Morrison Art Studio Recap: Fall 2022

The Morrison Art Studioa groundbreaking space located on the bottom floor of Morrison Residence Hall, provides students and all members of the campus community an opportunity to unleash their inner artist. In addition to having regular studio hours where students are free to create anything, the Studio also hosts a series of events each semester promoting the arts and creativity.

Plants, pumpkins, and portraits

During the Fall 2022 semester, Morrison Art Studio created everything from pencil pouches to terrariums with students!

The popular terrarium-making workshop, led by Tammy Allen, kicked off in-studio workshops for the fall semester. Each student created their very own terrarium with living plants and moss from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Given the interest in this event, we hope to host another workshop soon.

Students holding up terrariums they made
Students holding up their finished terrariums at the end of the workshop!

Throughout September and October, the Studio partnered with Carolina Dining Services to bring the arts to CDS’s farmers markets on South campus. Students were able to paint autumn scenes after shopping for fresh produce!

People painting small canvases outside
Students painting on canvases at a Farmers Market.

In October, the Studio hosted its second pumpkin painting Halloween party, in collaboration with CDS. Everyone was able to wear their spookiest costumes while decorating their own pumpkins!

People dressed up for Halloween painting pumpkins
Students in the Studio dressed up for Halloween & painting pumpkins!

In November, our new studio assistant, Vera Weinfield, led a portrait drawing workshop. Guests partnered up and practiced various styles of portrait drawing, including blind portrait drawing, where you draw your subject without looking at the paper!

Students holding up self portraits
Students holding up the portraits of their neighbors!

To finish off the semester, Morrison Art Studio organized an “Art Advent.” For 25 days in December, we sent out a short email sharing a craft, art piece, movie, recipe, or activity to get our Morrison family in the holiday spirit!

Thank you for a wonderful semester of art-making at Morrison Art Studio! We look forward to welcoming you back in the spring!