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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: Madeline Helland & IDSA

December 19, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Madeline Helland (BA ’18) is a connector. Fueled by her passion for design, Helland began to reach out to firms and studios in her sophomore year to schedule site visits and informational interviews. Read More >

The Dean’s Design Challenge: Student Studio Space Needs

December 13, 2017 • Other Stories, Undergraduate Student

For the past five years, the Stamps School of Art & Design has worked tirelessly to reconfigure, maximize, and repurpose spaces within the Art & Architecture building. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Cole Stabnick

December 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Detroit Connections: In the Classroom has a way of really sticking with Stamps students. Taught by Melanie Manos, the course charges Stamps students with the responsibility of leading weekly art and design projects with fourth grade students at Bennett… Read More >

Internship Spotlight: Andrea Levy and Goldman Global Arts

November 17, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Dark, gritty, and desolate were words used to describe Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in 2006. But in 2009, the public art project known as Wynwood Walls began to change all of that. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Isabella Comai on Getting Unstuck

November 2, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Getting creatively unstuck can be tricky, even for the best of us. For Stamps sophomore Isabella Comai (BFA ‘20), the best tactic is to follow your eyes. “Last year, I was really having trouble feeling inspired as a maker,” said Comai. “So I turned to things… 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 >