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.

For access to use the equipment, please check your syllabus for instructions or with the faculty member for the CVAD class in which you are enrolled.

Ceramics

• 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

Four state-of-the-art open-space classrooms with natural lighting.

Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Pulse arc micro-welder
Multiple, large enameling kilns
Powder coating facilities
Blacksmithing forge

Vicmarc lathe for metal spinning
Digital Fabrication Laboratory with multiple resin printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers as well as a vinyl cutter and CNC plasma cutter.

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
DSLR cameras
Digital still cameras
Tripods
Digital audio production tools, including field recorders and microphones
Headphones
Arduino kits
Raspberry Pi kits

Soldering irons and circuit building supplies
Leap Motion sensors
Emotiv brainwave interfaces
Midi controllers
Semi-modular audio synthesizers
Lighting kits
Video projectors
Virtual reality computers with HTC Vive headsets and controllers

Photography

Epson printers with 44-inch wide capabilities
Professional Imacon and Epson film and flatbed scanners
Large format analog and digital cameras
High-end continuous LED, strobe, and speed lighting kits

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

Printmaking

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
Gordon letterpress
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

Sculpture

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.

Woodshop

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.