FACILITIES

The department – dedicated to education, research and service in the visual arts – has long been a national leader. We pioneered glass as a fine art and UW–Madison was the first university to create a glass-blowing laboratory for art students. The printmaking programs are consistently ranked first in the country, the art metals program is currently ranked third and sculpture and fine arts are ranked fifteen according to U.S. News and World Report. The internationally recognized faculty and staff of professional artists, designers and art educators strive to provide an inspiring environment to prepare students for careers in a broad array of creative fields. The department’s graduates hold leadership positions in the visual arts, art/design education, and arts administration in Wisconsin and beyond.

Preview the breadth of our department, which allow students the opportunity to explore an extensive range of art forms and applications, below.

LABS & CLASSROOMS

Mosse Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706

Art Lofts Building
111 N. Frances Street, Madison, WI 53703

Tandem Press, fine arts printmaking studio
1743 Commercial Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Humanities Building

  • 3D Animation
  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Art Education
  • Art Metals
  • Book Arts
  • Digital Print Center
  • Drawing
  • Etching
  • Graphic Design
  • Lithography
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Relief Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Serigraphy
  • Typography
  • Video, Installation & Performance
  • Woodworking and Woodshop
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Studios

Art Lofts

  • Ceramics
  • Digital Photography
  • Glass Lab and Foundry
  • Papermaking
  • Woodshop
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Studios

EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, & TECHNOLOGY

Digital Media & Graphic Design

  • Double screen PCs
  • iMacs integrated single screens
  • Macs with integrated single screens
  • CNC Router with Attached PC workstation
  • Projection System and Flat screen display
  • Mac workstations
  • PC workstations
  • Large format Epson printers
  • Zante laser printer
  • Printrbot 3D printers
  • Epilog Zing Laser Engraver

Book Arts

  • Hot foil stamp machine
  • Vandercook Letterpress

4D

Projectors

  • aaxa P300 Pico projector
  • inFocus medium-sized projector
  • Panasonic VX500 XGA large projector

Camera Equipment

  • Canon EOS 70D
  • GoPro Hero3
  • Tripods
  • Hot light kit
  • TVs and Related Equipment
  • Dynex 32″ flatscreen TV, 16:9, 720 pixels
  • TV Wall Mounts, 37″ – 63″
  • TV Wall Mounts, 56″
  • Sony Trinitron 12″ box TV
  • JVC handheld TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • XBox 360 Kinect
  • Kinect for Windows

Audio/Visual

  • Phillips DVD players
  • Lacie Blu-ray/DVD player
  • Sony Blu-ray player

Additional Equipment:

  • Pansonic VHS recorder
  • Audio Technica condenser mic
  • Brightsign digital signage player
  • Sony Micro HiFi component system (Audiocassette to CD converter)
  • TERK mini-modulator
  • Mackie Micro Series 12-Channel line mixer
  • Blonder Tongue Laboratories Agile Modulator
  • Microtek scanner
  • Logitech stereo speakers
  • JBL speakers

Lithography

  • 30 x 60” bed Charles Brand Litho presses
  • 30 x 60” bed Takach litho press
  • 25 x 48” bed Takach litho press
  • Approx. 26 x 42″ Aluminum plate bases
  • 24” wide x 10.5” dia. Takach rubber rollers
  • 6″ to 8” dia Takach rubber rollers
  • 10 to 16” wide 4” dia. rubber rollers
  • Leather rollers 3 Takach hand brayers
  • small specialty brayers
  • Levigators 12” dia and smaller
  • Air-powered levigator
  • Approx. 30 28 x 38” to 18 x 24″ litho stones
  • Approx. 40 14 x 18” and smaller litho stones
  • NUARC Exposure unit, up to a 26 x 36” plate
  • Paasche Airbrushes with compressors
  • 36 x 96” butcher block tables
  • 20 x 96”butcher block tables
  • Hydraulic lift, 36 x 48 x 60”
  • 38” long Machined straight edges

Woodworking

  • Sawstops
  • Felder Format Sliding Table Saw
  • 12″ Jointer
  • 8″ Delta Jointer
  • Felder Planer
  • Dewalt Planer
  • Cemco Thickness Sander
  • Dewalt Chop Saw
  • General 14″ Bansaw
  • General 20″ Bandsaw
  • Agazzani 20″ Bandsaw
  • Oneway Lathe
  • Drill Presses
  • Horizontal Slot Mortiser
  • Scroll Saw
  • Festool Tools and Accessories (Sanders, Domino, Jigsaw, etc.)

Relief Printing

  • Takach press
  • Charles Brand press
  • Reliance Press

Glass Lab

Hot Shop

  • 700lb Wet Dog Electric Continuous Melt Furnace
  • 400lb Stadelman Free-Standing Casting Tank
  • 20” HUB glory hole
  • 18” HUB glory hole
  • Top-loading annealers
  • Front-loading annealers
  • Color/pick-up boxes
  • Benches
  • Marvers
  • HUB garage + pipe warmer unit
  • Pipe cooler

Neon Lab

  • Vacuum testing and aging station
  • Boro manifold with two gas canister system
  • Hand torches
  • Voltarc Hyde 16” ribbon burners
  • Cross fire burners

Cold Shop

  • 36” Steinert flat wheels
  • Sommer and Maca belt sanders
  • Turner polishing machines
  • Diamond spindle grinder
  • Sandblaster
  • Diamond saw
  • 24” reciprolaps
  • Water-fed drill press
  • Fordham flex-shaft station
  • Rayzist exposure unit

Flameworking

  • Carlisle CC burner
  • Nortel Minor burner
  • Heathway Scientific glass lathe

Ceramics

  • Shimpo wheels
  • Lightning slip mixers
  • 55-gallon slip tanks
  • Industrial downdraft table
  • Industrial air solutions portable air handler
  • Bailey wall mounted extruder systems
  • Jiggering arms and dedicated wheels for plaster milling
  • Horizontal lathe for plaster turning
  • Flex vents for isolated dust extraction
  • Horizontal lathe for plaster turning
  • Flex vents for isolated dust extraction
  • Large work tables on casters
  • Digital scales
  • Stainless steel glaze mixing counters with slot vents
  • 24” Roland vinyl cutter
  • iMac computer with PC operating system
  • Digital projector
  • Soldner mixers
  • Large-scale casting table
  • 40 cu/ft Bailey gas kilns
  • 16 cu/ft Bailey gas kiln
  • 20 cu/ft Frederickson electric kilns
  • 10 cu/ft Round Bailey electric kilns
  • 16 cu/ft Oval Bailey electric kiln
  • Slab rollers
  • Test kilns
  • Mold dry box
  • Laser printer for sepia decals
  • Ball mill

Metals

  • Acetylene and propane torches
  • Annealing booths
  • Band and jig saws
  • Centrifugal and vacuum casting equipment
  • Digital projectors
  • Enameling and electroforming equipment
  • Flex shafts
  • Gas forge
  • Large selection of anvils
  • Hammers and stakes for raising, forming and forging
  • Lathes
  • Milling machines and drill presses
  • Mold making equipment
  • Polishing room
  • Rolling mills
  • Sand blaster
  • Sheet metal working equipment
  • Shears
  • Spray booths
  • Spray etchers
  • Hand tools