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Established in 2009 as Warehouse 508, Albuquerque's Downtown Youth Art and Entertainment Center allows for youth immersion in the Creative Arts. Warehouse 508 is a venue for creativity, a lab, an incubator of possibilities, and a safe, structured environment where young people have the opportunity to explore the world through the arts. Warehouse 508 is operated by New Mexico Xtreme Sports Association (NMX); together we provide urban arts and extreme sports programs for young people ages 11-20. Our mission is to offer youth a safe space for creative expression. We work for that moment when a young person is inspired by his or her personal potential.
Looking for inspiration? Please stop by for a tour of our facility.
Albuquerque's Youth Art & Entertainment Center
The YCC is a collective of artists, xtreme athletes, and community arts advocates who are the youth governing body of NMX Sports and Warehouse 508, providing a youth perspective on programming, events and community outreach.
The YCC meets weekly and is open to young people ages 14-20. Join us any Wednesday at 6pm in the MacShack.
WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30PM FREE
Local DJ extraordinaire will take students on a musical journey through the history and art of DJing. Students will learn crucial lessons on how to hook up and operate basic DJ equipment from past and present. Learn and perform turntable maneuvers, DJ routines, important crowd response techniques, and preparation for club gigs.
Learn the fundamentals of silkscreen from screen prep to final print, how to properly use screen printing equipment and tools, and basic tips and tricks to print whatever your heart desires. Class begins with a hands-on screen printing process demonstration. Participants will create their own original stencils, then film positives. Students will learn how to expose screens and practice pulling prints with the instructor's guidance. ***Digital Arts experience required!View More
The Mural Arts class will introduce students to new styles of urban art and aerosol art. From stencils to hand-styles, you can practice every week on our mural wall and help create the next new mural at 508. Advanced muralists will move on to participate in community projects.View More
Are you ready to get a chance to get your band or music project to the next level? Rockstar helps students develop their songwriting skills, recording performances, and stage performances. Students will be ready for any gig thrown at them! Open to all genres and music styles.View More
Say What?!? Don't miss this opportunity to advance artistically as a rapper/MC! Freestyle rhyme exercises will develop and sharpen your individual style. Song and rhyme writing techniques will be shared, and students will have the opportunity to learn and try various styles of rhyming/writing.View More
n this day and age visual storytelling is one of the best mediums for communicating ideas and information. Whether it's a short film, promo video, or music video, this class will teach students the basic methods of producing beautiful high quality video.
Are you serious about wanting to make an album, set up your marketing strategy, and launch your career out into the world? If so, this is the class for you! Collaborate with other young artists, musicians, and wordsmiths in our 508 studio! Learn about drum programming, sequencing, midi, recording audio, mixing, and more using Logic X. Record your original songs, make an EP or album, market your act, and set up for a professional music career. All genres.View More
Bring your ideas to life! New and seasoned photographers will experience the power of storyboarding and the creative process that happens before the shot.View More
A multi-genre workshop geared toward the enhancement of public speaking, performance, and vocal projection for young women. This course is designed to support participants as they develop skills to command audiences and be heard in spaces where feminine voices are typified and suppressed. Find your center, ground your energy, speak your truth, BE HEARD!View More
Learn techniques, music, history and choreography of belly dance! Students should take away a basic understanding of types of movement, choreographic elements, isolations, and apply their skills at the end of the semester performance. Students will choose music and help with the choreographic process and costuming in order to prepare for public performances.View More
The Dream Machine workshop is for any artist who wants to deepen their connection, broaden their expression and get down to the nitty-gritty. No matter what level you're at, you'll walk away transformed.View More
Push beyond your comfort zones in this introductory hip hop dance class! Learn basic hip hop freestyle dance techniques and explore your unique flavor! Class will consist of repetitious drills to teach rhythm and synchronization while getting you comfortable in your body and on the dance floor!View More
Learn everything you need to know about making a comic book/graphic novel in the Comic Creation class! Learn about the history of animation and comics, character design, color theory, and how to make a hardback book cover.View More
Explore social issues through the lenses of social justice. We will connect social issues and themes to our artistic talents and interests in order to empower our communities and shift mainstream mindsets.View More
Poetry slam is the Competitive art of Spoken Word. In this workshop we will have writing sessions where we will create work that is genuine, sincere, authentic, and evokes emotion. Then we will work on the art of Spoken word. Stage presence, mic control, intentional gestures and many more techniques to take our poetry from page to stage. Lastly, we will be working on "Slam Strategy," how to construct and script a group piece for multiple voices, and making a poem an emotional experience for the audience.
Warehouse 508 is pleased to offer financial assistance to students who qualify! We want to make sure that money is not a barrier to participating in our awesome programs. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please register for the class you are interested in and complete the following requirements:
• ATTEND YOUTH CREATIVE CREW MEETINGS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6PM
• DO SOME VOLUNTEER WORK
• SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
• FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
Send an email to email@example.com with the following information: Introduce yourself and type approximately 200 words about why you want to participate in this particular program and how it will benefit you. Why should you be considered for a scholarship? Include name, age, contact info and parent or guardian name and contact info. Tell us what class(es) you are registered for Indicate whether you will need a partial or full scholarship or how much you are able to contribute towards your tuition. Make sure you put "Scholarship" in the subject line of your email. Each applicant may only receive a scholarship for one class per semester Submission Deadline for Summer:
Warehouse 508 is Albuquerque's Youth Art and Entertainment Center.
Our 23,000 square foot facility features a computer lab, screen print shop, art gallery, recording studio, concert venue and street style skate park.
Call for a tour or drop in during regular business hours.
Tuesday - Friday 12-8pm & Saturday 12-6pm
Warehouse 508 by NMX Sports
508 1st Street NW,Albuquerque, NM 87102