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Get Creative at the Morrison Art Studio!

March 7, 2024 |

By Sophia Raspanti, with Matt Bertram  

If you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia and a place to flex your creativity, consider heading to the Morrison Art Studio for an afternoon of painting. Mia Fang, a first-year student living in Craige Residence Hall, sat down with Matt Bertram from Carolina Housing to discuss her experience while visiting the Morrison Art Studio this week. Double majoring in English and Business, with a minor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Mia often finds herself inundated with academic demands and coursework. On one free afternoon, Mia and fellow marketing intern Daneen Khan ventured to this unique campus space to relax through artwork.  

“When I walked in, initially, it looked just like a high school, middle school art classroom… I love that vibe because it brings me back. It’s that comfortable feeling that you get when you’re sitting in little stools painting,” says Mia, in reference to the studio space. However, despite its cozy feel that brings back fond memories of past years, make no mistake, the Morrison Art Studio features resources for a wide range artistic skill level, including a variety of paints, canvases, posters, and even small terracotta pots for painting.  

During Mia and Daneen’s visit to the studio, they decided to try painting on small canvases. As first-time visitors, Mia noted that finding and obtaining the proper supplies and setting up was easy, as paints and canvases were readily accessible. Mia also noted that the staff members were encouraging and helpful. 

While visiting the space, Mia spoke to other students about their experiences with the studio.  

“We saw a few groups working on projects. There were girls making a birthday banner. There's also a lot of people who just go there alone to sit and paint. One of the girls we interviewed talks about how she felt inspired throughout the day. She needs to unwind.” 

Relax and Unwind 

Reflecting on her experience at the studio, Mia noted how artwork is a creative outlet that can help alleviate academic stress and the demands of everyday university life.  

“It’s nice to be able to just let out some of that energy…and not have to think about much other than what’s going on the canvas and just making something nice for yourself.” 

The Morrison Art Studio aims to be a space conducive to creativity, regardless of experience or skill level. In Mia’s words, “It's a great way to unwind. The resources are all there for you. If you're a complete beginner and you've never had all those materials that's the perfect place to start because they have it all for you.” 

Check out Mia and Daneen’s visit to the Morrison Art Studio:   

Video by Mia Fang
Video by Daneen Khan
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