Graphic Design Classrooms
We have two similarly configured classrooms for Graphic Design in Art West, as well as a multipurpose classroom in Art East. 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 large screen television or projector.
Drawing and Painting Rooms
We are blessed with two very large studios on the third floor of Art East that accommodate all of our drawing and painting classes. There is lots of natural light, skylights that can be open or shut, and many different configurations of spotlights.
Art East features a large illustration classroom with adjustable architectural tables for use in many different drawing and illustration projects.
Screen Printing and Printmaking Studio
We have a very large and fully equipped screenprinting and printmaking studio in Art East. Using completely non-toxic methods and materials, it contains a 30"x60" Whelan etching press, numerous screens and vacuum tables for screen printing, and two light exposure units 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 platen letterpress from the 1890s, two antique letterpress proofing presses, and a large collection of wood and metal type that will allow us to incorporate letterpress printing into our students' learning experience.
We have one theater-style classroom in Art West 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 cinema projects.