/ Art and Art History Department

Facilities and Studios

The art department works out of the De Pree Art Center & Gallery, more commonly known as De Pree.

De Pree Art Center

275 Columbia Avenue Holland, MI 49423

Renovated from a furniture factory, The De Pree Art Center and Gallery is where modern amenities meet historical craftsmanship. De Pree plays host to six art shows throughout the year and has gained national prestige for its multicultural exhibitions. It also features studios outfitted to teach drawing, photography, ceramics, painting and more. Learn more.

Studios & Facilities

Sculpture Studio 3,360 square feet

Sculpture Studio

Woodworking

  • Tablesaw
  • Bandsaw
  • Scroll saw
  • Drum sander
  • Belt and disc sander
  • Radial arm saw
  • Various hand tools

Metal Working

  • Metal Foundry (housed within the ceramics studio)
  • Drill press
  • Metal shear
  • Metal brake
  • Metal roller
  • Horizontal bandsaw
  • MIG
  • TIG
  • Plasma cutter
  • Oxy acetylene torch
  • Grinder and polishing hheels
  • Hand tools

Miscellaneous

  • Spray booth
  • Sandblasting cabinet
  • Wax working area
  • Sewing machines
  • Storage cubicles for student work

Ceramics Studio 3,200 square feet

Ceramics Studio

  • 22 wheels
  • Three Skutt electric wheels
  • 12 Brent CXC electric wheels
  • Seven kick-style wheels
  • Slab press
  • Pugger
  • Glazing spray booth
  • Small Skutt electric kiln – 240 volt, 48 amp, 1 phase, 11520 watts
  • Medium Skutt electric kiln – 240 volt, 72 amp, 1 phase, 17300 watts
  • Geil natural gas kiln Model DLB-24

Mold Making

  • Designated Plaster room
  • Mixers

Senior Studio Space/Advanced Painting Studio 2,058 square feet

Senior Studio Space

  • Skylights and track lighting
  • Nine individual studio spaces
  • 400 square-foot group critique space
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Basic Painting Studio 1,308 square feet

Basic Painting Studio

  • South-facing studio natural and track lighting
  • Hardwood floors with tall ceilings
  • A Mac-adaptable projector and screen.
  • James Howard stainless steel easels in two sizes:
    93" (can accommodate paintings from 4–81" tall)
    74" (can accommodate paintings from 4-61" inches tall)

Drawing Studio 810 square feet

Drawing Studio

  • 25 drawing horses
  • 13 drafting tables
  • Misc still life supplies including two ¾ scale plaster figures
  • Skeleton
  • Skylights and track lighting
  • Storage racks for student work

Photography Studio 2,609 square feet

Photography Studio

Lighting Studio

2,000 square feet (40' x 50')

  • Eight studio strobe lamps
  • Two soft-box fixtures
  • Eight flash triggers and flashes

Basic Photography Darkroom

  • 10 Saunders Enlargers

Advanced Large Format Darkroom

  •  Six 4" x 5" Omega Enlargers

Large format cameras

  • Three monorail 4" x 5" lomography panoramic cameras
  •  4" x 5" pinhole camera

Printmaking Studio 1,230 square feet

Printmaking Studio

Two presses

  • American French Tool Press (new)
    36" x 60" press bed
  • Charles Brand Press
    26" x 48" press bed

Etching Room

  • Well ventilated
  • Ground applying counter
  • Vertical and large flat acid trays

Sinks

  • Two large washout sinks
  • One large paper soaking sink

Studio

  • 36" x 36" Soy Solvent washing tank with large ventilation hood
  • 40 cubbies for student storage
  • Flat files for work and paper storage
  • Three 4' x 8' working tables
  • Hydraulic Aquatint box
  • Drying racks for prints
  • Four large inking stations
  • Two hot plates:
    36" x 24" for Soft ground and Aquatint
    12" x 18" for inking

Mac Lab 2,016 square feet

Mac Lab

  • 15 stations with creative suite
  • Large-format photo-quality printer
  • 4' x 8' cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • 3' x 4' spray booth
  • Black & white laser printer
  • 24" Epson SureColor P7000
  • Large guillotine cutter for cutting stacks or trimming books
  • Two Sindoh 3DWOX 3D printers
  • Formlabs Form 2 3D printer
  • Two Epson Perfection V600 flatbed scanners