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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
September 13 - November 19
Warehouse 508 offers visual and performing arts classes for young people ages 11-20.
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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
Local aerosol artist Faustino Villa will introduce you 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
Everyone is unique and everyone has something to contribute. Tap into your ongoing, internal voice, that you may empower yourself and others! Develop characters and improvise using your worst fears and highest aspirations as inspiration.View More
Want to make a skate video? Need help making a sponsor-me-tape? Well this is the class for you! Learn how to plan your shots, document tricks properly, improve editing skills and export your video for social media. Watch new and old skate videos for inspiration and then head out to skate parks and explore local spots. Complete a skateboard video in just 8 weeks!
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
Record and mix your music! Book studio time and get in the game! Artists will experience a professional feel of recording and mixing to produce projects and albums. Writing exercises are available as well as live performance workshops, and mixing training.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
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
Word. Sound. Movement. Power. Students will explore the elements of hip hop through the divine femininity.View More
The Urban Arts class is centered on the basic illustrative fundamentals of Hip Hop oriented art. From characters to graffiti lettering, students will study the history, cultural aspects and look of urban art as well as display their own art around others with similar interests.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
Take your creativity to the next level! Learn for the first time or expand your knowledge on the tools within Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create digital and print ready designs. This class will teach conception, media ethics, creative thinking, critical thinking and insight on how to make a living as a creative. **This class is required for Screen Printing.View More
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 AT LEAST ONE YOUTH CREATIVE CREW MEETING - the YCC meets every Wednesday @ 6pm
• DO SOME VOLUNTEER WORK
• 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