The Sculpture Area is composed of three main facilities: a wood shop, a metal shop and welding area, and a plaster/mold-making room. These indoor work spaces are integrated with a multi-use all weather outdoor sculpture yard.
The woodshop is equipped with a 14 in. Sawstop Table Saw, 20 in. Bandsaw, Two 14 in. Bandsaws, Radial Arm Saw, Compound-Mitre Saw, Chopsaws, Router Table, Sabre Saw, Belt/Disc Sander, Oscillating Spindle Sander, 2 Drill Presses and a 42 in. Roundtower Milling Machine. Most of our equipment is connected to an extensive dust collection system.
A wide range of pnuematic, power, and hand tools are available for student use in the Sculpture Area, and can be checked out on a limited basis.
Welding equipment includes two ARC Welders, three MIG Welders, two Spot Welders, Oxy-Acetyline Rigs, a Plasma Cutter, and a portable Welder/ Generator. The welding area uses a sophisticated Platen table with multiple points for clamping and rigging as well as a Dual-Arm Smoke Collector.
The Metalshop also includes a 40 ton Hydraulic Shear/Punch, Cold Cut Metal Saw, 6 foot brake, 4 foot box brake, 16 gauge metal shear, and a Rotex Turret-type Punch.
The Plaster/Moldmaking room is a flexible space for plaster, latex and other moldmaking. The room provides students access to four large sinks and a full bathroom with a shower.
The all-weather Sculpture Yard is partially covered by a 25 foot high, 3,000 square foot steel roof. The yard is well lit for evening use. Portable equipment includes 10 ft. and 20 ft. Gantry Cranes, 12 ft. and 14 ft. Scaffolding Systems, an 800 lb. capacity Engine Hoist and a 4200 lb. capacity propane-powered Forklift.