Courses

Overview

Take one class or many! Each course is paid individually and the course syllabus and sessions are set by the instructor. Courses must be paid for by PayPal where the 4 payment installment plan may be available. Courses will be online and taught through TalentSpring. 

Registration Information:

All courses have a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 10. If the minimum has not been reached 1 day prior to course start date, then all registered students will receive a 100% refund. If the maximum is reached, then the prospective students will go on a waitlist, managed by YAC. If a student is on the waitlist and does not get to attend the course, the student will receive a 100% refund.

Refunds:

Student cancellation: Up to 1 day prior to the course = 90% refund. 1st day of class through 1st week = 75% refund. After the 1st week of class = 50% refund or prorated for the remaining courses. We will work with all students on cancellations/refunds, especially due to COVID.

Instructor cancellation: If the instructor must cancel the course prior to the start date, then 90% of the course will be refunded. If the instructor must cancel the course once sessions have begun, the student will receive a prorated refund.

Courses

Summer 2022

Description

The world is becoming more globalized and better connected at an astonishing speed. With new technologies allowing the movement of information, traditions, and even people to improve our understanding of the world and its happenings, why then have we not updated the constructed systems to support the change? Change incorporates the Art of C-A-R-E, tapping into an individual’s wellbeing and their link to the community which is ultimately reflected back to society. So let’s come together to develop new ideas, or figure out why that old ones aren’t quite working. Our workshop-style sessions, practical lessons, and one-to-one consultations will help you get input your thoughts into communal action and ready for local and state agents of change.

In an effort to promote the wellbeing of humanity, we invite young professionals of interdisciplinary backgrounds—artists (i.e., dancers, writers, musicians, playwriters, etc.), private sector practitioners, educators, grassroots leaders, journalists, activists, scientists, business and urban developers, and technologists—to reflect on their careers and produce work that will determine shifts in their own careers or the paths of their organizations. The addressed issues include but are not limited to urban resiliency, health, food and agriculture movements, clean energy, economic opportunity and jobs, the field of philanthropy, and innovation for development under new shared understandings.

Location

CAOS, Terni (TR), Italy

Days

TBD

Time

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Cost

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Description
The future is collaborative, making community more vital to how we build relationships with one another and ourselves. This course will focus on effective communication techniques, via artmaking, to guide participants through the intricate elements of a collaboration. These exploratory practices delve in the fundamentals of engaging individuals from different disciplines in the study of art and its diverse applications to employ collectives of the past, present, and future. Participants will utilize art as an element of activism, social justice, and as a tool to guide societies to a more positive future. Participants will research immersive-performative-installation-experience based work, while working in tandem with one another in order to broaden their understanding of communal making.

Days

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Time

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Weeks

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Description
Humans, within the most recent years have been forced to face harsh realities many wished to remain a mirage. The outbreak of COVID-19 has revealed humans limited understanding of science and the multiple policies affecting them, so how do we innovatively address these changes utilizing ethical technology? As the shift from brick and mortar is situated within our immediate homes, managing virtual workspaces and interrupted traditional educational systems has need for a reconfiguration to the education evolution as well as the implementation of updated global cybersecurity standards. This session will introduce the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) and its global security controls effect on global markets.

Days

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Time

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Weeks

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Description

ICE is a social lab and convening entity whose primary purpose is to educate, assist, and advocate for the expansion of cooperative economic models and other innovative economic development concepts that diversify and expand the economic eco-system. These models include: worker-owned cooperatives, housing cooperatives, community land trusts, sharing economy platforms, and financial institutions and products that support funding cooperative enterprises.

Days

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Time

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Weeks

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Description
For non-European bodies, White feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against them for centuries and while their “fragility” has evoked the “damsel in distress” caricature, when White women fear for their lives, too often it is usually people of color who get hurt. This session will unpack the symbolism behind White women tears, the helpless victim trope, and the leveraging of racial power. Incorporating personal visual vignettes of Oklahoman artist Erin Latham, learn of her self-educating journey to become an artivist and impact future generations within her community.

