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Open Studios


USEFUL FORMS

Studio staff are available to answer your questions! Email us at [email protected] 

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On Campus Studio Training Request

Locker Request Form

Corcoran Techs Help Form 


ON CAMPUS STUDENTS

Studios are only available during designated open studios. Most studios require training before hand and all require some level of previous experience to access. Studio staff will not teach you completely new processes but are here to provide access to the studios and assist with technical and conceptual asepects of your practice. You may not be in the maker studios during scheduled classtimes. You are responsible for providing your own materials. Consult the open studio calendars to plan when to use each studio. You must be logged in to your GW email to view calendars. For the best viewing experience, select "week" view in each calendar.

End of Year Studio Cleanout Schedule -- this does not include Interior Architecture studios and lockers.

April 30th - All checked out equipment due back. 
May 11th - Shared studio clean out. Includes flat files and storage in shared makerspace studios and classrooms. Lockers also cleaned out by this date, locks returned to checkout or to program administrators.          
May 16 - Personal studios cleaned out and repainted, except for students participating in NEXT, MFA students exhibiting at Gallery 102 over the summer, and continuing graduate students.
May 20 - All students participating in NEXT must have studios cleaned out and repainted and all exhibition work picked up. Graduating MFA students showing in Gallery 102 will be contacted with cleanout dates that coincide with the conclusion of their shows. 

 

all studios are closed for the summer. see you in the fall!


Cardboard

Basic rules and expectations:

  • B156
  • For students currently enrolled in a Form & Materials and Experimental Materiality
  • Masks must be worn at all times

CARDBOARD OPEN STUDIO


Ceramics

Basic rules and expectations:

  • Requires training by studio staff, sign up here
  • Signed studio policy agreement.
  • For students currently enrolled in a ceramics class
  • Masks must be worn at all times

WHEEL/HAND BUILDING OPEN STUDIOS


Darkroom Photography

Basic rules and expectations:

  • For photography and new media students
  • Must be currently enrolled in, have previously taken, a darkroom photography class
  • Tech can check out photography equipment
  • Requires training by studio staff
  • Masks must be worn at all times

DARKROOM OPEN STUDIOS


Digital Photography

Basic rules and expectations:

  • For photography and new media students
  • 2A03 is for small printing and image processing
  • 2A04 Wide format printing is for 44"- 64" photographic printing
  • Lab tech can check out photography equipment 
  • Masks must be worn at all times

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN STUDIOS


Drawing 

Basic rules and expectations:

  • For students currently enrolled, or previously enrolled in a painting course
  • Signed studio policy agreement
  • Cannot be used during classtime
  • Masks must be worn at all times

DRAWING OPEN STUDIOS

 

Lighting Studio (143) and Checkout (B-117)

Basic rules and expectations:

  • Reservation must be made in advance, if no reservation has been made, anyone can walk in for open studio
  • Reserve your appointment at the calendar below
  • You are permitted one 2-hour reservation per day. You may continue working past your allotted time if no one else has reserved the studio or shown up during open lab
  • Strobes ony allowed to be used by students enrolled in, or have previously taken, a studio lighting course
  • Anyone 30 minutes late will forfeit their reservation
  • If you only want to check out lights but not use the studio, you may do so during open studio hours
  • Checkout is open whenever the lighting studio is. Located at B-117
  • You do not need to reserve checkout. Lights can be checked out and returned at checkout even when lighting studio is booked
  • Masks must be worn at all times

LIGHTING STUDIO APPOINTMENT PAGE

CHECKOUT HOURS 


Fabrication Lab

This studio is operating as a service bureau as well as a hands-on open studio for laser cutters and 3D printers

Please submit jobs to https://go.gwu.edu/CSADservice. We will do our best to get everything back to you as soon as we can, but there may be some delays. 

  • Students must receive training
  • A mask must be worn at all times and students must sign in
  • For the service bureau, pick up time is up to four business days 
  • Print and Service Bureau Guide
  • Files must be uploaded using the following form: 

Fab Lab & Print Service Bureau Submission Form

FAB LAB OPEN STUDIOS


Mold Making 

Basic rules and expectations:

  • Requires training by studio staff, sign up here
  • Signed studio policy agreement.
  • For students currently enrolled in foundations, ceramics, or have previously taken a class using this studio
  • Masks must be worn at all times

MOLD MAKING OPEN STUDIOS


Painting

Basic rules and expectations:

  • For students currently enrolled, or previously enrolled in a painting course
  • Signed studio policy agreement
  • Cannot be used during classtime
  • Masks must be worn at all times

PAINTING OPEN STUDIOS


Printmaking

Basic rules and expectations:

  • Requires training by studio staff, sign up here
  • Signed studio policy agreement
  • Previous experience is a requirement
  • Studios are to be used for arts practice only, not for personal posters, t-shirts, etc. 
  • Masks must be worn at all times

PRINTMAKING OPEN STUDIOSRISOGRAPH APPOINTMENT PAGE


Submitting Print Jobs

Need large format ink-jet prints? Have laser jobs and 3D prints to submit to the service bureau?

Submit print jobs on our new web portal:

New web portal for printing


Woodshop

Basic rules and expectations:

  • Requires training by studio staff, sign up here
  • Signed studio policy agreement.
  • Not for personal projects, for sculpture / arts practice use only
  • If you need minimal cuts made studio staff will do this for you and you will not be required to go through training.
    email [email protected] to make arrangements.
  • Masks must be worn at all times

WOODSHOP OPEN STUDIOS


Critique Space - Smith Hall of Art

Basic rules and expectations:

  • No items can be left hanging or in the space
  • Chairs and Tables are not to be removed
  • No painting on walls
  • Pin work up on walls only. Tacks are in the space
  • No art making in this space, for installation and presentation only
  • AV Cart with projector in space
  • Track Lighting
  • 2 hour blocks of time
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Sign up here:

CRITIQUE SPACE APPOINTMENT PAGEVIEW EXISTING RESERVATIONS