Art Program

Program Facilities

The program is housed principally within the 22,000 sq/ft Fine Arts Building.  Facilities include a printmaking studio, photography labs for digital and traditional processes, a papermaking/fiber facility, an anagama kiln, a bronze-casting facility, and three state-of-the-art digital labs.

The Art Program also operates the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, which features student, faculty, and visiting artist exhibitions. Other faculty and student university resources include the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Craft Studio Gallery, and the extensive collections of Ellis Library.


Graphic Design Facilties

Equipment – 2 state of the art Macintosh computer labs that are equipped with 27" iMac Desktop Computers (43 total), Xerox WorkCentre 7885 print/copy/fax (2 total), Canon Pro-1 inkjet printer (2 total), Epson Stylus Pro 4880 & 7900 large format printers, Epson Perfection V300/V700 scanners (6 total), lighting studio with Canon EOS Rebel Digital camera & PBL Softbox light boxes (3 total)

Letterpress Studio – C&P Oldstyle Press (2 total), C&P Pilot press, Craftsman Platen Press, Vandercook Univeral proof press, Craftsman proof press, wood & metal hand-set type (5 cases total), Paper Cutter, Mac G3 Computer, Letterpress quoins/keys/chases and other letterpress ephemera.

Fibers Facilities

David Reina 2 lb. capacity stainless steel beater, Lee Scott McDonald 2 lb capacity fiberglass beater, 1 pound capacity Valley beater, Epson Stylus Pro 9880 48-inch printer, Epson R2880 Stylus 17-inch photo printer, Epson 890 Desk printer, Epson Stylus Pro 4880 printer, 4 Apple IMAC computers,Epson 2400 scanner, 1 Thermafax machine, 8 Janome sewing machines, 1 Baby Lock Surger , 2 embellishing Janome sewing machines, 1 industrial grade sewing machine, 5'X4' wooden print/work table, 7'X4' vacuum table, Lee Scott McDonald hydraulic press, 4 foot capacity custom paper dryer, Hydropulper & tub (2 pound capacity), Washing machine, 45 Carriage house moulds & deckles, 5 Custom mould & deckle for large scale paper (24X36), 1 Janome? Free motion embroidery/quilting machine, 20 IMAC computers loaded with JacqCAD textile design software, 14 Small triangle looms (24 inch?), 1 Large triangle loom, Floor looms:•JP Bexell & Son 4 harness 48 inch floor loom•3 Four harness 40 inch floor looms•2 Four harness 24 inch floor looma, Six 4 harness table looms, 18 inch Mirrix tapestry & bead loom, 20 student grade lap tapestry looms (frames with nails), 18 student tapestry looms with heddle bar & string heddles, 1 ten gallon indigo va, 600 volume Library of fiber books, criticism, history, technique, current journals, Compressor, 2 pulp spraying guns, 6 kitchen blenders, 2 hair dryers, 4 microwaves for dyeing, 6 stand alone vats for sheet formation by hand, 8 smaller plastic vats for sheet formation by hand, Large stainless steel tub for large scale sheet formation (pouring), Large industrial kitchen steamers for casting paper, 1 standard size refrigerator, 2 standard stoves, 2 manual typewriters, 12 styrofoam model heads, 2 squirrel cage yarn winder, 4 warping boards, 2 Janome yarn winders, 2 sets Louet carder; 1 hand cranked carder, 1 reciprocating saw,2 hand drills, 1 hand sander, 1 rolling tool cart, 2 book presses, 15 4ftX4ft dye/print boards, 10 2ftX4ft dye/print boards, 1 7ftX4ft dye/rint board, 35 silkscreen frames, various sizes, 1 dress form, Light box 24X28 inch

