Home to TWU’s visual arts majors, the Visual Arts Building (ART) hosts classes, labs, events, exhibitions and special programming led by faculty, staff and renowned artists from across the nation and around the world. In addition to state-of-the-art 2D and 3D media and intermedia creation spaces, the building houses our East | West Galleries, two well-lit 1700 sq. foot exhibition rooms; a new digital research studio; and a contemporary, multipurpose project space located in the basement. Our Fine Arts Annex houses our graduate student studios and biannual open studio events.
- Visual Arts Main Computer Lab
- Digital Photo Lab
- Fabrication Lab
- Ceramics Area
- Sculpture Area
- Wood Shop
2D Intermedia integrates papermaking, book arts and printmaking. This secondary emphasis encourages experimental crossover among these paper-based disciplines.
Our book arts facilities include an assortment of letterpress type, Vandercook proof press, sign press, Kutrimmer board cutter and an upright paper sheer. The area has a press room and a large, well-lit work area with spacious tables where multiple projects can be worked on simultaneously.
In our papermaking area, a variety of pulps are produced to create sheet-formed and cast paper. Our studio Hollander beater allows for the making of paper from all types of materials, including plants and fabrics. Techniques such as pigmentation, pulp painting and over-beaten flax sculpture are among the techniques available in our papermaking facilities.
Our printmaking facilities have two presses for student use. The work area is large, well-lit, and set up for alternative and non-toxic processes as well as traditional methods of printmaking. Additional equipment includes an assortment of letterpress type, Vandercook proof press, sign press, Kutrimmer board cutter and an upright paper sheer.
3D Intermedia integrates sculpture, ceramics and new media. This secondary emphasis encourages crossover between these three-dimensional disciplines.
The Visual Arts Lab offers students the latest Adobe Creative Suite software, and houses twenty iMacs with 4G RAM and 500GB hard drive space. Two of the iMacs form a video editing area with Final Cut Studio Pro, Adobe After Effects and a 3TB external hard drive for storage. Two 35mm DSLR and video cameras are available for checkout and visual art students’ use.
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