Printmaking Facilities, 209 Talbot

The facilities include the printmaking classroom, two paper-making rooms, a computer lab and a darkroom. Major printmaking equipment includes:

  • 2 Takach etching presses 18”x36” and 30”x60”
  • 1 Charles Brand etching press 22”x 44”
  • 1 Takach 26”x48” litho press (and litho stones up to 18”x 24”)
  • 1 Chandler & Price 8”x 12” letterpress
  • 1 Line-O-Scribe proofing press
  • 1 Kelsey 5-8 model U letterpress
  • 1 NuArc MSP 3140 exposing unit
  • 2 AWT 32”x40” vacuum tables

Papermaking Facilities, 250 Talbot

The paper-making area is also well equipped for basing sheet forming plus various two and three-dimensional techniques. Major equipment includes:

  • 1 Hollander beater
  • 1 30-ton hydraulic press 36”x 36”
  • 1 vacuum table 30”x 60”
  • 1 pulp sprayer
  • 2 Santa Anna Dryers 30”x 40”

Exhibition opportunities.

Students have many opportunities to exhibit their work at Nicholls State University. Each year the Department of Art hosts its Annual Student Exhibition. This exhibition is a juried competition for studio art, graphic design and art history students featuring “outside peer review” which means it is judged by professional artists, designers, and writers from outside the Department of Art and outside the university. Other exhibition opportunities for student include the annual Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity Theme Show, Art Works Fundraiser exhibition, and Senior Capstone Exhibitions. Advanced level students are required to apply for competitive exhibition, conference presentation, and workshop opportunities outside the institution. Graphic design students are also required to have an internship with a graphic design firm in the region.