Note to reader

This arm of our site needs some serious love. We realize this is the weakest part of our site, but hope that we will find time in the near future to continue this method of documentation and communication. This could be a way in for you to participate in the project. If you are interested in collaborating, and are looking for a platform for creative writing/journalism, let us know.

Create Space MKE - A Filmmaker's Look

Create Space MKE - A Filmmaker's Look

We aim to understand the idea of the city of Milwaukee. Like many things we aim to understand, so much depends on the visual. What does Milwaukee look like? This is the guiding question. We designed the scope of our inquiry around the "issues at hand." This has helped to direct our questions, nudging us in 8 directions for our creative investigation. 

We invited the talented Tyler Pelzek, from into the studio to document our early movements & ideas. He extracted what we see as the essence of our project, and are proud to share the vision through his lens. Thank you, Tyler.

Check out our website, , or on Instagram @j.zimpel or @schilz_art_mke

Shorewood High School Students Exhibit Capstone Projects

Shorewood High School Students Exhibit Capstone Projects

Over the past semester, Shorewood High School attempted an exciting new class called Visual Journalism, combining the principles and practices of graphic design with those of  modern broadcast and print journalism. Students in this class have explored the notion of Face Value in their community and expressed their findings in capstone projects telling those stories in video, audio, and online.

Each group summarized and shared highlights of their projects in brief, 5-7 min. presentations. Watch as these students captured their community and the people and organizations that help shape it.


Here are the highly skilled groups, along with links to their capstone work:

Changemakers - Reed Falkner, Sophie , Paige Simenz, Emily Brokmeier, and Sophie D'Amato

Flightless Birds (Video, Website) - Tyler Pelzek, Olivia Poole, Antonio Harden Olivia Tharpgeorge

America's Vanishing Compass - Nick Shaffer

3 Communities, 1 City - Liam Smith, Ellie Moberg, Ellie Schmitt, Julie Pottinger

One Mountain, One Story - Jacob Burnham, Christian Schiro