WAREHOUSE 508 BY NMX SPORTS
508 1ST STREET NW,
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102
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 13-20. 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.
WAREHOUSE 508 BY NMX SPORTS
Albuquerque's Youth Art & Entertainment Center
WAREHOUSE 508 PROGRAMS
SPRING 2020 REGISTRATION IS HAPPENING NOW!!!
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 13-20.
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YOUTH CREATIVE CREW (YCC)
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 13-20. Join us any Wednesday at 6pm in the MacShack.
WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30PM FREE
DJ 101 : FLO FADER
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.
SCREEN PRINTING : JAMES BLACK
101 and 201
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. ***Must take Digital Arts Before!
MURAL ARTS : Melvin Mayes
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.
ROCKSTAR: LEE SILLERY
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.
RHYME: KHALI SOL
The art of Rap is about the history of rap and its origins from poetry to bee-bop to freestyle. The purpose of this course is to teach you how to flow, rhyme be creative and free through expression of words. Also how to use word play and how to deliver your best every time you touch the mic or pen. We dive into some of the greats and study why they are what they are and based off that we can see how to improve and what not do. The number one goal of this course is to teach you how to use your words as tools that can help heal yourself and others. The power of words are real and we talk this serious as an artist think you what it takes?
ABQ UNIDOS SLAM POETRY PROJECT: MERCEDEZ HOLTRY
Express yourself on the page and stage! Bring our poetry workshops to your school! Get on the mic at Warehouse 508, where you'll get connected with Albuquerque's vibrant slam poetry community and meet and compete with poets from around the country.
DIGITAL ARTS : MALCOLM KING
Are you wanting to learn how to create digital art to prepare you for screen printing and graphic design work? Well then, Digital Arts is the course for you. The class is focused on creating illustrations drawn in paper and pencil to digital files in order use online or make t-shirts.
STUDIO RECORDS: LEE SILLERY
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.
Beat Production: Khali Sol
Beats Production Is an inside look at making beats and the art of production. We dive in to the beginning steps and essential things needed to make a complete beat from scratch. The art of production is about the utilization of sound, space and flow and how to use these things to create solid work. Each class is designed to show students how to make beats , use the programs , manipulate sound and work flow with other creatives and by yourself. I also teach ways to turn your beats into something you can make a living off of as well as avenues on how to get your beats heard by the world and others. The over all goal of this course is to teach you how to produce artists and make beats.
Warehouse 508 is pleased to offer financial assistance to every student who needs assistance! 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:
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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.
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
VENUE RENTAL : CLUB & WAREHOUSE
Club: Capacity 270, Staging 16' BY 16'
Full sound system.
Additional staging available.
T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING PRESS
Warehouse 508's one of a kind screen printing workshop features a four station press.
The 508 Studio features four stations that each include an iMac, Logic, Ableton, midi controllers and access to Presonus StudioLive and multiple mics and instruments.
ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE LIVE STUDIO RECORDING CLASS
iMAC Computer Lab featuring video editing and design software including Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut.
Street Style Skate Park
OPEN Tuesday to Thursday 3-7pm
No BMX on Wednesdays.
If under 18, you must have guardian sign waiver before skating. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Must wear a helmet at all times.
NEEDED! SKATE PARK SUPERVISOR!
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Must be reliable & enforces rules of the Skate park.
Safe Space for Youth Ages 11-20