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Arts and Entertainment Courses

4th Quarter Courses

April 8 – June 17, 2022

Arts and Entertainment Pathways

Arts Ed Solutions

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 1st period, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
  • 2nd period, 9:48-10:38 a.m.

Where: ATS South Lake Campus

About: Love acting, film, TV, theater? Gaining access to careers in the arts are commonly non-traditional, and usually involve, “who you know”. Learn from professionals who have made careers in the arts.

Working Arts professionals can teach you the current industry standards and practices and most importantly, become a connection.

ATS is partnering with industry professionals to be more relevant in today’s world. This program will focus on students of Color and giving them needed exposure and access in an industry needing their creativity and diversity. These institutions are looking to be more inclusive in arts leadership, administration, production and stage crafts.

Questions about enrollment? Contact memaake@seattleschools.org

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Steve Sneed, Arts and Entertainment Pathways Instructor at ATS

Steve Sneed is a longtime Seattle Resident and Performing artist. He is the Lead Creative of Education Solutions and is currently teaching Arts and Entertainment as an Instructor at Alan T. Sugiyama High School at South Lake, he is a Race and Social Justice Consultant for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and performs professionally as a commercial actor.

The Residency Course

When: Wednesdays

  • 1st period, 8:45-9:43 a.m.
  • 2nd period, 9:36-10:14 a.m.

Where: ATS South Lake Campus

What: The Residency, in partnership with ATS South Lake, is offering a quarter-long program (10 weeks) that leads youth through career exploration and offers hands-on opportunities to further explore areas of interest through classes and off-site field trips. The program consists of two parts:

  • The Class/course
  • Off-Site Learning Experience

The class/course – Instruction and project-based learning course that meets in-person once per week on Wednesdays at ATS. The Residency is leading two of these classes that are each 38 minutes in duration – the same material will be taught at both, but with two different groups of students.

The class will be taught by a Seattle-based instructor who will bring in other teaching artists and guest speakers. The class will cover topics such as Artivisim, Legacy & Culture of Hip-Hop, and Music Business as they relate to hip hop and music-focused career exploration for the students.

Off-site learning experience – In-class instruction will be supplemented with off-site experiences in which students get to visit recording studios and other cultural and music-centered spaces relevant to the course material. Potential off-site learning experiences include:

  • The Ruby Room Recording Studio in Georgetown
  • MoPop in Seattle Center

Questions about enrollment? Contact memaake@seattleschools.org

Background

The Residency is a registered 501(c)(3) based in Seattle, Washington that seeks to build a powerful community of young hip-hop artists equipped with the artistic and leadership skills, business acumen, and mentorship necessary to become professional artists and cultural change makers.

Through their participation in The Residency, young artists from low-income families in the Seattle area acquire tangible artistic and professional skills while also gaining confidence, teamwork, and a deepened understanding of their own identity and power.

About The Residency

The Residency seeks to build a powerful community of young hip-hop artists equipped with the artistic and leadership skills, business acumen, and mentorship necessary to become professional artists and cultural change makers. Through their participation in The Residency, young artists from low-income families acquire tangible artistic and professional skills while also gaining confidence, teamwork, and a deepened understanding of their own identity and power.

Partnership with ATS

ATS South Lake and The Residency are collaborative partners focused on shaping pathways for recording and performance education and mentorship and post-secondary education in the music arts.

Learn more about The Residency

Introduction to Youth Radio

Teacher: Masao Yamada

When: Wednesdays, 8:45-9:23 a.m.

Where: ATS South Lake Campus

About: elements of creating and recording your own podcast, creating a show for radio, how to conduct an on air interview, marketing for radio, journalism/investigative reporting, and event planning for radio.

Questions about enrollment? Contact memaake@seattleschools.org

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About Masao

Masao is a community leader who has founded youth programs/organizations with a focus on career development, arts equity, civic engagement, social justice, and more. Masao has recently developed and guided youth in co-founding a youth led/operated radio station. Ground Zero Radio is on a mission to build community relationships and execute career connected learning programs with partner organizations that empower youth to take ownership of their futures. 

Their efforts are centered to serve youth who have an interest in pursuing careers related to multimedia and the entertainment industry with focuses on radio, broadcasting, podcasting, journalism, audio/video production, marketing, social media, event planning, and civic engagement. GZ Radio officially launched Phase 1 of their 3 phase launch in July of 2021. The youth can be seen creating content through their social media platforms. 

Storytelling & the Filmmaking Process

Teacher: Anthony Tackett, Cinematographer & Producer 

When: Mondays & Fridays, 1st period, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Where: ATS South Lake Campus

About: Storytelling and the Filmmaking process, preparing the students for apprenticeship on the field with industry workers. The lessons are not just about Entertainment but also communications, science, team dynamics and confidence as they express their emotions through art. If this is something you are interested in we hope you consider join our class as we talk Show Biz!

Questions about enrollment? Contact memaake@seattleschools.org

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About Anthony – Storytelling from Behind the Lens

Anthony Tackett, Storytelling and Filmmaking Instructor at ATS

Anthony Tackett has worked 21 years as a storyteller and filmmaker for organizations such as UW, Live Nation, Microsoft, Amazon, Africatown, Rainer Avenue Radio, One Vibe Africa, etc. His company, Abstract Media’s focus is to uplift and empower his clients to realize their vision and help build their brand. 

He is currently serving on the board of the Seattle Film Task Force who’s mission is to help reshape and restore the Washington Film Commission to better serve an equitable film community. He stepped down as co-chair but is still on the board and focuses on the DEI conversation as it is a major problem in Seattle. Tackett is also the Founder of the Seattle Filmmakers of the African Diaspora (411 strong) which provides a space for Black filmmakers who want a larger network, more resources, and gain (or share) wisdom in the craft. We hold workshops on Producing, Distribution, Camera technology, etc. It has helped people realize their vision and inspired many productions around the world. 

As volunteer he has helped restore Life Enrichment Bookstore, consulted Africatown’s Media Team, assisted in the launching of Rainer Avenue Radio, taught production classes to the youth and elders of the community, and is currently attending classes at The Evergreen State College Tacoma.