We get quite a few questions here at the ArtLab about how a small, independent local artists can “get their stuff out there”. As a free-for-the-public-use space, the Art Lab on Linden Street is a great place to incubate your art project before sending as a submission to local galleries. The advantage of the space is it is a totally blank canvas, allowing all our artists to do what they want with the multipurpose room! We have a PA system for your music, moveable lighting, can do hanging installations, and movable tables, blocks and chairs so you can set up how you like! Continue reading
You’ve seen those empty store fronts as you’ve wandered the streets of Old Town Fort Collins. They look like buildings that need some energy to make them happy again. That’s what Art Lab Fort Collins is all about. We’re temporarily filling those wonderful buildings with art, innovation, music, smiling faces until a new tenant comes along. When a new tenant decides to move in, we just move on to the next empty space.
Watch the empty store fronts for something new in Old Town.
Compass Community Collaborative School Afterschool Program – Schedule of Classes
Power of the Pointer – Digital Citizenship for Youth September 11 – October 2, Mondays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Learn to engage with social media in empowering and positive ways! Participants will learn to tell their own
authentic stories across digital platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter while gaining a knowlege
and awareness of safety, integrity, respect, and responsible interaction in the digital age. $60/4 sessions.
Instructor: Melissa Leavenworth, undergraduate student at Colorado State University*
Me, We, World October 4 – 25, Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where do you belong? What is your impact on the world? This course is based on the PeaceJam Leaders
curriculum and designed to guide youth in reflecting on themselves, the groups they belong to, and their role in
the broader community. Activities are engaging and empower young changemakers! $60/4 sessions.
Instructors: Pamela Barker, MA, PT & Jan Harrison, M.Ed., M.Sc., with Kim Pannell, CSU student and PeaceJam Member**
Snow and Ice November 1 – 22, Mondays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Discover the magic of winter! Explore the science behind snow, water, and ice, climate change, and the seasons.
Learn winter survival and avalanche basics too! $60/4 sessions.
Instructor: Kelly Elder, research hydrologist with the US Forest Service***
Register now at www.compassfortcollins.org – only 15 spots available! Classes meet at the ArtLab, 239 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO.
ArtLab is a cooperative art space that supports innovative, creative, and community endeavors. CompassX thanks them for their vision and generous support.
*Melissa is pursuing degrees in psychology and journalism at CSU. After gaining foundational knowledge in both fields, she realized the need for healthier media consumption practices. She created this course, with youth in mind, to teach intentional online habits that stand to benefit mental and physical well-being.
**Pamela is a parent and student coach, and a specialist in Social and Emotional Learning and Restorative Conflict Resolution. She has facilitied PeaceJam sessions for several years and is passionate about teaching a new generation of Changemakers.
**Jan has been a high school educator for fourteen years and has worked with youth in other formal and informal capacities for more than twenty years. She is a trained facilitator in PeaceJam leadership and is also the Executive Director of Compass Community Colalborative School.
***Kelly has taught students of all ages from K-12, university and beyond, including senior scientists, and European and North American first nation and Native American communities. He has worked on snow, ice, and water issues all over the globe but hasn’t made it to Mars yet! He is aresearch hydrologist with the US Forest Service, faculty affiliate at CSU, and is lead scientist for the Fraser Experimental Forest.