Art Commons Event!

Today, Art Commons had its second semester opening event. For a refresher of what art commons is, check out my blog Addition of Art Commons!

It was a great showing! We started at 4:15 and went strong until 6 pm, with tons of students, faculty and staff coming in and hanging out. Commons donated cookies and drinks, DJ Kid Consumption (a fellow student interested in the cause) played music in the back, and of course paints were put out and everyone added to the murals.

The goal was to get students and staff in the space, remind them that it exists, and encourage them to come in during our weekly hours. Each time we bring people in, the atmosphere is so positive and artistic and at the end the walls look even more inspired and intricate. So wonderful!

We even had someone from the Bates Student interviewing all of the monitors of the space. It’s really thrilling to see Art Commons finally catching on!

Another new thing for Art Commons this semester is workshops. Each monitor (there are 12 of us!) will be holding at least one workshop of their choice during their shift. Monitors are given freedom for what they want to do; hopefully things like figure drawing, abstract painting, etc will be offered. Of course, since I’m not at ALL artistic, I’ll be doing crafty things. My first idea is tie-dye… I LOVE TIE-DYE! We’ll be advertising the workshops as just a further initiative to get the word out about the space.

This is just a great example of student initiatives at Bates actually accomplishing things. If you have the idea, it’s really possible to wonderful things.


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I'm a senior at Bates College getting ready for thesis and the real world!

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