department news


Tech Talk #3-Art Inspiration


Photo by PD Rearick.

Learn how to examine different aspects of your life as resources for art ideas. Corrie Baldauf looks to her friendships, personal challenges, and the artists in the classes she teaches to find inspiration for her art practice. Finding a way to engage in a text, navigating through traffic, or having to wake up before sunrise is fodder for making art.
Join us for this informal introduction to technology.

Presented by Prof. Corrie Baldauf
Thursday, January 29nd

12:30 – 1:00 pm Media Center
Ford 212


BFA Alum Tommy Wilson at Paint Creek Center for the Arts


BFA alum Tommy Wilson has a solo exhibition of his work at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Opening reception is on January 24 with an artist talk starting at 4pm and the opening from 5pm to 7pm. The show will run thru Feb 28th.


Tech Talk #2- Prezi


Have you been eager to ditch PowerPoint and try Prezi?
Let Dr. Cam show you how easy it is to make visual presentations worthy of 21st century viewers. Use a template or design your own visual layout and then click to add text, photos, PDFs, YouTube videos, etc. Keep your presentation, curriculum design, and portfolios stored in the cloud or download them to your computer. Keep them private, share, or make them available to the world.
Visit to view a brief tutorial.

Presented by Dr. Cam McComb
Thursday, January 22nd

12:30 – 1:00 pm Media Center
Ford 212


EMU Art Department Scholarships

Need some support? Departmental Scholarships are available!

Pick up an application in the Art Office at 114 Ford Hall today!

Deadline for CD and application is February 13th, 2015


Tech Talk #1- ARTstor plus extras


There are many old and new features in ARTstor that you might not know about nor have tried yet. Come check them out at

“ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.”

Presented by Carole Pawloski
Thursday, January 15th

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Media Center
Ford 212


Exhibition: Current Magazine reviews exhibition curated and featuring work by EMU professors.

Current Magazine Reviews Allegorical Space exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center, curated by Prof. Brian Spolans and featuring work by Prof. Jason Demarte.

Ann Arbor Art Center January 09-February 22. Opening Reception: Jan 9th 6-8


MA(VAED) Student Wins Teacher of the Year Award


Masters of Visual Art Education Student Karen McDonald was just named DTE Educator of the Year for her work as an Art Teacher at Carpenter Elementary. More information here. Congratulations Karen!


Tech Talk #12- Artograph


Artograph is a small digital projector designed to project photographs, digitized drawings or sketches directly onto any surface for easy composing, layout and transferring of images. Project a video and freeze any frame.
Access digital images from various sources that include computers, SD cards, flash drives or other digital devices.

Presented this week by
Ben Bigelow
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Ford 212 Media Center


Tech Talk #11-Digital Fabrication Lab


Sherzer 202

Endless possibilities x 5
Come and check out all the new digital fabrication equipment in the Pat Williams Digital Lab!

Presented this week by
Brooks Stevens and
Jason Ferguson
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Sherzer 202 (different location)


Dr. McComb Presents at the Kutztown Art Education & Craft Conference


Dr. Cam McComb attended a one-day professional development conference sponsored by Kutztown University’s Art Education & Crafts Department on November 21, 2014. Engage: Color, Ritual, & Material Studies featured Fiber artist Janice Arnold and Carol Sauvion, creator and executive director of Craft in America.
McComb’s presentation titled, Routine, Ritual, and Personal Shrines: Pre-Adolescents Explore the Sacred in their Lives, helped practicing art educators see how ritual can be a rich and meaningful subject for art making. Dr. McComb also co-authored the essay, Engaging with Ritual, published in the exhibition catalog.