Createability Arts Program: Visual Arts
Our Visual Arts Program allows individuals of all abilities to participate in art projects in the studio or virtually as a recreational activity, transition education program, entrepreneur or vocational program. All programming is designed specifically with the needs and goals of each individual person. Students can sign up to work in the studio or virtually on a flexible schedule. They are also able to exhibit their art for sale in our office and at various local fairs and festivals. Programming and support can be covered by CLTS, IRIS, Family Care or Private Pay. Short-term depending on situation DVR may also be able to help cover support costs. Please contact us for more information.
The transition program is designed for individuals ages 16+. Programming could be during the school year before the student graduates or for students enrolled in transition programs through their school district (those programs where the student has recently graduated and is in that 18-21 years).
This program is designed for the individual student or group of students to explore art as a potential day program or vocational program as they search for what will work for them as they move into adult life.
Artistic mentors will work with students individually to explore and develop their artistic skills in a direction the student desires. Artists will be challenged with new skills and ideas to help increase the individuals art success.
Teachers of transition programs should contact us to discuss scheduling and specific goals and needs of the individuals or group of students.
In our vocational/supported employment program, artistic mentors will guide individuals in your artistic skills to build a marketable product that has good craftsmanship and quality
A team meeting will be required to assess your needs for support services. Some questions to consider when heading into this track is:
Do I want to do this full time or part time?
Do I want to keep my current part time job and do my art on the side as a business?
Who do I have that is able to help support me with some aspects I need support with?
Createability WI staff is able to assist with many aspects of the business of art and will work with your team to make sure you have the needed supports that fit your goals and needs.
Each individual is different in their approach and goals, but here are some of these supports that may be required:
transportation to art fairs
assistance during an art fair
business logo design
business money management
business card design
marketing and social media help
photographing your original art and creating prints, notecards, products for sublimation process such as mugs, t-shirts and bags
potential outsourcing for other products
assistance with DVR process if your use their services for a business
application to exhibits or other venues to sell your work or enter in to a show/contest
Visual Art Workshops:
Visual Art Workshops are a great opportunity to learn about art and technology and to try a variety of classes that are offered at Createability Wisconsin. Students can participate in weekly in-person or virtual sessions to continue practicing their craft and learn additional skills along the way. While these workshops are fun, they are not a camp.
Visual Art Workshops are great for students who:
- Are between the ages of 10 – 35
- Learn effectively in a virtual workshop setting or !:1 in-person
- Follow multi-step directions and work independently for a minimum of 15 minutes at a time
- Verbally ask appropriate questions (i.e. for help, clarification)
- Have an interest in art