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Ceramics Studio

Ceramics Studio

Drawing and Painting Studio

Drawing and Painting Studio

Printmaking Studio

Printmaking Studio

Sculpture Studio

Sculpture Studio

Supplies and Materials

Shared supplies are available in the studio and are normally included in your tuition. An additional studio fee will be assessed in classes that use a large volume of these supplies or require special materials. You are responsible for bringing other supplies needed for individual work. Please refer to your instructor’s material list for specific materials needed for your class.

Safety Information

A first-aid kit and fire extinguisher are located in the studio. Alcohol is not permitted in the studios. Working in the studios under the influence of alcohol is not permitted. The use of illegal drugs at Spokane Falls Community College is prohibited.

If you wish to use equipment in other studios on campus during your session, you must work with the instructor, studio assistant, and coordinator of that studio to arrange access. They will determine if the desired usage is compatible with their class’s activities and if you are able to work safely and independently with the equipment.

In the Ceramics Studio students will learn all the basic clay forming, decorating and glazing skills as well as learn ceramic terms. They will understand how to build pieces by hand and use the wheel.

Classroom
The classroom is divided up into different areas:

  • Clay Room: This where all they clay is stored in its dry form and mixed for student use
  • Glaze Room: Where we keep all the chemical compounds for glazes that give the colors to our pieces
  • Kiln Room: We have several kilns available to fire student work
  • Work Area: There is a large area where we have wheels and tables set up for students to work as well as several sinks, storage shelves and rolling racks. This area is well lit with lots of natural light so students can see what they are doing when they are working on projects.
  • The maximum class size is 18 students

Students will develop freehand drawing skills as well as skills related to the rendering of form, texture, and line; explore traditional and contemporary approaches to organization of space; the relationships between figure and ground; and investigate a wide variety of mediums. In painting, students will learn to use the tools, pigments and other materials effectively in making unified compositions for watercolor and acrylic paintings through creating a series of assignments using technical exercises and compositional approaches.

Classrooms

Students have individual work spaces to create their art in each studio. In the drawing studios there are large drawing tables with adjustable chairs for students to use. Our painting studio has large, heavy metal easels that can hold large canvases and drawing boards, wooden ponies for students to sit on, adjustable chairs, and a rolling cart. Instructors will set up a variety of still life materials for students to draw or paint and at times bring in live animals for gestural drawing practice. If students are interested, we have a figure drawing class that allow students to practice drawing the human form using nude models. The maximum class size is 18 students.

Students will learn various printmaking methods using relief, intaglio and planographic techniques. The instructor may select from metal, stone, wood and linoleum incorporating monotype, stenciling and stamping approaches to help students develop the necessary knowledge of tools, materials and techniques. In screen printing, students will explore the various stencil-making processes and characteristics of water-based screen printing techniques. Paper stencil, drawing fluid, screen filler and photographic techniques will be used. The equipment used by your class will be determined by your instructor and will be appropriate to the techniques covered in your class.

Classrooms

The main classroom is equipped with a variety of presses, inking slab, a flammables cabinet, sinks, wash station, several worktables and a separate ventilated acid room with hood ventilation. The maximum class size is 15 students.

In the sculpture studio students will learn how to safely handle a variety of tools and equipment while exploring traditional and non-traditional forms of expression by working with different types of mediums such as plaster, wood, wire, metal, etc. utilizing all four basic sculptural processes: additive, subtractive, fabricate and casting. The equipment used by your class will be determined by your instructor and will be appropriate to the techniques covered in your class.

Classrooms

The classroom is divided up into three areas:

  • Main Classroom – This is primarily where lectures are held. There are large work tables, some small storage lockers, flammables and acid cabinet, small jewelry work stations, bench shear, sink, ventilated work area and drill press.
  • The Shop – In this area we have many of our large power tools and wood working machines, scrap wood, sink, and a variety of supplies for student use.
  • Multipurpose Area – There is the plaster area, welding pit, the "cage" where we keep small hand tools and equipment, kiln, abrasive wheel, sinks, and is equipped with a variety of hand tools, work tables and hood ventilation.

The maximum class size is 18 students.