The CC Art Department’s 3D Arts facility consists of a 2000 square foot workshop and 1300 square foot classroom space for sculpture, design, and related study.
The facility is maintained by a full time staff member, the 3D Arts Supervisor, who also serves as technical advisor, assisting classes and individual art students. Due to its extensive usage supporting the studio art program, use of the 3D Arts facility is limited to the Colorado College Art Department’s studio art classes, senior year art studio majors, and art department faculty engaged in academic work. Student use of the workshop’s machinery and certain tools is also limited to hours when the supervisor is monitoring the space, generally from 9 am – noon and 1 – 5 pm, weekdays, during the regular school year. Over the summer months and winter break, the facility is closed to students.
The 3D Arts workshop has discrete areas for working in wood, metals, plaster, clay and other materials, a slide presentation room, tool room, supervisor’s office, and private studio for the resident sculpture faculty member. Senior year art studio majors use the workshop for preparing elements for their thesis shows. Students taking painting and printmaking classes access the workshop to build stretchers, panels, and frames, cut zinc plates, make book covers, etc.
Adjacent to and augmenting 3D Arts is the Johnson Building, which has three studios for senior year studio art majors typically working in sculptural media, and a studio for visiting artists.