Aaron Rose and the cast of Beautiful Losers and their close friends have put together an amazing program lasting through the next month in LA, NY and SF. Personally, I think this is one of the coolest projects I have seen in sometime, a chance for kids to learn and hear from the worlds best, as part of workshops linked alongside Public Schools and Youth Mentoring Programs. Think back to when you were younger and imagine how great it would have been to have learnt about Zine Making from Aaron Rose, Sneaker Design from Jesse Leyva or Drawing with Geoff McFetridge. There are 30 classes in total, and started with great success a few weeks ago. You may have even heard of the project already, through their charity shoe auction with Nike. Check out some of the upcoming dates with more additional information below.



Statement of Purpose: Working with public school art programs and youth mentoring programs, MAKE SOMETHING!! workshops invite local youth to experience creative learning in a non-traditional setting. Workshops focus on subjects such as painting, sculpture, photography, tattoos, music, animation, zines and assorted other subjects that relate to DIY (Do It Yourself) culture.  The walls of each “classroom” display many of the works created on-site, and will hence become an ever-evolving gallery of young ideas in artistic practice.


 LOS ANGELES / August 22nd – September 8th, 2008

 The Montalban, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028 (on the mezzanine)


 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: AUGUST 22 – Make A Zine with Aaron Rose / AUGUST 23 –

 Film Score with Money Mark / AUGUST 28 – Skate Graphics with Ed Templeton /

 AUGUST 29 – Sneaker Design with Jesse Leyva / AUGUST 31 – Make a Poster with

 Mike Mills / SEPT 4 – Design a Tattoo with Mr. Cartoon / SEPT 5 – T-Shirt

 Graphics with Keith Scharwath / SEPT 6 – Drawing with Geoff McFetridge


 SAN FRANCISCO / August 16th – September 21, 2008

 VASF, 1485 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117


 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: AUGUST 23 – Fabric Prints with Meghan Edwards / AUGUST 24

 – Make a Musical Instrument with Tommy Guerrero / SEPT 6 – Sewn Assemblage

 with Thomas Campbell / SEPT 7 – Make a Zine with Aaron Rose / SEPT 13 –

 Fashion Magazine Manipulation with Clare Rojas and Andrew Jeffrey Wright /

 SEPT 14 – Print Making with Sara Paavo / SEPT 20 – Movie Making with Alex

 Kopps / SEPT 21 – Collage with Kylea Borges