1. UW-Whitewater metals and jewelry student forms art with meaning

    Jason "JJ" Thomson

    Since he was a boy, Jason “JJ” Thomson has struggled with spelling and comprehending words. Creating objects in copper, brass and sterling silver as an art student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Thomson learns more about his learning disability — and shares his journey with others. When the senior begins one of his woven metal […]

  2. Picturing the story: UW-Stout art professor depicts children’s book characters in mural at elementary school

    MENOMONIE — If pictures are worth 1,000 words, a wall at River Heights Elementary School has plenty to say. The mural created by a parent and art teacher depicts characters from about 32 different books and 30 illustrators. Tami Weiss, who is the executive director of Arts Integration Menomonie, or AIM, and teaches art at […]

  3. Pow wows to film fests, UWM student’s chronicle of a culture finds an audience

    In “Jáaji Approx.”, filmmaker Sky Hopinka takes viewers on an abstract journey through places, time and a life. The seven-minute experimental film, which has already won a number of awards, combines breathtaking scenery, Ho-Chunk stories and music and an exploration of the bond between father and son. Hopinka, a filmmaker enrolled in graduate school in […]

  4. Professional dancers come to UWM to enhance their careers

    Davalois Fearon (center) rehearses with dancers Chloë Nagle, a recent BFA dance graduate, and Chelsey Becher, a sophomore in dance who spent a semester abroad in Paris (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)

    Dancing is a lifelong passion for Davalois Fearon, a New York-based dancer, teacher and choreographer who has performed around the world. She is now also a student in UW-Milwaukee’s Master of Fine Arts in performing arts: dance – a degree designed for professionals such as Fearon, who promises: “I plan on dancing until I die.” […]

  5. Getting the Rift: UW-Stout students use virtual reality technology for game prototypes

    Students use the Oculus Rift in the Game Design and Development computer lab during winter term classes Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Students in the game design and development program will once again travel to L.A. to present their projects to the Jim Henson Company. This time, they are working with the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality display.(UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — Virtual reality technology became a reality during winter break for 16 students at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Students in the Interactive Environments class worked with the cutting-edge device Oculus Rift as they developed ideas for two video games. The three-week Winterm class, in the new Bachelor of Fine Arts in game design and […]

  6. UW-Stout project takes AIM at teacher support, retention through the arts

    women with preschoolers

    Menomonie, Wis. — During the next two years, University of Wisconsin-Stout will launch Arts Integration Menomonie to support teacher candidates and retain early career teachers in the Menomonie school district. AIM is taking direct aim at infusing arts into the curricular and instructional tool belt of city kindergarten through third-grade teachers and in the art […]

  7. Motion Capture at UW-Whitewater

    men with computer

    From gaming to science to physical therapy, the possibilities are endless for students learning in UW-Whitewater’s motion capture studio.

  8. UW-Whitewater receives national recognition for community engagement

    From science exploration and artistic endeavors to entrepreneurship, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to community engagement. In schools, parks, offices, nursing homes, and theaters, our students, faculty and staff members are actively reaching out into the community. These efforts have garnered national recognition. UW-Whitewater is a recipient of the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the […]

  9. Partnership rolls out UW-Stevens Point’s RiverPoint® Paper nationwide

    student artwork

    What started as a collaboration between departments at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has expanded to a partnership with a major national supplier of high quality art papers. RiverPoint Paper is now being marketed by Strathmore Artist Papers™. The Strathmore® brand of artist papers has been used to create art for over 120 years. “The […]

  10. A giant assignment: UW-Stout students make animated music video for Grammy-winning band

    students working on their animation project

    Menomonie, Wis. — Going into their animation class last fall, University of Wisconsin-Stout entertainment design majors knew they would be assigned the obvious — an animation project or two. That in itself was exciting because they were getting into the heart of their undergraduate course work. Then they learned from Assistant Professor Ursula Murray Husted […]