The rumbles of change are making their way through the halls of Sampson. An exciting construction project is nearing completion in the first floor gallery. This construction gutted the original space to create two separate classroom areas. These changes are purposefully recapturing unused space, essentially doubling the current footprint. The new classrooms allow the Creative Arts department to schedule multiple classes at the same time, as opposed to one class taking the entire space due to its lofted, open-air ceiling. Painting and drawing will each have their own room with plenty of walls for display and studio space for creation. The two classrooms are now divided by a hallway, allowing students to pass through the area accessibly without disturbance. This hallway also makes room for more 2-D wall displays. The main hall entrance of Sampson will feature large glass doors, opening up the space for prospective student viewing and adding a modern feel. Duncan studio, across the hall, will continue to act as Advanced Studio space. This project is 100% donor funded and scheduled for completion in early Spring 2019.
Check out the construction progress below: