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June 17-July 26, 2019
Tuition: $3,000
4 undergraduate studio credits

Housed in SVA's state-of-the-art facility, this residency gives traditional sculptors and new media artists an opportunity to experiment with the latest in digital technology in an environment that is conducive to inter-media exploration and critical dialogue. The program is intended for serious artists who work in sculpture and installation, as well as those engaging in digital video, digital sculpture, rapid prototyping, 3D graphics and other new media. 

Our sculpture facilities allow for working with wood, plaster, ceramics, metal, plastics and custom electronics, et al. Those artists whose interests are in digital art can opt to work with high-end digital photography and video. In addition, access to rapid prototyping and laser technologies is available. CNC-related output is dependent on participants' software comprehension for clean model-building and pricing is competitive with industry standards. Integrated computer workstations allow artists to create 3D models for output and edit high-definition videos and professional quality soundtracks. The facility is designed for fluid movement between digital and traditional media and is well equipped to support inter-media installation and performance work, including multi-channel audio and video installations and performance using interactive media and video. Artists who are interested in hybrid forms and new media in two, three and four dimensions will find the environment conducive to an experimental approach to art-making. The program now features a techno-ceramics component, which includes 3D printing with clay.

Located in the heart of New York City's Chelsea gallery district, participants have their own studio space where they meet with faculty for individual critiques. The program includes seminars, equipment demonstrations, lectures, site visits, gallery walks and dialogue with participants of the various residency programs. Residents are suggested to have some basic skill sets. Technical and safety workshops are mandatory and will be held at the beginning of each residency. Staff technicians are on site for consultation only, not fabrication of artwork.

Guest lecturers include artists, critics, curators and gallery directors. Faculty members are selected for their diverse perspectives and professional experience. The critiques and lectures complement the studio work to form an intensive program of hard work, learning and personal development. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition, which enables participants to present their work to the public. 

The Sculpture Center is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00AM to 10:00PM; Friday and Saturday, 9:00AM to 6:00PM; and Sunday, 12:00 NOON to 6:00PM. Artists have access to the studios daily from 8:00AM to 11:00PM. Overnight stays are allowed with entry to the building prior to 11:00PM.

Faculty and guest lecturers have included Suzanne AnkerRon Baron, Ofri Cnaani, Will CorwinSteve DeFrank, Ayana Evans, Michael Joaquin Grey, Alois Kronschläger, Saul OstrowDavid Ross and Jerry Saltz.

NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. Residents who wish to borrow equipment from the Fine Arts Digital Lab are required to submit proof of insurance with rental endorsement listing SVA as a co-insured. Participants will be held responsible for payment of any loss, theft or damage incurred to the equipment. SVA provides information on affordable insurance plans.

For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies e-mail residency@sva.edu or call 212.592.2188.

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Facility and Equipment Details

iMac Workstations with the following software
- Adobe CS Master Collection
- Apple Final Cut Pro
- Luxology Modo
- Max/MSP/Jitter
- Microsoft Office
- Processing
- Arduino IDE

Lab Peripherals
- Color and Monochrome laser printers
- Epson 1000XL Flatbed Scanner
- Wacom Cintiq Monitor

Photography and Video Equipment
- Canon Digital Rebel DSLR Cameras
- Canon Vixia AVCHD Camcorders
- Fluid head video tripods
- 3-Way head photo tripods
- Continuous lights for photo and video
- Video projectors

Large format photo printing*
- Epson 9900, 7880, and 4880 printers capable of printing up to 44” wide. 
*Print jobs are processed by our on-staff technician on a pay-per-print basis.

Vinyl Plotter
- Vinyl Express Q100 sign vinyl cutter for cutting paint masking and wall graphics from vector art files
- Plotter is also capable of drawing in ink on paper up to 48" wide

CNC (computer numerical control) Room Machine List
- Epilog Laser 
- ShopBot
- Tormach PCNC 1100 milling machine
- Torchmate 3 CNC plasma cutter
- Rapid prototype machine Z - Printer 450
- Rapid prototype machine Dimension 1200es
- Roland LPX60 3-D Laser Scanner
- FARO Arm 3-D Scanner

- CAD and Organic modeling programs
- Solidworks
- Modo
- Sketchup
- Zbrush
- Maya
- CAM programs
- Vcarve pro
- Masterca

Machine Hand Tools:
- Metabo grinder x 5
- Bosch Pneumatic Staple gun x 2
- Bosch Pneumatic Brad gun x 2
- Festool cordless drill x 16
- Festool replacement cordless batt. X 10
- Festool eccentric sander x 6
- Bosch belt sander x 1
- Festool jigsaw x 9
- Porta cable palm sander x 10
- Metabo heat gun x 8
- Festool rotex sander x 5
- Festool vacuum x 6
- Festool rotary sander x 1
- Festool planer x 1
- Festool triangular sander x 1
- Milwaukee Sawzall x 1
- Weller Soldering Gun x 3
- Festool Circular Saw x 2
- Festool Router x 2
- Metabo Grinder x 5
- Die Grinder x 7
- Fein oscillating tool x 2
- Safety equipment
- Assorted hand tools
-Assorted Measuring tools

Wood Shop:
- Delta drill press small
- Jet drill press large
- Powermatic 24" Band Saw
- Powermatic 14" Band Saw
- Powermatic 12" Planer
- Powermatic 8" Joiner
- 2 Festool sliding compound saws
- Milwaukee panel saw
- Wilton 14" band saw
- Rockwell 14" band saw
- Saw Stop table saw, safest saw on the market. 
- Grizzly 6" belt and 12" disc sander
- Grizzly spindle sander

Metal Shop:
Cutting Metal
- 1 Makita chopsaws
- Baileigh horizontal band saw
- Jet kick shear
- B2 Beverly shear
- Esab Plasma cutter
Welding Metal
- 1 Kempi Tig Welders
- 3 Kempi Mig Welders
- Esab Plasma Cutter
- Lincoln Arc Welder 
Sanding/ finishing metal
- Grizzly Belt/disc Sander
- Grizzly Knife Buffer/grinder
- Baldor Grinder
- Baldor Buffer
- Econoline Sandblaster
Drilling/cutting metal
- Baileigh drillpress
- RF 31 Mill Drill
- Enco metal lathe
- Whitney Punch
Shaping and forming of metal
- Hossfeld Bender
- Baileigh roller 48" 
- Baileigh sheet metal brake
- Pexto 18" roller
- 2 Anvils and various jigs/forming tool

Ceramics Shop:
- 2 Skutt brand electric Kilns, Cone 5 and Cone 10, approx. 27" across x 24" deep
- 3-Brent brand Potters Wheels, Model B
- 1-North Star brand Slab Roller, Big Blue Model
- 1-North Star Extruder, Standard model

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