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Art Department Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus


Studios & Labs

Moravian College studios/labs are available for students in art classes to use anytime, day or night when there are no classes scheduled in the room. The photo lab has specific lab hours posted on the door when photo lab assistants are available.

Art Education – Room 007

Art Education - Room 007

Art Education classes take place in Room 007. It has classroom tables with a digital projector and a small table similar to those in elementary classrooms. The room is also set up for hands-on projects, with work tables, sinks, drying shelves, and a variety of craft supplies and equipment.

Printmaking and Visual Foundations – Room 008

Printmaking and Visual Foundations - Room 008

Room 008 use is for classes in Visual Foundations, Printmaking, and some Drawing classes. The room houses 19 drafting tables. Cabinets are available containing a wide variety of material for still-life use. Students use life models in drawing classes; model stands and other equipment are available for models.

Moravian’s printmaking facility enables students to work in a number of printmaking techniques, including drypoint, woodcut, linocut, collagraph, monoprint, solarplate, photo etching with solarplate, and silkscreen.

Printmaking equipment includes presses for various media, UV light boxes, and a complete silkscreen facility including a four-color garment screen printing machine, fabric tables, and an enclosed exposure unit. Papermaking is also briefly introduced in class and is offered in a number of special workshops. Printmaking is taught as a complete semester class as well as a half-unit class, Printmaking and Book Arts. A course in screen printing is also offered.

Ceramics and 3-D – Room 009A

Ceramics and 3-D - Room 009A

Students in the Moravian College Ceramics Lab use stoneware and porcelain to create hand-built and wheel-thrown pieces. Low-firing clays are also used for special projects. The lab holds  4 electric potter's wheels, a kick wheel, and a slab roller. Firing is done in an electric kiln. A wide variety of glazes are available at the glazing station; also, minerals are available for students to use to make glazes from scratch. The ceramics lab is also used for the course Three-Dimensional Design (3-D).

Painting – Room 009

Painting - Room 009

Students taking any painting or drawing classes drawing classes are in Room 009. The painting studio contains all the necessary easels, rolling carts, and lighting equipment.

Student Studios – Second Floor

Student Studio - Second Floor

Students in the courses Advanced Studio Seminar and Senior Projects work in individual or shared studio spaces on their senior thesis projects. Art Club Open Studio Night gives students an opportunity to display their best work in their studios for the entire college community. Prizes awarded to the students.

Graphic and Interactive Design and Media Labs - Hill 309 & South Hall 104

Graphic and Interactive Design and Media Lab - Hill 309

Moravian College has two state-of-the-art computer labs equipped with graphic and interactive design and media, including digital photography and video. Both have the latest computers and software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Other media programs also installed on each computer, such as Sketch, Dreamweaver, Premiere, and AfterEffects. A large font library available for use.

Also included in the labs are several flatbed scanning stations.

Black-and-white printers and 11x17 color printers are available in both labs. A large-format printer, which can print up to 42 inches wide, located in South Hall 104 lab. Lab fees charged to students in graphic and interactive design/new media classes cover initial printing costs, and additional money can be deposited by students into color printing accounts, as needed.

There is also a comparably equipped Macintosh lab in Memorial Hall, Main Campus, to enable students living on Main Campus to work outside of class time without traveling to Hurd (South) Campus.

Photo Lab

Historic Procedures Darkroom

The newly renovated Photo Lab reopened in Spring 2015. It contains two darkrooms: a large darkroom with fourteen enlargers for traditional silver-gelatin processing, and a smaller darkroom dedicated to historic procedures such as tintype, daguerreotype, and other processes.  Various specialized equipment is available, including a vapor light set-up. Dedicated photo student assistants staff the photo lab who set up the lab and assist beginning students. A posted schedule of lab hours is on the door.