NYC///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS FEATURING KAWS, ERIC ELMS, REAS, SCOTT CAMPBELL, CHERYL DUNN, TOBIN YELLAND & AARON ROSE

August 21, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, News, Nike

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Professor KAWS gets out of detention early to teach his character design class...

Celebrating the global release of the new "Beautiful Losers" documentary movie, head loser AARON ROSE, in conjunction with NIKE SPORTSWEAR has organized a series of over 30 artist-led "Make Something!" workshops in Tokyo, NYC, San Francisco, and LA. Designed to bring street-level art instruction to disadvantaged urban youth, the roster of instructors includes such youth culture art heroes as Shepard Fairey, KAWS, Eric Elms, Mister Cartoon, Todd James (REAS), Tommy Guerrero, and Geoff McFetridge, to name a few. To date, seven of these four-hour sessions have been wrapped up in NYC, including character design by KAWS, mural painting by Eric Elms, Animation by REAS, Tattooing with Scott Campbell, Photography with Cheryl Dunn, cinematography with Tobin Yelland, and zine making with Aaron Rose. Tomorrow, August 21st sees master imagist Eric White taking the reigns of a painting workshop, and on Friday, August 22nd, Nike design whiz Jesse Leyva teaches Sneaker design. Meanwhile, PEEP THE RECAP:

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Aaron Rose writes his name on the dry board...

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And tries to explain to a bunch of young computer jockeys exactly what a "zine" is...

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Future zine publishers show off their prototype...

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Master lenswoman Cheryl Dunn talks tech..

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Before setting her budding paparazzos loose on SoHo & the Kanye glasses stand...

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Professional slacker Eric Elms started things off with lunch...

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Before unleashing his mural painting students loose on the front of the workshop...

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T-shirts were fair game when wallspace evaporated....

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Eric Elms (red hat) reads the writing on the wall...

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Professor REAS heads the class for animation instruction...

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"Back when I was your age, animation was just a bunch of cave paintings you looked at fast..."

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Storyboards by future Tex Averys...

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And his sonorous voice proves hypnotizing to young minds...

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Fleshing out some protagonists...

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REAS' army of loyal young disciples continues to grow...

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Dr. KAWS, PHD explains the finer points of character design...

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Before getting down in the trenches....

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To guide young hands...

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And street fashionistas...

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Class characters...

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Skate documentarian Tobin Yelland talks film...

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Before setting his young cinematographers loose on the streets...

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Master inkslinger Scott Campbell gets real in tattoo class...

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And proves that he practices what he preaches...

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Future Coney Island scratchers design their flash...

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