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Miller Fine Arts Center

Creative art spaces and available equipment

Student creating a ceramic piece of a fish

Ceramics studio

The ceramics studio houses power and kick wheels, clay mixers, a clay extruder and a slab roller. Firing facilities include three electric kilns and two large gas-fired kilns. There are also experimental test kilns and a raku kiln facility. A well-equipped glaze mixing area provides experience in glaze testing and calculation.

students building a dimensional wood structure

3-dimensional design and sculpture studio

The shop is designed for multi-purpose experiences in a wide variety of materials. It includes equipment to fabricate shapes with various molding materials such as plaster, concrete and clay. We have oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding, plasma torch and metal fabricating tools for metalwork. Power tools for woodworking include drill press, table saw, miter saw, among other power and hand tools. This well-ventilated studio is also equipped with a spray booth. 

Professor Kahlil Pedizisai working with a student on a camera


The art department has facilities for both digital and black and white film photography. In our darkroom students have access to 5 Beseler 45MX enlargers with the capacity to work with 35mm, 120 and 4x5 film formats. For print finishing, there is a matt cutter, retouching supplies and a 16x20 dry-mount press. Digital photography has a full media lab and DSLR cameras. The photography area also has studio strobes, tripods and a variety of other equipment.

a student drawing art on a drawing tablet

Digital art

The art media lab has 13 Mac workstations with access to Adobe Creative Cloud and two Epson scanners. The clean room has a larger format Epson SureColor P9000 printer, a Glowforge Pro and a die cutter.

students drawing on easels sitting in a circle with Professor Serhat Tanyolacar

Painting and drawing

In the combined drawing and painting studio there are easels, drawing horses, a matting station, two model platforms and lights.

A student's print work project of a colorful handprint


We have a small, well-equipped printmaking lab for lithography and intaglio processes. Equipment includes two presses, one Dickerson Conversion press, a motor-driven Ettan hot plate, drying racks, curation station, grinding rack and sink, and a fine collection of Bavarian limestones.