02 Jan Review the plans for remodeling the art studios – January 9
Come to Art Studio One on January 9 between 10am and noon
All members of the Rossmoor Art Association are invited to review the plans for updating the RAA studios. Members of the board and the planning committee with be in Art Studio One on January 9 from 10:00 am to noon to explain the project and get members’ feedback. Light refreshments will be served.
The art, ceramics, lapidary, and sewing clubs and the woodshop collectively approached GRF last year to update all of the Gateway studios. The consortium is known as VAMP.
The primary goal of VAMP is to bring all club spaces up to date and up to code. This will include both overdue fixes and a redesign of current space to make it more efficient for each club’s specific activities.
GRF hired ELS Architecture & Urban Design to make initial space planning recommendations. RAA President Pat Solari, VP Brant Free and Rossmoor resident instructors Anna George, John Hopper and Marcy Wheeler met several times to fine tune the plans for the art studios.
Since the RAA studios are relatively new, little major structural work is required. The two studios will remain the same size, and the entries and flow of traffic will not change. However, there will be updates, especially in the kitchen areas, to better accommodate the multiple uses of both studios.
The current plans include raising the level of the windows and exhibit cabinets and installing pocket doors to make space for additional lockers, work surfaces and storage areas. New seating options, adjustable-height tables and other new equipment will also be part of the project.
Now is the time for RAA members to give their input. The project is still in the planning stages, and construction will most likely not begin until 2018.
The RAA board and planning committee encourage all members to come to Studio One on January 9. Find out what the project is about. Review the plans. And offer additional suggestions that may not have been considered. The board and the planning committee want the remodel to serve the needs of RAA members for the next two to three decades.