The Department of Art’s dedicated 2-D foundations studio is FAC 465. This studio comfortably serves the needs of 17 students. Each 2-D student is provided an individual workstation consisting of a heavy-duty, adjustable drafting table. The tables’ surfaces have self-healing cutting mats. The longest wall running the length of the room is a dedicated “soft” wall for classroom displays and critiques. Smaller secondary display boards are on the opposite wall. In addition to florescent lighting, the room has a series of dimmable spotlights. The studio has an industrial-sized sink as well as a modest closet used to store community materials such as T-squares, rulers, paints, and other consumables.
The Department of Art’s dedicated drawing studio, FAC 453, serves beginning and intermediate class levels. It is a 1,300 square-feet space, capable of seating 17 students comfortably with room for two model stands. The studio has two large closets that offer ample storage space. The first closet has a large shelving system for still life equipment that also serves as a model changing station. The second closet is well-suited for storing larger items such as furniture. The main studio has an industrial-sized sink area with counter space containing drawers and shelves for storing small equipment and cleaning materials. Furnished in the main room are sets of flat file cabinets for storing student work.
The drawing studio has 20 Klopfenstein drawing horses capable of accommodating a variety of standing and seated drawing stances. The room is also equipped with 18 metal easels to accommodate large-scale drawing boards. The longest wall running the length of the room is a dedicated “soft” wall for classroom displays and critiques. Opposite the display wall also running the length of the room, is a large window that offers natural lighting when desired. In addition to natural and florescent lighting, the room has portable spot light systems for controlled lighting situations and four ceiling fans to help with comfort and airflow.
A second studio, used primarily for painting (FAC 403-painting studio) serves advanced drawing classes. Easels provide a drawing platform. Students are also encouraged to work on floors or on wall-spaces available in the studio if their interests or drawing scale suggest the need to do so.