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August 27, 2019

Art & Design Alumni, Robert & Stephanie Lake (’07), Provide Unique Freelancing Opportunity for Students

For Robert Lake (BFA, ’07), design has always been an important part of his life.

“I grew up liking art and drawing, and when I got to high school, I was unsure of what direction to go,” said Lake. “I began looking into Finlandia’s Industrial and Product Design program and decided to come here because I liked to draw vehicles.”

For Lake, the small class sizes and opportunities to work on projects enhanced his learning experience.

“I was [...]

July 11, 2018

International School of Art & Design Open House and Portfolio Review Day

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is hosting an open house and portfolio review day for prospective art students on July 31.

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty and staff from ISAD and be taken on a tour of the Art & Design facilities in the first two floors of the waterfront Jutila Center. Following the tour, ISAD coordinator [...]

July 11, 2018

ISAD hosting open house and portfolio review July 31

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is hosting an open house and portfolio review day for prospective art students on July 31.

“We are dedicated to making the arts strong in the Upper Peninsula,” ISAD coordinator Gini Brewer said. “We are hosting this event to bring in prospective students and show them what we have to offer.”

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty [...]

July 20, 2017

Van Pelts matching donation for Art & Design school

The generosity just keeps coming for Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design – this time from longtime friends of the university Patricia and Peter Van Pelt. The couple is donating $1,000 to the school if a new promotional video is shared 1,000 times on Facebook.

“Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design has always been so creative, lively and inclusive, and through such a variety of media! We love this video. We hope it will introduce many others to [...]

July 5, 2017

One share is $1 thanks to passionate alumni

Group looking to spread word about program that helped shape them

A group of alumni of Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design is donating $1 every time the new art and design video is shared on Facebook. The group is committed to donating up to $1,000, meaning we need to see 1,000 shares total on the video. As an added bonus, one person that shares the video will also be

rewarded with a FinnU gift package courtesy of Alumni [...]

June 8, 2017

New promotional video highlights FinnU’s Art & Design programs

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is well known for its high-quality professors, incredible creative spaces and of course being located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a place where you can’t help but be inspired to create. All of that and more is showcased in the latest video for the school, which features more than a half-dozen students and professors and some stunning visuals inside of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, where all of the studios [...]

January 30, 2017

Applications now being accepted for Brule Scholarship at FinnU

$20,000 competitive art & design scholarship for incoming students

Finlandia University is now accepting applications for the Dave and Elsa Brule Scholarship. This competitive scholarship is for students interested in studying art and design in the university’s International School of Art & Design.

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The scholarship recipients will be selected based on a portfolio competition. Applicants will need to be present for the Portfolio Review Day on Finlandia’s campus on Saturday, May 6, 2017. That event is [...]

January 20, 2017

Abigail Tembreull highlights the Art and Design Program

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays we are joined by guest Abigail Tembreull. Tembreull discusses an upcoming event, an art competition scholarship she was awarded that included free tuition in Italy, the fact that she was awarded the Brule Scholarship to attend FinnU and other experiences she has encountered during her three years in Finlandia’s International School of Art and Design.

One of many events that the Art and Design program facilitates throughout the year is the [...]

January 18, 2017

Soup and Art Auction fundraiser set for Saturday

Young Women’s Caucus for Art raising money for conference

The Young Women’s Caucus for Art at Finlandia University is hosting its annual Soup and Art Auction fundraiser Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

The fundraising event includes all-you-can-eat homemade made soup, including a couple unique Finnish recipes that are usually a big hit with the crowd. Live music, an art auction and a dessert bar will also be included. Money raised will be used to [...]

December 19, 2016

Finlandia announces $20,000 art and design scholarship competition

Thanks to the generous support of David and Elsa Brule, Finlandia University is proud to announce a three-year commitment totaling $120,000 in art and design scholarships.

Finlandia University art students painting outside on the shores of the Portage Lake Canal on Finlandia’s campus in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.

“The Brules have been huge supporters of the arts, and friends of the university for years,” said Denise Vandeville, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Art and Design. “We’re very grateful for [...]

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