Art Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Reducing Liability: Art Department Safety Guidelines This article is intended to help school districts evaluate and monitor safety in the art classroom. It lists the responsibilities of administrators, teachers, students, and custodians. It suggests... 08/31/1981
Richardson Visual Arts Center. Profiles this visual arts center at Fort Worth Country Day School. Photographs and plans accompany descriptions of the dedicated painting, ceramic, and photography studios. 08/31/2010
Rose Center for the Arts, Lower Columbia College American studio Opsis Architecture designed the Rose Center for the Arts in Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington, which not only meets the artists' needs with a cutting-edge theatre and... 04/19/2012
Safety In the Artroom. Covers artroom health and safety hazards, precautions and protection, and curriculum and legal concerns. An appendix describes health and safety equipment and material sources. 12/31/1985
Safety Point: Ventilation Discusses the danger of toxic fumes from common art materials and the importance of an adequate ventilation system in the art room. 10/31/1981
Sam Fox Arts Center. Profiles this new visual arts facility at Washington University, consisting of two new buildings that create a unified complex along with existing buildings, one of which was designed by the same... 09/30/2007
Sky Box. Describes the recent addition to Toronto's Ontario College of Art & Design, consisting of a horizontal slab poised at 85 feet above street level on twelve colored columns. The addition... 06/30/2004
Space Matters: The A+ Schools Program and the ABCs of Education. This looks at the need to include the design of school buildings and other physical aspects of the learning environment when attempting to transform pedagogy and make other systemic reforms. The... 03/31/2002
Specialized Facilities. Profiles 19 specialized educational facilities, awarded for their adherence to the stated goal of the facility, their ability to enhance learning, functionality, and sustainability. These include... 10/31/2009
St. Louis Prep School Opens Completed Fine Arts Center Chaminade College Prepatory School in St. Louis opened the doors to its new performing and fine arts center — a $17.5 million, 80,000-square-foot facility designed to support a variety of arts... 11/02/2011
Stadium Complex Serves Athletics, Arts. Discusses how a Birdville, Texas, school put the wasted space in its football stadium to use as meeting places for various district and community activities, a black box theater, and space for... 02/29/2000
State of the Art Room. With easels for painting, drawing horses for drawing and flat surfaces required for collages, the varying curriculum in art leads to the question of how to furnish a classroom. Also discusses... 08/31/2011
Student Services and Visual/Performing Arts Complex, Bay College. Profiles this multi-purpose building, consisting of a combination of renovation and new construction. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and... 02/28/2010
Suspended Animation. Reviews the avant-garde Sharpe Centre for Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. The building consists of a horizontal slab poised at 85 feet above street level on twelve colored... 10/31/2004
Technology as the Crayon Box While arts facilities should be equipped with computers, color scanners, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) labs, connective video cameras, and appropriate software, music rooms still need... 03/31/2000
The Art of Your Room: What Your Classroom Says about You In this article, the author talks about art in the classroom. He urges teachers to envision their classroom as a balance between inspiration and meditation, clutter and clarity, excitement and... 08/31/2004
The Arts in Surplus Schools. At the same time that schools are closing in many communities because of declining enrollments, the arts are expanding at the community level. The problem of surplus school space can be the solution... 12/31/1980
The Diana Center, Barnard College. Profiles this 98,000-square-foot, seven-level building that includes architecture and painting studios, exhibition galleries, a reading room, classrooms, faculty offices, a café, a dining room, a... 10/31/2010
The Dimensions of an Art Learning Environment: A Qualitative Description and Interpretation Describes spatial, pedagogical, and psychological dimensions of the pottery studio as an art learning environment. Contends that the art learning environment, at its deeper levels, is determined by... 02/28/1986
The Physical Environment of Art Classrooms: A Basis for Effective Discipline Looks at the impact of the classroom environment on student emotions and behavior, offering suggestions for using the physical features of the environment to calm or stimulate students. Shows how the... 06/30/1989
The Role of Permanent Student Artwork in Students' Sense of Ownership in an Elementary School. Sought to determine if the physical design of learning environments can foster a sense of student ownership in the learning process. Found that the stronger students' perceptions are that their... 02/28/2003
True North. Profiles the new Museum of the North at the University of Alaska. The structure encloses a boxy pre-existing museum and is design to emulate the jagged contours of glaciers. Plans, photographs, and a... 02/28/2007
Wall Art The author of this article, an art teacher at Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado, describes how her experience teaching in a new school presented an exciting visual challenge for an art... 03/31/2004
Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery. Profiles this new facility that achieved LEED Platinum certification while aiming only for LEED Silver. The complex triple-glazed curtain wall, displacement ventilation, and daylight dimming controls... 10/31/2008
You Can Always Hear the Music. Profiles the renovated and expanded Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio. The historic 1908 structure was preserved and reused to wonderful advantage, and at a cost lower than demolition and... 05/31/2007

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