After School Arts Program

Mission Statement:

After School Arts Program (ASAP) provides innovative and experimental arts programming for artists, curators, historians and critics interested in continuing their education in the visual arts.
ASAP is a not-for-profit community service offering lectures, salons, workshops, critiques, exhibitions, film screenings and publications. Dedicated to producing an educational and creative space outside of the university system, ASAP is a bridge between the rigors of academia and the plasticity of the natural world. Supporting programs/curricula that might not exist with in a university setting, ASAP is committed to experimentation and the ideology that the current status quo for arts education is not the most effective method for engaging contemporary audiences. ASAP does not advocate a superior method for communicating ideas visually but rather promotes alternative modes of understanding.
ASAP will be conducting a free, three month intensive arts workshop hosted by Visual Communications. The workshop will meet on five Thursdays from 6:00-10:00 p.m. from October, 2008 to December, 2008. The program will culminate with an exhibition of the work produced during the workshop, and a catalogue reviewing the process and outcome of After School Arts Program: Fall Session at Visual Communications.