The Art Studio, located adjacent to the Arts Center (formerly the Technology Center), is a two-studio building where painting and printmaking are taught.
Dowhie Ceramics Center
The Dowhie Ceramics Center is named for Professor Emeritus Lenny Dowhie and his wife Anne Dowhie. The Center opened in 2009, and is a dedicated stand-alone facility for the exploration and creation of pottery and the ceramic arts. The 3,310 sq. ft. facility is well equipped and is connected to a terrace providing outdoor work space and room for a variety of kilns. Through a wall of windows, the Dowhie Ceramics Center offers a stunning view of Reflection Lake and the surrounding wooded area that students enjoy while working on a vast array of objects ranging from traditional pottery to contemporary sculpture.
Equipment in the Dowhie Ceramics Center includes:
Additionally, the nearby Tech Center houses a dedicated lighting studio with equipment for photographing your work. You will be instructed in the safe and effective use of this equipment in your intermediate ceramics courses.
The drawing studios are located in the Tech Center building. There are two classrooms dedicated to drawing and 2D design. As a drawing student, you will have access to the following equipment and facilities to assist you in your course of study:
The Jewelry Studio is one of the studios located in the lower level of the ‘Tech Center’ building. It comprises 625 sq. ft. of space dedicated to Jewelry and Metalsmithing. It is in the process of being fully renovated. Renovations will include an updated ventilation system, as well as improved storage, workstations, and classroom layout. These renovations are scheduled to be complete in March of 2015. As a jewelry student, you can have experiences with design, metal working, soldering, enameling, casting, and assemblage. The following equipment will be available in the Jewelry Studio to facilitate these studies:
Students will also have access to:
The Painting Studio (AS 108) is one of two studios located in the Art Studio building, located between the Arts and Ceramics Centers. It boasts 1933 sq. ft with a 78 sq. ft spray booth and a 77 sq. foot store room all of which are dedicated exclusively to painting. As a painting student, you will work with both oils and acrylics. You will learn and practice various painting techniques including old masters, impasto, hard edge, mixed media, and experimental applications. The following equipment and features are available in the Painting Studio to facilitate these studies:
The Printmaking Studio is one of two media areas located in the ‘Art Studio’ building. This dual-purpose, smart classroom and studio space has over 2200 square feet dedicated exclusively to printmaking processes. As a student in the area, you will learn intaglio, relief, screen-printing, lithography, and montype printing techniques. In addition to hand tools, the following large equipment is available in the Printmaking Studio to enable these studies:
Etching and Relief
The Arts Center (formerly the Technology Center) houses:
The Woodworking Studio is one of the studios located in the lower level of the Tech Center. It boasts over 3000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to woodworking. There is a large common room with ample work space for students. Advanced students share a smaller a workspace in which each student has a personal work area of his or her own. Several woodworking benches are placed in the studio for those interested in traditional hand tools. The Woodworking Studio has a full complement of power and hand tools and a dedicated finishing space. Students in the Woodworking area create an incredibly vast array of objects ranging from traditional furniture to sculpture.
The following equipment is available in the Woodworking Studio:
McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries
The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center, contributes to the education experiences at USI by providing a professional exhibition space to present the work of art majors, alumni, faculty, visiting artists and the University's permanent collection.