Ceramics (Room FA 114)
The Ceramics facility is equipped with state of the art ceramic equipment. The main studio includes 20 Brent CXC electric wheels, a Brent SR 36 slab roller and North Star extruder.
The kiln room is equipped with three Geil gas kilns (two DLB12 and one DLB40) for cone 10 reduction firings, as well as three Skutt Kilns and a large electric Barlett V6CF kiln for oxidation firings.
The studio includes a separate glaze room containing raw materials for in-house glaze mixing as well as a glaze spray booth. A separate clay mixing room houses a Bluebird clay mixer and a NVS07 De Airing Shimpo Pug mill and includes raw materials for in-house clay recycling and clay-making. Both the glaze room and mixing room include ventilation.
Our outdoor courtyard includes two Olympic (18Raku) kilns for raku firings and worktables. The main studio is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students enrolled in ceramics classes.
Computer Lab (Room FA 226)
The main computer lab consists of 22 Macintosh computers, all equipped with Adobe Creative Suite software. The computer lab is used for 2D design, graphic design, and photography classes. It is also a general use workspace for all art and design students.
The studio also includes a high-resolution scanner with the ability to scan reflective materials and film up to 12.2"x17.2". The instructors' station is tied into a multimedia audio and video projection system with supporting computer, VHS and DVD display. The station is directly connected to the high-quality laser color printer with output up to 11”x14.”
Design Studio (Room FA 252)
This multi-purpose classroom is available for 2D Design, Graphic Design classes, and contains our Letterpress studio area, which consists of two Vandercook presses, a polymer platemaker, an inking station and three cabinets of type. The Riosography printing area contains a RISO digital duplicator and 15 color drums. Other tools include an electric paper cutter machine and a 51" Dahle professional rolling trimmer. The room has 25 drawing tables with chairs and includes a light table and flat files for storage.
Drawing (Room FA 206)
The Painting and Drawing studios consist of large open spaces and contain easels, taborets, stools for student use, and a moveable model stand. Storage for student paintings, safety cabinets for flammables and a sink are also part of the studios. Both painting and drawing studios are available for all Art + Design students.
Fabrication Lab (Room FA 112)
The Fab Lab contains a 12"x24" Universal 3D laser cutter with a TBH exhaust filter system, a 36”x55” Boss laser with TBH exhaust filter system, one resin 3D printer, three MakerBot 3D printers, a Zprinter 150 3D printer with a powder recycling station, one Canon 36” inkjet printer, multiple virtual reality-optimized computers, three vinyl cutter stations, a CNC router, 24" vinyl cutter, and a CNC sewing machine.
Painting (Room FA 212)
The Painting and Drawing studios consist of large open spaces and contain easels, taborets, stools for student use, and a moveable model stand. Storage for student paintings, safety cabinets for flammables and a sink are also part of the studios. Both painting and drawing studios are available for all art and design students.
Photography (Room FA 225)
The Photography studio comprises a classroom that is also used as a lighting studio, a darkroom, a computer lab, and a finishing area. The lighting studio can be subdivided and has enough room for two lighting setups. It also houses a variety of equipment, including our dry mount presses, a workbench with two film scanners (355mm up to 8"x10"), and houses the two Epson large format printers (17” and 44”). The studio space is also used as a meeting area for discussions and digital presentations. The darkroom has eight enlarger stations for traditional printing, sink and chemistry storage for film processing, one film dryer, and a UV exposure unit for contact printing historic processes. The computer lab consists of 16 student work stations, a teaching station that connects to a 65" flatscreen monitor and a color laser printer. The finishing area contains two film-loading booths, two film dryers, a fiber based paper dryer, and RC paper dryer.
Printmaking (Room FA 250)
The Printmaking studio is equipped for screen-printing, stone and plate lithography, intaglio and relief processes. Studio equipment includes a Takach etching press, a Sturges etching press, a ferric based etching system, two Takach lithography presses (one with a plate backer), 40 litho stones, a graining sink, a hydraulic lift for moving stones, a NuArc Mercury vacuum frame exposure unit, a plate shear, four inking stations, one hotplate, five work tables, a light table and personal flat file storage space for each student per semester. The screen-printing area is made up of a screen exposure unit, a combined darkroom and washout room, two general printing stations and one vacuum-printing table. A digital area within the studio includes two iMac computers, a scanner and laser printer capable of printing transparencies for photomechanical processes as well as polyester lithography plates.
Sculpture (Room FA 214)
The Sculpture studio consists of a plaster room, wax and resin room, modeling room, 3D design/lecture room, wood shop, tool room, and metal shop. This studio is used to teach all 3D design and sculpture courses. The modeling room and 3D design rooms are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students who are enrolled in the classes. The wood shop and metal shop are open only when the class is in session and during open studio hours.
The wood shop is equipped with a dust collector connected to all machines; three Delta band saws, a Delta 12” sander; a Grizzly spindle sander; a Delta 10”radial arm saw; a DeWalt 10” compound miter saw; a Hitachi 8 ½” slide compound saw; a Delta 12 ½’ portable planer; a Porter-Cable router; a Delta wood lathes; a Delta planer; a Delta 10’ table saw; a SawStop 10” table saw, and a multi-speed Delta Drill Press, the latter two added to the wood shop in 2013 and 2012, respectively.
The metal shop has ventilation tied directly to each welding and fabrication area; a Lincoln Electric 230V arc welder, a Miller 230V wire welder; a Miller 115V/230V portable tig/arc welder, a Miller spot welder, a Hypertherm plasma cutter, a Dayton 20” drill press, a Delta 14” metal band saw, a Baldor 8” grinders-buffers, a Central Machinery 20” sander/Grinder, a Craftool buffers, a DeWalt metal cut off saw, a sheet-metal shear, and a pipe bender.