Advanced Beginner Ballet – 7 -8:30pm 
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID
Advanced Beginner Ballet is a new weekly course offered in response to the popularity of the Beginner Ballet Plus Saturday workshops.  This level serves as a bridge between the Beginner and Intermediate Sunday ballet classes, designed specifically for students who have 1-2 years of ballet experience. Combinations can be adapted for dancers with more experience, including those who wish to take the class en pointe.  Emphasis will be on continued development of dynamic alignment, carriage of the arms, articulation of the feet and hips, increasing one’s repertoire of steps and knowledge of the ballet vocabulary. Nicole is a warm, inviting teacher with a healthy sense of humor, making the studio environment safe and welcoming for all.
Jan
21
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Beginner 3D Printing @ AS220 Industries
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get certified to use AS220’s Taz and Ultimaker 3D printers, learn the basics of heat control, speed, and layer height for 3D models.

3D printing is the easiest way to go from an idea to a physical object with limitless applications. Learn how to operate our in-house 3D Printers and get started on your first 3D Printing projects. 3D Models for printing can be found all over the internet, and you can even design your own. No prior experience required!

Tuesdays, Jan 21st + 28th, 6-9pm

Instructor: Britton Kroessler
Location and Parking
AS220 Labs is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floors. The shop’s entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); ring the bell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.Important Class Policies
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than a half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
To cancel your reservation, you must email Industries@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.Cancellation of Classes
If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.
Podcasting 101 @ AS220 Industries
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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What makes a good podcast?

  • Tuesday Jan 21st, 6-9pm
This three hour, low-barrier workshop is designed to get people of all technical levels excited about podcasting. The goal is for students to leave the workshop with the tools to upload and solicit feedback for simple recorded content.
This workshop will teach students how to…
  • turn an idea into a podcast outline.
  • prepare for an interview.
  • record good sound into a smart phone mic.
  • import and organize audio files onto Adobe Audition.
  • make a rough cut podcast using multiple audio files.
  • feel confident soliciting feedback.
  • reach additional resources at AS220 and beyond.

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Instructor: Jax Cantrell

 

Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE BALLET 7:00-8:30PM 
w/ Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Card
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Ann offers a traditional ballet class with a special focus on musicality, epaulement, and the joy of fully embodied movement.  Her barre exercises allow time to warm up slowly while developing the alignment, strength, and precision  that create freedom in the center.  Dancers slow down for the the beauty and breath of adage before progressing to the speed of petit allegro and the fun of moving through space.   Ann especially enjoys discovering and sharing the “movement” in ballet, and she offers options throughout the class so dancers can tailor exercises to the level of challenge they each need.

 

Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.AnnDitmarsHuyck

Why Try?, The Beardogz, and If We Go At All @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 22 @ 1:00 am
The Beardogz 
The Beardogz are an alternative/folk band from Northern RI. With musical backgrounds ranging from studies at the Berklee College of Music to long hours spent emulating the sounds of Van Morrisson and Joni Mitchell, each member of this dynamic group brings his own unique influence to the band, creating a fresh, 21st century take on folk.
If We Go At All
We mix distorted fender guitars with reverb soaked vocals. Sometimes its loud and sometimes its soft. It’s always supposed to sound good.
Why Try? 
Why Try? is a Boston MA based alt-rock band trying to express lots of feelings while fronting with a flimsy guise of nonchalance.
Jan
22
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Gabi Littlewood @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Gabi Littlewood // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class! A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice.

Gabi Littlewood is a devoted yoga practitioner whose teachings are focused on creating a safe space for students to move and exist in their bodies. Her studies of Buddhism and meditation brought her from New Bedford, MA to Leicester, England, where she lived at a Buddhist center and taught meditation. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Providence Power Yoga, and continues to deepen her studies with a dedicated home practice. Her classes build stability around the core, methodically warming up and strengthening the body to culminate in a playful exploration of a “peak” pose. Her goal is to lead a dogma-free class accessible to yogis of all levels, shapes and sizes.

 

Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with Katie McNamara & Olase Freeman// Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

04_FleetingThoughts_4OlaseJessicaOlase Freeman (BA Wesleyan University 1994, MFA UWM 2011) presently involved in an extended residency called “fatherhood”, lives in Rhode Island with his partner Kathryn McNamara.  A partial list of the companies he has worked with include the Richard Bull Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, and Leah Stein Dance Company.  Olase’s choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link’s Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek and American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University).  As a teacher, in addition to being on faculty of Rhode Island College from 2008-2010, as well as Muhlenberg College in 2011-2012, Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes at the Firkin Crane (Cork City, Ireland), Curitiba and Londrina (Brazil), Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link’s Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), and University of Montana, Missoula.

KatieMcNamara2Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Caloric + The Unmen + Hypnagogue + Horse Ghost @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 22 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 1:00 am
Caloric
The electronic music of Dailen
The Unmen
Post apocalyptic, post emo, post punk, post office pop from the swamp, definitely from the swamp
Hypnagogue
Hypnagogue is the solo project of New England based sound artist and musician James Rosato. He creates lush soundscapes using magnetic tape, processed guitar, and other source material.
Horse Ghost
New band alert: sweet and sparse kayak rock
Jan
23
Thu
Mic Madness (Youth Open Mic) @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gimme Noise 4 Year Anniversary Bash: Land of Fires, 14 foot 1, Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Hi neighbor! We’re celebrating our 4 year anniversary at AS220 on Thursday, January 23rd with some homies old and new. Come hang!

Lands of Fires – Rad instrumental post rock from Warwick, RI. New album “Petrichor” released this past May. Check it out here:
https://landoffires.bandcamp.com/

Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean – Killer doom sludge metal from western MA. New album “Tell Me What You See Vanishing and I Will Tell You Who You Are” dropped in October. Listen:
https://chainedtothebottomoftheocean.bandcamp.com/

14 foot 1

All Ages
$8 Cover
Doors 8:30PM, Music 9PM

Jan
24
Fri
Advanced Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET  9:15am-10:45am
(prior ballet experience required)
w/Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Come dance in community and find freedom within your ballet technique!  This class follows the traditional format, progressing from barre and center exercises to movement across the floor, and assumes prior knowledge of most ballet vocabulary.  Ann offers options so dancers can tailor the class to their needs, and she designs combinations to emphasize expression and movement while challenging the mind and body.  Wear what’s comfortable for you and enjoy ballet in a positive, non-competitive atmosphere.  Soft ballet slippers are recommended, and anyone wishing to dance on pointe is welcome to do so!

 

Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.

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