Urban Arts Crew , a program of SBCC, is a creative, skills-building program for youth ages 16-21 who want to explore the various genres of Urban Art and gain the skills needed to enter the creative economy of Los Angeles. A eight-month program, the Urban Arts Crew curriculum is divided into three components:
1. Get up, Get Known….Say Something - 3 month process to enhance urban art skills and convey a message. The youth will use artistic tools such as paintbrushes, cans, markers and wheat pasting. Youth will receive an introduction to digital arts and design thinking and will have the opportunity to have their work placed on billboards in the city. The Mural created for the PromaxBDA conference is one of the youths’ projects from the “Get up, Get Known…Say Something” phase of the program.
2. Where Are You From? - 2 month project designed to improve the youths’ skills in filming, editing, and production. Youth will create short films in teams by documenting their neighborhood and social environment. Professional filmmakers and editors will instruct the youth to develop their technical skills. The finished films will be showcased at an AMC Movie Theatre screening.
3.Get Paid - 3 month project focused on understanding advertising and marketing. Youth will develop their own clothing line, create logos, and learn the significance of branding. Merchandise created will be sold online and in local stores. Youth will transition from being a consumer to a creator!
For more information about the Urban Arts Crew, contact Renetta Thorn at firstname.lastname@example.org
UAC staff members (left to right) Juan Gonzalez, Jonathan Mooney, Ely Fournier, Mario Magana, Robert Jones and Renetta Thorn
“This program is funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 through the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network.”
“Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call (1-800-735-2922) or TTY (1-877-735-2929) at least 72 hours prior to event.”