The facilities for the department of Painting + Printmaking are large, well lit and offer a wide range of opportunities for both classroom based and independent work. In addition to classrooms and studios for seniors and graduate students, there are three critique spaces that can also be used for site specific installations or lectures. There are also storage facilities for artworks for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Painting and Drawing
There are three painting classrooms with large north light facing windows, painting racks, chemical disposal and storage facilities. There is one drawing classroom with systems to control lighting for models or still life setups.
There is one large dedicated etching studio; one large lithography studio that can accommodate both stone and plate printing methods; and one studio that includes both screen printing facilities and a computer lab.
– Our etching studio is equipped with 3 Takach presses and 3 Charles Brand presses. The largest press bed is 36 x 60″.
– Our lithography studio is also equipped 3 Takach presses and 3 Charles Brand presses. The largest press bed is 33.5 x 57.5″. We have a very large stone collection, our largest stone in the library measures 27.75 x 40″.
– Our screen print studio is equipped with a NuArc Exposure Flip-top Unit that can handle screens up to 3 x 4′. We also have Vacuum printing tables for paper/poster printing that are 33 x 48″ & 40 x 56″.
In conjunction with PAPR 402: Senior Degree Project, all seniors are given the opportunity to use a private studio for one semester. This opportunity can be extended for an additional semester via an application process.
All MFA students are provided with studios that are approximately 300 square feet and private. These studios are well lit and each student is provided with chemical storage facilities.