Core Studio

Core Studio is a dynamic introduction to contemporary studio art and design practices. Core Studio provides a base of knowledge that students will use in all disciplines of art and design; such as the use and discussion of formal elements and principles of design, composition skills, research and ideation methods, material handling, craftsmanship, and visual language. Core Studio is comprised of Surface, Space, and Time Studio courses, all of which involve rigorous hands-on projects and exercises. All 3 courses focus on elements and principles of design, creative thinking, and problem solving.

Surface Studio focuses on 2-dimensional concepts and composition through analog and digital projects. Students focus on visual communication through two-dimensional media and color theory, foundational digital techniques, and traditional material handling.

Space Studio focuses on 3-dimensional space including concepts and techniques like installation, wearable objects, digital fabrication, and wood shop techniques. Students focus on visual communication through three-dimensional media and composition in the built environment, foundational digital techniques, material handling, fabrication, and shop experience.

Time Studio covers time-based media like sound, video, performance, and serial design. Students focus on visual communication through time-based media composition including foundational time-based methods for audio/video production, performance, and social practice.



Analog techniques taught in brightly lit studios and the Art Department Woodshop. Digital techniques taught in well-equipped computer labs.

  • Classroom Mini Lab
  • iMac computers with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 2 Epson inkjet printers
  • Laser printer
  • Large format scanner
  • Vinyl cutter

Computer Labs (Shared with Digital Arts and Industrial Design)

  • iMac computers with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 15 Scanners 3D printers
  • Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema

Art Department Woodshop

  • 18"x18" Vac Former
  • 2 14" Bandsaws
  • 18" Bandsaw
  • Small and Large Drill Presses
  • 24" Vertical Belt Sander
  • Spindle Sander
  • 16" Double Disk Sander
  • 12" Chop Saw
  • Vertical Panel Saw
  • 10" SawStop Table Saw
  • Small and Large Wood Lathes
  • 20" Planer
  • 8" Joiner
  • 5 Jig saws

Digital Fabrication Lab (located in Art Department Woodshop)

  • 24x48in CNC
  • Z-Corp 3D Printer
  • 24x18in Laser Cutter

Additional Classroom equipment

  • Projectors
  • Light tables
  • Matt cutter
  • Paper cutters
  • Hand printing equipment
  • Hand tools
  • 10 Husqvarna Viking, Emerald 118 sewing machines
  • Canon 5D SLR camera
  • Canon 7D SLR camera
  • Lighting and Photographic equipment

Equipment Available for Checkout

  • 30 Zoom H2n Audio Recorders
  • 30 Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Camcorders
  • 15 Canon SX160

Student work gallery