Department of Art Creates New Digital Studio Lab for Students
The Department of Art is starting off the 2016-2017 school year by opening a digital studio lab for students. The lab will help students receive a more modern and technological training in their art degrees.
“We are very excited about the lab,” said Department of Art chair Jeff Adams. “Our students will not only receive training in the fine arts but will also have a technological training.”
Students will begin using the studio for projects this semester. Each art medium, including fiber media, painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, have projects that can accomplished in the lab. Art professor Laura Ahola-Young said she plans to use the lab in her studio art classes so students can give their drawings and painting a digital life.
The lab is equipped with 13 new desktop computers dedicated to art and design and technology to support 3-D imaging, scanning and printing using an HP Sprout and a resin printer. Department of Art chair Jeff Adams said the HP Sprout can scan 2-D and 3-D objects into the computer to work on in other programs and projects, including scanning textures to be placed on digital imagery, designing jewelry and scanning in students’ drawings, paintings and fiber art projects to be printed.
The lab is located on the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Building.