Friday, April 13, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Exclusive Photos from the Artworks Interns

Check out some of the cool behind the scene photos of the interns at work!

Rough Draft posters on display for critiques. Group feedback is always helpful.

Thinking hard guys?

Focusing hard on that poster right Markeivia?

The improv album covers we made.

Decorating the bottles that go on sale gallery night. Good work guys!

Isn't it beautiful

Let get those creative juices flowing Emily!!

The interns are hard at work preparing for Gallery Night!
Can't wait to see the finish products.

Thanks for viewing our behind the scene photos. Check out the final products on Gallery Night
April 20th at 5:00pm.
Support ArtWorks!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Career Coaching Session #1: 3/7/2012

Check out photos from our first Career Coaching session with ManpowerGroup:
 Intern Dakota & career coach Charlie Truitt
 Intern Emily & career coach Mike Matias
 Career coach Jeff Weigand & Intern Logan
 Career coach Josie Hymes & Intern Takearra
 Intern Markeivia & career coach Vibha Chandrasekhar
 Intern Santina & career coach Mary Reynolds
Career coach Vlad Nicolae & Intern Dymon

Monday, March 5, 2012

Safe Messages Week 2

Intern's progress to Stop The Violence
Check it out!

This week Takearra's sharing the activities that took place during the intern's second week of work.
Special Thanks to our camera guy for the week, Logan Branch.
Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Career Coaching Kick-Off!

On Wednesday, 2/29/12, ArtWorks Interns met their volunteer Career Coaches at ManpowerGroup. Intern/Coach pairings were unveiled over tasty pizza, Pam Brown from ManpowerGroup led a fantastic discussion called, "A Brand Called You," and Interns worked with their Coaches to select the job readiness topics they will address together. A good time was had by all -- Thank you ManpowerGroup!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

First Video Blog!

Intern Santina W. shares her thoughts about her team's progress during the first week of the program. Due to the size of the video, we were not able to post it directly here, but you can view the video on ArtWorks' YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

We additionally have some pictures to share of the Interns' first visit to The Art Institute of Wisconsin:
Interns (front to back): Emily, Dymon, Logan & Dakota

Interns (front to back): Takearra, Santina & Markeivia

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Congratulations to the Spring 2012 Safe Messages Interns!

A total of 94 teens applied for our paid internships this spring, and we are happy to announce the selected Interns. CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Dymon B. - Shalom H.S.
  • Markeivia B. - Washington H.S. of IT
  • Logan B. - Riverside H.S.
  • Dakota B. - Wisconsin Career Academy
  • Emily J. - Milwaukee School of Languages
  • Takearra M. - Washington H.S. of IT
  • Santina W. - Transitions H.S.

Safe Messages: Using graphic design to deter crime & violence - Spring 2012

Thanks to the support of MPS Partnership for the Arts and Safe & Sound, ArtWorks is partnering with The Art Institute of Wisconsin in spring 2012 to offer a graphic design program to underserved high school Interns. Under the direction and planning of Lead Artist Melissa DeBuck, Interns will
  1. Learn about crime and violence issues that face the 53204 neighborhood (where ArtWorks is physically located) through internet research, advice solicited from a community leader in your neighborhood, and personal experience sharing, all organized by the Lead Artist.
  2. Based on themes of information that the Interns identify, they will pick an anti-crime/violence topic from an identified list (Gangs, Guns, Drugs, Youth Violence, etc.)
  3. The Interns will work as a team to brainstorm ideas to design various images and slogans to combat the theme they selected, with the audience being their peers and younger youth in the community.
  4. These designs will then be used to create a series of print-ready crime intervention posters at the Art Institute’s design lab during a series of 8 Friday night visits. These posters will be printed and distributed to locations throughout the city that serve youth.
While adults do a lot of hard work to deter young people from going down the wrong path, we believe messages created by young people and for young people will be much more effective in encouraging positive change.