Located in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox’s art studios are large, well equipped spaces to which students have twenty-four hour access. Seven thousand feet of painting, drawing, and printmaking studios feature floor to ceiling north-facing windows, overlooking leafy campus scenery.
An additional six thousand feet of ground-floor studios house sculpture and ceramics. Advanced students are provided with semi-private studios, either in CFA or an adjacent building, Auxiliary Gym. Our off-campus facility, the Box, provides exhibit and work space for large, experimental, or installation projects.
Printmaking, Ceramics, and Sculpture
Printmaking facilities include a variety of presses and equipment necessary for intaglio and other print processes. The ceramics studio houses a large gas kiln, ielectric kilns, clay mixing equipment, 12 pottery wheels, and other ceramics supplies. The sculpture studio provides variety of wood and metal working machinery, in addition to a well-stocked inventory of tools and supplies.
Four darkrooms for film based photography are available in the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. The labs feature equipment for developing black and white film and prints. Photographic enlargers are available for 35mm, 120, and 4 x 5 formats.
The Art Department’s off-campus gallery and studio space, the Box, is located in a refurbished industrial building in downtown Galesburg. With fifteen foot ceilings and two-thousand feet of exhibit space, the Box hosts a variety of exhibits and events throughout the year. It also serves as a teaching gallery where students install their work to get experience planning and hanging exhibitions. The Box also provides studio and installation space for large, experimental, or site-specific works.
Round Room Gallery
Located in the Ford Center for Fine Arts, the Round Room Gallery frequently hosts exhibitions of the artwork by students and guest artists.
Art lectures, including student presentations and guest speakers, are held in the Ford Center for Fine Arts' Round Room. The room features a high resolution digital projector and sound equipment. Art History classes are also held in the Round Room.
Blick Art Materials
Galesburg is home to Blick Art Materials and a large retail store where students can buy art supplies at discounted prices. Blick frequently makes generous donations of materials to the Art department and these are passed on to our students. All of this makes Knox an exceptional place for art students to pursue their creative education.