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ArtLab Spring 2010 Interns

In the Spring of 2010 ArtLab will be working with PlatteForum’s Creative Resident, Katie Watson . In collaboration with the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art and the TECO program, during Katie’s residency the students will work to create experiential films to be installed at the MCA. For her residency Katie will create a complex interactive site-specific installation for the Idea Box at…

ArtLab + Birthday Smiles!

ArtLab + Birthday Smiles At the Samaritan House in Denver December 19th, 2009  Before the holidays ArtLab began working on their Service Learning project for the semester. ArtLab helped coordinate a birthday party for the youth at the Samaritan House in Denver and it was a blast! ArtLab painted murals to put up around the…

ArtLab Fall 2009 Happenings

“Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.” – Thomas Jefferson This fall ArtLab interns are working on Service Learning projects.  The goal of these projects is to engage students in organized service activities and guided reflection: the service activities benefit students and the community that they serve with…

Create! Don’t Hate.

Opening Reception Thursday August 27th, 5:30-8:00pm. Exhibition continues through September 4, 2009 Create! Don’t Hate is a  Design Ignites Change Initiative. Check out ArtLab on the national scene: Create! Don’t Hate. DENVER Create! Don’t Hate. on KGNU morning radio show WE NEED YOUR VOTE! The public is being asked to vote on their billboard of choice which will…

I. Am. Here.

University of Colorado Denver’s College of Arts & Media’s Department of Theatre, Film & Video Production and ArtLab present the full staged production of the original play “I. Am. Here.” This original play created and performed by Denver’s own youth explores the struggles and triumphs of high school life in an urban public school.   Complimented by…

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…

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