Jul
31
Mon
2017
MINNEAPOLIS – Summer 2017 Design Workshops @ Haberman
Jul 31 – Aug 4 all-day
Minneapolis August Workshops

MSP Summer Workshops

Ages: 10 – 18+

Workshops meet Monday thru Friday
July 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4,

Summer Workshop Times
Midday: Noon-1:15pm
Late Afternoon: 4:30-5:45pm

Cost: $325

Waiver: IOB Workshops are eligible for waiver funding. Contact your support planner to determine whether you can access funds for this workshop.

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT >

Workshop Model: Workshops are designed around our students strengths giving them every opportunity to have a happy, successful learning experience. Workshops are limited to eight students. Each student is matched 1 : 1 with a mentor—volunteers from the professional creative services industry. Classes are led by an experienced Special Education teacher, with additional support staff such as a Creative Director, Art Buddy, and SPED Buddy. The experience also incorporates the opportunity for breaks including hands-on art activities and quiet down-time if needed.

Workshop Objective: Students will participate and be introduced to the following learning experiences, social interactions, and technical skill sets:
  • Open social sharing time at the beginning of each workshop
  • Idea and concept development
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Sketching
  • Visual Research
  • Design and production using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Time Management
  • Project update sharing
  • Presentation Skills
Over the course of the five 75 minute workshops, student/mentor teams will concept, sketch, design, and present their final poster. Posters will be shipped to students via mail, generally arriving two weeks after completion of the workshop.

Volunteers

Roles needed: Design Mentors, Art Buddy, IOB-BFF View Volunteer Roles

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER >

Aug
7
Mon
2017
DULUTH – Summer 2017 Design Workshops @ HTK Marketing
Aug 7 – Aug 11 all-day

Islands of Brilliance at HTK Marketing in Duluth.

Students
Ages: 10 – 18+

Workshops meet Monday thru Friday
August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

August Workshop Times
Mornings: 8:30am – 9:45am
Midday: Noon – 1:15pm

Cost: $325

Waiver: IOB Workshops are eligible for waiver funding. Contact your support planner to determine whether you can access funds for this workshop.

Scholarships: Through local grant support, we have $200 scholarships available—just check the scholarship box in registration and we’ll follow up with details!

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT >

Workshop Model: Workshops are designed around our students strengths giving them every opportunity to have a happy, successful learning experience. Workshops are limited to eight students. Each student is matched 1 : 1 with a mentor—volunteers from the professional creative services industry. Classes are led by an experienced Special Education teacher, with additional support staff such as a Creative Director, Art Buddy, and SPED Buddy. The experience also incorporates the opportunity for breaks including hands-on art activities and quiet down-time if needed.

Workshop Objective: Students will participate and be introduced to the following learning experiences, social interactions, and technical skill sets:
  • Open social sharing time at the beginning of each workshop
  • Idea and concept development
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Sketching
  • Visual Research
  • Design and production using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Time Management
  • Project update sharing
  • Presentation Skills
Over the course of the five 75 minute workshops, student/mentor teams will concept, sketch, design, and present their final poster. Posters will be shipped to students via mail, generally arriving two weeks after completion of the workshop.

Volunteers

Roles needed: Design Mentors, Art Buddy, IOB-BFF  View Volunteer Roles

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER >

Aug
19
Sat
2017
MILWAUKEE: DroidWorks with Brilliant Guest Artist Steve Radtke @ Islands of Brilliance
Aug 19 all-day

MORNING: 10:00am – Noon
AFTERNOON: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

While everyone is familiar with R2-D2, droids can come in all shapes, sizes, colors and personalities. IOB welcomes Brilliant Guest Artist Steve Radtke and his full-size R2-D2 to host a two hour workshop during which students will bring to life their own custom, pint-size astromech droid! Using soft materials (droids will not be functional) including cardboard tubes, plastic domes, laser cut parts, craft supplies, foam and paint, students will be given the opportunity to create a truly unique character complete with a Star Wars-style name. Students will assemble their droid using a hot glue gun, choose an appropriate color scheme, add details, and finish the workshop by introducing their droid by name and origin story. It’s sure to be another great opportunity for our student’s creativity and imagination to shine!

What is the age range?
The workshop is recommended for students ages 10 – 18+, who will be comfortable working independently with some support.

What is the cost?
Cost of the workshop is $75. Waiver/Family Services/IRIS can be used for this workshop — authorization must be received from your case manager prior.

Students in this workshop are expected to:
1. Be able to work independent of direct Special Education support
2. Be attentive and participate in a 5 minute process presentation led by our guest artist
3. Be able to work independently at a table and attend to a task for a minimum of 30 minutes, and then return to work after a short break (if needed)
4. Show the focus, creativity and diligence to glue together various pieces into a new droid
5. Show an interest in independently building, fabricating, writing and creating artwork outside of school programming

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT >


Volunteers

Role needed: Droid Buddy

As a Droid Buddy, you will help our students bring to life their own custom, pint-size astromech droid! Using soft materials (droids will not be functional) including cardboard tubes, plastic domes, laser cut parts, craft supplies, foam and paint, students will be given the opportunity to create a truly unique character complete with a Star Wars-style name. Students will assemble their droid at their own station using a hot glue gun, choose an appropriate color scheme, add details, and finish the workshop by introducing their droid by name and origin story.

We need four Droid Buddies per workshop. Some students will be able to work independently, while others will need some assistance. As a Droid Buddy you’ll roam the workshop offering assistance where needed. No Photoshop or Illustrator skills required! It’s sure to be another great opportunity for our student’s creativity and imagination to shine!

VOLUNTEER FOR WORKSHOP >

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: 10:00am – 11:15am
Afternoon: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Cost: $325

Registration opens September 5, 2017.

If you are interested in registering a new student, please email our Director of Education Margaret Fairbanks at margaret@islandsofbrilliance.org for more information.

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
Afternoon: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Cost: $325

Registration opens September 5, 2017.

If you are interested in registering a new student, please email our Director of Education Margaret Fairbanks at margaret@islandsofbrilliance.org for more information.

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