The Pandemic School


Upcoming Classes 2pm-4pm

JAN2022 workshops postponed due to Omicron 

  1. Handwriting: Memory, Material, and Mimesis | Prerna | postponed

  2. My Surroundings as My Vessel | by Maxwell McInnis | postponed

  3. In Touch With Homeland | Aki Shibata | postponed

Past Events

  1. Burning Jin Paper | by Peng Wu | DEC 4th

  2. Coiling Together | by Alonzo Pantoja | DEC 5th

  3. Counterspaces | by Yuko Taniguchi | DEC 11th

  4. Quarantine Newsroom Collage | by Chris Harrison | DEC 12th

  5. Soundtracking and Playlist Making with Trina! | by Trina Fernandez | DEC 19th

Location: Soo Visual Art Center 2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Open enrollment starts now! Limited eight spots for each in-person workshop. Sign up here!

Any questions? please email:


  1. The Pandemic School is a small experimental learning platform for primarily BIPOC artists to share their learnings during the pandemic. 

  2. Every artist-led workshop has a simple format: making & chatting.

  3. Made possible by SooVAC, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the donors of Since COVID19 project. 


Looks of Love

Independent Animation Film Screen

Curated by Youyang Yu

Saturday December 8th from 7pm to 10pm.
Open enrollment starts now! Limited eight spots for each workshop.  Any questions? please email:
*All necessary materials will be provided to those who sign up to participate.
*No previous artmaking experience necessary.
*Vaccination proof or 72 hours negative COVID test is required to attend the workshop.

Event Overview 
Affectionate love, bland love, illusory love, faded love, lost love, ubiquitous love, corrupted love, unrequited love...
In this 50-minute independent animation short film screening, you will witness various shapes and looks of love, be stroked by love, be showered by love, maybe relaxing through out, maybe feeling tensed at times, possibly encounter a twinge in the nose, or suddenly receive an urge to speak out your thoughts.
Animation as a vehicle of message could carry artistic energy far more than most can imagine. We welcome every curious and romantic soul in Newyork who’d like to get a little bit of extra love on an animated Friday night.

Curator and Speaker: Youyang Yu

Independent animation director, curator and educator. Graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2016, co-founder of the independent animation festival “Feinaki Beijing Animation Week”. 


One Pair Coat, Yi LUO 2019 | Germany | 3 min 15
For the Best, Youyang Yu 2015 | UK | 3 min 25
Let’s Fall in Love, Shengwei Zhou 2021 | China | 8 min
Chromosome Sweetheart, Honami Yano 2017 | Japan | 4 min 55
LOVE, Reka Bucsi 2016 | France | 14 min 37
Lovestreams, Sean Buckelew 2016 | US | 9 min 39
I Love You Forever Now, Youyang Yu 2016 | UK | 7 min 53