All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Sep 19
Zoom Event / Virtual Event

Virtual Family Art Studio: Creative Campaign

This program is free and open to the public, however, registration is requiredPlease click here to register.

As we all look ahead to the November election, we want to get our creative juices flowing and print our own favorite slogan! Student Program Assistant Emily Considine will walk you through some examples of campaign graphics and poster styles. Then Michigan-based artist Shayla Johnson will show you how to create a unique poster (or tote bag) featuring your own personal slogan.

Shayla Johnson is founder and designer of Scarlet Crane Creations, a dedicated micro-batch textile printing house specializing in hand-printed fabrics for home decor products and lifestyle accessories. Unique surface patterns range from free flowing florals to abstract textures in order to produce stylish and sophisticated collections. Scarlet Crane Creations is housed in Detroit at POST so you’ll have the opportunity to see Shayla’s work space, printing table, and work in process. Shayla also works for UMMA as a Museum Applications Developer.

Suggested Materials:

OR you can use materials from around your home:

  • Scissors
  • Clean Matte Poster Board or Cardboard Box (with a minimum 11 x 17 clean area)
  • 2 Cereal Boxes
  • Wedge Cosmetic Sponge or household paint brush
  • Poster Paint OR Make your own

Family Art Studio is generously supported by the University of Michigan Credit Union Arts Adventures Program, UMMA's Lead Sponsor for Student and Family Engagement.  

UMMA's Vote2020 initiative is presented in connection with the U-M Democracy & Debate theme semester. Thanks to our partners at the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design, the Ginsberg Center for Community Service & Learning, the Ann Arbor City Clerk's Office, MUSIC Matters, and the Center for World Performance Studies.