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Visual Arts Building, Studios, and Technology Resources

The Visual Art Building of the Kennesaw campus has 32,000-square-feet of state-of-the-art studio and classroom space. Each description of the programs of art and design study lists equipment available for students in the classroom studios . Students have common access to an open Mac computer lab and a student work area which has a small light studio for photographing artwork. The building's central atrium hallways are illuminated with natural light and displays student artwork.

BUILDING STUDIOS HOURS

FALL 2017 (Aug. 14 - Dec. 11)

Monday - Thursday
7:45 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday
7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
(Beginning Aug. 19)
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

24/7 Access begins Tues. Sept. 5

Download 24/7 Access Application Form

    1. Print out application form and fill out completely.  There is no need for a faculty sponsor to sign it.
    2. Scan this fully-completed form and e-mail to jdziejow@kennesaw.edu or bring to office 223-B. 
      If no one is in this office please slide under the door.  Do not leave forms at the Main Office!
    3. After this application has been approved (1-2 business days) instructions will be e-mailed to you about how to submit and pay for a background check.  The cost for the background check is $22.00 (Cash Only). 
    4. Applicants will be notified of whether or not they have passed the background check 5-10 days after submitting the form.

STUDIO TECHS

Chris Dziejowski (VA223B)
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Page Burch (VA221)
Monday - Wednesday 
2 p.m. - 11 p.m
Thursday - Friday
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tools / Safety Manual

VARC/LAB TECH

Shane McDonald
Hours vary.  Please contact to make an appointment.

Office Telephone: (470) 578-6557
smcdona4@kennesaw.edu

Visitors to campus: We recommend that you make an appointment so we can possibly give you a tour of the studios.

students work in the visual arts open Mac lab

Open Mac Computer Lab (VA 224) 

Telephone: (470) 578-5171

AVAILABILITY: The Open Mac Computer Lab is open to all students at KSU and is supported by UITS and the School of Art and Design. The lab houses equipment for student printing and reference materials including video DVDs and books. Student assistants are trained to help students with peripheral equipment, printing, and some basic functionality of the various Adobe Suite programs available on each computer.

EQUIPMENT:

iMac Computers: Each of the 20 computers has 16GB of RAM and an SD card reader. Any camcorder connections should be USB ready. (Firewire ports are not available.) There are a limited supply of headphones are available for checkout and use within the room. 
Scanners: There are 10 letter-size Epson V500 flatbed scanners and one Epson V700 scanner. All have back-lighting adapters for scanning slides, negatives, and transparencies. An Epson high-quality 12 x 18 in. scanner is available by request.
Wacom Cintiqs: There are two 22HD Cintiqs available for art students.  Wacom pens may be checked-out at the reception desk.
Silhouette Cameo: This plotter cutter can make intricate stencil cuts in paper and other thin materials from your black/white (not grayscale) images up to 11.5 sq. in.

LIBRARY: Video DVDs on art-related topics and the latest issues of some of the most popular visual arts and design magazines are also available for use within the room. 

SOFTWARE: In addition to Macintosh versions of Microsoft Office, the lab computers are loaded with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver) as well as 3D imaging software such as Maya and Mudbox.

PRINTING: The room has both color and black/white laser Ricoh printing capability as well as Epson wide-format fine art professional digital inkjet printing.

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  • Know when the printers are available by clicking the calendar link below:

    Epson Print Calendar
  • Ricoh Toner-based Laser Printers

    • (Using KSU ID Card's KCash) Black & White: 10¢, Color: 50¢

    Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 4880 Ink-based Printers (Cash Only)

    • "Ink cover charge" per file on 4800 and 4880: $2.50
      (Any size print up to 17 x 22 in.)
    • Covers the computer file handling time and ink. If you bring your own paper/substrate media, this is the only charge for sending your file to print.

    Media Prices for Epson Printing

    • 13 x 19 in. Single-ply Presentation Matte $ .50 / sheet
    • 17 x 22 in. Single-ply Presentation Matte $1.00 / sheet
    • 17 x 22 in. Triple-ply Enhanced Presentation Matte $1.50 / sheet
    • 8.5 x 11 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster & Glossy 50¢ / sheet
    • 13 x 19 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster $2.50 / sheet
    • 17 x 22 in. Breathing Color Vibrant Luster $3 / sheet
    • 17 x 22 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster $3.50 / sheet

    We also have protective plastic sleeves available for your prints:

    • $1 for 18.375 x 24.25 in.
    • 75¢ for 13.375 x 19.25 in.
    • 50¢ for 11.25 x14.125 in.
    • 25¢ for 8.5 in. x 11 in.

    Epson Stylus Pro 9900 wide-format Ink-based Printer (Cash Only)

    • "Ink cover charge" per file on 9900: $5.00 (Any size print up to 44 in. wide x 48 in. long) $2 for each additional linear foot.
    • Covers the computer file handling time and ink. If you bring your own paper/substrate media, this is the only charge for sending your file to print.

    Media Prices for Epson Printing

    • 44 in. Enhanced Matte Paper Roll: $1.75 per linear ft.
    • 44 in. Photo-Luster and Photo-Semi-Matte Paper Roll: $2.50 per linear ft.
    • 44 in. Exhibition Canvas Roll: $3.75 per linear ft.
    • More paper/media choices may be available upon request from KSU employees. Students should ask their professors to have additional media ordered.
  • FALL SCHEDULE 2017

    Aug. 14 - 18, 2017

    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday: noon - 4 p.m.

    August 18 - December 8, 2017

    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Friday: noon - 4 p.m.

    Special Closings: 

    September 4 - closed all day for Labor Day
    October 20 - 26 - closed all week for Thanksgiving Break

    Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday except when posted "Open" on door and on the School of Art and Design Facebook Group. Open 24hrs/day for SOAAD Faculty and Staff. 

    Hours usually change each semester. Please email smcdona4@kennesaw.edu to request additional open hours. Please check above for closings and changes.

    Also visit the Sturgis Library Information Commons Area and Burruss Building Lab in BB475. These computer labs also have iMacs available for student use.

Student Workroom: VA223 is an open student work/study space available when the VA224 Mac Lab is open only.

Cutters and Light Boxes (VA223): Both horizontal and vertical mat cutters are available in the adjacent room, VA223. 

Copywork Photography Studio with Backdrop (VA223): 
Technology Assistant Shane McDonald can help currently-enrolled students get their artwork photographed if any of the following conditions are met:

  • Artwork is 3-dimensional (includes graphic design mock-ups, ceramics, and sculpture)
  • Artwork media is of a glossy reflective nature
  • Artwork is already framed behind reflective glass

Students needing advice on developing their portfolio should make an appointment to speak to a School of Art and Design faculty advisor through Email or a telephone call.  Other specifics about the entrance and upper-level portfolios are given on the Portfolio/Admissions web page. The Mac Lab (VA224) student assistants are happy to instruct digital image preparation techniques for portfolio submission. Additionally, helpful photography tips are on this one-page PDF.

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