CVAD Art Building Virtual Tours
About CVAD Virtual Tours
The virtual tours of the CVAD Art Building are provided by the CVAD Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Please send an email to CVAD@unt.edu, should you have any questions. NOTE: Virtual tours of other areas of the Art Building are coming soon!
Virtual Tour of the Drawing and Painting Spaces
Drawing and painting students are encouraged to work across a broad range of contemporary and traditional painting, drawing practices, concepts, methods, and techniques. Critique rooms are located throughout the building and provide a professional space for critiques to take place outside of the classroom environment which mimics the professional world.
The drawing and painting spaces provide students to manipulate the classroom with easels, drawing horses, facilitating different working practices and different media. The windows are facing north in order to let in natural lighting. Every white wall in the Art Building provides a gallery space for students to display their artwork. The film on the doors provides extra privacy for figure-drawing classes.
Figure drawing courses investigate conceptual and narrative territories while expanding drawing media. Students will have a multitude of opportunities to interact with internationally acclaimed visiting artists who provide a wide range of views and approaches. The spray booth functions as a safe environment for students to spray fixative on drawings for charcoal or pastels, or to experiment with spray paint.
Virtual Tour of the Gloria and Bruzzy Westheimer Texas Fashion Collection Research Gallery
The Gloria and Bruzzy Westheimer TFC Research Gallery is a student-oriented collection of more than 700 historic and designer garments and accessories, all selected for their relationship with the UNT curriculum and student-research interests.
A display area, often curated and installed by interns, augments classroom learning and enhances individual student-research projects. These pop-up exhibitions explore design and cultural history, ranging from a fashion design-oriented focus on construction to a sculpture-oriented look at form and materials to an art historical focus on context and style.
The Westheimer Research Gallery functions as a subset of CVAD's Texas Fashion Collection's permanent holdings. Housed at the nearby Welch Street Complex 1, the TFC includes nearly 20,000 artifacts spanning more than 250 years of fashion history.
Virtual Tour of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Studio
Studio Art students in the metalsmithing and jewelry concentration explore formal and conceptual concerns in jewelry, hollowware and small art objects through traditional and contemporary techniques. Students meet in the main bench-classrooms, which consist of soldering torches, drilling stations, and other tools necessary for metalsmithing.
The other studio spaces are dedicated to specific materials and processes. The Casting Room is fully equipped with vacuum machines, torch, centrifugal caster and burnout kilns.
The Enameling Studio houses a pneumatic shear and several enameling kilns of various sizes. Enamels are supplied to students. The Plasticity Plus or ‘Hammer’ room, is where students practice traditional metal-forming techniques using hammers, forming stakes or a spinning lathe. This room also is home to a large powder-coating booth, forge, an annealing torch, and sandblasters.
The Finishing Room contains grinding and polishing machines where students can complete their artwork.
Virtual Tour of the Printmaking Studio
New state-of-the-art studios assist students in exploring their conceptual ideas through intaglio, lithography, letterpress, screen printing, monotype, artist’s bookmaking and mixed-media processes.
Our Printmaking faculty are nationally and internationally recognized professional artists who train students with technical skills, promote creative research and mentor students for professional development opportunities.
Virtual Tour of the Photography Studio
Photography students learn traditional black-and-white darkroom techniques. They also learn historic and alternative processes, as well as studio lighting, digital imaging, and installation processes. There is a $30 digital printing credit. After that, printing costs one cent (0.01¢) per square inch. Photography students may also participate in an internship through UNT’s strong network of award-winning alumni.
Virtual Tour of the CVAD Digital Fabrication Laboratory, "The Fab Lab"
The Fabrication Lab, which is often called the Fab Lab, is open to all CVAD students. The machinery that is in this lab consists of water jet cutters, CNC routers (computer numeric control), laser cutters, plasma cutters, 3D printers, and a vinyl cutter.
In order to gain access to the lab, you will need to complete the safety training and sign the Liability Release Form. Students learn to operate the equipment themselves with the support of a technician. The Fab Lab is a component that is unique to CVAD because it focuses solely on the production of artwork.