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"The Cellar" is a 1500 square foot state-of-the-art digital imaging facility located on the ground floor of the Digital Arts Research Center. The room is a neutral color space which has been specifically designed to meet international standards for color viewing and evaluation.

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The Foundry is a state of the art facility with an overhead crane, two furnaces, and a burn-out kiln for evacuation of the wax. The kiln space accommodates all the works for a class of 25 students in one firing and offers solid mold investing as well as ceramic shell. It is the last operating... [more]

The metal shop has all tools and machinery necessary to work with a variety of metals, including welding, bending, and cutting. Students enrolled in art courses, with proper training, have access five days a week to this shop when a monitor is present.

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OpenLab facilitates innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative research with science, art, community, design, and engineering at UCSC.

Please visit OpenLab Research Center for more information.

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Three spacious painting studios feature abundant natural and artificial light.  They are used for acrylic, oil and mixed-media painting.  Students enrolled in courses using these spaces have 24-hour access to the studios, seven days a week.

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Spring 2017 SCHEDULE:
Mon, Wed, Friday from 12:45pm - 2:45pm and Tues, Thurs from 10am - 12pm

—The Paper Store has moved! Please find us in our new location around the corner in Baskin Arts room G103.
—Paper Store hours may be adjusted during... [more]

The photo checkout is a resource for photo students to get access to analog film cameras of various formats as well as digital SLRs and other photography accessories.  Camera handling skills are also taught here in a 1:1 student to Staff Resource Associate ratio. NOTE: The photo checkout has... [more]

The Photography area has designated class space for lecture and critiques, as well as a black and white darkroom for processing prints.  The students enrolled in Photo classes have access to the darkroom 7 days a week.  The new, state-of-the-art computer lab in the Digital Arts Research Center... [more]

The Printmedia area contains studio space for lithography, etching, mono printing, wood block printing and digital printmaking. An adjacent archive room is used for preparing prints. Students enrolled in printmedia courses have access to this studio five days a week when a monitor is present.... [more]

The Prototyping Lab consists of an Epilog Legend 36EXT 120 Watt Laser Cutter, Formech Vacuum Former, MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, Tormach PCNC770 CNC Mill, Sherline desktop CNC Mill, Grizzly Manual Mill / Drill Press, Mold Making & Casting Equipment, various hand & power tools,... [more]

Several classrooms are designated sculpture spaces, and are supported by the wood shop and metal shop.  The wood shop contains band saws, table saws, and all wood working tools necessary to support visual arts programs.  

In the metal shop, all tools and machinery necessary to work with a... [more]

The Visual Arts Researcch Lab is an interdisciplinary space for collaborative research with Visual Arts Facutly and Students. 

Use of this space must be approved by Art Department Chair, Jennifer Parker. Please contact her directly to submit a proposal and discuss... [more]

This is a fully functioning wood shop containing band saws, table saws, and all woodworking tools necessary to support visual art programs. Students enrolled in art courses, with proper training, have access five days a week to this shop when a monitor is present.