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School of Art, Design, and Art History
Fall 2020 Teaching Operations
July 20, 2020
(updated Sept. 15)

This document will be updated as new information becomes available.

 Administration  —  Academic Programs  —  Galleries and Shops

Building sign-out sheet


The faculty and staff in the School of Art, Design and Art History (SADAH) are looking forward to welcoming students in the Fall with a range of classes that will include exciting options for classes taught on campus, classes taught online, or a combination of both. The primary consideration is to provide for the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students, by minimizing the conditions conducive to the spread of COVID-19; please see additional information at the following link: https://www.jmu.edu/stop-the-spread/_files/campus-reopening.pdf

Faculty have been preparing their classes over the summer by incorporating appropriate technologies for working in studios; and for leading seminars, presentations, demonstrations, and innovative solutions to maintain the highest quality of instruction. Staff have also been working to provide appropriate signage in our buildings and to prepare classrooms, shops, studios, and labs for required physical distancing. The decisions outlined here for program operations have been guided by federal and state government guidelines as well as best practices in each field of specialization. This document will be updated as new information becomes available.

The instruction referenced in this document is also in compliance with the guidelines in the JMU Return to Campus Plan.  All studios, labs, workshops, and classrooms will have posted safety protocols, and will be cleaned and disinfected twice each day. We are counting on our faculty, staff, and students to comply with the protocols and guidelines provided, and to stay informed as the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve. SADAH faculty are prepared to move to online teaching if the situation arises. Email addresses for Area Coordinators, Staff, and the Gallery Director are listed in each section for specific questions.  General questions can be directed to Dr. Kathy Schwartz, Director of the School of Art, Design, and Art History at schwarka@jmu.edu; or responses may be found here: covid19@jmu.edu


Administration

The main office for the School, located in Duke Hall, Suite 1011 A-E, will be staffed from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday. The office will be locked, but entry will be allowed by appointment only. Staff will be working in the office on a rotating schedule to allow for physical distancing. Signs will be posted with contact info for who to reach for various issues/needs. Visitors will be allowed entry at their appointment time only. Business that can be managed online is encouraged by contacting:

SADAH Building Hours

  • Duke Hall: 
    Building unlocked M-F, 7a- 5p | Swipe access M-F, 5-10 p.m. & Sa-Su, 10a-8p
  • Studio Center and MHAC:
    Swipe access only M-Fm 7a-10p & Sa-Su, 10a-8p

 


Academic Programs

Architectural Design: Architectural Design classes will provide online, hybrid and face-to-face instruction in both Duke Hall and the Studio Center. Students enrolled in hybrid studios will meet in the Studio Center with their faculty Monday (ARCD 200); Wednesday (ARCD 300); and Friday (ARCD 400), with the remainder of the studios completed online. Desks in the Architectural Design area of the Studio Center will be assigned to maintain physical distancing. Individual desks for students may be assigned as space allows. Students enrolled in the 100% online course(s) and section(s) will not be meeting in studios, labs or shops. All Architectural Design reviews will be held online with guest reviewers. It is important for students enrolled in hybrid and face to face Architectural Design classes to have access to classrooms and shops, which will be reserved for them as designated by the faculty.

Area Coordinator: Jori Erdman, 540.568.3318, erdmanja@jmu.edu

Art Education:  Art Education classes will provide hybrid and face to face options for instruction in the Art Education Center in Duke Hall. Students enrolled in hybrid classes will be divided into two groups to complete online and face to face Art Education instruction on alternating days. The tables in classes will be arranged to maintain physical distancing. It is important for students enrolled in Art Education classes to have access to classrooms and computer labs, which will be reserved for them as designated by the faculty. Students assigned to practicums or student teaching will follow the guidelines provided by the school districts where they are assigned.

Area Coordinator: Karin Tollefson-Hall, 540-568-4304, tollefkl@jmu.edu

Art History: Art History classes will be taught to provide students with a range of options, including 100% online, hybrid, and face to face instruction. Students enrolled in 100% online classes will be able to complete all of their assignments off campus and will not be meeting in classrooms. Students enrolled in hybrid classes will be divided into two groups to complete online and face to face Art History instruction on alternating days. Art History classes offered face to face, have been moved to larger classes in Memorial Hall, Madison Hall, and Madison Union to provide adequate physical distancing. Faculty will be equipped with microphones.

Area Coordinator: Maureen Shanahan, 540-568-6029, shanahmg@jmu.edu

Art Studio: Studio classes will be taught with a hybrid instructional model or face to face in the studios where they are assigned. Faculty members who are responsible for the spaces will designate the assigned student work spaces to maintain safe physical distancing. Three additional work rooms will be available for students to complete individual work while maintaining safe physical distancing. It is important for students enrolled in studio classes to have access to studios and shops, which will be reserved for them as designated by the faculty.

Area Coordinator: Rob Mertens, 540-568-3860, mertenrj@jmu.edu

Foundations: Art and Design Foundations classes will be taught to provide students options, including 100% online or hybrid classes. Students enrolled in 100% online classes will be able to complete all of their assignments off campus, and will not be meeting in classrooms or labs. Students enrolled in hybrid classes will be divided into two groups to complete online and face to face Foundations instruction on alternating days. Students enrolled in face to face classes will maintain physical distancing by working in two or more classrooms, as scheduled by the faculty. It is important for students enrolled in hybrid Foundations classes to have access to classrooms and shops, which will be reserved for them as designated by the faculty.

