visual art http://wmuk.org en Could Art Help Us Understand Autism? http://wmuk.org/post/could-art-help-us-understand-autism <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now the Autism &amp; Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, </span><a href="http://wmich.edu/art/news/archive/2013-14/all-for-one.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">an exhibit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and even a documentary film.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:45:13 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 15609 at http://wmuk.org Could Art Help Us Understand Autism? Detail, Detail, Detail: What It's Like To Be A Science Illustrator http://wmuk.org/post/detail-detail-detail-what-its-be-science-illustrator <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most reference books aren’t the most exciting reads. After all, you don’t open up a textbook or encyclopedia to find riveting prose. But next time you have to look something up, take a minute to look at the artwork.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:15:04 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 15473 at http://wmuk.org Detail, Detail, Detail: What It's Like To Be A Science Illustrator Artist of the Month: Paige Harrison's Recycled Paper Collage Portraits http://wmuk.org/post/artist-month-paige-harrisons-recycled-paper-collage-portraits <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The next time you stop in to </span><a href="http://waterstreetcoffeeroaster.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Water Street Coffee</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">'s downtown location for a quick pick-me-up, take a&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:09:04 +0000 Erin Williams 15435 at http://wmuk.org Artist of the Month: Paige Harrison's Recycled Paper Collage Portraits Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok http://wmuk.org/post/artist-month-furniture-designer-jake-blok <p></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">At an age when most kids were still trying to make simple cabins out of Lincoln Logs, carpenter and furniture designer <a href="http://jblokstudios.com/">Jake Blok</a> was learning how to measure and cut real wood.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:30:18 +0000 Erin Williams 14858 at http://wmuk.org Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok What does becoming an American feel like? See Artist of the Month Ally Pye's Work http://wmuk.org/post/what-does-becoming-american-feel-see-artist-month-ally-pyes-work <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you weren’t born in the United States, there are several things you have to do to </span><a href="http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship" style="line-height: 1.5;">become a U.S. citizen</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">—like carry around a green card for five years and take what’s called a “naturalization test.”</span></p><p>That will make you an American on paper, but what does it take to feel like one?</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 18:01:49 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 14030 at http://wmuk.org What does becoming an American feel like? See Artist of the Month Ally Pye's Work