MIAD president teaches Approaches to Making course
Jeffrey Morin, president of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), has taken on teaching duties in addition to his role as president of the college. Internationally recognized for his book art, papermaking, letterpress prints and fine art, Morin also brings his experience as a graphic design instructor to “Approaches to Making: The Figure,” a junior-level New Studio Practice: Fine Arts course at MIAD.
“I decided to return to the classroom because I love teaching. I want to learn how students have changed since I last taught solo before coming to MIAD in 2015,” explains Morin. “I want to learn what faculty go through in setting up and conducting a class.”
“Approaches to Making: The Figure” explores how the figure has been addressed by artists over time and through multiple media and eras. Students research chosen subject areas and complete hands-on exploration through studio projects. Morin’s class, hosted in MIAD’s Printmaking Lab, focuses on monotype prints.
In addition to teaching and presidential duties, Morin is an active member of MIAD’s creative community. Several of his monoprints are featured in “After Hours: Showcasing the Work of MIAD Staff,” an exhibition hosted at MIAD’s offsite Gallery at The Ave. The exhibition is on view until October 7, 2023.
Current and former First-Year Experience (FYE) students celebrated their video, animation and sound design works at the FYE Media Arts Festival 23 – an in-house film and media screening in MIAD’s Community Hub on November 16.
Brady VanderHart ’24 and Emma Jenkins ’25, Communication Design majors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), were named Students to Watch 2024 by Graphic Design USA magazine (GDUSA).
MIAD alum Brandon Minga ‘04 (llustration), principal artist and founder of the House of Rad (hrad), was excited to host the 20th anniversary of the Feed Your Soul benefit for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on November 3, 2023. This was the second consecutive time hrad has hosted the event.
Three MIAD Communication Design students received 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine. The students were selected from over 8,000 entries, and judged alongside professional design work. Fewer than 10% of entrants received an award.
Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) seniors from MIAD were taken to new heights on November 13 when they toured the construction site of The Couture, a 44-story skyscraper under construction that will be Milwaukee’s tallest residential and mixed-use building. The tour was part of a series of tours their senior thesis “Building Systems” class is taking with instructor Dan Kalkman, AIA.