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Art Instruction | Responsible Reopening

Art Instruction Reopening Information

As we look forward to the return of face-to-face instruction and of our students to campus, there will be numerous changes to the day-to-day operations on campus which prioritizes the safety of all. This page will focus specifically on plans regarding art instruction at the William H. Eells Art Center.

Department of Art Reopening FAQs

  1. What specific safety precautions should I expect when entering the William H. Eells Art Center?

    Before entering the building, all faculty, students, and staff should be prepared to abide with Mount Union’s Four Personal Safety Practices:

    • Conduct a daily health self-assessment
    • Wear a face covering
    • Maintain social distancing
    • Maintain personal hygiene
  2. What are the building hours at the Eells Art Center?

    Eells Art Center will be open Monday - Wednesday 7:15 a.m. – 8:10 p.m. and Thursday - Friday 7:15 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regrettably, there will not be after-hours access for the fall term.

  3. What are the expectations regarding masks, social distancing, and hygiene at the Eells Art Center?

    While working at the Eells Art Center, faculty, students, and staff must:

    • Wear masks at all times
    • Practice social distancing
    • Wash hands regularly for a minimum of 20 seconds
  4. Can we move studio or classroom furnishings?

    All chairs, tables, easels, drawing horses, etc. have been placed 6 feet apart to conform with social distancing guidelines. They are not to be moved.

  5. How should I comport myself in the hallway?

    Walk to the right of others (like you are driving a car).

  6. Where can I wait for classes?

    The lobby and the hallways cannot be places to gather. Please utilize outside spaces as much as possible to gather while waiting for class.

  7. How can I help keep Eells Clean?

    Maintaining a clean work environment is essential to promoting health and safety for all. To this end, we ask that you take the following steps in an effort to maintain a healthy working environment.

    *Please note that paper towels and sanitizing spray will be available in classrooms and studios

    • Clean your workspace before and after use
    • Wash your hands regularly
    • Wear your face covering at all times
    • Dispose of your trash
    • Be accountable: clean your desks, drawing tables, easels, and computer keyboard
    • Limit materials sharing
  8. Have there been any precautions in regard to public restrooms?

    At this time, restrooms at Eells are limited to one-person occupancy. Please continue to practice good etiquette and be certain to turn off the lights when you are finished.

  9. Where can I store my art projects?

    Due to health and safety protocols and in an effort to thwart possible cross contamination, art projects cannot be stored at Eells during the fall term.

  10. How will my artwork be assessed under the Social Distancing Learning Model?

    Digitize and photograph your art projects for grading. Be thorough, date and track your activity, and maintain a record of the work you’ve produced.

  11. As a faculty member, how should I approach photocopying?

    All faculty and staff are asked to limit photocopying through the use of electronic documents. House and deliver assignments, quizzes, and tests through D2L whenever possible.

  12. How do I schedule faculty office visits?

    Please utilize virtual office hours and virtual faculty-student conference options. Please see Campus Expectations and Guidelines for more information.