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Tech Talk #8- 2D Shipping crates


This week’s Tech Talk will be a demo on how to build a padded shipping box for 2-D Artwork. These lightweight boxes are durable, inexpensive, and fairly easy to build – and can double as a storage container when your work is in-between shows!

Please join us for our
weekly tech talk.

Thursday, November 6
Ford 212 Media Center

Presented this week by Michael Reedy.


Tech Talk #7-Cengage


David Laake, Learning Consultant for Cengage Learning and the Gardner’s Art Through The Ages series, will present new online materials that accompany these great texts. Among these online assets are interactive videos, images, quizzes and more. These materials are FREE with the books and Jason would like to show you how to leverage these in the classroom, or as homework, to engage your students with multi-modal experiences that enrich the teaching and learning environment, using 21st century tools. We hope to see you there!

Presented by this week by
David Laake
Oct. 30, 2014
12:30-1:00 as webinar
Ford 212 Media Center


Eli Stevick at The Gallery of Royal Oak


Current BFA student Eli Stevick has a solo exhibition at The Gallery of Royal Oak. Join the artist and Gallery Director (Laura Wartel- one of our BFA alums) at the reception on October 24 from 6:00-9:00pm!


Photo Professor Jason DeMarte Accepted into The Museum of Contemporary Photography collection

Photo Professor Jason DeMarte was recently accepted into The Museum of Contemporary Photography Midwest Photographers Project collection.

Inaugurated in 1982, the Midwest Photographers Project is a rotating collection of portfolios by both prominent and emerging photographers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Each portfolio represents a current body of work from a recent or on-going project, and is loaned to the museum for a two-year period. Spanning a diverse array of media, subject matter, and style, MPP is a unique and expansive resource on contemporary regional photography. As of 2005, it includes over 1,000 photographs by 75 photographers, with new portfolios introduced almost every month.

MoCP Midwest Photographers


Chris Reilly's 3D Modeling Course on


Faculty member Chris Reilly recently published a course on the online learning platform

Up and Running with Grasshopper explores introductory algorithmic modeling with the Grasshopper plugin for Rhino 3D modeler.

Grasshopper—a plugin for the Rhinoceros 3D modeling package—is a graphical algorithm editor that takes advantage of Rhino’s existing tools. Grasshopper offers new ways to expand and control the 3D design and modeling processes, including automating repetitive processes; generating geometry through mathematical functions; quickly making changes to complex models; and creating complex forms through repetitions of simple geometry. Grasshopper requires no programming or scripting knowledge, but still allows designers a high degree of flexibility in creating both simple and complex forms.


Tech Talk #6-Apple iBook Author


Come learn how to use the free iBooks Author tool to create engaging, media rich electronic books. Books created for iBooks can include not just words and pictures, but also video and audio clips, embedded presentations and other interactive objects.

Presented by this week by
Dave Pugh, Apple Systems Engineer
October 23, 2014
(extended time)
Ford 212 Media Center


Adam Wright receives 1st Prize in Ypsi 24 Shootout


Current student Adam Wright won first prize in the Ypsi 24 Hour Shootout for his short film Where We Forget.


Tech Talk #5- LibGuides


Are you using all the tools that EMU Library has to offer? Come find out how to tap into the vast amount of resources available to you. Improve your research and study of art.

Join us for our weekly Tech Talk.
Presented this week by
Randal Baier
Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Ford 212 Media Center


Corrie Baldauf Optimism Filters for International Skies


Lufthansa exclusive 2014

Article: A Proud City

text: Adrien Pickshaus
photos: Malte Jager

Check out the article here:


Artist's Workshop for Children


The Art Department at EMU offers FREE children’s art classes to the community (ages 7-12) so that Art Education majors enrolled in ARTE 460 can gain valuable experience in teaching art to children before they begin student teaching in the schools. Teachers develop age appropriate lessons with the guidance of experienced art educator, Dr. Cam McComb. Come and make art with our talented teachers.

Tuesday Nights 5:30-7:00
October 28 – December 2, 2014

210 Ford Hall

The Artist’s Workshop will be offered again next fall 2015.