Studio Space & Technology
Cedar Crest offers a vibrant art program in the Lehigh Valley, in terms of a strong commitment from the faculty and a strong presence of materials and studio space to support a wide array of media. Our studio space includes:
- A large ceramics studio with outdoor kilns
- A painting studio with a full-length skylight for natural, indirect light
- A drawing and design studio with model and still-life stands
- A large sculpture studio and shop
- Two complete metalsmithing facilities with independent work stations and foundry capabilities
- A well-equipped printmaking studio with a large Charles Brand press for monotype and intaglio work, as well as bookbinding and book arts facilities
- Papermaking studio equipped with a Hollander Beater, hydraulic press and Reina drying box
Senior Studio Space
To foster student independence and creative exploration, individual private studios are available for advanced art majors.
The Cedar Crest art department is also embracing technological innovations that aid in creating compelling images and studying great works of art. Two ways in which technology supports art majors and minors include:
Media Convergence Lab. This computer resource center includes high-end hardware and software, placing in the student's hands the most recent programs for digital image creation and manipulation.
The campus Internet connection. Through the Web, students are able to connect to works of art in major museums throughout the world, to the growing number of artworks creating specifically for the Web, and to the rapidly expanding resources in the field of art history. Many courses in the art department make use of the art resources readily available on the Internet.