Greetings Youth Artists and Parents/ Guardians
The Summer is coming to a close and the School year is starting up again. That means YAP is back, Yay! We have a lot of great projects this year and field trips. This newsletter lays out the projects for the Fall Semester and the calendar for the month of September. More info TBA.
First Day of YAP and Orientation Thursday, September 13, 2018
3 pm – 6 pm Please bring a copy of your last report card and fill out the application.
Presentation with Artist Roberto Lugo Friday, September 14, 2018, 4 pm
Roberto Lugo is an American potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo’s work draws together hip-hop, history and politics into formal ceramics and 2D works. Born in Kensington, Philadelphia to Puerto Rican parents, Lugo began his career as a graffiti artist before discovering ceramics. Lugo holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Penn State and is a professor of ceramics at Tyler School of Art. His unique works have garnered national attention and numerous shows.
Nerdtino Comic Convention Sat 20 October 2018 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Youth Artists participating in the comic convention Nerdtino will produce an Eight-page comic book and cover. The comic book addresses narratives related to the Education program’s theme. Youth artists can create other products like stickers and prints.
National Portfolio Day
Sunday, November 4th, 2018
12:00pm – 4:00pm
The event begins promptly at 12 pm, but you are invited to come early to register.
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center in Exhibit Hall E 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA Please use the entrance at Broad St. between Race St. and Arch St. for best entrance.
Youth Artists are expected to prepare 20 works; 8 pieces in the portfolio are academic studies. Examples are still life, landscape, interior, portrait, full figure, figurative drawing, painting, self-portrait.
12 pieces in the portfolio are creative or focused on their specific interests. Examples are Sequential art, graphic design, fantasy art, animation, short film trailer or reel, sculpture, poster art.
Three Kings Poster Contest Due November 16, 2018
contest winner announced November 21, 2018.
This printmaking project will ask Youth Artists to design a poster celebrating Three Kings Day at the Taller Puertorriqueño. The designs will be judged by the board and members of the Taller faculty and Board. The winning poster will be reproduced in silkscreen by a team of selected Youth Artists.
The Youth Artist Program is producing a series of a limited printing of holiday cards for the Gift Shop.
Each Youth Artist produces an independent project based on personal interest. These projects are structured to have a youth artist work on developing a specific skill in a medium by copying a masterwork or developing an original concept.
Photography with Tony Rocco
Youth Artists who register for the Photography class work with Tony Rocco every Wednesday.