Facility Use Policy
All studio art facilities are for students currently enrolled in studio art classes in the medium that a particular facility supports. For instance, in order to use the sculpture facilities, you must be currently enrolled in a sculpture class or a class where the professor has demonstrated use of the equipment in that facility for a particular purpose. To use the darkroom, you must currently be enrolled in a photo class in the department, to use the digital lab you must be enrolled in a digital course, etc.
Senior art majors enrolled in the Advanced Studio Course and working in a chosen medium may use these facilities with the permission of the instructor who maintains that facility and under the responsibility of your seminar instructor. You should not expect the faculty member in charge of the facility to guide your work or remind you to clean up. You may ask that person advanced technical questions if needed. In addition the shop monitor/ technician may help give technical guidance for seniors and students from other classes, as long as primary instruction has been given in a class, and as long as the student does not expect the technician to do work for them. In order to make this work smoothly, please have a conversation early on with the faculty who are in charge of each area. Below is a list of the studio Art classrooms and the medium taught in each area. Please see the Studio Art Department Administrative Assistant if you need to know the faculty member in charge of each area.
Sculpture - Art Barn 1st floor
Photography - Art Barn 2nd floor - South room
Printmaking - Art Barn 2nd floor - North room
Drawing - Colburn Hall
Digital Imaging - Bexley Hall 201
Painting - Bexley Hall 3rd floor
Installation - Gazebo Art Annex
Use of equipment and facilities outside of these guidelines is not allowed.
We ask those of you who are enrolled in studio classes to help us keep this policy in effect for the sake of safety of those involved and our annual budget, which is allotted for a certain number of studio students.
Use of the digital lab by advanced Drama students trained by Jon Tazewell falls under the same category as Senior Studio Majors: they should talk to Claudia Esslinger.
Studio Art Facilities Hours:
7AM to Midnight - All Studio Art Facilities Open (same hours as all College buildings)
Sculpture Shop Open Hours
9 AM to 11 AM and 1 PM to 3 PM - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
During these times only students enrolled in these classes are allowed in the classroom or sculpture shop.
7 PM to 11 PM - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
1 PM to 5 PM - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
1 PM to 9 PM - Sunday
Shop Technician Monitor will be on duty.
During these times and only during these times the tablesaw, bandsaws, and large beltsander will be available for use. You must plan your work accordingly.
If you are a new user or feel uncomfortable with any of the equipment, we urge you to use these monitored times when help and guidance are available.
Those enrolled in sculpture classes and other art students who need regular access to the sculpture shop will be issued keys.
Sculpture Shop Limited Access Hours: 7 AM - 12 PM
During these Limited Access Hours hand tools, including power hand tools, and welding equipment may be used AFTER instruction has been given and expertise determined. Expertise status is given only by an Art Faculty member. A list of student with this status will be posted in the shop area.
THERE MUST BE AT LEAST TWO PERSONS IN THE SHOP AREA (THE BUDDY SYSTEM) DURING THESE LIMITED ACCESS HOURS.