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Youth Poets Are Powerful

Amanda Gorman mesmerized our nation —article by Camila Sotela

Heart to Heart

A heart-to-heart conversation with Catherine O’Neill Thorn, inviting a response from our supporters.

Badass-Ray Arterburn

The poem “Badass” written and performed by AfA youth poet Ray Arterburn

beautiful photos of purple clouds in the sky

My Poems-Sammi Little

My Poems
by Sammi Little, 16

First Friday Instagram

You can still hear our youth poets perform every First Friday on Instagram @afaphoenix

Sarah delivering packages

Writing Kits

More than 80 Phoenix Rising creative writing kits have been delivered to schools and other agencies thanks to a generous grant from TGYS!

Maria's hand writing

Share Your Poem

Hello, Creative Genius! Have a poem you’ve written from one of our prompts? You can share it with us right here!

#GivingTuesdayNOW

May 5, 2020 is a new international day for supporting nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 crisis— #GivingTuesdayNOW

Writing Prompt-Guest House

Set a timer for three minutes and write without thinking or editing until the time is up! Here’s a prompt to help you get started…

Events

Tattoos and Poetry: All Sacred Foundation Fundraiser

AllSacred-Sept16Get tattooed for a cause! All proceeds from the All Sacred Foundation fundraiser are donated to four amazing organizations: Art from Ashes, Phoenix Multisport and Planned Pethood International and Colton’s Crusade.

On Sept 3rd, there will be a huge blowout event at The Oriental Theater! Save the Date and check out the All Sacred Foundation Facebook page to get updated information and to book a specific tattoo artist on the big day!

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Creative Transformation Camp-Littles

PLEASE NOTE: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS THIS SATURDAY, JULY 2!!

artclassesThe Art from Ashes Creative Transformation Camp is a week-long half-day camp using our award-winning methods for creative transformation. The camp will feature  yoga/meditation; Drawing on Air visual art; Wingspan dance/movement; Phoenix Rising poetry/spoken word; and Casting Shadows creative play and theater—all designed to support your child’s awareness, creative expression, and power to create the story of their life.

Each week will be Mon-Fri from 9.30 am to 1 pm.

The first week will be for “Littles” age 9 to 12, July 11 through 15.

The second week will be for youth age 12 to 15, July 18 through 22.

Only 12 spots are available at $175; we are asking families wishing to support an indigent youth to add an extra $25.


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For more information, contact Director of Programs Courtney Chandler

Creative Transformation Camp-Youth

PLEASE NOTE: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS THIS SATURDAY, JULY 2!!

artclassesThe Art from Ashes Creative Transformation Camp is a week-long half-day camp using our award-winning methods for creative transformation. The camp will feature  yoga/meditation; Drawing on Air visual art; Wingspan dance/movement; Phoenix Rising poetry/spoken word; and Casting Shadows creative play and theater—all designed to support your child’s awareness, creative expression, and power to create the story of their life.

Each week will be Mon-Fri from 9.30 am to 1 pm.

The first week will be for “Littles” age 9 to 12, July 11 through 15.

The second week will be for youth age 12 to 15, July 18 through 22.

Only 12 spots are available at $175; we are asking families wishing to support an indigent youth to add an extra $25.


Register



For more information, contact Director of Programs Courtney Chandler

First Friday

FirstFriday-postcard 2015Join us every First Friday in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe for youth spoken word performances at different venues on Santa Fe Dr. between 6.30 and 7 pm (during summer we will be performing on the corner of 9th and Santa Fe).

Much more than a public performance, youth gather at Art from Ashes at 4.30 for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising writing wordshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE 45-minute performance workshop, featuring a local performance poet. All youth are welcome; pizza provided.

AfA facilitators and local artists/performers guide the youth through poetry writing prompts and spoken word presentations to prepare them for their community performances.

Contact Courtney Chandler, Director of Programs at Art from Ashes for more information.

Adult Introductory July-Aug

BreneBrownThe Phoenix Rising process is designed to allow participants to recognize their inherent creative power and how perception affects our identity and our reality. Art from Ashes uses the latest research in left-brain/right-brain functioning and the role of creativity in transformation to encourage participants to access the creative subconscious and the power available through artistic expression. The introductory workshop allows adults to experience the same curriculum delivered to the youth participants and find their own power through creative expression and personal transformation.

Workshops are limited to six people.

The investment in adult workshops of $175 per 6-week series helps support our work with youth.

