Category: Education

Arizona Youth Expressions – AYE!

ARIZONA YOUTH EXPRESSIONS (AYE!) POETRY WORKSHOP

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Arizona Youth Expressions (AYE!) is a four-week writing and performance poetry program for youth ages 13-18. The goal of AYE! is to offer Arizona youth tools to express themselves, to become comfortable presenting their ideas, and to have their poetry published in a printed book upon graduation. AYE! incorporates both workshops and public speaking/performance to achieve measurable outcomes. Classes begin in April for National Poetry Month.

PROGRAM FORMAT AND DATES

Youth meet every Saturday for a 2-hour workshop, with a public performance on the last Saturday of the month. Maximum of 50 participants per class.

 3 workshops, 2 hours each @ 2 Saturdays per month
 group performance per month (on last Saturday of the month)

COST

$50/youth participant (includes: light refreshments, materials, instruction, and printed collection of group poetry at the end of workshop). Interested in sponsoring a participant? Please see below for more information.

Here is a word from AYE! program coordinator and founder of ARTSNOB:agency, Nik Ridley (read Bio here):


Video Credit: Sevfen Sevante


BRICK BY BRICK..

Your help is vital in offering our youth the opportunity to participate in AYE! We live by the maxim that “It takes a village to raise a child” and our sponsorship model is a community-based approach to funding our programs. We are asking for your support to cover the per-student cost of this 4-week workshop.

Sponsorship levels:

 Daisy – Individual Sponsor ($50)
*sends one youth participant
Recognition on our website
Recognition in printed poetry book

 Yucca – Family Sponsor ($150)
*sends 3 youth participants
Recognition on our website
Recognition in printed poetry book

 Palo Verde – Group Sponsor ($450)
*sends 9 youth participants
Recognition on our website
Recognition in printed poetry book
Logo placement on all t-shirts

 Saguaro – Corporate Sponsor ($1000)
*sends 20 youth participants
Recognition on our website
Recognition in printed poetry book
Logo placement on all t-shirts
Logo displayed at events

We use PayPal to process your contributions – you won’t need to have a PayPal account to continue. Just click the secure button below and thank you in advance for your support!

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS




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PAST ARTSNOB:agency YOUTH PROJECTS (2017):

Seeing is believing – so here’s a relevant example of past ARTSNOB:agency youth projects – this one with CEC Academy in Denver, Colorado with Ron Jolly and his music production class:

TRAILER | ART:EDUCATEd

This expose was special. Not only in its promotion for art as wellness and education, but also because Ron Jolly, his students and I have worked together before when we recorded, mixed and mastered a song that got placed in an indie feature film.

I have personally witnessed the power of art in teaching children valuable life skills and promoting wellness. Seeing the impact Ron has in his class and the positive outcomes, it just made sense to highlight his audio engineering program and to hear the importance of art from the students themselves. How they feel. What they think. The practical ways that art helps them in life.

Working alongside FelixFast4Ward added an element that words can’t describe. We also have worked together in music and theater, and there aren’t many people that are just…genuine, humble AND super talented. And, true to form, he came through – an experience we’ll all remember. Thanks, Fe 🙂

-Nik Ridley

Special thanks to Ron Jolly and CEC Learning College Students (Denver, CO):
ReAnn Jacobs
Stephannie Jimenez-Marrufo
Tomas Montoya III
Abraham Rodriguez-Zambrano
Bryan Torres-Zavala
Valentin Gomez

Workshop: 4 Easy Steps to Market and Sell Your Art

There is a science to everything, and selling your art is no exception. One problem is that few of us ever had a mentor, and another issue is that we often have a misunderstanding of what marketing is – we make it far too difficult (and ineffective).

I will show you 4 simple steps that will help you sell your art, without selling YOURSELF. The first, is necessary, the last, not an option. This workshop is not an infomercial or sleazy sales function. Be prepared to have a working document (literally, a blueprint) that you will be able to execute immediately. Materials are provided. Fee: $20 per person.

Register: https://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Artist-Meetup/events/244979971