Oct
21
Sat
2017
MILWAUKEE – Fall 2017 Saturday Design Workshops @ Islands of Brilliance
Oct 21 – Nov 18 all-day

Ages: 9-18+

Saturdays:
October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18
Morning: 10:30am – 11:45am
Afternoon: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

What is the age range?
Our core design workshops are recommended for students ages 9 – 18+. Space is limited to 8 students per workshop.

What is the cost?
Cost of the workshop is $325. Waiver and CCOP authorization is available in all surrounding counties – check with your case manager for formal approval of funding.

Our students are expected to:

  1. Be able to sit and attend to a task for a minimum of 15 minutes, and then return to work after a short break.
  2. Be able to follow verbal directions with minimal visual support. (In our workshops, students work side by side with a professional from the creative field. Special Education supervision is provided as support.)
  3. Be comfortable using a mouse (including clicking, dragging, etc.).
  4. Be able to access information—such as finding images for his/her project—using a browser window.
  5. Be respectful of the learning environment—including fellow students and volunteers. All of our students work at a pace that is appropriate for them.

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT >

Questions?
Contact Margaret Fairbanks at [612] 670-7134 or margaret@islandsofbrilliance.org

 

Oct
22
Sun
2017
MILWAUKEE: Fall 2017 Sunday Design Workshops @ Islands of Brilliance
Oct 22 – Nov 19 all-day

Ages: 9-18+

Sundays:
October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19
Morning: 10:30 – 11:45am
Afternoon: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

What is the age range?
Our core design workshops are recommended for students ages 9 – 18+. Space is limited to 8 students per workshop.

 

What is the cost?
Cost of the workshop is $325. Waiver and CCOP authorization is available in all surrounding counties – check with your case manager for formal approval of funding.

Our students are expected to:

  1. Be able to sit and attend to a task for a minimum of 15 minutes, and then return to work after a short break.
  2. Be able to follow verbal directions with minimal visual support. (In our workshops, students work side by side with a professional from the creative field. Special Education supervision is provided as support.)
  3. Be comfortable using a mouse (including clicking, dragging, etc.).
  4. Be able to access information—such as finding images for his/her project—using a browser window.
  5. Be respectful of the learning environment—including fellow students and volunteers. All of our students work at a pace that is appropriate for them.

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT >

Questions?
Contact Margaret Fairbanks at [612] 670-7134 or margaret@islandsofbrilliance.org

Nov
10
Fri
2017
Colors & Chords 2017: A benefit for Islands of Brilliance @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Milwaukee’s Music and Art Spectacle with All Proceeds Benefiting Islands of Brilliance!

 

CONFIRMED BANDS:
COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES  
ROSE OF THE WEST
TWIN BROTHER

 

Colors & Chords is a one of a kind event that celebrates music and art by pairing bands with prominent local artists live onstage for a 30 minute set. Held in the historic Turner Hall Ballroom, this event merges musical craftsmanship with an individual artist’s interpretation of the music.

Each artist’s evolving canvas is projected on a massive screen behind the band, creating a dramatic sound and visual experience.

Multiple participatory art installations will be staged in the balcony, inviting audience members to actively engage in the creation of art throughout the evening. Canvases created onstage and in the balcony will be available to purchase through a silent auction.

On the main floor, goods created by our students during Islands of Brilliance workshops will be available for sale throughout the night. This includes our popular holiday greeting cards, framed art prints, and a variety of fresh t-shirt designs!

 

 


What will the money be used for?

Islands of Brilliance is raising money to build the first Early Intervention Employment Model in the country for students on the autism spectrum. This includes a dedicated facility to run workshops, offer a membership model to our community, create employment opportunities for a wide range of skills and abilities, and launch a Digital Academy focused on design, visual production, coding, and web development.