Before I came to CoLab I was losing my inspiration. This really inspired me to get back into making art.
— Jon, age 17, CoLab Student

CoLab offers free summer workshops for young artists ages 14–19 who want to explore new ways of combining art and technology. In each workshop, participants meet and work with a teaching artist who introduces new tools and creative approaches. In a fun and interactive setting, young artists will put their own spin on technology to create an original work of art.


Ari Melenciano
Experiments in Sound

Register for one workshop:
July 8, 15, or 22

Ari Melenciano is a Dominican-American Brooklyn-based transdisciplinary audio-visual artist and creative technologist. Her sonic style blends worldly sounds with familiarity. As an old soul, her sets often merge disco, electrofunk and house along with hip hop, afrobeats, and latin sounds into one. Using Ari’s workflow, young artists will use software, synthesizers, and drum machines to create their own unique sound collage.


Ali Santana
Video Rhythms Lab

Register for one workshop:
July 12, 19, or 26

Ali Santana is a multi-disciplinary artist working with collage, video, photography, sound, and performance. Santana, a native Brooklynite, is influenced by community, natural patterns, unquantized rhythms, and ancient cultures. Participants will be introduced to live audio-visual performance using hardware and software to sample images and sounds from obscure video clips to produce funky and original music video remixes.

Additional Information

Participants are eligible for one session of each workshop. To register, complete the form linked above. CoLab workshops are completely free of cost. No experience in art or tech is required but slots are limited. CultureHub is ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.

Have questions? Please contact us: / 917 463 3917