Renovation of rooms 203 & 308 in McMike
203 has served as an all-purpose classroom for the past 15+ years. Courses such as Methods & Materials, ILA, Citizenship, Art Education, Design, and Art & Ideas have been taught in this room. After the renovation is complete and new furniture is acquired, the room will be a studio workspace for art students - particularly the advanced students enrolled in the critique course. Semi-private studio space will be available for those students. Also, we anticipate the addition of individual storage lockers where majors can store their supplies. One end of this room will become a study-area and lounge.
Formerly known as the Poling Room, room 308 became an Art Department space in the Fall of 2013, when the new Center for Science and Business opened and PEC Department moved out of McMike Academic. For the next three semesters, this room was called "The Poling Room ARTSPACE," and it was used as a gallery exhibition space, a place for public presentations by visiting artists, and as the place for the monthly advanced art student critiques. The room is now being renovated as a classroom to be used by students in Art & Ideas (in the fall semesters) and Design (in the spring semesters). These are the first two courses of the Art Major and are usually taken in the freshman year. We are very excited to have a newly renovated classroom to welcome new students and our new majors.