Housed in the Shearer Art Building and the Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Transylvania University art students have 24-hour, seven-day access to a variety of art studios, and work and gallery spaces.
DRAWING & DESIGN/Light filled, the drawing and design area hosts multi-level drawing, design, and color classes. Students are free to use ample table surfaces to spread out their work, with flat file storage, sinks, and reference materials near-by.
PRINTMAKING/The art program's newest work space is the printmaker's studio. Students can try a variety of printing methods including etching, monotypes, and plastic prints. Artists are encouraged in their exploration of various media and techniques. Some students are printing on handmade papers; others are using a variety of mark-making devices on their prints. Lexington is home to the Bluegrass Printers Cooperative, so students have free access to local printmakers and exhibitions featuring all-print work.
CERAMICS/The ceramic studio features three electric kilns and a gas-fired reduction kiln, soda vapor kiln and a Raku kiln. With over 2,000 square feet of space, 12 wheels, and well-stocked glazing space, students hand-build, wheel-throw and cast clay projects. Students may exhibit their work in the Susan P. Shearer Student Gallery located in the Shearer Art Building or enter the annual Juried Student Show at Morlan Gallery, located in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center.
PAINTING STUDIO/Housed on two second floor rooms in the Shearer Art Building, the painting studios have ample light, easles, and clean up facilities. There is an adjacent photo studio so students may photograph their works. Located on the basement level of the Mitchell Fine Arts Center, this state-of-the-art technical lab supplies music and art students with digital design and music capabilties.
FINE ARTS TECHNICAL LAB/The "FAT-LAB" as it is known on campus, features ten individual workstations equipped with the hardware and software creative thinkers require for their digital projects. Each comfortable computer station is equipped with a 13”x17” professional Wacom drawing tablet and the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, and Lightroom. Additionally, the computers are loaded with a wide variety of music capture and editing software. The Lab has two sound isolation booths and commercial grade mixing boards.
SCULPTURE STUDIO/Housed in two studio spaces across the hallway from one another, the sculpture lab has a wood studio and a general studio. The wood studio offers a variety of standard wood working machines, including a table saw designed to instantly retract into it's housing when it detects the electrical conductivity of a finger or appendage. The general studio is open and has genrous table space to allowing students the freedom to work on larger three dimensional projects.