Stamps School of Art & Design
Interarts student Chris Ford takes ‘making a list’ to the next level.
Good luck students, we know you have a lot of ‘stuff’ to finish!
chrisjustchris:

I always make a poster towards the end of the semester. It’s my motivation lol! #basicposterthistime #excusemylanguage

Interarts student Chris Ford takes ‘making a list’ to the next level.

Good luck students, we know you have a lot of ‘stuff’ to finish!

chrisjustchris:

I always make a poster towards the end of the semester. It’s my motivation lol! #basicposterthistime #excusemylanguage

Reblogged from Chris Chris

detroitconnections:

Designing active and imaginative projects for our 4th and 5th grade students at Benentt Elementary School means activating our own bodies and imaginations through play and experimentation with simple materials. 

During our Friday morning classroom sessions at The Boulevard House in Southwest Detroit, Stamps Students were given prompts to create imaginative structures out of simple cardboard and wood pieces.

Alter our experience of the room using the cardboard disks. How many different ways can you do it?

Using the wooden forms, create a place and a narrative to accompany it.

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Look at these great shots of Sarah Brennan’s work!

So proud of all our seniors who debuted their work this past weekend- what a Launch!

printstamps:

Sarah Brennan (BFA 2014) Senior Thesis Show

Giant woodcuts in this fabulous print installation by Sarah Brennan, a senior thesis presentation at Slusser Gallery, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 19, 2014.

Rita Lee's (BFA '14) senior thesis project, Eloquence, explores the limitations of language and time, as she embeds sentences in jars of resin, the words carefully crafted on grains of rice.

Yes, that’s right, grains of rice.

Not so easy, you say. Here’s how she did it:

"I just had to find a good pen and I hold the grain of rice between my thumb and index finger. To steady my right hand I wrap my pinkies together so the distance between the nib and the rice grain is more consistent. Longer words I had to switch to a calligraphy nib and water down India ink a little so it runs well and thinly onto the rice. Otherwise, three to eight letter words I can write using a nice technical writing pen (Radiograph)."

Come see Rita’s project and much much more at the senior thesis openings tonight!

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We’re pretty darned excited as we count down the hours until senior thesis shows open. Hope you can join us tonight and this weekend- full schedule here!

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1st image: Isabel Cohen’s thesis project, Intertextuality, began when she stumbled upon her mother’s old photographs of clothes she had designed and constructed when she was Isabel’s age.

I responded to those images by weaving, screen printing, dyeing, and sewing textiles that explore the ways my mother has shaped my creative process and sensibilities as an artist. The garments are vehicles that connect the two of us in different times, bringing her pieces back to life through my recreations and unique sensibilities.”

2nd image: Launch poster designed by Stamps senior, Nina Pagalos

3rd image: Interarts student Carisa Beldsoe’s solo performance about “chocolate, bras, and a girl who likes neither,” is on tonight at 6pm and 8pm. (There will be no SWAG, that’s just a sweater she got at Forever21 ;) )

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Hooray. Hugs, Yippee.