Facilities/Print Media and Photography
Printmaking and photography studios are located on the third floor of The Center for the Visual Arts. The complex consists of approximately 5,000 square feet of studio space, with separate facilities for lithography and serigraphy, as well as a large main shop area (1,850 square feet) for intaglio and relief printing. In addition, the department maintains a graduate studio area and a darkroom with an 18” x 24” copy camera. Students can explore traditional and experimental photography in the state-of-the-art darkroom for processing black-and-white film and develop print matrices at the school’s digital fabrication lab, the ARTech Studio. The darkroom/wet lab is one of the few remaining in the area and the only one available on Kent campus.
Three lithography presses (34” x 54”; 26” x 38”; and 24” x 40”), four etching presses (28” x 60”; 28” x 48”; 18” x 30” and 44” x 84”), a small hydraulic press and a one-arm vacuum printing unit (36”x 48”) for serigraphy are housed in the department. Lithography stones, large rollers for intaglio and a 24” x 36” dry-mount press for lamination, electrostatic heat transfers, etc., are also available in the studios.