Graphic Design Classrooms
We have two similarly configured classrooms for Graphic Design. We use these rooms for design work, lecture/discussion, and critique of student work. In some classes the student work is printed, matted, and hung on the cork-board wall for critique. In other classes the work is saved as electronic files on the school network, and critiqued through the use of the projector or large screen television.
We have one theater-style classroom with 45 seats, a large screen, a projector, and a surround-sound system. This room can be used for lecture-type classes, art history, cinematography, and as a screening room for student digital media projects.
Drawing and Painting Rooms
In our new Windgate Visual Arts East room we are blessed with two very large studios on the third floor that accommodate all of our drawing and painting classes. There is lots of natural light, skylights that can be open or shut, as well as many different configurations of spotlights.
The new art building features a large illustration classroom with adjustable architectural tables for use in many different drawing and illustration projects.
Screen Printing and Printmaking Studio
In 2009, we added screen printing and printmaking courses to our program. With the addition of our new building in 2012 we were able to add a very large and fully equipped screen printing and printmaking studio. Using completely non-toxic methods and materials, it contains a 28" Whelan etching press, numerous screens and vacuum tables for screen printing, and a light exposure unit for working with photo-printmaking processes. This space and equipment allows students to learn and experiment by combining traditional printmaking techniques with cutting edge technology and image-making. We also have a Chandler & Price letterpress from the 1890's as well as a large collection of wood and metal type that we will incorporate into our student's learning experience.