Studio Art: Equipment by Concentration
CVAD Core Facilities
All students enrolled in studio art courses have access to the CVAD computer lab, CVAD IT equipment check-out items, fourth-floor woodshop, photo documentation room, digital and textile fabrication labs, critique areas, and multiple exhibition spaces for student exhibitions.
• Kiln yard with nine updraft gas kilns, three soda/salt kilns, wood kiln, and raku kiln.
• Six computer-controlled electric kilns and three test kilns (one is computer controlled).
• Full-spectrum decal printer.
• Clay-mixing lab with three Soldner clay mixers and three pug mills.
• Plaster lab with plaster lathe and mold-making equipment.
• Slip Casting lab with casting tables and two Slip-o-Matic mixers.
• Glaze mixing lab with metal chemical bins, ball mill, digital scales, and glaze spray booth.
• State-of-the-art digital fabrication equipment, including three-axis and five-axis CNC routers, CNC plasma cutters, laser cutters, and resin printers.
Drawing and Painting
Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Pulse arc micro-welder
Multiple, large enameling kilns
Powder coating facilities
New Media Art
Classroom with 20 state-of-the-art iMac computers
CAVE multipurpose space equipped with eight high definition video projectors and four-channel audio system and theatrical style lighting grid
Alcove project space for small-scale and short-term student exhibitions
Professional lighting studio with a green screen
Audio recording booth
16mm film production equipment
High definition video cameras
Digital still cameras
Digital audio production tools, including field recorders and microphones
Raspberry Pi kits
Soldering irons and circuit building supplies
Leap Motion sensors
Emotiv brainwave interfaces
Semi-modular audio synthesizers
Virtual reality computers with HTC Vive headsets and controllers
Dedicated cyclorama lighting and chroma-key studio with Capture One tethering
Individual ADA accessible darkroom
Traditional wet and alternative processes darkrooms
Wacom desktop and Cintiq tablets
38” x 72” Takach etching press
18" x 36" Takach etching press
36" x 60" Charles Brand etching press
30" x 50" Charles Brand etching press
26" x 50" Charles Brand etching press
16" x 30" Charles Brand etching press
Whelan P100 XPress Pro etching press
SP-15 Vandercook letterpress
30" x 50" Charles Brand lithography press
32" x 56" Takach lithography press
30" x 44" Graphic lithography press
SG-4464M Seri-glide screen printing press
WSL A2 photopolymer platemaker
NuArc Tri-Light 42x60 exposure unit
NuArc MSP 3140 exposure unit
NuArc 40-1KS exposure unit
A large selection of lithography stones (up to 30" x 24" in size)
Hydraulic lift (rated 1000kg)
36" Pexto plate shear
22" x 32" hotplate
Fully equipped wood and metal fabrication facilities with MIG, TIG, stick and oxy-acetylene welders, and a natural gas forge.
State-of-the-art digital fabrication equipment, including three-axis and five-axis CNC routers, CNC plasma cutters, laser cutters, and resin printers.
Plaster and paper-making facilities with vibration casting table, Hollander paper beater, and hydraulic paper press.
A sculpture project space equipped with a 1200 lb.-capacity theater truss grid.
A draft wall walk-in spray booth.
Electroforming, TIG welder (tungsten inert gas), etching, a full-compliment of hammers, stakes and chasing/repoussé.
Tools, full size, and mini oxyacetylene torches, centrifugal and vacuum casting.