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DIY Spotlight: Comics Creator Shawn Martinbrough

January 26, 2018 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

On January 15, comics artist and creator Shawn Martinbrough presented the talk “Continuing the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through the Art of Storytelling” as part of the 2018 University of Michigan Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Symposium. Read More >

Rising Up During Finals Week

January 24, 2018 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Finals week at Stamps is packed with presentations, as creative minds gather together to share their processes, outcomes, and takeaways. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Ian Crowley on Water Filtration in Gabon

October 30, 2017 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

During the 2016-2017 academic year, a group of students from the Stamps School teamed up to prototype a water filtration system made from sawdust and clay in the Stamps ceramics studio under the guidance of studio coordinator John Leyland and professor Joe Trumpey. Read More >

Artists in Residence: Stamps Students in the Space Lab

October 24, 2017 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

It’s reasonable to expect that the average person doesn’t dwell too much on the fact that the sun is perpetually flinging lethal particles of itself at Earth — unless that person is building a magnetometer to measure the strength of the earth’s protective… Read More >

Seriously Cute: Visiting Artist Hiroshi Yoshioka on Japan’s Kawaii Aesthetic

October 24, 2017 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Visiting artist and professor Hiroshi Yoshioka neatly summarized the Japanese “kawaii aesthetic” for Stamps School of Art & Design students in just four words: “It is so cute.” Behind Yoshioka, glowed a presentation image of a tiny, smiling jar of Nutella as… Read More >

Bio-Art Illumination: Marta de Menezes Visits Stamps

July 12, 2017 • Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

When art and design students first hear that they’re going to make creative work using gene manipulation techniques, they may imagine using gadgetry straight out of a science fiction movie, “whirring machines that bleep and bloop,” as Stamps Associate Professor… Read More >

Skateboard Building in Brightmoor

February 2, 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 >

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 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

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