Our facilities create an ideal environment for the work of our students and faculty and are accessible to persons with disabilities. The Department of Art is located on the first and second floors of Talbot Hall.
The first floor contains the Ceramics and Sculpture studios. The Ceramics Studio utilizes a newly constructed, covered outdoor kiln pad for the gas kilns. The Sculpture Studio consists of a main studio space, one of the largest covered outdoor foundries and a welding and woodworking shop.
The art office is located upstairs in Talbot 221. It is open year-round (except university holidays), Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art Office is closed from Noon to 1:00 p.m. daily. Students are encouraged to visit the art office for information about academic advising, Department of Art programs, courses and ways to get involved in art-related student activities.
All faculty offices are located upstairs in Talbot Hall. Most faculty members have offices located inside the main art office. Please come to the art office in Talbot Hall 221 if you are looking for a faculty member.
Studios | Labs
The Nicholls Department of Art has 11 studios/labs where students attend class and work on class assignments. Students can easily interact with faculty and peers in the large work spaces provided for them. Most labs have Internet capabilities, storage spaces for upper-level students and up-to-date technology necessary for professional work and creative development. Non-studio classrooms used by the Department of Art utilize state-of-the-art Smart Boards and projector units for student and faculty use.
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Currently, only graphic design students have access to the Graphics Computer Lab in 208 Talbot. The computer labs are staffed by “lab monitors,” students who provide general assistance with programs and problems.
Chauvin Sculpture Garden + Art Studio
In 2002 the Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden was officially opened to the public with the dedication of the new Nicholls State University Art Studio, a gift of Kohler Foundation. The mission of the Chauvin Sculpture Garden + Nicholls State University Art Studio and is to educate the public on the value of Folk Art and its importance in the world of visual arts. The Nicholls State University Art Studio preserves and protects the creative works of Kenny Hill and displays the work of contemporary artists in the 1000 square foot exhibition space. Guided tours of the Sculpture Garden are given on Weekends. For weekend hours of operation please contact Michael G. Williams at 985.493.2500 or the Department of Art office at 985.448.4597.
The Studio also contains a functioning darkroom. Books on the Sculpture Garden, local artwork and other souvenirs are for sale in the Art Studio.