The Art, Architecture + Design department has a wealth of facilities ranging from art studios to CADD laboratories to a world–class art collection.
Art Studios and Photo Darkrooms
The Studio and Fine Arts Programs have three large light filled spaces that are dedicated to teaching foundation courses in the studio arts. These rooms are designed to teach a variety of courses such as two dimensional design, color theory, drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. For photography, students have access to two computer arts labs for digital photography and a fully operational wet lab for film based photography.
The Design Studio (W232) is the main room used for the design studio courses. It has a high ceiling, lots of light, ergonomically designed computer stations and an environmentally friendly cork floor. The room is open to architecture, interior design and construction students all the time.
The dedicated CADD Lab is used for all computer aided drafting and design courses. Large format color printers are used for final presentations in the design courses.
Graphic design, web design and digital photography classes are taught in state-of-the-art Mac Labs that run current versions of industry-standard software. The labs are filled with light, have ergonomical seating, and is connected to the internet.
NCC Art Galleries and Art Collection
Norwalk Community College has two art galleries and an art collection that allows the college community to view and experience original artworks in a close and intimate environment. The art galleries and collection use artworks as an everyday part of the educational environment, a teaching tool for art related courses and a means to create a visually stimulating environment. Norwalk Community College’s ongoing commitment to the art galleries and collection demonstrates its recognition that the visual arts are an essential part of a college education.
Art Galleries The NCC Art Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the East Campus, focuses on exhibiting regional and nationally recognized artists. The West Campus Community Gallery, located on the first floor of the West Campus, features exhibitions on local organizations and issues. Each gallery schedules approximately five exhibitions a year, including the Student Art and Architecture Exhibition and High School Art Invitational. During most exhibition openings, which are free and open to the public, the featured artist will present and discuss their work.
The gallery hours are:
Monday–Thursday: 7:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
NCC Art Collection The NCC Art Collection is housed throughout the NCC campus. More than 600 national and internationally known artists can be seen in classrooms, corridors, offices and community spaces throughout the East and West campus buildings. The collection focuses on contemporary art which has been acquired primarily through generous donations and annual allocations from the college.
For further information contact Susan Hardesty, Director of the NCC Art Gallery and Art Collection, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 857-7197.