Drawing and Foundation
Located in List Art, Rooms 225 & 325 are our most heavily used classrooms. At 1490 sq. ft. each space is equipped with digital projectors for visual presentations, drawing tables for up to 22 students and staging for still-life and figure drawing. In addition to serving as teaching spaces for course offerings, they are periodically used for figure drawing sessions and as presentation spaces for honors students and for visiting artist lectures.
Digital photography and electronic media are supported by Multimedia Labs, multi-computer teaching facilities in which students may engage in a wide variety of disciplines including, 3D modeling and animation, filmmaking, electronic music, and hypertext authoring.
|Multi Media Lab Hours|
|List Art MML, room 315||TBD|
|Khoo Teck Puat MML, Granoff CAC, N320||The hours for the Khoo Multimedia Lab change each semester, based on course demands. Please contact the Granoff Center for more information.|
Painting is taught in a 3244 sq. ft. studio located on the 5th floor of List. The front of the space is an open critique area, backed by storage racks, sinks, and a miter saw. The room is lit from above by two large north facing sky lights flooding the room with natural light. Students enrolled in Painting I share a space with one other student and, depending upon enrollment, students in Painting II often have their own studio space. Several spaces are dedicated each year as individual spaces for Honors' students. Each student taking a painting class is given a storage cabinet outfitted with a glass topped paint palette.
The black and white/analog Photography Studio is 1006 sq. ft. and located in room 323 on the 3rd floor of List Art. It consists of a dark room, a film‐loading room, and a larger main space for presentations, critiques, and discussions. The Photography Studio is scheduled for renovations in the summer of 2013. It currently has stations for ten students, lockable flat files for the storage of student supplies and paper and one studio space for an Honors' student.
Digital photography is taught in one of the two MMLs described above with a dedicated digital print lab, located in List 317. The digital print lab is equipped with five computers and multiple small and large format, color, ink jet printers that support the production work of students enrolled in digital photography classes or independent study in digital photography.
The printmaking facility is located on the 3rd floor of List, adjacent to the photography and digital printing facilities, making it an ideal location for collaboration and integration of digital methods into traditional printmaking. The printmaking facility is 2412 sq. ft. and contains three lithography presses and about thirty stones, two large etching presses, three vacuum table spaces for silkscreen printing, and a large amount of table work space. Along one end, large sinks accommodate stone graining and silkscreen cleaning. Walled off from the large room is a small space that is used as a studio for Honors' student(s) or Visiting Artists.
The principle sculpture studio is a 4032 sq. ft. space in the basement of List Art. The studio is available to students enrolled in sculpture courses or by permission from an instructor. The studio includes areas for basic woodworking, metalworking, and plaster casting, as well as a common work area with three workbenches and a class area with eighteen workbenches. The studio also includes a tool room, with basic hand and power tools, and a dual‐purpose critique‐gallery space. Adjacent to this main teaching and work area, there are six individual studios (totaling 800 ft2) for honors students and independent studies. Another large room (also 800 ft2 and adjacent to the main area) is used as a staging area for larger 3D work and for staging student installations.
An ancillary space known as the Tockwotton Studio (established in 2003 by Professor Richard Fishman to house The Elm Tree Project) is situated in a large, renovated warehouse approximately 1 mile the main campus. This studio offers a wood shop with a full complement of woodworking machinery, including a jointer, planer, drill press, band saws, horizontal mortiser, tablesaw, router table and belt sander. It also houses sixteen workbenches, with additional space for larger‐scale projects, installation, critique, and exhibition. Tockwotton is accessible to students are via the VA Department van or by using Brown's SafeRide transportation system.
Walter Feldman Book Arts Studio
The Walter Feldman Book Arts Studio is a unique space dedicated to keeping the book arts alive at Brown. Students learn the basics of typography, book design, and book‐binding. The 1278 sq. ft. Book Arts Studio is fully equipped as a conjoined letterpress printing studio and book bindery. The printing studio has two Vandercook Proof Presses, metal type in text and display sizes, and the necessary tools for making and printing photopolymer plates. A fully‐functional and spacious bindery is adjacent to the printing studio and includes paper‐making capability. The Book Arts Studio is closed for the 2013-2014 academic year due to the renovations of the John H. Library.
List Art houses several spaces dedicated to student exhibitions. The first floor gallery space, adjacent to the main lobby, is suitable for 2d and 3d work. The second floor of List Art houses three distinct spaces; a small, windowless room that is ideally suited for multi media installations, a corridor gallery that accomodates both 2D and 3D work and a video monitor is permanently installed in the elevator lobby on the second floor allowing for the presentation of work in single‐channel video.
Digital and analog still and video cameras, lighting kits and sound recording devices are available to Visual Art concentrators and students taking select Visual Art courses at our equipment libary located in List Art in room 515. Hours for equipment check-out vary from semester to semester email Visa-Equipment@brown.edu.