Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Congratulations to our newest Apprentices!

Anti-Gang Violence T-Shirt Campaign with Lead Artist Katie Van Velzer:

  • Nicole, PIUS H.S.
  • Tyretha, Travis Academy
  • Desmond, Rufus King H.S.
  • Joshua, West Allis Central H.S.
  • Brandon, Milwaukee School of Entrepreneurship
  • Jesus, SUPAR H.S.
  • Danielle, Riverside H.S.
  • Thomas, DIAL H.S.
  • Frank, Rufus King H.S.

Work starts Tuesday, October 6th!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Welcome to the Anti-Gang Violence T-shirt Campaign Program!

Under the direction of Lead Artist Katie Van Velzer, and in collaboration with Safe & Sound, Inc. and WCS-Project Excel, Apprentice Artists will work together to design and produce a “line” of T-shirts, whose messages/themes reflect a commitment to reducing gang participation in our communities & the illegal activities associated with it.

Apprentices will work under the guidance of the Lead Artist to: Learn from experts about recurring themes related to gang participation, learn screen printing techniques, brainstorm t-shirt design ideas, meet with organization clients & customers to “pitch” design ideas, and then make the commissioned designs a reality by together producing a minimum of 200 t-shirts for the Safe & Sound organization.