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 2018 

  • Monday - Thursday
    7:45am to 11:00pm

  • Friday
    7:45am to 7:00pm

  • Saturday
    8:45am to 7pm

  • Sunday
    11:00am to 7:00pm

  • Monday 12/10 - Last Day of 24/7 Access (8am)

STUDIO TECHS

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

Tools / Safety Manual

VARC/LAB TECH

Shane McDonald
Office Tel: (470) 578-6557
smcdona4@kennesaw.edu

24/7 ACCESS

Monday 12/10 - Last Day of 24/7 Access (8am)

Open/Print 24/7 Access 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. 

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.

  • GENERAL SCHEDULE  2018*

    Present - December 17th, 2018

    Thursday, July 5th: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Friday, July 6th: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Tuesday, July 10th: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Wednesday, July 11th: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Friday, July 13th: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Monday, July 16th: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Tuesday, July 17th: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Wednesday, July 18th: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Thursday, July 19th: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Friday, July 20th: 9 AM - 5 PM

    *Additional times TBA.

    Special Closings: 

    Closed in May, June, and July except by appointment. Leave message at 470-578-6557 with an explanation of your needs with time specifics.

    Closed Sundays 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.

PRINTING

Ricoh Toner-based Laser Printers 

Prices:
Black & White: 10¢
Color: 50¢

Sizes: 
letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
legal (8.5 x 14 inches)
tabloid size (11 x 17 inches)

Lab users may print to other laser-compatible papers through the right-side bypass tray. IMPORTANT: Please make sure the Paper Feed and Printer Features > Paper Type are applied for your paper type and thickness before you send the job.  See the lab attendant if you need help.

Epson Pro Fine Art Printing (ink jet)

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

      Epson Printing Schedule
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  •  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.
    • These are professional fine art printers. They are not recommended for printing double-sided graphic design. There are no refunds for mis-registered prints.
    • Please pay with exact change.

    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.
    • "Ganging" multiple images is encouraged unless the image dimension exceeds 22 inches in the smallest dimension.
    • This is a professional fine art printer.  It is not recommended for printing double-sided graphic design. There are no refunds for mis-registered prints.
    • Please pay with exact change.

    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.

Student Workroom

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

  • Cutters and Light Boxes are available for checkout in VA224.
  • Cameras are available for temporary use in VA Building only (1-hour limit) for KSU students. Checkout in VA224.
  • Both horizontal and vertical mat cutters are available in the adjacent room, VA223. 
  • All work areas must be cleaned-up immediately after use.

Copywork Photography Studio with Backdrop (VA223): 

Currently-enrolled students can get help photographing their artwork 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

Use the form below to request assistance with your portfolio photography (copywork). 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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