Facilities & Equipment

VISA 0100 Studio FoundationsVISA 0100 Studio Foundations
 Drawing and Foundation

Located in List Art, Rooms 225 & 325 are our most heavily used classrooms. At 1490 sq. ft. each space is equipped with digital projectors for visual presentations, drawing tables for up to 22 students and staging for still-life and figure drawing.  In addition to serving as teaching spaces for course offerings, they are periodically used for figure drawing sessions and as presentation spaces for honors students and for visiting artist lectures.

Multimedia Labs

Digital photography and electronic media are supported by Multimedia Labs, multi-computer teaching facilities in which students may engage in a wide variety of disciplines including 3D modeling and animation, filmmaking, electronic music, and hypertext authoring.

Multi Media Lab Hours
List Art MML, room 315 Access to the List Art MML is by card access. Students who have attended an orientation with CIS staff or consultants will be granted card access. The lab is then accessible to non Visual Art students when the building is open and at all times for VA concenrators. Orientations can be scheduled by contacting Andrew_Goodman@brown.edu
Khoo Teck Puat MML, Granoff CAC, N320 The hours for the Khoo Multimedia Lab change each semester, based on course demands. Please contact the Granoff Center for more information.
Leigh Tarentino's Small Paintings ClassLeigh Tarentino's Small Paintings Class


Painting is taught in a 3244 sq. ft. studio located on the 5th floor of List. The front of the space is an open critique area, backed by storage racks, sinks, and a miter saw. The room is lit from above by two large north facing sky lights, flooding the room with natural light. Students enrolled in Painting I share a space with one other student and, depending upon enrollment, students in Painting II often have their own studio space. Several spaces are dedicated each year as individual spaces for Honors' students. Each student taking a painting class is given a storage cabinet outfitted with a glass-topped paint palette.

Black and White DarkroomBlack and White Darkroom


The black and white/analog Photography Studio is 1006 sq. ft. and is located in room 321 on the 3rd floor of List Art. It consists of a darkroom, a film‐loading room, and a larger main space for presentations, critiques, and discussions.  It currently has enlarger stations for fifteen students and lockable flat files for the storage of student supplies and paper.

Digital photography is taught in one of the two MMLs described above with a dedicated digital print lab, located in List 512. The digital print lab is equipped with eleven iMac computers as well as five Epson Stylus Pro inkjet printers, including two 9890s, two 4900s and one 3880 to support the production work of students enrolled in digital photography classes or independent study in digital photography.

Digital Print LabDigital Print LabList Art 512 also holds a lighting studio equipped with green screens, a short-throw projector and multiple lighting kits. Priority for the lighting studio goes to students in either Photo I (b/w) or Photo II (digital). Some training is required and access is by appointment during times when a monitor is present.

Printmaking StudioPrintmaking Studio


The printmaking facility in List 310 is adjacent to the photography and digital printing facilities, making it an ideal location for collaboration and integration of digital methods into traditional printmaking. The printmaking facility is 2412 sq. ft. and contains three lithography presses and about thirty stones, two large etching presses, five vacuum table spaces for silkscreen printing, a dedicated digital print lab with a large format Epson inkjet printer, and a large number of work surfaces. Along one end, large sinks accommodate stone graining and silkscreen cleaning. The digital print lab is a flexible use space which can, depending on curricular demands, act as a studio space for honors student(s) or visiting artist(s).

Sculpture StudioSculpture Studio


The principle sculpture studio is a 4032 sq. ft. space in the basement of List Art. The studio is available to students enrolled in sculpture courses or by permission from an instructor. The studio includes areas for basic woodworking, metalworking, and plaster casting, as well as a common work area with three workbenches and a class area with eighteen workbenches. The studio also includes a tool room, with basic hand and power tools, and a dual‐purpose critique‐gallery space. Adjacent to this main teaching and work area, there are six individual studios (totaling 800 sq. ft.) for honors students and independent studies. Another large room (also 800 sq. ft. and adjacent to the main area) is used as a staging area for larger 3D work and for staging student installations.

Tockwotton Studio

An ancillary space known as the Tockwotton Studio (established in 2003 by Professor Richard Fishman to house The Elm Tree Project) is situated in a large, renovated warehouse approximately 1 mile from the main campus. This studio offers a wood shop with a full complement of woodworking machinery, including a jointer, planer, drill press, band saws, horizontal mortiser, tablesaw, router table and belt sander. It also houses sixteen workbenches, with additional space for larger‐scale projects, installation, critique, and exhibition. Tockwotton is accessible to students via the VA Department van or by using Brown's SafeRide transportation system.

Walter Feldman Book Arts StudioWalter Feldman Book Arts Studio

 Walter Feldman Book Arts Studio

The Walter Feldman Book Arts Studio is a unique space dedicated to keeping the book arts alive at Brown. Students learn the basics of typography, book design, and bookbinding. The 1278 sq. ft. Book Arts Studio is  fully equipped as a conjoined letterpress printing studio and book bindery. The printing studio has two Vandercook Proof Presses, metal type in text and display sizes, and the necessary tools for making and printing photopolymer plates. A fully‐functional and spacious bindery is adjacent to the printing studio and includes paper‐making capability.

Student Galleries

List Art houses several spaces dedicated to student exhibitions. The first floor gallery space, adjacent to the main lobby, is suitable for 2D and 3D work. The second floor of List Art houses three distinct spaces; a small, windowless room that is ideally suited for multi media installations, a corridor gallery that accomodates both 2D and 3D work and a video monitor that is permanently installed in the elevator lobby on the second floor, allowing for the presentation of work in single‐channel video.

Instructional Support

Digital and analog still and video cameras, lighting kits and sound recording devices are available to Visual Art concentrators and students taking select Visual Art courses at our equipment libary located in List Art in room 515. Hours for equipment check-out vary from semester to semester. Email Visa-Equipment@brown.edu for more information.