This Saturday Arts Greenhouse classes start up again! Same place, same time. Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts Building, room 102 (there’s a map below). 1pm to 5pm. Our classes are free to all Pittsburgh area teens. No pre-registration is necessary. Free pizza and beverage is served at every class.
Our classes focus on turning teens into powerful and provocative artists, developing their skills to write, rap, sing, make beats, record and perform – all within a supportive team. Our community of motivated peers and talented instructors can bring best out of our participants.
Arts Greenhouse classes run until May, when we’ll release our next mixtape full of all the music and poetry that we’ll record over the next eight months. We also have plans for performances, music videos, radio shows, lyric books, and more. For more information, click here or send us a question here.
if you’re interested in checking out AG, this is the absolute best time. This Fall, the lineup for the next mixtape will emerge. Don’t miss your chance to be part of it. If you can’t make it this Saturday, come next Saturday. So long as you get involved early in the Fall semester, you should have no problem getting going.
Here’s a map to where we meet:
View Arts Greenhouse Classroom in a larger map
See you there!
Arts Greenhouse: Volume Five compiles music created by participants in the Arts Greenhouse Production Crew between September 2012 and May 2013. All the lyrics were composed, performed, and recorded by Arts Greenhouse participants, except track 5, “Punk Rock Polly”, which features Pauline Criswell, mother of participant esceMC; and tracks 6 and 10, “America” and “Until the Quiet Comes”, which feature exceptional professional Pittsburgh MC, Charon Don. Tracks 6, 7, 9, 10, and 13 were produced by volunteers and staff. All other tracks were produced by Arts Greenhouse participants.
Thank you to everyone who came our to the release party and made it such a success. Photos from the party will be coming soon.
There are of organizations that we need to thank for making the 2012-13 year of AG a success. Thank you for your generous support and partnership:
The Heinz Endowments
American Eagle Outfitters Foundation
Center for the Arts In Society at Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
Carnegie Mellon University Department of Music
Carnegie Mellon University Department of English
Carnegie Mellon University BXA Program
Dietrich College Dean’s Office
Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts Deans Office
Pittsburgh Party for A Purpose
We’re proud to announce that our new mixtape, Arts Greenhouse Volume Five, will be released on May 19th. This occasion will be celebrated with one last performance at the Pittsburgh’s beloved hip-hop venue, The Shadow Lounge (the Shadow Lounge is closed it’s doors this Spring). The show will feature performances by Arts Greenhouse participants, and a screening of our new music video, “War Is Love”. This show is free, open to all ages, and refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 5pm.
To check out the new music video, and to RSVP, please visit our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/148751725306098/
This year the Arts Greenhouse as been chosen as the the charitable beneficiary of the 2013 SPIRIT House Fashion show. The SPIRIT House is Carnegie Mellon’s black cultural awareness student organization, and their fashion show is one of the largest annual student events on campus.
This year’s SPIRIT Fashion Show is on Saturday, April 13th, at 7pm.
Four Arts Greenhouse participants will be performing during the pre-show reception at 6pm. The pre-show reception is open to holders of VIP tickets. More information and ticket prices are on the Facebook event page: