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Skateboard Building in Brightmoor

January 18, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

On a chilly Saturday in December, in the art room at Detroit Community High School (DCH), Jesse Wilson, New York Director of the Chill Foundation, led a free skateboard-building workshop. Read More >

Studio Spotlight: Print Media with Ruth Weisberg

January 16, 2017 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories

In this Studio Spotlight, world renowned visual artist Ruth Weisberg (Stamps BFA 1963 and Stamps MA 1965) creates a lithographic print in the Stamps Print Media Studio during her campus residency in Fall 2016. She also talks about her time at U-M in the 1960s,… Read More >

Stamps Artist in Residence: Paul Coldwell

December 12, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

As part of the Stamps School’s ongoing exploration of collaborative opportunities with University of the Arts London, UAL Professor Paul Coldwell was in residence at the Stamps School from October 24 - November 11, 2016. Annie Turpin (Stamps BFA ’18) reports on… Read More >

International Experience: Taylor Houlihan’s Beijing

December 9, 2016 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Undergraduate Student

Taylor Houlihan (BFA ‘18) is a digital fabrication artist and painter. This summer, to fulfill the International Experience requirement at Stamps, Houlihan studied film, art, Chinese language, and economics at Renmin University in Beijing. Read More >

Drawn into Nature

December 6, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

A composite sketch of an Indian rhinoceros created using only second-hand information is an amazing thing to behold. Sensitive, soft folds of skin become riveted plates of armor. A mini-horn replaces the gentle slope of the upper back. To the world-at-large, a… Read More >

What’s Your SuperYOUpower?

December 2, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Faculty

How do you get a fourth grade student to engage in conceptual, inquiry-led creative work? Ask them about their “superYOUpowers.” Read More >

Meet the 2016 MDes Cohort

November 16, 2016 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MDes

Our incoming 2016 MDes students sat down to answer questions about their backgrounds, their approach to design, and their thoughts on “wicked problems” that need solving. Read More >

Meet the 2016 MFAs

November 16, 2016 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

The incoming class of Stamps MFA candidates discuss their backgrounds, influences, and artistic practice. Read More >

Kelsi Franzino (BFA 2017): Creative Lead on New Brightmoor Maker Space Visual Identity

November 14, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Student Voices

During the Winter 2016 term, Stamps students in Hannah Smotrich's visual identity design course created multi-faceted visual identity systems, branding concepts, and style guides for the Brightmoor Maker Space. Read More >

Andy Kirshner’s Film Liberty’s Secret Available Online, Screens At Film Festivals in November

October 21, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In September 2016, Andy Kirshner - Associate Professor at the Stamps School and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance - premiered his feature-length movie musical Liberty's Secret at Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater. Read More >