The Art School in the Art School

There are increasing numbers of opportunities to knit Syracuse together through the arts, and Art-In-Motion’s puppet-building project in four neighborhoods is one of them. (In case you missed it, Eastwood is building its puppet as part of this project.)

The Art School in The Art School is another. Headed up by the amazing Joanna Spitzner, all events are free and open to the public. Got an idea for Eastwood that could use the support of some creative types? Got some creative ideas with nowhere to go? Take a look at all this:

For more information about The Art School In The Art School, contact Joanna Spitzner:
joanna  @

Upcoming events

Utica Boiler Maker Fundraiser for The AS in The AS

Joanna is selling the surface area of her body, which will be on display as she runs 15K of the Uitca Boilermaker on Sunday July 11. Send text or an image, and Joanna will make the tattoo/patch. Fill out this form [] to order your space, and email it to Joanna:

Temporary tattoos:
2 x 2″ tattoo: $5
4 x 4″ tattoo $10
face tattoos (sizes will vary): $15
upper arm tattoo (8 x 2″): $20
full length calf tattoo (10 x 3″): $30
full length thigh tattoo (10 x 4″): $30

2 x 2″ patch: $20
5 x 5″ patch: $25
large back panel: $50

We don’t have an online payment system set up yet, so you’ll have to give Joanna cash or a check or something. All money raised will go towards activities, projects, publications, etc. for The AS in The AS.

Remake O’Rama: The Wizard of Oz
Thursday, July 15, 7 pm

Watch four versions of The Wizard of Oz at once!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910), 13 minutes
Wizard of Oz (1925), Dir. Larry Semon, 93 minutes
The Wizard of Oz (1939), Dir. Victor Fleming, 103 minutes
The Wiz (1978), Dir. Sidney Lumet, 134 minutes

Romance Writing Group First Encounter Brunch
Sunday, July 18, 
mimosas will be served
If you’ve ever wanted to write a romance novel, now’s your chance! We want to write one, and try to get it published, the proceeds going to theasintheas. A few of us have started research, and can report on our readings thus far, and we’ll figure out a plan from there.

Therapy Night
Thursday, July 22
, 7-10 pm
Everyone can use a little therapy from time to time. Theraputic activities that will be offered include:
•    play the board game Therapy
•    art therapy
•    aggression/stress  release exercises (boxing, darts)
•    make confessional videos
•    sleeping
•    self-medication

Other news:

ASS Radio
Art School Sound (ASS) Radio has been launched. Check it out:
This is a platform for radio and sound works. Anyone is welcome to contribute material, and you can get some training on how to make sound works as well as access to equipment and a “studio” at The AS in The AS.  Contact Joanna.

Beer news
check out for updates on our beer. Recent brews include Yorkshire Bitter, Rocktoberfest, Scottish Ale. You can get an ASS pack (Art School Sampler) for a sliding scale donation of $5-10–the money is just to recoup brewing costs. Also, we always need label designs/images.


If you want to do something, do it with The AS in The AS! Propose something: send me an email or fill out this form.


The Art School in the Art School (The AS in The AS) is located at 1003 E. Fayette Street (corner of S. Crouse), Apartment 10. Enter through the back door off the parking lot. Parking is available behind and adjacent to the building.

The Art School in The Art School (The AS in The AS) seeks to generate a creative and intellectual community through an open school / open source structure. Through activities such as classes, discussions, forming groups of interest, reading groups, critique groups, workshops, eating and drinking, publishing, and making, The AS in the AS seeks to create an experimental environment for shared inquiry. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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