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.
USING OUR SPACES
All approved on campus students must follow GW's Covid-19 safety protocols and be cleared to be granted access to the buildings. In order to use a studio you must complete in-person studio-specific training and sign a studio policy agreement. Open studios are then by reservation only made at least 24 hours in advance and Saturday open studio reservations must be made 8 days (by 5pm the Thursday a week before) in advance to allow for staffing. Spring semester open studios will begin Monday, January 25, 2021.
All items remaining from the spring semester in studios, personal studios, lockers, etc. will not be removed or disposed of. Please look for communication in the future with guidance on how items will be retrieved/returned.
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:
- Equipment/Facility Report
- Supplies Request Form
- Training Form
- Request Software for Labs Form
- Model Request Form
- Smith Hall Critique Space Request
Forms for on campus students:
- On Campus Studio Survey
- On Campus Studio Training Request
- Locker Request
- Corcoran Techs Help Form (open to remote students)
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 Metal [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]
Ryan McDonnell, Instructional Technologist, Clay [email protected]
Paul Reuther, Visual Resources Coordinator [email protected]
Adalia Vera Tonneyck, Instructional Technologist, Costume Studio [email protected]
500 17th Street, NW
Building hours 7am-11pm (Monday-Friday), 9am-9pm (Saturday-Sunday)
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
- Fine Art
- Interior Architecture
- Exhibition Design
- New Media Photojournalism
- Interaction Design
- Graphic Design
Studios in the Flagg Building
- Flagg 143: Lighting Studio
- Flagg B105: Clay Mixing Room
- Flagg B106: Ceramics/Wheel Room
- Flagg B113: Etching/Lithography Studio
- Flagg B116/B116A: Book Arts/Letter Press Studio
- Flagg B148: Clean Fab Lab
- Flagg B144: Glaze Hall
- Flagg B144A: Kiln Room
- Flagg B152: Painting Studio
- Flagg B162: Screenprinting Studio
- Flagg B169: Ceramics/Hand Building Room
- Flagg B200: Wood & Metal Shop
Quick tip: Corcoran Hall (725 21st Street, NW) is not the Corcoran School's Flagg Building (500 17th Street, NW).
THEATRE & DANCE SPACES
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.
Programs Found in These Spaces
Studios Across Campus
- Building J Down
- Building J Up
- Building XX Room 202 (Theater)
- Leggette Room (Marvin Center)
- Dance Studio (Marvin Center)
- Scenic Lab (Marvin Center)
- The Academy of Classical Acting (2129 G Street, NW)
- Costume Shop (Samson Hall)
2036 H Street, NW (Third Floor)
Our Museum Studies program calls Samson Hall home. Here, you will connect with 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; building hours are 7am–11pm on weekdays, 8am–8pm on Saturday and noon to 10pm on Sunday (GWorld required).
- Phillips (B-114, B-115, B-116, B-117, B-118, B-121, B-122, B-123, B-124, B-125, B-126): Practice Rooms
- Practice Rooms are also available on the Mount Vernon Campus in West Hall. These rooms are not managed or maintained by the Corcoran.
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. Building Hours for Smith are 7am-10pm (Monday-Friday), closed on weekends.
Programs Found in the Building
Studios in the Building
Smith 303: Ceramics
Smith 311: Tinker Space (closed Fall semester, 2019)
SMITHSONIAN 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.
Decorative Arts Library and Computer Lab
CONTINUING EDUCATION SPACES
Corcoran's continuing education courses, for people of all ages in the community, generally take place at Flagg (500 17th Street, NW) and Smith (801 22nd Street, NW).
STUDENTS ALSO WORK/INTERN/TAKE CLASSES AT:
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