Thursday, February 25, 2016

Starting Off the New Semester with Art & Design!

Hello everyone it’s Devin again with another update on what has been going on in the LLC now at the start of this Spring Semester. The majority of the students have now started their next classes in the First Year program, that being the Digital 118 class where they learn the basic functions of Photoshop and Illustrator while also talking about what Digital Art means in today’s society. Also, students should be switching from either 2D to 3D or reversed.
The LLC students also have the opportunity this Semester to help out with the River Revitalization Foundation (RRF) in a service learning event. The Foundation is a certified non-profit conservation organization that was established in 1994 by service clubs in Wisconsin, Kiwanis Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. The group works in cooperation with several resources in Milwaukee to improve the environmental quality of the Milwaukee River Basin. The students are tasked with producing a collaborated piece of art work that has to do with the foundation as well as serving at least 4 hours of volunteering hours with the Foundation. Over the next month the students will be brainstorming ideas of what they might want to make and as a class the will come together and produce the work.

On March 7th both classes are going to be going the RRF for a tour of the land and area around the foundation and to learn more the volunteering opportunities. These hours of volunteering are very helpful when building a resume and the students have been encouraged to maintain a good record of these hours they spend helping the RRF.
( This link will take you to the RRF web page where they describe what they do and what they focus on in the community and ecosystem around the Milwaukee river.


In the Cambridge we've kicked off our new semester with a door decoration decorating event! The LLC had a ton of fun customizing their ramen bowl door decs for the new semester. Here are a few examples of what has been created:

Coming soon we are going to be printing an LLC T-shirt design collaborating with the Print and Narrative Forms department on campus. Our design has not been finalized by the LLC yet, but stay tuned!

- RA Joe

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