Sculpture Facilities

Equipment - 1,000 SF foundry with Speedy Melt 'C' Gas Industrial Melter, sand pit, clay graphite crucibles, ingot molds and various crucible handles and loading tongs, heat reflective coats and gear, 300 SF investment room with mixer, sand boxes and drying racks, Millermatic 35 and Millermatic 212 MIG welders, Hypertherm 65 plasma cutter, Horizontal bandsaw, Abrasive cutoff saw, Lincoln arc welder, TIG welder, 2 Oxy-acetylene rigs, Neycraft furnace, Centrifugal caster, Skat-blast sandblasting cabinet, Blasting tank, building compressed air, Rockwell Drill Press, DeWalt 3/8" drill, 2 Makita 4" angle grinders, DeWalt reciprocating saw. 

Printmaking Facilities

Equipment -  Charles Brand Etching press, Etching press, Litho press, Screen Printing Room with spray booth, Small etching press, Drill press, 40" x 60" 3 axis King Laser Cutter, Gestetner copier

Photography Facilities

Equipment - Digital Lab - 20 Apple IMac computer stations, 5 ink jet printing stations, 3 Epson 4900 printers, 2 Epson 3880 printers, large format (44") Epson 9900 printer, Hasselblad X1 film scanner, 2 Epson V750 wet mount negative scanners, 12 medium format diffusion enlargers, 3 large format condenser enlargers, film developing area, 16" x 20" Fiber and RC printing stations, 7 field 4" x 5" cameras, 5 medium format cameras, 4 Alien Bee studio strobe heads, lowel hot lights with stands and diffusion options.

Foundations Facilities

Equipment - General Machinery spindle sander, 3 DeWalt 14.4v drills, Porter Cable palm sander, DeWalt orbital sander, DeWalt palm sander, 3 Performax scroll saws, Masterforce brad nailer, Bostitch air nailer/stapler, Dewalt Sawzall, Wagner heat gun, Porter Cable heat gun, Dremel rotary tool, Chicago electric rotary tool, 1 Janome and 2 Kenmore sewing machines.  

Wood Shop - Delta belt sander, Makita planer, Delta joiner, SawStop 10" industrial table saw, Rockwell bandsaw, Grizzly 14" bandsaw, Grizzly downdraft table, DeWalt 20" scroll saw, Building compressed air, Baldor grinder, 3 DeWalt 18V drills, Porter Cable fixed base router, Porter Cable router kit, Bosch router kit, 4 DeWalt jigsaws, Power Glide 3/8" corded drill, Makita 3x18" belt sander, Craftsman 4" belt sander, DeWalt 7-1/4" circular saw, Grizzly drill press, Jet Mortise drill, Milwaukee 12" slide miter saw

Painting Facilities

Equipment - Craftsman 10" Radial arm saw, Porter Cable brad gun, Rigid compressor, Rigid 6HP shop vac, Milwaukee circular saw, Senco stapler, Skil jigsaw, DeWalt 18V cordless drill, Porter Cable brad gun, Rigid 3/8"cordless drill, Porter Cable palm sander, Multiple Easels, painting storage, and various lighting equipment

Drawing Facilities

Equipment - Craftsman 10" Radial arm saw, Porter Cable pancake compressor, Porter Cable brad gun, Rigid compressor, Rigid 6HP shop vac, Milwaukee circular saw, Senco stapler, Skil jigsaw, DeWalt 18V cordless drill, Porter Cable brad gun, Rigid 3/8"cordless drill, Porter Cable palm sander, Multiple Easels, painting storage, and various lighting equipment

Ceramics Facilities

Equipment - 2 Skuitt Kilns, 31" Stacking Electric Kiln, 2 AD Alpine Gas Kilns for Salt & Soda Firing, Fredrickson Electric Kiln, Davinci Kiln, Large Oval Kiln, Wood Fired Catenary Kiln, 6' Gas Cart Kiln, Anagama Wood Kiln, Bailey extruder, Peter Pugger, Soldner pug mill, Red clay mixer, Shimpo pug mill, Bailey slab roller

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