Art Community at Scranton Blooming Again

March 27, 2018
Since the arts have fallen away from the curriculum at many high schools, many university students who had once valued art as a part of their everyday lives have been forced to live without it. However, during the fall 2017 semester, art faculty on campus launched a new program for University students- the Open Studio.

On Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Smurfit Art Studio (on the corner of Madison and Vine) opens its doors to any University student with an interest in the arts. Enrollment in Studio Art or Art History courses are not necessary -- the space is open to anyone who wants to spend a few hours and let his or her creativity bloom.

Thanks to feedback from students interested in art, art faculty members are ready to hold introductory workshops in art techniques such as but not limited to painting, sculpture, textiles, pastels, watercolor, color theory and composition. While the studio has some materials in surplus, such as pencils and paint brushes, we encourage students to bring their own materials for the art projects they may want to pursue. Bring the arts back into your life!

Please don’t hesitate to email Jordan Oakey (Open Studio Monitor; art major) with any questions. You can also contact art and art history faculty.
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