DUNMORE, Pa. — Corianne Thompson is a big believer in spatial design, both from an aesthetic and a psychological standpoint.
“A great space can change the way you’re feeling,” she said. “It connects people.”
Just one look at Penn State Scranton’s new art studio is enough to verify that claim.
The studio, one of the hallmarks of the Dawson Building’s recent first floor renovation project, is already turning heads and proving to be a highly functional classroom environment for Thompson, now in her second year as the campus’ first full-time lecturer in art.
The studio has everything Thompson needs as she continues to grow the campus’ art curriculum — large windows that give off plenty of natural light; sturdy, wheeled communal tables that can be moved to accommodate easel space; abundant shelf space; four pottery wheels; and a professional-grade kiln.