Stevens Art Studio at Houghton College with partly cloudy skies.

Art Facilities & Equipment

The spacious, light-filled Stevens Art Studios feature cathedral ceilings in all the studios, as well as huge expanses of glass, which provide bright natural light. The studios also expand into two weather-protected outdoor work and meeting spaces, to increase studio work areas and benefit from natural air circulation.

  • The ceramics and sculpture area features capabilities for firing with electric, gas, and raku techniques, with separate rooms for glazing, clay mixing, and woodworking.
  • The photography area offers both traditional and digital photography. The fully equipped 600sq ft lighting studio allows for video and still photography with a broad range of state-of-the-art lighting equipment. The darkroom is outfitted for both film and alternative processes while the Mac Lab offers large format digital printing.
  • Students working in the drawing, painting, and ceramics studios benefit from the open space and natural light. There are also individual student workspaces available to juniors and seniors.
Students standing at work in the drawing studio

Painting & Drawing Studios

  • Cathedral ceilings with large picture windows
  • Easels and Taborets
  • Drawing Stools and Horses
  • Individual Storage for Student Work and Supplies

Lighting Studio

  • Hot Lights
  • LED Light Panels
  • Wireless Studio Strobes
  • Wireless Portable Strobes
  • Remote Triggers
  • Parabolic & Octagonal Umbrellas
  • Soft Boxes & Beauty Dishes
  • Reflectors, Scrims & Flags
  • 8’ V-Flats
  • Boom Stand
  • C-Stands & Grip Equipment
  • 4’ and 9’ Seamless Backdrops
  • Light Meters
  • Fog Machine
  • Studio Carts with Tethered Capture

Traditional & Alternative Darkroom

  • Film Processing Tanks and Reels
  • B&W Beseler Enlargers
  • 8’ Stainless Steel Sink
  • 24” UV Exposure Box - Alternative Processes


  • Canon DSLRs - Available for Checkout
  • Lenses and tripods
Student at work in the Mac Lab

Mac Lab & Digital Printing

  • Epson 4880 Wide Format Professional Printers
  • Closed Loop Color Calibration System with Print Viewing Booth
  • Mac Computers with Adobe Creative Suite, Capture One Pro, and motion graphics, video and 3D modeling software

Ceramics Studio

  • 50 Cubic ft Cone 10 Natural Gas Reduction Kiln
  • Electric Test Kilns
  • Cone 10 mid-range Oxidation Kilns
  • Soldner Batch Clay Mixer
  • De-airing Pugmill
  • Glaze Blunger
  • Glaze Spray Booth
  • Shimpo Whisper Electric Wheels
  • Brent CXC Electric Wheels
  • Creative Industries Electric Wheels
  • Clay Extruder
  • Slab Roller Table
  • Clay Mixing Room
  • Indoor Kiln Room
  • Glaze Mixing and Preparation Room
  • Plaster Molds and Slip Casting Materials
  • Seasonal wood-firings

Sculpture & Furniture Design Studio

  • 10-inch Sawstop Safety Table Saw
  • 13-inch Planer
  • 6-inch Jointer
  • 10-inch Compound Miter Saw
  • Two 14-inch Bandsaws
  • Floor Model Drill Press
  • Oscillating Spindle Sander
  • Dust Collection System
  • 36-inch Wood Lathe
  • 12-inch Belt Sander
  • Pneumatic and Power Hand Tools
  • Stone and Wood Carving Pneumatic Handsets
  • Spray Booth
  • 6x8ft. Panel Saw
  • Scroll Saw
  • Glass and Ceramic Kiln
  • 3D Print Station with 4 Lulzbot Pro 3D Printers
  • Metalsmithing Table and Jewelry Bench Kits
  • Commercial-grade router

Stevens Lobby Lounge

Custom designed student critique space and lounge with mid-century modern furniture, fireplace, and 28’ lighted metal critique wall with magnets for hanging art work.

Stevens Seminar Room & Thomas Buechner Memorial Art Library

800+ art monographs, catalogs and films from the collection of the late Thomas Buechner