Facilities and Equipment
Chalmers Hall, a 130,000 square foot mega structure, houses a full range of studio facilities including THE COMMON SHOP — a fabrication shop with two full time technical assistants ready to assist students. The well-equipped SCULPTURE FACILITIES include a foundry, metalshop, and woodworking studio. The EXPANDED MEDIA FACILITIES include digital imaging facilities as well as sound and projection equipment, upgraded annually as those technologies evolve. The PRINTMAKING FACILITIES include space for intaglio, lithography, and serigraphy studios, as well as large format presses and equipment for papermaking and book arts. The CERAMICS FACILITIES include gas and electric kilns, a separate complex for wood-fired kilns, and the INTERDISCIPLINARY CERAMICS RESEARC CENTER (ICRC). The METALSMITHING/JEWELRY FACILITIES offer casting, soldering, enameling equipment, a digital mill, and 3-D printer. The TEXTILES/FIBERS FACILITIES include floor looms, printing and dyeing labs, multiple sewing machines, and a computer lab. The PAINTING FACILITIES include three enormous group studios equipped with easels. The Department of Visual Art places great emphasis on drawing and maintains four large drawing studios. The department also offers individual workspace for upper level majors. The ART & DESIGN GALLERY presents student, faculty, visiting artist and thematic exhibitions.