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

Sep 12
Zoom Event / Virtual Event

Art & Activism: Creative Campaign Poster Making

This program is fully subscribed, registration is no longer available. 

​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. UMMA will provide a supply kit you can pick up ahead of time. You must register by Sunday, September 6 to participate. Registered participants will receive an email with information for how to get your supplies.

This event is part of UMMA's welcome events for incoming students. All are welcome if there is space, but we will prioritize student participants as supplies are limited. A version of this event for children and families will occur on September 19.

This artmaking workshop is one of many art & activism events related to the fall 2020 election season. Sign up for our email to receive information about additional upcoming events and activities.
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 right here 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.

Student programming at UMMA 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.