North Hall was originally built to accommodate the need for more dormitory space. Located directly north of Heelan Hall (hence its namesake), this building now houses the art department where students taking art classes have 24-hour access. North Hall’s once infamous smokestack was deconstructed in 2016.
With two stories to this building, the upstairs wing holds a seminar room along with a drawing studio and a design studio. Downstairs holds a painting studio with several individual art stations and a pottery/sculpture studio with both electric and gas kilns and both electric and kick wheels. Many of the student artworks, such as paintings, drawings and pottery are eventually shown in the Clausen Art Gallery.
In 2018, the art department received a Gilchrist Foundation grant to update and replace equipment in the pottery and sculpture studios. That same year, the program received an Iowa Arts Council grant along with private matching donations to purchase new design tables and chairs. This allowed for the upstairs part of the building to be renovated with new carpet and painting.
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