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Our Building

Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)

All of the School of Art's classrooms and studios are located under one roof in the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.), which had its grand opening in 2016.  Students studying studio art have access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools in every discipline's studio spaces, including ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, sculpture and expanded media, print media and photography, and textiles. Art education majors get hands-on experience in multiple, well-equipped classrooms where they develop and teach lessons. Art history students learn in several classroom locations, ranging in size from large lecture halls to more intimate classrooms settings. CVA also includes multiple gallery spaces, an open-storage art collection facility, a digital fabrication studio, a visual resource center, a digital photography studio, a darkroom for developing black-and-white film, a Mac computer lab, and a wood shop for school-wide use. Check out our facilities page for more information.

School of Art Collection and Galleries

Gallery spaces are located throughout the Center for the Visual Arts, including the main CVA Gallery, which hosts several gallery exhibitions per semester.  Student galleries are available to reserve throughout the year. The School of Art Collection's open storage facility contains over 4,500 art objects that are available for to students to study.  They have the opportunity to get up close and even handle the objects under supervision. More information is available on the School of Art Collection and Galleries website.

ARTech Studio

The ARTech Studio is a lab that makes new tech equipment available for school-wide student use, allowing students to incorporate traditional art practices with technology. Studio equipment includes a laser cutter, 3D printer, stencil cutter and digital router with more to come!  ARTech Studio is located on the lower level of the Center for the Visual Arts (041 and 043). 

ARTshop

The ARTshop is a student-run retail shop where students can sell their work while refining their entrepreneurial skills.  Located in room 257 at the Center for the Visual Arts, patrons can browse and purchase student-made works in glass, ceramics, jewelry/metals/enameling, textiles, paintings and print.  The goal of the ARTshop is to act as a laboratory for introducing ideas about arts entrepreneurship to students. All art majors are encouraged to sell their work in the ARTshop.  Gift items such as jewelry, scarves, mugs, glasses, vases, home decor, prints and paintings are available year-round.