Facilities

Art Gallery

The Art Department’s gallery space displays work of undergraduates and graduate students, professional artists, and specially curated exhibitions. Approximately 2000 sq. ft. in size, the gallery accommodates two- and three-dimensional art.

Ceramic Design

The facilities include a large open work area with 18 pottery wheels and a slab roller, extruder, and a kiln room with electric kilns. There is a plaster studio where students learn mold-making. Various clay bodies are used for utilitarian, sculptural, and architectural ceramics, with equal emphasis on clay’s multicultural traditions, e.g., Egyptian paste, majolica.

Digital Output Center

Operating under the aegis of Electronic Design & Multimedia and Photography, the Digital Output Center is a service bureau that provides digital printing and equipment check-out services to E.D.M., Photography, and M.F.A. students. The Digital Output Center is a dedicated center and only open to students currently taking E.D.M. or specifically designated photography courses or enrolled in the B.F.A. or M.F.A. programs.

Painting and Drawing

The painting and drawing rooms are equipped with architectural-quality drafting tables and large easels. Each studio has wall space for critiques and large-scale projects. Model platforms, mat cutters, props, and tools for the construction of painting supports are available. The Visual Resources Library maintains a collection of images of student work for reference.

Photography

The photography facilities include a black & white darkroom, a conventional color darkroom, a color processing lab, and an advanced digital lab. Facilities also include shooting studios/classrooms. Equipment includes: Speedotron, Bowens Calumet Travelite, and Interfit flash systems, as well as Smith Victor, Arri and Lowell hot lights, Seconic light meters, Manfrotto and Oben tripods, large-format Omega enlargers, a 30" Colenta processor, and a NuArc mercury exposure unit. Cameras available for student use include: Hasselblad H5D DSLR, Mamiya 7 and RZ medium format systems, Cambo, Chamonix, and Toyo 4x5 field cameras. A five station advanced digital lab is equipped with iMac stations, Imacon Flextight X1 scanners, a Nikon 5000EDLS scanner, Epson XL10000 and, Epson 750 scanners, and Epson 3880 and 4880 printers. The David and Lenore Levy Collection of Contemporary Photography is available for student and faculty study in all areas of the Art Department.

Printmaking

The studio is equipped for the teaching of intaglio, lithography, and relief processes including woodcut and lino-cut, collagraph, carborundum aquatint, water-based silk-screen, photo-printmaking in etching, silkscreen and lithography, and combinations of all the print media. There are two etching, one relief and two lithography presses, a 62" x 62" NuArc plate maker with a deep well blanket, plate cutters, large hot plate, aquatint box, large aluminum bed for lithographic plates, lithographic stones in a full range of sizes, queen-size drying rack, numerous rollers of various durometers and dimensions, hydrobooth and hydroblaster for silk screen, and a large-format printer to facilitate the production of oversized images. The integration of equipment for computer-generated processes with conventional printmaking equipment allows for the full range of printmaking experiences.

Sculpture 

The sculpture studio facility is amply equipped for the creation of traditional and non-traditional three-dimensional art. It accommodates various techniques including wood assemblage, construction, woodcarving, plaster, clay, and stone carving. There is a small efficient area for metal fabrication with metal working tools including mig welders and plasma cutters. The studio also houses a basic wood design shop with a table saw, jointer, surfacing tools, hand tools, and several band saws.

 

Visual Media Lab

Located in the Compton-Goethals building in Room 245A, the Visual Media Lab is a facility that offers digital media resources to students and faculty in the Art Department at CCNY. Fostering community between the labs in the EDM and Photography programs and building on the model of the former slide library, the VML serves as a supplemental facility that provides technology and image resources in a welcoming learning-based setting.  By providing various workshops, the VML offers students and faculty access to tools to work on their class projects and the confidence to apply those tools successfully and creatively.