Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week 2 By Demond Sims-Harris

Last week, our team accomplished the following:

1. We worked on design skills,which allowed us to practice creative & innovation skills by creating the sketches

2.We did more brainstorming  and sketching for images,which allowed us to practice critical thinking and problem solving skills

3. We researched images for murals, which allowed us to practice initiative & self-direction

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

1.  We must prepare to get ourselves to and from Manpower, Inc. for our Career Coaching Kick-Off, which  allows us to practice preparedness skills.

2. We will also meet our career coaches and will learn about our marketing ourselves and our work skills

3.The last thing we will practice is professionalism and communication skills when we work with our Coaches.

Personal Feedback:

My perspective of this program, is really excellent so far... there has been no problem...I thought we were only going to paint everyday, but instead we are doing all kinds of jobs tasks like taking out garbage everyday. The most difficult problem i have with ArtWorks is to enjoy my art because I do not feel confident about it. Like when I am painting or sketching, its a little bit difficult, because I don't always have any ideas or comments to say.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The first pictures are in!

  Lead Artist Ras'Ammar Nsoroma discusses mural terminology and various techniques he's used for past murals. I suspect that our interns expected to begin painting right off the bat, but instead we're teaching them key information they will need to know to create the best possible mural for the Maures Development Group, LLC. They will begin designing mural concepts later on this week.
Every ArtWorks program requires the interns to report their progress on a weekly basis using an online blog (like the one you're reading!) In this photo, Interns Sydney, Kim, and Danielle add information to the first blog of the programming cycle.
ArtWorks interns are provided with a weekly work plan that details the tasks and employability skills they will accomplish and practice during each work shift. In this photo. Intern Tevin reviews his weekly work plan to help the team plan out what information to include in the blog.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Week 1:By Sydney Petty

Last Week, our team accomplished the following:
  • We had an orientation and we were introduced to the program, new people, and our workplace.We practiced employment skills such as social,culture,communication,and collaboration.
  • We had to turn paperwork and we had to meet deadlines.
  • We did goal setting exercise which allowed us to work toward proper job skills.
  • We were also introduced to mural vocabulary and artistic techniques.
This week, our time is going to accomplish the following:
  • We will receive informal feedback from our lead artist preparing us for criticism.
  • We will be developing drawing and design skills
  • We will brainstorm visual images.
The employment skills we will be practicing this week are:
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Preparedness
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Initiation and self direction
The mural project is a lot different from what i expected. I didn't think that i would be working with somebody who does such great quality of work as our lead artist does. Our lead artist created the "FREE JOSHUA GLOVER" Mural right Off the highway, and personally I think that's one of the best murals ever! I don't think nothing is too easy or to hard. The mural project we will be developing over the next 8 weeks with our lead artist, I just think all of it is hard work and dedication.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Congratulations to the Franklin Square Mural Interns!

Tevin B,
Clea B,
Sydney P,
Shontavius W,
Naomi T,
Quincy A,
Jeremiah W,
and Demond S.

All interns had to have strong ties to the Lindsay Heights neighborhood (live there/go to school there.) Over 40 applications were received for these coveted jobs! We can't wait to get get to work!