july, 2016

11jul(jul 11)9:30 am29(jul 29)4:00 pmSummer Arts Institutes for Teens at Intermedia Arts


Event Details

With three weeks dedicated to the art forms of Film, Graffiti, and Hip-Hop, these institutes empower young people to use their art skills and knowledge to create a better world.
Entering their fifth year, these institutes pack big ideas into a short amount of time. Running from 9:30AM to 4PM for four days, each week explores a different art form, looking at its historical context and evolution, different styles, and the cultures surrounding the art form in addition to time spent creating art, hands on.
The first week of the Summer Arts Institutes for Teens, Sundance Institute Fellow Missy Whiteman leads youth through each step of the filmmaking process, weaving in opportunities for critical thinking around equity within the film industry as well as the power of the medium to tell truths that often go unheard.
Week two is an opportunity for youth to work closely with one of the region’s leading Graffiti Artists, Peyton Scott Russell. Through conversations around the birth of the art form (coming from youth in urban communities raising up their voices), practice with artistic concepts, and dialogue around its evolving perception, participants leave with a breadth of knowledge that reaches far beyond the spray can.
The third and final week weaves together the elements of Hip-Hop; dance, MCing, beatboxing, DJing, and visual art. This institute, rising from the highly popular B-Girl Be festival celebrating the role of women in hip-hop, opens the conversation with the next generation of changemaking artists around the current and historical potency of Hip-Hop to speak truth to power. The hip-hop institute is led by local hip-hop artists Desdamona and Carnage the Executioner along with special guest artists including DJ Kool Akiem (of the legendary Micranots)and Medium Zach (of Big Quarters).
Each week is capped off with a presentation for friends, family and the community where participants have an opportunity to share what they’ve learned about the art form, its history, and its culture.
Film Institute: July 11-14, 2016 | 9:30AM-4PM
Graffiti Institute: July 18-21, 2016 | 9:30AM-4PM
Hip-Hop Institute: July 26-29, 2016 | 9:30AM-4PM


11 (Monday) 9:30 am - 29 (Friday) 4:00 pm


Intermedia Arts

2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

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