Art and Art History

Instructional Resources

Cultural Arts Building RenderingTHE CULTURAL ARTS BUILDING

Completed in September 2006, UNCW's Cultural Arts Building is a 104,830 square foot academic and performance facility, housing three of the university's arts-oriented academic disciplines--Art & Art History, Music and Theatre---in a technologically-advanced environment of the highest performance capability and learning potential.

The Cultural Arts Building includes smart classrooms, lecture halls, a shared computer classroom with discipline-specific equipment, graphic design and printmaking studios, student rehearsal rooms, recording studios, archive rooms, costume and scene shops, and state-of-the-art performance and exhibition spaces.

An opening reception at the Cultural Arts Building Gallery

A reception at the Cultural Arts Building Gallery

The Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts Building

The Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts Bulding is the primary exhibit hall for the Department of Art and Art History. The 700 square foot gallery houses many of the department's student and faculty exhibitions as well as guest exhibits from throughout the country.

Art Gallery hours vary depending on the exhibit. Receptions are typically held on the opening night of each show between 6-8. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for information.

Studio Equipment

The Darkroom The Darkroom

Darkroom facilities include:
• 10 Beseler 23CIII Enlargers
• 1 Beseler 45 Condenser Enlarger
• 2 AlienBees B800 Flash Units
• 2 Interfit 3200K 500 watt Tungsten Heads
• 2 Flashpoint 10" 500 watt Tungsten Flood Lights
• Epson Perfection 1660 Scanner
• Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Printer

The Ceramic Studio

Ceramic Studio facilities include:
• 12 Lockerbie kickwheels with motors
• Glaze making table and vent hood
• Soldner professional clay mixer
• Peter Pugger
• Skutt KM 1027 electric
• Raku Kiln
• 12 cu ft Olsen updraft kiln
• 30 cu ft Alpine updraft kiln
• 30 cu ft Geil downdraft kiln

Two Painting/Drawing Studios & One Dedicated Drawing StudioOne of Two Painting Studios

All three studio have Northern light and adjustable ceiling lighting.
Studio equipment includes:
• drawing art horses
• paint taborets
• heavy-duty easels & seating
• large flat file storage
• dedicated storage room for work in progress

The Printmaking Studio

Printmaking Studio facilities include:
• Takach lithographic press, 33" x 60" bed
• Two Dickerson Combination presses, 27" x 48" bed
• Charles Brand etching press, 24" x 48" bed
• Iron bookbinder's press
• Graining sink for lithographic stones
• Screen washout unit, back lit, 42" x 58"
• Ranar XPO 2848 vacuum screen exposing unit
• Mobile Drying rack, 50 levels of 26" x 35" each
• Levigator, 10" x 1 ½ "
• NuArc 1KS Metal Halide Exposure Unit
• Variable temperature hotplate, 24" x 36 "

The Computer Classroom

The Computer Classroom equipment includes:
• 16 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 27-inch Computers
• Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Design Premium software
• HP Laserjet 5500 color laser printer
• Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
• Epson Stylus Pro 11880

The Sculpture Studio

The Sculpture Studio equipment includes:
• MIG welder
• Plasma cutter
• Gas forge
• 2-Oxygen/Actylene cutting and welding torches
• Sheet metal shear, brake, roller
• Metal chop saw
• Vertical band saw
• Miter saw
• Belt sander
• Table saw
• Drill press
• Stationary grinder