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Networking During the Pandemic: Stamps Students + Virtual Artist Visits

February 23, 2021 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Instructors at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are finding creative ways to help students connect with professional artists and designers from across the globe through virtual visits — often finding unexpected advantages to the modality in the… Read More >

Stamps Students Bring Art Projects to Families at Home

January 27, 2021 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 semester, Stamps students in Melanie Manos’ Detroit Connections: In the Classroom course were faced with a challenging question. How could they connect kids with creative activities and art education while so many K-12 students were… Read More >

Interpreting 2020 Through Line Language

December 4, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 semester, Stamps students are doing what artists and designers are challenged to do every day: give form to feeling. Read More >

International Experience @ Home: Global Studio

November 30, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Undergraduate Student

With study abroad programs currently paused due to the pandemic, the Stamps School of Art & Design has developed new ways for students to build global competencies. A new 400-level virtual studio course for Winter 2021, Global Studio, brings international… Read More >

Distance, Communication, and Design for One

November 5, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Stamps School Professor Nick Tobier is interested in helping students in his remote Fall 2020 Change by Design course find creative focus in the constraints of the pandemic. Read More >

SparkVotes Initiative Clarifies and Celebrates the Voting Process

August 25, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Undergraduate Student

In this year of uncertainty, at least one thing remains sure: students will need to navigate how to vote in November’s election. Read More >

Stamps Students Compete in 2020 BioDesign Challenge Summit

July 13, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

From June 15-19, 2020, a team of students from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design competed as finalists in the Biodesign Challenge (BDC) Summit, a student competition that invites collaboration between biologists, artists, and designers to envision,… Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Ali Shapiro on Inclusive Teaching

December 17, 2019 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Cool Classes & Assignments, Focus on Faculty

For many artists and designers, visual language comes more naturally than the written word. Luckily, Stamps students have Ali Shapiro to help them develop their ability to write clearly, confidently, and captivatingly in a variety of genres. Read More >

Mindfulness from Scratch: Washi-making with Master Papermakers Tomomi and Hisashi Kano

December 17, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments

From September 20-October 23, 2019, the Stamps School of Art & Design hosted master artists, master papermakers, and senseis Tomomi and Hisashi Kano. Organized by Professor Endi Poskovic and 2D Media Studio Coordinator Nicholas Dowgwillo, the Kanos worked… Read More >

The In-Between: Suffering, Comfort, and JuYeon Kim

September 17, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

Each academic year, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design welcomes a new artist/designer to the school community through the Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence program. Designed to foster the creation of new work, residents of this competitive program… Read More >