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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.
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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
Produce original music using a comprehensive approach! Students will evolve as musicians by identifying their goals and focusing on song composition, music theory, teamwork, microphone and stage etiquette, performance and recording.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
Beginning or advanced students! Choose from two different fashion classes this summer!
Sewing Basics: Learn how to use a machine, read a pattern, create a garment or accessory or anything you can imagine!
Recycled Fashion: Upcycle your grandmother’s wardrobe or recycle materials and take over the runway.
With guidance from instructor, students will create as many projects as they can accomplish in 8 weeks!
Be part of our growing group of fashion designers and learn the basics of design!
Start developing your own personal brand!
Identify your unique strengths and use them to achieve your goals
in your creative career as an actor, producer, painter, dancer, or any kind of artist.
The spotlight is on. Present your brand professionally, with style!
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
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
Tap into your inner artist! Students will design, create, present, market and sell handmade jewelry out of inexpensive, recycled or household items. Paint, collage and design masterpieces and learn how to package, display and sell your work!View More
The key is to hit the button on the 1. What does that mean? Create live, one-of-a-kind, personal musical compositions. Learn the basics of beatboxing, a cappella harmonies and how to create beats and compositions with found objects and simple instruments as well as basic live recording techniques. And...you’ll learn to hit the button on the 1.
Capoeira Angola is an art form that combines dance movements, fighting techniques and acrobatics with instrumentation and call and response songs. Born out of slavery, Capoeira has been preserved, transformed and has reemerged as cultural resilience. It is commonly defined as an Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance.View More
Learn how to do adult things, from adults. We’ll help you create a righteous portfolio or resume, prepare for a big project or event. We’ll talk about the healthiest expression of relationship with ourselves, each other, and our bank accounts. This is a free program open to all young people ages 11-20.
Ever wonder what it takes to be the person who makes your favorite band or artist sound good? Sound School focuses primarily on basic live sound reinforcement. Students will learn how to hook-up and tear down a club size P.A., set-up microphones, run mixer, basic mixing skills, and stage management. Launch your career as a sound engineer at Warehouse 508!
Warehouse 508 is pleased to offer financial assistance to students! We want to make sure that money is not a barrier to participating in our awesome programs so we use the barter system. If you need 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
• BARTER! Do some volunteer work or use your skills to helps us out!
• SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
• FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Fall:
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