Area Coordinator: Allyson Taylor, 540-568-3859, taylorac@jmu.edu

Graphic Design: Graphic Design classes will provide 100% online, hybrid, and face to face instruction in the Studio Center. Students enrolled in 100% online classes will be able to complete all of their assignments off campus and will not be meeting in classrooms or labs. Students enrolled in hybrid classes will receive face to face instruction and online instruction on a schedule set by the instructor. Students enrolled in face to face classes will meet in the classrooms and labs where they have been assigned. Each hybrid and face to face class has been assigned two classrooms in order to maintain safe physical distancing. The graphic design portfolio review will be 100% online.

Area Coordinator: Dawn McCusker, 540-568-6500, mccuskdm@jmu.edu

Industrial Design: Industrial Design (ID) studio classes will be taught with a hybrid instructional model including face to face and remote instruction. Students enrolled in hybrid studios will meet in the Studio Center with their faculty at designated times and online at others. Students will be divided into groups to complete online and face to face instruction on alternating days to minimize the number of students in the studios at any given time. Faculty members will assign students individual work spaces in order to maintain safe physical distancing. It is very important for ID students to have access to classroom work spaces and shops which will be available by reservation.                                                                               

Area Coordinator: Audrey Barnes, 540-568-7670, barnesal@jmu.edu


Galleries and Shops

ArtWorks Gallery: The student-run ArtWorks Gallery will be open for visitors during operating hours. Signs and markers on the gallery floor will indicate safe physical distancing. Gallery interns will be available to answer questions while working behind a plexiglass shield. Exhibition components will also be available online throughout the semester. ArtWorks Gallery will also be available for instructors and professors to make reservations. Students should contact the Gallery Director to work as interns.

Gallery Director, Beth Hinderliter, 540-568-6407, hindersb@jmu.edu

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art (DHGFA) and Gallery Court: The Gallery is planning on welcoming students back to campus with exhibitions and internship opportunities that provide safe environments. Gallery interns will be able to engage visitors safely while working behind a plexiglass shield. Exhibition components and/or events will also be available online throughout the semester. Visitors are welcome during operating hours and markers on the Gallery floor will indicate safe physical distancing. The semester opens with the 2020 MFA exhibitions for Mallory Burrell and Danielle Heckman, August 31- September 19, 2020. This exhibition coincides with the 2+2+2 exhibition that will be opening in the Duke Grace Street Gallery, featuring works on paper from Professor Jack McCaslin, Printmaking; Professor Emeritus Cole Welter; and Dan Sutherland, Lee Chesney visiting Wampler professors. DHGFA will also host In Flux: Fiber Works from SEFEA from October 6, 2020- December 11, 2020. This group exhibition will include work by Associate Professor Rob Mertens. The Duke Gallery Court will not be accepting reservations in the Fall for special events, however individual students are welcome to study in the spaces that will be equipped with seating for appropriate distancing. Students should contact the Gallery Director to work as interns.

Gallery Director, Beth Hinderliter, 540-568-6407, hindersb@jmu.edu

Duke Hall Wood Shop: The Shop will be open to students and faculty by reservation, M-F.

To help maintain physical distancing, students working in the shop will be limited to six.

Individual safety goggles will be provided to students working in the Shop and students are expected to wear their own masks. Students will wipe down shared equipment with a disinfectant before and after each use. Disinfectant and wipe cloths will be provided.  It is important for students enrolled in studio and foundations classes to have access to the woodshop, which they can reserve, or may be reserved for them by faculty.

Woodshop Manager, Eric Morris, 540-568-5131, morrisde@jmu.edu 

New Image Gallery:  The gallery will feature one main exhibition which is designed for class interactions and related activities throughout the semester. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the exhibition one at a time, which will allow for appropriate physical distancing. New Image Gallery will also be available for class reservations, with students gathering in ArtWorks Gallery, to provide for physical distancing. Virtual events and background materials will be posted for online viewing.

Gallery Director, Corinne Diop, 540-568-6485, diopcj@jmu.edu 

MHAC Photography: Faculty members who are responsible for the spaces in MHAC will designate the assigned student work spaces to maintain safe physical distancing.  An additional work rooms will be available for students to complete individual work while maintaining safe physical distancing. It is important for students enrolled in photography to have access to darkrooms and digital equipment, which will be reserved for them as designated by the faculty.

Area Coordinator: Corinne Diop, 540-568-6485, diopcj@jmu.edu

Darkroom Coordinator: Rebecca Silberman, 540-568-6335 silberra@jmu.edu 

Studio Center Fabrication Area (FabLab): The FabLab in the Studio Center will be open to students and faculty by appointment only, M-F. To help maintain physical distancing, students working in the FabLab will be limited to 5 in the Woodshop, 1 in the CNC Lab,  2 in the Laser Cutter Lab, 2 in the Concrete Lab, and 2 in the metal shop. Individual safety goggles will be provided to students working in the FabLab and students are expected to wear their own masks. Students will wipe down shared equipment with a disinfectant before and after each use. Disinfectant and wipe cloths will be provided. It is important for students enrolled in Design classes to have access to the fabrication areas, which they can reserve, or which may be reserved by their faculty.

Fabrication Manager, Keenan Rowe, 540-568-6808, roweks@jmu.edu

Assistant Manager, Niko Bushell, 540-568-6808, bushelnl@jmu.edu  

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