The Department of Art and Design is located in Serena Hall and the River Campus. Studios and classroom spaces are also located at Catapult Creative House on Broadway.
Southeast's Department of Art and Design offers an impressive array of art facilities and studios. Art studios are open until midnight daily to provide creative flexibility. Late passes are available for students working after hours.
Located in the Dobbins Center at the River Campus. This spacious classroom is equipped with state of the art Macintosh computers, digitial projector with Air Play technology, multiple two and three dimensional media and equipment, spray booth, drying racks, storage lockers, and educational resources.
The Sculpture Area consists of a metal shop, wood shop, mixed media studio, in use
gallery, and upper level sculpture student studios. The metal shop is equipped with
arc and MIG welders, plasma cutter, oxy-acetylene torch, chop saw, hydraulic shear,
swivel bending machine, slip roll, sand blasting cabinet, and hand tools. The wood
shop is equipped with table saw, miter saw, band saw, panel saw, stationary sanders,
drill press, drum sander, jointer, lathe, and hand tools. The mixed media studio is
used for processes less machine intensive, such as found object manipulation, multimedia
installation, digital image and sound projection, and performance.
Studio spaces are available for upper-level sculpture students and migration between studios is strongly encouraged. The Sculpture Area at Southeast Missouri State University is invested in the education of inquisitive, explorative students who are collaborators within in the larger world of cultural expression and global existence.
Located across the street from main campus at 835 Broadway Blvd, Suite 100. To insure
the safety of Southeast students, access to the Ceramics Studio is limited to enrolled
students only with a key card. The Ceramics Studio is equipped with 15 electric pottery
wheels, a slab roller, three electric kilns, a large gas kiln, a fully stocked glaze
room, a ball mill, a large spray booth, and a pug mill.
The computer studio services classes in the Graphic Design/Illustration and Digital
Art specializations. It is equipped with twenty-one 27-inch iMac computer stations.
Each workstation is outfitted with the complete Adobe Creative Suite, Epson Perfection
V750, and a Wacom tablet. Students have access to a large format Epson scanner, color
laser printers, Canon EOS 70D cameras with multiple lenses, Canon Rebel Digital cameras,
a Canon Speedlite 550EX flash, tripods, iPads, a ZOOM H4n Handy Recorder microphone,
and studio lighting equipment.
Equipped for bookmaking and off-loom construction.
Is equipped for painting, featuring high ceilings, windows, storage space for student
work, a state-of-the-art studio lighting system and in-studio Macs.
The printmaking studio is equipped for relief, intaglio, lithography and screenprinting, as well as a variety of mixed-media applications. For relief and intaglio printing, we have a Charles Brand relief/etching press a 44” x 22” bed and a Takach relief/etching with a 60” x 42” bed and an optional lithography head. An etching tank approximately 25” in length and 21” deep is set up for etching copper plates with Ferric Chloride. For lithography, the studio houses a Takach Litho press with a 45” x 25.25” bed, a Big Joe Hydraulic Lift, and over 15 lithography stones ranging up to 26” x 20”. There are portable screen-printing stations, and our darkroom contains the ability to expose screens and various types of plates with an Olix Light Integrator Exposure unit with an approximately 40” x 27” exposure area and a NuArc Exposure system with a 24” x 20” exposure area for various types of photosensitive plates.
Equipped for design and color studies.
Is equipped for basic, intermediate, and advanced drawing, with a state-of-the-art
lighting system, generous display/critique boards, high ceilings, and storage space
for student work and supplies.
houses a permanent collection of art and artifacts featuring the Beckwith Collection
of Native American pottery, the Blum Collection of Southwestern arts and crafts, and
the Missouri Mills watercolor collection. The gallery presents special exhibitions
on a monthly basis, including the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, and other
exhibitions of regional, national, and international importance.
Is host to monthly exhibitions from regional artists, student exhibitions, and faculty
Catapult cultivates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship by connecting interdisciplinary
teams of students, faculty and practitioners in a rich array of courses, collborative
projects and competitions, and a commercial learning laboratory that immerses students
into the creative entrepreneurship process.
The River Campus Art Gallery provides the University and Southeast Missouri a venue
for relevant contemporary art. The Gallery seeks to promote creative experimentation,
academic dialogue, and cultural enrichment to the campus and local communities through
exhibitions of emerging and established artists. The Gallery is dedicated to serving
these communities by offering diverse exhibition programs focusing on current issues
and practices in the visual arts in tandem with an educational program of artists'
lectures, gallery talks, student and faculty display opportunities, and outreach.
All exhibitions, lectures, and events are free and open to the public. Visitor parking is ample in front of the Cultural Arts Center. The River Campus, Seminary Building and River Campus Art Gallery are handicapped accessible.
Students need a key card to be in the facility after hours. If a student has purchased a key card for the semester, they have the right to be in the facility 24/7, including holidays during the semester. Rooms without keycard access are monitored by other means. You will need to check when these classrooms are available. Be sure to carry your Student Indentification Red Hawk Card everywhere on Campus.
Doors are not to be propped open. Propping doors gives access to people we don't want in your workspace and who could pose a threat to your safety. Have your friend call your cell phone to let them in. Do not work alone late at night, or in a room in which equipment could pose a safety issue. It is OK to bring a friend, be sure they also have something to do, thus creating less distraction to your work.
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