Our spaces - four students huddle around a work table in the middle of an art studio lab

Our Spaces

As a student in the Corcoran, you have the opportunity to use innovative spaces to create your art, both as a part of class and outside of it. From specialty studios, labs and spaces, you can explore and push the limits of your creativity.


All Corcoran open studio spaces will be closed during the following holidays:
Winter Break: Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 - Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022
Martin Luther King Day: Jan. 17, 2022


Shared Studios, not personal studios or lockers, must be cleaned out by 5pm on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2021.
Clear your materials out of flat files, racks, etc. in classrooms and maker spaces before you leave for the break.
All remaining items will be disposed of by studio staff to reset studios for the spring semester. 
Students who need to make other arrangements for in-process works email [email protected] for instructions and approval.

All students must follow GW's Covid-19 safety protocols and be cleared to be granted access to the buildings. You must wear a mask the entire time you are in the studios and sign in is required.


Please note that using our spaces requires that you be a currently registered Corcoran student, training before use, and are contingent on class schedules. If you have any questions, contact [email protected] or check our techs' twitter for real time updates: @corcorantechs.

Please consult individual studio schedules to see availability.

Forms for faculty:

Forms for on campus students:


Submitting Print Jobs

Need large format ink-jet prints? Have laser jobs and 3D prints to submit to the service bureau? Submit print jobs on our new web portal: go.gwu.edu/CSADservice

As of Monday, November 8, the PaperCut portal at go.gwu.edu/CSADservice will be the only method to submit jobs.  This new PDF guide makes it easy to navigate the portal and complete all your necessary print projects.

Guide to New Web Portal for Printing

Studio Staff

Kaitlin Jencso, Studio Manager / Instructional Technologist, Lens-Based Media [email protected]

Abby Bender, Instructional Technologist, Scene Shop [email protected]
Joe Bradley, Instructional Technologist, Wood and Ceramics [email protected]
Caroline Casey, Studio Technician, 2D [email protected]
Alessandra Echeverri, Instructional Technologist, Printmaking [email protected]
Devin Pace, Instructional Technologist, 3D Fabrication [email protected]
Nat Lewis, Studio Technician, 3D [email protected]
Adalia Vera Tonneyck, Instructional Technologist, Costume Studio [email protected]


The Flagg building front door and facade

500 17th Street, NW

At the Corcoran School, the Flagg Building is one of our homes on campus. The Beaux Arts building on 17th Street, three blocks from the original Renwick gallery, dates back to 1897. The first phase of renovations to the historic Flagg Building were completed in the spring of 2018. The main offices for the Corcoran School, the Interior Architecture, Design and Studio Arts degrees are located in the "Administrative Offices" to the left of the South Atrium. 


Programs Found in the Building

Studios in the Flagg Building 

Quick tip: Corcoran Hall (725 21st Street, NW) is not the Corcoran School's Flagg Building (500 17th Street, NW).


Building XX facade

Our Theatre and Dance classes take place in performance spaces where you can put what you learn directly into practice. Our administrative office is located in Building XX at 814 20th Street, NW (3rd Floor); XX is accessible any day with GWorld.

To reserve a space, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

Programs Found in These Spaces 

Studios Across Campus

2142 G Street, NW

Front building facade of Samson Hall

2142 G Street, NW

Here, you will connect with Museum Studies faculty and staff as you progress through the program.


Our Music program is practical and experiential. You can study in classrooms and practice rooms. Our main administrative office is located in Phillips Hall, 801 22nd Street NW, B-144; 

Music spaces map (pdf)

Practice Rooms

Instrument Storage

Studio/Classroom Spaces


Front face of the Smith Hall of Art

The Smith Hall of Art houses our Fine Arts and Art History programs, as well as Gallery 102. The Art History program's administrative office is located at 801 22nd Street, NW in Room 101. 

Programs Found in the Building

Studios in the Building 



Front door and facade of the S. Dillon Ripley Center

The Decorative Arts and Design History program is located in the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center on 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Suite 3077. Specialized seminars in the history of furniture, textiles, costume, glass, ceramics, silver and interiors are taught here.

The Ripley Center is closed to the public, but badged Decorative Arts and Design History students and professors may be permitted to enter, with appointments arranged in advance with Professor Erin Kuykendall. All students should carry their active Smithsonian ID badge and be prepared to complete the COVID-19 health screening. Students should pay attention to the expiration date printed on the badge. Questions? Consult the Smithsonian Personnel Security and ID Office

Decorative Arts Library and Computer Lab



Three students watch intently as a professor demonstrates a technique over a worktable

Chorus America / DC Jazz Festival / Gallagher & Associates / The Kennedy Center / Library of Congress / The National Air and Space Museum / National Endowment for the Arts / National Portrait Gallery / NPR / PBS / S. Dillon Ripley Center / Shakespeare Theatre Company / Smithsonian Institution / Washington Concert Opera / The White House