Studio Arts

“My Passion” – Music Video Debut

R.H.Y.M.E x Renaissance School of The Arts Ever wonder what middle school students are passionate about? Check it out! During our winter R.H.Y.M.E semester at RSA students learned all about the art of rapping, storytelling and songwriting. Students met with R.H.Y.M.E teaching artists Rob Ayala and Josh James twice a week after school for 12…

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“Tell ‘Em” – Music Video Debut

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC R.H.Y.M.E (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel) 2022 music and mentoring program in collaboration with the The Point CDC. Students learned about the art of rapping, storytelling and songwriting through a series of workshops where participants wrote and recorded original lyrics and shot a music video about love and empowerment. The…

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Painting Murals with Schools Chancellor Porter

This week, NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter paints Summer Rising murals with Thrive Collective in the Bronx and Harlem, and shared her experiences on Twitter. Monday 8/2 | Harlem Renaissance Academy HS | Manhattan This summer is pivotal for @NYCschools, and we have created a summer experience unlike anything we have ever done before to…

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CBS: Students Team up with Local Artists

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Some Bronx school kids teamed up with local artists Wednesday to brighten up their schoolyard. Children with the “Summer Rising” program painted a mural at P17X. City schools chancellor Meisha Ross Porter was there to take in the artistic creation. Students in “Summer Rising” get access to art, music and theater. Watch…

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Partner Spotlight: NeON Arts

Thrive Collective has proudly partnered with Carnegie Hall and NYC Department of Probation as a NeON Arts provider since 2018. Below is our portfolio of completed murals and student films. Thank you for your ongoing collaborations and support! Murals 2 Jamaica: Tree of Life Summer Intensive (Queens 2019) More Details 0 BCMS/PS 298: Live Well…

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R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel)

R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel) teaches mic skills and life skills through the art of emceeing, with Bronx emcee and Thrive Studio Arts Director Randy Mason. This video recaps a RHYME workshop in collaboration with La Bodega Studios in the Bronx, sponsored in part by Bronx Council on the Arts, The Bronx Native, Empanology,…

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We Love you, Harlem Hub!

As Thrive Collective moves our offices out of the Harlem Hub for an upcoming building renovation, we look back with love and gratitude on an amazing twenty months.

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Mayor’s Fund 25th Anniversary Gala

What to do when Carnegie Hall and NeON Arts recommend you to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to find students to paint four original canvases to present as awards to four of the most distinguished NYC philanthropists at its 25th anniversary gala at Gracie Manson? Commission rockstar student artists Rosabella Garcia, Christopher…

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“Why I Thrive”

“Thrive sees that potential in me. … If I keep on going with them I could see it benefitting me in the future.” Friends, Students like KC are why we have partnered with the Harlem Hub to “Turn up the Value” this Christmas. Here’s what he said about why he partners with us. “I was…

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