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Course Related => Course Related Archive => CSU General => Topic started by: Jackielegs on March 23, 2010, 10:59:38 AM

Title: Courtyard
Post by: Jackielegs on March 23, 2010, 10:59:38 AM
Hello all,

You may have heard me preaching in the last week or so about the state of the drawing court which is next to the animation studio. Well get used to it because I will probably be going on about it for quite a bit longer! ;D

I am making this post for all those who may be interested in having that area refurbished so that we may actually be able to use it! If you've gone out there recently and had a look at it then it probably wouldn't have taken too long to realize the condition in which it is in. It's an eyesore and it needs some serious work. The tables and chairs are buggered, the garden is a wreck and the walls and brick pavement are covered in crap.

I brought this up with Jeff who is the facilities manager there and Rowan and they have expressed interest in the idea of it. There was apparently an initial plan to renovate the area but so far I've heard nothing of that coming to fruition. The courtyard has such promise and I am hating that fact that it is going to waste like this. There are a couple of people who are also interested but we need as much support as possible if we really want to get it moving along.

It would be pretty cool to actually have an area to chill out and stretch your legs if you're going to be spending the next couple of years confined to a computer, hm? We could get some new tables and chairs, cafe umbrellas, a stereo happening, a water cooler. Just imagine the possibilities! :)

Those late nights in animating solitude would sure become a whole lot easier!

Your "contribution" would not involve donating hundreds of dollars or anything like that. The most you might be asked to do is a bit of good-old fashioned manual labour! :D

If you're interested then could you please comment on this topic, talk to me or bug Jeff about it! (He loves getting these sorts of requests)

If you don't know where to find him it's the first corridor to your right before the SVPA theater. His office is at the end of the hall.

Hope to hear back from you!

-Jack :)
Title: Re: Courtyard
Post by: nFerrar on March 23, 2010, 11:08:56 AM
Why not, I'll help. though you already knew that.
Title: Re: Courtyard
Post by: rowan on March 23, 2010, 11:22:49 AM
This issue actually came up last year. The Animation Club will look into what's possible. What you have to remember is while it is in essence the courtyard to the animation lab, it is by no means our property. We were going to paint the walls with a mural last year, but the SVPA had some kind of problem with it. Don't be surprised if you smack hard into the mighty wall of CSU beaurocracy. That said there's usually a way through so it's definitely worth a shot, I agree that the area is in appaulling condition, and that it would be good to see it renovated. It will come down to participation of all animators to see something happening, even if it is just a day's manual labour, most of us could use the sunshine anyway.

<3 Rowan
Title: Re: Courtyard
Post by: Tia on March 23, 2010, 07:32:20 PM
This discussion was brought to Margaret Woodward (Head of school) the issue was that anything placed on the walls would/could be seen as vandalism (yes i know, it seems silly since we are all artists in an arts degree but i guess Vandalism is about perspective) but she suggested that we buy banners (and decorate those) to cover the walls/glass around it. At the time it didnt seem feasible and funding wasnt available but have a go and see what can happen. And Geoff is lovely, give him the time of day because he always tries to do the best for the students (He is the person who always got in contact with Security to allow us 4am access)

Title: Re: Courtyard
Post by: Kateness on April 23, 2010, 02:02:30 PM
I'll pitch in some manual labour,  it would be nice to have the place looking nice to relax in
Title: Re: Courtyard
Post by: Pamz0r on April 24, 2010, 01:30:20 PM
When i spoke with Margaret Woodward, she mentioned she'd like to eventually cover the whole (what used to be) "School of Visual and Performing Arts" area with these Banners/Vynal Prints, and make it a massive school project- but nothing ever seemed to actually go ahead. As the 'kitchenette' was higher on the list of priorities.
Perhaps talking to her again, and also talking to the other SVPA clubs (such as Visual Damage (if it still exists) about making everything look all sexy. Coz i agree, it really needs to be done.  ;D