The Schilling Center walls are a blank canvas

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Rylan Hefner

The blank walls of Schilling would be an excellent location to showcase art

Rylan Hefner, Interactive Storytelling Team

The Hugh K. Schilling Center is an impressive piece of construction, with lots of advanced technology and resources inside. It is an exceptional facility, but now that the construction is finished and classes have officially begun, students have the opportunity to make it their own. The majority of the school is filled with art, club notice boards, and other student media, which give the spaces personality, and we now have the privilege to give Schilling some personality as well.

The blank walls of Schilling would be an excellent location to showcase art, and with Old Main currently under construction, soon to be followed by the Thompson Wing, art students would welcome another place to display their work. There is plenty of space on the walls for paintings, drawings, and other forms of two-dimensional art, but the wide hallways would provide a great opportunity for sculptures, pottery, and other larger forms or art to be put on display as well. Many students currently feel the extra room in the hallways is unnecessary, but filling the space with art would let that extra space serve a purpose, as well as provide something interesting for students to observe as they walk to their classes.

Clubs would also have an opportunity to make the space their own. Many clubs have had boards in Old Main where they would post about events, activities, etc., and Schilling would provide a fresh space. Clubs could also put up more than just boards; they can display projects, awards/trophies, and anything else they might want to show the community.

We now have the privilege to give Schilling some personality as well.”

Classes could use the space for displays as well. Science classes could hang posters and projects, more design-oriented classes can display student project, and even classes from other parts of the building can use the space, such as Journeys in Literature students displaying their fairytale dioramas.

Any new ideas from students or teachers for how to utilize the Schilling’s space could help give it its own personality. The walls and hallways are a blank canvas waiting to be used by students. Schilling is an amazing space for us to work and learn in, and we have an amazing opportunity to be able to make it our own.