By Indiana State Multimedia Services
Mar 19, 2020
A building should reflect the activities it houses, and the newly renovated Fine Arts building is truly a work of art. A beautiful blend of its original, 1930s- era architecture and modern elements, the Fine Arts building truly is a place where students are excited to learn. Throughout the building, collaborative study spaces allow students and faculty a place for small group, seminar-style interaction, and thirty different practice rooms allow music students the chance to hone their craft. The new Media Realization Center provides students with an opportunity to connect to art through technology, enabling them to utilize virtual- or augmented reality, stop motion animation, or aerial photography. Students begin to think about fine arts in new ways as they learn about running the building’s Turman Gallery or music recording studio, gaining greater appreciation for their passions.
Part of practicing fine arts is sharing them with others, and the new design allows Indiana State Fine Arts students to better share what they love. The art education and music education classrooms enable students to become future teachers of fine arts. These learning areas provide the skills Sycamores will pass on to their future students, from creating clay pieces with a kiln to learning a variety of different instruments. Indiana State’s Community School of the Arts also provides a physical space to host outreach programs for the Wabash Valley. Taught by Indiana State faculty or students, Community School of the Arts programs create a deeper connection between Sycamores and the local community. In addition, 6’ x 9’ murals shine through the building’s glass exterior, showcasing to the world the wonders that lie inside.