Spring into the Arts! 3/26

Dear Prospective (Admitted) Art & Art History Students,                  

I’m very happy to invite you to join our faculty and current students on Monday, March 26, for a special event: Spring into the Arts!

We’ll begin with a welcome reception at 2:00 pm, in the Arena Gallery, located in the Art Building at 830 Bolton Road, Storrs.  From there, we will proceed to two unique hands-on workshops with our faculty, followed by dinner with current students and faculty. We wrap up at 7:00 p.m., which is in plenty of time for you to take in an evening arts event on campus or explore our downtown.


Of course, we’re looking forward to the chance to spend time with those of you who’ve already decided to join the Class of 2022, but we’ll be equally glad for a chance to show those of you who are undecided the best of who we are and what we do at UConn Art and Art Hisotry.  Please come see why taking advantage of the Best of Both Worlds – an immersive studio or art history education in the context of a major research university – provides a wonderful foundation for careers in the arts.


This event provides a unique opportunity for prospective students to spend time with us, as part of our community.  As a side note, while we’re usually very happy to see parents and families, Spring into the Arts! is an event for admitted students only.   However, we will be hosting a parents’ session from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on this evening in Room 101 of the Art Building.  Parents and families will be able to speak with Eva Gorbants, Assistant Dean and Director of Advising for the School of Fine Arts.  Assistant Dean Gorbants is a great resource, and is very knowledgeable about all academic matters here at UConn.  Parents and families will also be welcome to join us at the general University Open House on Saturday, April 14.


The following are itineraries for admitted students and parents:


Spring into the Arts! – 3/26/18 (Admitted Students)
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Welcome Reception – Arena Gallery, Art Building
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Hands on Watercolor Workshop: Participants will work with Professor Kathryn Myers.  This workshop will be held in the Art Building, Room 116.
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. Studio Lighting Demonstration: Participants will see a demonstration of lighting techniques, and the resulting effects.  Participants will actually take photographs, with the guidance of the Photography instructors.  This workshop will be held in the Art Building, Room 102.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Taco Bar Dinner – Arena Gallery, Art Building


Spring into the Arts! – 3/26/18 (Parents/Families)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Parents’ Session w/Eva Gorbants, Assistant Dean and Director of Advising – Room 101 of the Art Building

To reserve a place at Spring into the Arts, RSVP to art@uconn.edu by Wednesday, March 22, and please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.  Feel free to contact us with any questions at that email address or by phone at 860-486-3930.


Cora Lynn Deibler

Department Head