Design4Kids III Photo & Design Workshop Begins!

Written by stuestler on December 7th, 2009

D4K1206 002The third Design4Kids workshop began in earnest today in Santiago de Atitlan, Guatemala.

After the travel day on Saturday, staying overnight in Antigua, and the half-day drive to Santiago de Atitlan on Sunday followed by the opening introductions, today saw the first full day of the workshop.

The group traveled to the Hospitalito Atitlan, the clients for this workshop, to meet the doctor and staff and discuss the design project. The workshop will focus on designing a poster or series of posters to create awareness of diabetes and it’s consequences among the local population.

Not only does Guatemala have the dubious distinction of having the highest number of amputations from diabetes complications in the world, but the disease, its causes and methods of prevention are not widely understood by much of the population

The rest of the day was spent creating a pan for the project and assigning teams who will work on several potential options for the client.

Tomorrow the classes begin, with workshop director Jeff Speigner teaching graphic design, and Eric Lolkema and I teaching photo techniques and post production. Everyone is excited and ready to get to work, and this promises to be another fantastic week.

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