I started going to Tempo in Feb 2016 and I was really surprised that I had never heard of Tempo before. Ive been around the area countless of times and have lived in Framingham for a while now but yet I have never heard or seen anyone going there. Between struggling with going to college, working, and mental health problems, I found a place where I can learn, relax, and get paid at the same time. I still wonder why it hadn’t been recommended by anyone in DMH service sooner… Although through some difficult times, staff at wayside recommended Tempo and accompanied me to a tour given by Nick a Tempo staff. The art studio immediately caught my eye. I began going to the open studio times and worked on some artwork projects. I started the Photo-voice internship a couple weeks after and it went very well. There were about 4 or 5 other young adults and I figured that more people my age would want be involved in making art AND getting paid for it. Once a week for 8 weeks wasn’t bad and there was pizza! In the last Photo Voice we were incorporating vinyl dolls and photos to express our daily lives. I had created a doll to help children learn mathematics, although getting frustrated a couple times it came out pretty well. Overall the program was great and seeing the photos we took at the end was exciting. I learn a lot about how out other teens/young adults were benefiting from the program and expressing themselves positively through their artwork. The gallery was located at the College Planning Center on the FSU campus, and our work was spread out so that those can look at what we created in those eight weeks. I am currently in the 11th week of GreenHouse Graphics, its gone by so quickly. Im really enjoying exploring different kinds of media and creating different pieces. Im excited for the gallery at the end. Its still shocking that more people who go to Tempo everyday don’t take advantage to express themselves in artwork but the few who do really seem to enjoy it.
The picture above is of my painting of a trail in Saxonville, Framingham advertising the upcoming gallery show for Green House Graphics & Open House of Tempo June 30th 10:30-3pm.
Well today was the first day of the 12 week GHG internship at Tempo. I was lucky enough to have 8 young adults to participate. Today we started with drawing basics and charcoal. Some of the kids did really great work!!
Sorry its been a bit since I updated you all. But now I’m back. Monday April 11th we are starting our first 12 week program of 2016. I have 7 young adults signed up and I;m psyched to see what they can do.
The first thing i have to do before the new group starts is clean the studio. In that process I ran accross some awesome old stuff from YA Alex and Jaime.
This program was very helpful. it taught me a lot of new things. i am a tattoo artist and it can really help me in my line of work.we learned several new skills. skills like photoshop illustration and how to use a air brush. it was very helpful to know that i can get a drawing done in half the time using photoshop. i could resize the picture take away from it or add more with a click of the mouse. learned new ways to draw and how to make our own stencils. i also learned how the airbrush worked and the little pieces that go with it. its very similar to a tattoo gun which is really cool. i really liked this program. i wish it could last longer and i would love to work with David more and do this program again.
My “Oni” piece was based off this demo of a game on the PS4 that story isn’t important, the point is I was having fun hanging out with my brother playing this game I saw these 4 eyes appear one moment then it gave me the power to see demons. however, they are called ONI in Japan. Then I got bored of this game easy. . . Fighting off giant demons while swinging a spiked club (called a Kanabō) seemed pretty written out. But I recalled seeing those eyes before, teen titans/DC :Trigon.
I love mythology, demonology, I fear it as healthily as one should. a part of me believes, part of me doesn’t, thats me.
I create artwork under the name Lucky7Bolt
Hi my name is Derek Joyce I am reiki practitioner 2 going on to master in reiki. The picture I made is to awaken the human race and connect us to our inner being that we look for our whole lives and to show how to draw with our emotions which society distracts us from finding.
Let this art connect you to a time of inner consciousnesses when we once lived as one.
I love all animals, and my favorite are felines. The cats you see belong to me. They are twins! Axel (left) and Damien (right) mean very much to me, which is why I chose this piece of artwork to show others. This is also my first painting, and I’m very proud of how it turned out! For more cool artwork, be sure to check out the rest of the website, including the other young adult artists. 🙂
At Green House Graphics, I’ve learned that art can evolve into something I hadn’t anticipated when first starting a project. For example, this piece started with me just drawing a feather, and that slowly turned into an entire scene that I hadn’t planned right from the start.