Days

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Time

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Weeks

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Cost

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Description

What are the complications associated with business operations in today’s global economy? How can we apply knowledge gained through business core courses of management, marketing, accounting, operations, and finance with particular attention on global business operations? First, a basic understanding of globalization as it impacts the business environment through a close examination of culture as it relates to business, ethical decision making in the cross-cultural environment, and culturally appropriate techniques for international business settings is required for partnerships. From there we emphasize an understanding of the language of trade for documents and movement of goods and services while meeting corporate needs within environmental constraints and corporate goals. Balancing the needs of the employer and the customer ensures continual services and loyalty to the needs of the community.

Days

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Time

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Weeks

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Description
Consider your potential audience, particularly the investors. What motivates their unique habits? How can you move them to donate to your cause without overwhelming them with too much information? This session will incorporate strategies to gain powerful responses from community leaders and prospective donors.

Days

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Time

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Courses

Spring 2022

Description

We touch upon all of the fundamentals of music production, covering aspects of sampling, effects processing, and workflow inside of this software. The instructor will demonstrate all sampling techniques within musical examples and to explore the larger cultural and ethical considerations of sampling. Participants will analyze contemporary examples of these techniques, apply the techniques within their own compositions, and reflect on the ethical considerations of using sampled sounds. 

Days

Sat

Time

11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Weeks

16

Cost

$880
 

Description

This course will explore why logos are important for branding yourself/product/business and how to use that branding on business cards and social media.The instructor will be using Vista Print, Photoshop, Facebook, and Instagram as instructional tools during the course.

Days

Sun

Time

8 – 9 pm

Weeks

4

Cost

$200
 

Description

The focus is placed on prominent contemporary artists from marginalized communities whose work is vital to telling the story of contemporary art. Each artist has a unique perspective through their own lived experience and in the work they create. Through their artwork the contemporary art world is engaged in the varied notions of what it means to be human. Artists will include: El Anatsui, Sara Sze, Teri Greeves, Wu Tsang, Laylah Ali, and Favianna Rodriguez. Participants will engage with a variety of artists who work in different disciplines, through projects that encourage a broader understanding of materials and media with content and purpose of the artwork. 

Days

Choose Mon, Wed, or Fri class

Time

4:30 – 6 pm

Weeks

6

Cost

$540
 

Description

The future is collaborative, making community more vital to how we build relationships with one another and ourselves. This course will focus on effective communication techniques, via artmaking, to guide participants through the intricate elements of a collaboration. These exploratory practices delve in the fundamentals of engaging individuals from different disciplines in the study of art and its diverse applications to employ collectives of the past, present, and future. Participants will utilize art as an element of activism, social justice, and as a tool to guide societies to a more positive future. Participants will research immersive-performative-installation-experience based work, while working in tandem with one another in order to broaden their understanding of communal making. 

Days

Sat

Time

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Weeks

8

Cost

$320
 

Description

“Who” you are, “What” you do, and “How” you do it presents you as both the product and the vendor, but only you can sell yourself like a professional. Communication breeds connection making networking necessary for survival and an understanding of the multifaceted ways to tell a convincing story. It is imperative to know this skill set is not only restricted to a verbal exchange, it is mastering the audience and making them a part of the interaction. Participants will share their experiences and hone their skills through workshops and collaborative portfolio projects designed to help one find their professional voice on a global stage.

Days

Tues/Thurs

Time

7 – 8 pm

Weeks

4

Cost

$280
 

Description

Designed with aspiring artists in mind, participants will develop their songwriting techniques, learn different writing perspectives, and understand the importance of writing song drafts. This course is designed to enrich an understanding of composition as it pertains to Hip-Hop and participants will learn to write effective songs by studying the social and cultural background of Hip-Hop as well as studying the lyrical and compositional elements involved. 

