FACILITIES

The Department of Art and Art History houses eight (8) unique shops & labs designated to specific mediums. Each one is packed with technology and machinery and available to students every day that the university and dorms are open! Additionally, our department cage stores wide-ranging digital equipment that can be borrowed to help you create your artwork. The new “I.D.E.A. Lab” in Sharadin 103 hosts a wide range of maker's tools ranging from vintage letterpress to 3-D scanners and printers! Open to all trained visual arts students.

A professor and a student pull a large etching print off of a copper plate to reveal a black and white etching
  • IDEA LAB

    3D Printers (Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 3)

    Laser Cutter/Engraver VLS4.6 60Watts

    UV Vacuum Exposure unit 34" x 48" X-Vactor

    Letterpress Landis Press

    Screenprinting 4-arm Press

  • SCULPTURE SHOP

    Fully equipped woodworking area for both fine crafts and sculpture

    Metalworking area

    Forgery

    Plaster casting and mold making facilities

  • PRINTMAKING SHOP

    36” x 60” American French Tool etching press

    Three (3) 26” x 48” Charles Brand etching presses

    24” x 40” lithographic presses

    30” x 50 lithographic presses

    Work Stations

    Heated metal plate prep station

    Separate acid etching room

  • DARKROOM PHOTO LAB

    (20x) Beseler enlargers stations for 35mm/medium/ 4" x 5” film printing

    RA-4 Chromogenic color processor 32” wide roll

    (7x) Dichroic enlargers stations

    Film Processing & Alternative Processes room

    Metal & plastic film processing tanks for all formats

    Oversized B+W mural printing

    Historical silver-based processes

    Toning, transfers, and hand-applied emulsions

  • DIGITAL PHOTO LAB

    27-inch monitors iMac stations

    Epson 9880 44” W Printer

    Epson 9900 44” W Printer

    Epson 3880 18” W Printers

    Epson P800 18” W Printers

    Epson V700 larger format & negative scanner

    Epson V700 Wet Scan Station Epson V700

    Epson V500 flatbed Scanners

    Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

    Neutral Light Color Correction stations

    Copy-Stand

    Dry mount press

    45" Mat cutting station

    Photo Lighting Studio

  • EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA LAB

    Mac Pro’s with 27-inch monitors

    27-inch monitors iMac stations

    Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

    Max7 (max/msp/jitter)

    Epson 9880 48” wide Large Format Inkjet Digital Printer

    Scanners

  • ANIMATION AND RENDERING LAB

    Lenovo P520c with an NVIDIA Quadro P5000

    Cloud-based Render Farm

    Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, Maya, Mudbox, ZBrush, Blender, Rhinoceros 5, ToonBoom, Unity, Cinema 4D, Reaper

    Wacom Intuos Tablets