Art Haus, one of eighteen Residential Learning Communities at Appalachian, is a great place to connect with first year or transfer students interested in being part of a community of peers who desire to share their creative process.
Many of the things that you will take away from college happen outside of the classroom. We often learn from other people–how they do things, new ways to approach or solve a problem–through working on a creative project together or just by talking about something important to you. In Art Haus, you are surrounded by other students who are interested in being creative in a number of ways—from playwrights to painters, dancers to digital artists. You have the chance to spend this exciting time of your life while immersed in an encouraging environment.
One shared experience will be a First Year Seminar course that you will take together, but most of the interaction takes place in the hallways, common rooms, and dorm rooms of your new friends and fellow students. It is an exciting place to be an artist, to learn about art, and to share ideas.
Playing games at Duck Pond Field
Art Haus residents at football game
Preparing tie dye shirts
Art Haus created a family for me and helped make the transition into college much smoother and easier. I’m glad I decided to apply for it because I met some incredible people that I am forever thankful for.
Shannon Patterson, Art Haus 2017/2018
Art Haus goes to New York
Art Haus students and chair Katrina Plato (far right) with Joe Matunis, the lead mural artist from El Puente Center for Peace & Justice in Brooklyn, NY.