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Summer Intensive 2009

 I. Am Here.  Staged Readings: an original play by ArtLab Performance Friday and Saturday, August 14 & 15 Arts Building #278 Auraria Campus, Denver $5 adults; $3 students; PG-13 Content SUMMER INTENSIVE INTERNSHIP 2009  ArtLab interns spend 20 hours a week during the summer working intensively with professional artists. In collaboration with University of Colorado Denver interns…

Mural: Oh Bombs of Change

Mural: Oh Bombs of Change

Oh Bombs of Change was created by 15 youth from thePlatteForum’s ArtLab program during the 2009 mural competition at the People’s Fair.  The painting received first place – a result of remarkable team work.  The students spent six hours in three teams creating the piece.  The competition was preceded by brain storming sessions and field trips to…

PlatteForum’s New Urban Garden

PlatteForum’s New Urban Garden

PlatteForum has the benefit of being in an amazing location in the heart of downtown, a vibrant urban community. In the summer of 2007 we moved into a larger location that included the addition of a courtyard. When we moved in we had visions of creating a warm and welcoming extension of what was happening…

Spring Semester 2009

Spring Semester 2009 This spring ArtLab interns will begin to assemble the research and background knowledge needed to create an original theatrical piece. Students will work in collaboration with several theater professionals from the Denver area. These individuals will engage youth through the process of exploring social justice issues; learning script writing skills, performance techniques,…

Fall Semester 2008

Fall semester, ArtLab students are working at PlatteForum with Creative Resident,  Gail Watson. Gail is a visual artist exploring the issues of identity and concentrating on dominant culture. Students are creating artist books in conjunction with Gail’s residency. Gail made her first book in the third grade at P.S. 37 in Queens, New York, and has…

Summer Intensive Session 2008

During the summer of 2008 students were immersed in film making, theatrical productions for the public, and collaborations with RedLine, Cinemocracy, the Denver Film Society, Dialog:City and Denver Open Media. It was a summer filled with new experiences and endless possibilities.  While the ArtLab interns challenged themselves to achieve higher and dream bigger they were…

ArtLab 2007

During 2007 ArtLab interns concentrated on theater arts while also working with artists in residency at PlatteForum.  Artist, teacher and founder/director of Labyrinth Arts Academy, Jose Mercado, worked with the ArtLab team to begin developing their own theater production. The students met with a variety of artists in the process of creating, writing and producing…

Summer 2006

From the initial 12 ArtLab interns from the spring sessions, 6 were chosen to work at an hourly rate during the 2006 summer. Their jobs included collaborating in a series of workshops exploring stop-frame techniques in filmmaking with Creative Resident Sandro Del Rosario. Exploring the concept of “city”, interns considered their personal relationships with the…

Spring Semester 2006

Spring Semester 2006

12 ArtLab interns were selected through an application process for the spring ArtLab II program. Their internships culminated with a special project called: “Freedom to be…heard.” Interns researched current hot topics related to issues of Freedom and engaged students within their own schools and communities to create 6×8 inch cards in mixed-media. Each card reflected…

ArtLab 2005: The Beginning

PlatteForum's ArtLab first class 2005

ArtLab was formed as a new program for high school youth in a collaboration between Arts Street and PlatteForum. The program was funded in large part through a Colorado Council on the Arts YouthReach grant. In this unique program, youth ages 15-18 applied to be a part of ArtLab held at PlatteForum. After an in-depth…

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