Monday, December 12, 2011

Program Week 8 by: Ramon Martinez and McKena Loomis

Week 7 - Monday - We worked on our posters, we were figuring out the colors that we were going to use on our posters, and some people finished drawing their posters.

Thursday - We presented final drafts to co-workers to gain feedback. We finished all drawings.

Friday - We went to the Art Institute. We finished all of our designs with slogan's on them.

Week 8 - Monday - Each intern will received another performance evaluation from the Lead Artist. We will write thank you cards for our Career Coaches. Complete written marketing assignment and final step of Goal Setting Exercise.

Thursday - Talk about the process, what we like and what we didn't like and what we would do differently next time. Discuss crime/violence with each other, what we learned if we didn't already know, and what can you do in your community about the crime/violence topic that you picked. Create typed Artist Statement.

Friday - We are presenting our final posters to an variety of people including program funders, collaborators and special guest.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Program Week # 7 By : Samantha Gleason

Last week, our team accomplished the following :

1. We came up with groups and combined our ideas to make 3 to 4 poster ideas, which allowed us to work on our communication and collaboration skills.
2. We than sketched out our ideas, which allowed us to work on giving and receiving feedback.
3. We went to Art Institute and started to work on our final drafts of the posters.

This week, our team is going to accomplish the following :

1. We will be adding the finishing touches on our posters, which helps us again on our communication and collaboration skills.
2.We will be coming up with the colors of our posters.
3. We will be finishing our posters on photo shop at the Art Institute.

Personal Feedback :

This program has helped me stay more organized and on track.

Also I thought the job would've been hard to do, but once I got into it and learned what we were making, it was pretty easy after all.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Program week #5, By: Aaron Cotton

LAST WEEK, our team accomplished the following:
1. We met individually with our career coaches to discuss certain topics such as: money matters (a discusion of budgeting), Resume writing, and practice interviewing.
2.We presented our sketches and ideas to an audience to further develop them and also to take and give feed back.
3. We went to the computer lab at the Art Institute of Wisconsin to start our final draft posters.

THIS WEEK, our team will accomplish the following:
1. Meet with career coaches and discuss our third topics.
2. The interns will bring together any ideas, logos, artwork, text, designs, etc that are needed in the final draft.
3. Last, but not least, we meet at AI again to work more on Photoshop and Illustrator to work on our final drafts.

Intern Kenisha presents her design concepts

 Intern Ramon presents his design concepts

 Intern Samm presents her design concepts
 Intern Vincent presents his design concepts
Intern McKenna presents her design concepts (and actually has a smile on her face!)
 Intern Aaron presents his design concepts
 Intern Domonique presents his design concepts
Intern Rose presents her design concepts
ArtWorks Interns would like to thank Safe & Sound and "Crime Strategy Initiative" Youth from the United Community Center for participating!

PERSONAL FEEDBACK: I enjoy this internship. It allows me to be creative and still provides guidelines.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Program Week# 4, by: Ana Rose Rodriguez

LAST WEEK, our team accomplished the following:
1. All of the interns went through their final performance evaluations to discuss our growth, goals, and things we still need to work on.
2.We then reviewed our performance goal worksheets we completed on our first week and completed our feedback exercise worksheets.
3. Then we all continued to work on our sketches for our posters at AI and tried to improve our photoshop skills.

THIS WEEK, our team will accomplish the following:
1. Meet with career coaches and discuss our second topics.
2. The interns will present their sketches to our customer at Safe Messages.
3. Finally we meet at AI again to work more on Photoshop, improving our skills, and learning more things.

PERSONAL FEEDBACK: I love being an intern at Artworks for Milwaukee. Its been a great experience so far and i learn more and more everyday.

                 Intern Rose works with her ManpowerGroup Career Coach Kelly McAvoy

Intern Domonique works with his ManpowerGroup Career Coach Nanji Chandra

Intern Samm works with her ManpowerGroup Career Coach Mali Gupta

Intern Rose sketches out an idea

ArtWorks Interns are so thankful to the Art Institute of Wisconsin for letting them use their state-of-the-art design computer lab. They meet there every Friday to work on their poster designs.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Last week, our team accomplished the following tasks:

Monday: The interns met with their career coaches at ArtWorks to discuss topic # 1 of their choice.
Skills: Professionalism

Thursday : The crew met up at ArtWorks, for a little brainstorming on our ideas/ sketches / collages for our design concepts. Skills: Creativity

Friday: We met at the Art Institute to get started on our rough draft for the posters.
Skills: Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator

I think the program is great, because I feel it has the potential to inspire youth to turn their lives around.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Career Coaching Session #1: 10/31/2011

Kelly McAvoy meets with her Intern, Rose R.
Intern Vincent L. and Ryan Hellpap pause for a pose.
Coach veteran Sue Huhn works with Aaron C. on career exploration.
Interns Ramon M. and Domonique W. wait for their coaches to arrive with Lead Artist Jon Brown.
Mali Gupta talks it through with Intern Samm G.

Below: Coaching program Coordinator Stan Ho gives us his best "look of evil" for Halloween!

Program Week # 2 by: Kenisha M.

Last week our team accomplished the following:
Monday: The ArtWorks Interns met with our career coaches at ManpowerGroup. They kicked it off by throwing us a pizza party, and we played icebreakers to get to know each other. This task helped us with the skill of working together.

Thursday: The team met back at ArtWorks to discuss ideas about how and who to contact when there is crime and violence going on in the neighborhood. We also were given our first feedback about our performance, when Jon reviewed with us our high and low points on the job. This skill helped us with giving and receiving feedback.

Friday: The Interns met at Art Institute, where we learned how to use a new design program called Illustrator which  we will combine with our Photoshop skills.

This week, our team is going to accomplish the following:
Monday: We will meet with our Career Coaches for topic #1, which will allow us to practice professionalism and collaboration.

Thursday: We will share the crime & violence topic that we picked, we will brainstorm ideas/sketches/collages/etc. of design concepts for this topic, and we will share the questions we will create for the leader in our neighborhood. This will help with creativity & innovation skills, and will get us another point of view about crime & violence in our neighborhoods.

Friday: We will meet back at Art Institute to begin our first draft of our graphic posters, and we will have to present our concept and get feedback about it. That will help with the collaboration skills.

I like the program so far. I like the message its trying to send to the teens.
 Kenisha blogging this post!