MILWAUKEE: 1, 2, 3 Colors!! with Brilliant Guest Artist Kevin Callahan

MILWAUKEE: 1, 2, 3 Colors!! with Brilliant Guest Artist Kevin Callahan

January 20, 2018 all-day
Islands of Brilliance
415 E Menomonee St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

This fun 2.5 hour workshop will push students to expand their design skills by contracting their choice of color! Our brilliant guest artist is Kevin Callahan, Director of Brand Design for Colectivo. The workshop will open with a 10 minute presentation by Kevin on the development of the Colectivo brand, his design process, and examples of artwork and illustration. Students will then be paired 1:1 with a design mentor to create original artwork and designs for the remaining 2+ hours. The workshop will finish with student/mentor teams presenting their finished art.
Who should enroll?
The workshop is recommended for students ages 13 – 19+, who show a strong interest and aptitude in illustration and design.
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 respectful, attentive, and engage appropriately in a 10 minute process presentation led by our guest artist
  3. Be able to attend to a task for a minimum of 45 minutes, and then return to work after a short break (if needed)
  4. Show an interest in drawing, doodling, illustration, design, anime, graphic novels, or creating artwork outside of school classroom instruction

How will the artwork be used?

The objective of the workshop is to produce artwork and artifacts for a series of posters promoting IOB’s annual Autism, Art & Design exhibit during Gallery Night on Friday, April 20, 2018. The event will be held at the Islands of Brilliance/Purple Onion space in the Third Ward. Promotional posters will be displayed at Colectivo locations beginning April 2nd, the official start of National Autism Awareness month.

Student illustration and design will also be used for labels on products available through Colectivo’s fundraising program, which would be used to generate donations during the month of April.

Contact Margaret Fairbanks at [612] 670-7134 or


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