Visit out Adult Workshops page to sign up: adult-workshops

Introductory Adult Workshop

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Reigniting Your Creative Genius

The Phoenix Rising process is designed to allow participants to recognize their inherent creative power and how perception affects our identity and our reality. Art from Ashes uses the latest research in left-brain/right-brain functioning and the role of creativity in transformation to encourage participants to access the creative subconscious and the power available through artistic expression.
:: Saturdays from 11 am to 12.30 pm, April 22 – May 27 with Catherine O’Neill Thorn
$175 payment for the entire series of 6 one and a half hour workshops :: pay by check, cash, call us with credit card information, swipe or pay online with Paypal (below)

*You don’t need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal


Choose which series



Introductory Adult Workshop

afa-adult-workshops

Reigniting Your Creative Genius

The Phoenix Rising process is designed to allow participants to recognize their inherent creative power and how perception affects our identity and our reality. Art from Ashes uses the latest research in left-brain/right-brain functioning and the role of creativity in transformation to encourage participants to access the creative subconscious and the power available through artistic expression.
:: Saturdays from 11 am to 12.30 pm, April 22 – June 3 with Catherine O’Neill Thorn (skipping May 20)

Running of the Gays 2018

Running of the Gays: Hoofin’ it in Heels for LGBTQ+ Youth

Come out and join Denver’s LGBTQIA community and Allies as we run toward a better future for youth at the 9th annual Running of the Gays!

Running of the Gays flyerGet yer heels (and ankles!) ready to roll… or strut, or hop, or stumble in a 3-block “marathon” in heels to fund creative empowerment programs for queer youth in the Denver community. The event is organized by Art from Ashes, Denver’s LGBTQIA* community and Allies. Each year runners are asked to raise money through sponsorships to trot 3 blocks down 17th Avenue in heels, starting at Ace Eat Serve patio next to Steuben’s Food Service followed by an all ages (until 1.30 pm) after party at X Bar!

Proceeds contribute to continuing transformational creative programs for local youth who identify as LGBTQ+. While the event is silly, the statistics for our LGBTQ+ young people are decidedly unfunny: gay and lesbian youth are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than other youths, and 30% of all completed youth suicides are related to the issue of sexual identity; 45% of gay males and 20% of lesbians surveyed reported having experienced verbal harassment and/or physical violence during high school as a result of their sexual orientation; 26% of gays and lesbian youth are forced to leave home because of conflicts with their families over sexual identity. Art from Ashes provides creative programs with proven results that improve self-perception and increase involvement with and connection to the community.

Run a 3-block marathon in heels to help fund creative empowerment workshops for the queer youth in our community! Register with a $40 donation below:

RUNNERS Register here: bitly.com/ROTG2018
(or send by cash or check to Art from Ashes, 1310 West 10th Ave, Denver CO 80204)
The fee entitles runners to the ROTG “I brought the gay” t-shirt, a goodie bag, a free Mimosa courtesy of Steuben’s, and a foot massage!

Runners also seek sponsorships from friends and family to raise money for the youth programs. Download the Runners Packet for more info!

SPONSORS SUPPORT YOUR RUNNER HERE!
If you are sponsoring a specific runner, please enter their name in the Special Instructions field of the Donate Now window.

BUSINESS PARTNERS SUPPORT THE MARATHON HERE!
So many thanks to our wonderful business sponsors, most of whom have been sponsoring Running of the Gays since 2010! If you’re interested in supporting our youth program, please download our ROTG Sponsor Menu.

Runners gather at the bullpen at Ace Eat Serve/Steuben’s at 11 am to sign in, stretch and enjoy the street show. After Party, foot massages, drag show and silent auction at X Bar from noon to 2 pm!

See on our ROTG Facebook page to see the photos from previous years, as well as find out more information. And be sure to join this year’s event HERE!

Ace Eat Serve

Steubens

Outfront

Fleur Salon

X Bar

The Bank of Denver

Charlie's Nightclub Denver

Pizzeria Locale

Thank you to all those who have “come out” in the past. Re-live the fun here:

Creative Time

FREE PIZZA! FREE ART! RESPECT FOR YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS!

All youth ages 12 to 24 are invited to join us at Art from Ashes every Thursday from 4 to 6 pm for a FREE Creative Time workshop: create art in a welcoming, safe space where people respect you and your creativity.

All youth are welcome; free pizza provided.

YOU ALREADY ARE AN ARTIST! WE BELIEVE IN YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS!

Workshops are at our location just off the 10th and Osage light rail station.

If you’d like to let us know you’re going to stop by, contact Celeste Seiler at Art from Ashes, using the form below or JUST DROP IN.

Thank you so much to Imagine 2020 and the Arts in Society grants, and to all our business sponsors and individual donors who make these workshops possible!