Days

Sun

Time

2 – 3 pm

Weeks

16

Cost

$880
 

Description

Artivism, while an integration of the Arts with activism, through the lens of the woman takes an ethico-aesthetics approach to a progressive stance by demanding a need for inclusivity regardless of race, social class, ethnicity and sexual orientation. This perspective, creatively depicted through the music of India.Arie, the activism of Carmen Perez, and the media of Issa Rae not only garners an understanding based upon differences, it positions itself on the complexities of alterity. This workshop embraces the uniqueness of the Being while resisting the need to repress any part of its multifaceted nature and reduce it to a binary language.

Days

Thurs

Time

7 – 8 pm

Weeks

10

Cost

$300
 

Description

This course will acclimate participants by developing skills and behaviors essential to a successful life career experience grounded in Hip-Hop and globalism. Some aspects of the class will include leadership and organization infused with a Hip-Hop conceptual introduction to the 4th Industrial Revolution workforce and a 21st century global leadership perspective. 

Days

Tues

Time

7 – 8 pm

Weeks

6

Cost

$240
 

Description

Participants will be prepared as young leaders to engage in a meaningful decision-making process. The main objective is to build skills needed in corporate America as a member of a collaborative and how to utilize those skills to examine solutions when faced with complex problems. Instructed by an enlisted military professional with close to 20 years of service and a PhD in Organizational Management, learn how to transfer leadership techniques to any field of discipline or engage adversaries within any environment. 

Days

Sat/Sun 

Time

11 am

Weeks

8

Cost

$160
 

Description

What do you get when you mix the artivism of Hip-Hop dance and the Italian language? You get a street party. Learn basic conversational Italian phrases, elements of the Italian culture and its art while diving into the Black-Afro descendant Italian culture through Hip-Hop art and dance. 

Days

Sat

Time

1 – 2 pm

Weeks

16

Cost

$640
 

Description

By fusing yoga, meditation, and hip-hop, participants are able to overcome stress, depression, and bullying. Kinetic Vibez gives free space for self-expression through hip-hop music production, poetry, and art which connects technology (i.e. Instagram, SnapChat, Hangouts) directly to the audience and tailoring it according to each individual personality. 

Days

Sun

Time

12 – 1 pm

Weeks

16

Cost

$720
 

Description

Gain a greater understanding of the tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic productions of all kinds. Essential knowledge for music producers, self-producing artists, composers for visuals, songwriters, engineers, producers, and hobbyists, this course will teach you how to go beyond using plug-in presets. You will learn how to effectively use tools such as EQ, dynamics processing, reverb, delays, and more. Using Reaper or Cakewalk as the DAW platform, you will get hands-on experience working on mixing and mastering projects provided specifically for this course. 

Days

Sat

Time

10 – 11 am

Weeks

16

Cost

$880
 

Description

This is a tap dance rhythm grounding class that incorporates familiar Hip Hop rhythms. In this class, we will learn how to step out of ego and more into our divine spirit! This tapology will help to build and bridge the connection between the mind, body, and soul, grounding the learning experience and keep the seven basic chakras aligned. We will incorporate the use of crystals to expand the spiritual understanding of tap dance with an Africana/Hip Hop twist. This class is catered toward the release of unwanted emotions and ego by distinguishing between self and ego. Each week we will dive into and learn about each chakra and how they relate to our daily lives to keep us balanced. 

Days

Tues/Thurs

Time

3 – 4 pm

Weeks

8

Cost

$480
 

FAQs

Courses must be paid for by PayPal where the 4 payment installment plan may be available.

Student cancellation: Up to 1 day prior to the course = 90% refund. 1st day of class through 1st week = 75% refund. After the 1st week of class = 50% refund or prorated for the remaining courses. We will work with all students on cancellations/refunds, especially due to COVID.

Instructor cancellation: If the instructor must cancel the course prior to the start date, then 90% of the course will be refunded. If the instructor must cancel the course once sessions have begun, the student will receive a prorated refund.

All courses have a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 10. If the minimum has not been reached 1 day prior to course start date, then all registered students will receive a 100% refund. If the maximum is reached, then the prospective students will go on a waitlist, managed by YAC. If a student is on the waitlist and does not get to attend the course, the student will receive a 100% refund.

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