Image Description: A park with green grass and green trees along the horizon. The sky is blue with white clouds and there are two tall buildings in the background. There are individuals laying in the grass in X-positions on their backs. At the top in black font reads “freeskewl // Outside NYC, June 2021.” Below the text is a bright blue line that runs horizontally and another thinner bright blue line that runs vertically along the right side of black text that reads “Kimberly Bartosik, Hollis Bartlett & Nattie Trogdon, Kyle Marshall, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Jennifer Nugent, Anna Sperber, Jessie Young.” In the bottom left corner there is a small white freeskewl logo (an open circle with two arrows at each end) and white text that reads “www.freeskewl.com.” Design by Lindsey Jennings
This pilot program features pop-up classes at various locations on the land of the Lenape and Canarsie people (right now known as NYC). The locations, scattered around the city, are chosen by the teaching artists.
Registration is REQUIRED! Any updates to the specifics of class location (ex. "there is a pickup soccer game in the original location so we are going across the path") will be communicated via email to registered participants, as well as updated on the @freeskewl Instagram story. Registered participants will also receive the cellphone # of the freeskewl class monitor. Registration can be completed up until when class begins but must be completed before participating as it includes a liability waiver and photo release.
Payment is via a tiered system based on economic position. Determine your place on these scales by considering your circumstances of inherited wealth (financial and social capital) / other sources of financial support. Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, Disabled, and Trans* folx may pay outside these tiers.
$7-15 - Unemployed
$15-25 - Stable Employment
$25-50 - Artist Supporter
Payment will go directly to the facilitators (see class pages above). Facilitators participate in the freeskewl Reparations Initiative.
Masks must be worn by participants except when away from the group to drink water, eat a snack, or take a breather. Some facilitators may occasionally, briefly pull down their mask when distanced from others so as to be heard. If a facilitator has decided to do this, it is noted on their class page. About 2+ feet of distance is expected between participants, with the exception of Kimberly Bartosik's class.
Each class has different procedures for inclement weather decided upon by the facilitator. Any changes of plan will be shared with those registered and updated on the @freeskewl Instagram story. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All locations are grassy. They are reachable by public transportation and are intended to be reachable by wheelchair. Specifics are under each class' LOCATION section. We look forward to hosting class in non-grassy spaces in the future. Please be in touch at email@example.com with any questions and/or any access needs. We need at least 7 days notice to supply ASL translation.