CO-OP PRESENTS: IGNITING THE NEXT GENERATION WORKSHOP SERIES

CO-OP PRESENTS: IGNITING THE NEXT GENERATION WORKSHOP SERIES

With a focus on sparking a movement for youth-led positive action across communities, the journey intends to inject energy, opportunity and purpose across TWG cities: being of service to others and society, creating programs, activations and opportunities for participation with every project. 
beSocial Charlotte
1519 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
SUSTAINABLE STUDIO: UNCONVENTIONAL UPCYCLING
DONTE GLEATON
JULY 10TH; 6:30 PM
The Sustainable Studio: Unconventional Upcycling workshop is designed to inspire and educate participants on transforming unexpected materials into creative and functional items. This hands-on session will explore the principles of upcycling, focusing on using unconventional materials to promote sustainability and innovation.
    Upcycling Materials to Consider:
      - Electronic waste (e.g., old keyboards, circuit boards)
      - Plastic bottles and containers
      - Old textiles (e.g., t-shirts, jeans)
      - Scrap wood and metal
      - Broken household items (e.g., lamps, chairs)
     
    A UX JOURNEY: FROM CLOUD COMPUTING TO CROWD DESIGN
    ERIN THAMES 
    UX DESIGNER / DJ
    JULY 12TH; 6:30 PM
    Explore the intersection of cloud computing and crowd design through the lens of user experience (UX). This event will be an opportunity to delve into the world of UX design, learn from real-life examples, and understand how these principles influence various creative pursuits and community initiatives.
      *No Materials are needed for this event*
       
      THE CO-OP PITCH COMPETITION
      JULY 13TH; 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      Venue: beSocial; 1519 Central Avenue, Charlotte, Nc 28205
      Target Audience: Creatives, Entrepreneurs, Innovators
      Purpose:To provide a platform for young creatives and entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses, gain feedback, and compete for prizes.
        Judging Criteria:
        Innovation and Creativity
        Market Potential
        Feasibility
        Presentation Skills
        Social Impact
        Interested in participating in the Co-Op Pitch Competition? Click here to pitch your business idea and showcase your innovation

          

        “BEHIND THE MASK”
        KIANA MUI (KMUIII)
        GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ ILLUSTRATOR / MURALIST
        JULY 14TH; 12 PM
        A unique artistic experience where we delve into the concept of the masks we wear in our daily lives. Discover how these masks impact our personal experiences and learn to incorporate these insights into your artwork. This event will feature brainstorming sessions, planning activities, and free sculpting to enhance your creativity and help you express your emotions visually. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting, this workshop will provide a supportive space to explore and express your inner self.
          Materials: Supplies will be provided
          THE BEAUTY OF AI
          JAMES BOWEN
          AI ARTIST / 3D ANIMATOR
          JULY 14TH; 3 PM
          This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the exciting world of AI-powered image generation. Participants will learn about various AI platforms that can create stunning images based on text prompts. The workshop will cover essential techniques for crafting effective prompts, hands-on experience with AI tools, and a showcase of participant-generated images. This session will also touch on how tech giants like Google and social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok use AI to enhance visual content.
            Materials: Any of the following: Ipad, Computer, Iphone 
            CREATIVE HOURS
            JULY 12TH - 18TH
            Time: 9pm
            Welcome to Creative Hours at beSocial! Starting at 9 PM, our doors open to a world of creativity, collaboration, and innovation. Whether you’re an artist, writer, designer, entrepreneur, or simply someone with a passion for creating, our space is designed to inspire and support your creative journey.
            What to Expect:
            Collaborative Environment
            Project Workstations
            Feedback Sessions
            Networking Opportunities
            Relaxed Atmosphere
            Whether you’re working on a solo project, looking to collaborate, or seeking feedback, our space is your haven for innovation and artistic expression.

             

             

             TWG X NEW BALANCE 1906U “WILLFUL BIAS” RELEASE CELEBRATION

             JULY 19TH; 7PM 

            Join us in celebrating the release of the TWG x New Balance 1906U “Willful Bias” on Friday, July 19th, at 7 PM at Social Status. As we continue to be a hub of opportunity and creativity, We invite everyone to connect with fellow creatives and community members, enjoy live music, refreshments, and the opportunity to receive 15% off a regular-priced item with the purchase of the TWG x New Balance 1906U “Willful Bias.” 

            We invite everyone to join us and be part of this inspiring journey.

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