The 23,000-square-foot Concordia Art Center provides instructional studio space, exhibition galleries and art faculty offices, with additional studio and classroom spaces in other parts of campus. Students
Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of techniques and firing methods in clay art. The 2,500 square foot studio includes wheels and extruders and many types of kilns to allow students to experiment with a variety of firing methods, including gas-fired, electric, raku and wood. Students can experience low temperature clays all the way up to porcelain.
The Art department offers several types of design courses, each taught in studios most appropriate to the discipline. Because all full-time traditional students are issued laptop computers, students can accomplish digital design work anywhere on campus. In addition to their laptops, design students have access to design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.), scanners and a variety of printers, including large format HP and Epson printers.
The drawing studio is an intimate space dedicated to providing a space for students to concentrate on the skill of drawing. All levels are taught in the drawing studio, including a figure drawing class in which students work from a live model.
Within the painting studio, each student creates a personalized zone for themselves for the term to remove distractions and allow them focus on the creation of art through painting. Photos and prints of favorite art styles are ever-changing on the walls of the painting studio to spur creativity and inspiration.
The photography studio was designed to be completely accessible and functional for students, to support some of the Art department’s most popular classes. As part of their coursework, students have access to a dark room to develop their photos and work with fellow students.
The printmaking studio supports a wide range of applications. The Intaglio class explores etching, drypoint, aquatint and photo applications. Screen printing students work with hand-made and photographic stencils. The Relief Print class covers woodcut, linocut and monoprints. Students also explore new and experimental techniques, including digital applications and non-toxic approaches. Studio equipment includes a 6’x3’ Praga etching press, vertical ferric chloride etching bath, plate and screen exposure units and large format digital printer.
The sculpture studio supports woodworking, plaster, assemblage and other sculptural media, allowing students to explore a wide range of expressive materials.