Regis Center for Art encompasses 145,000 square feet of modern space dedicated to art production, exhibition, and studio art education. Regis houses state-of-the-art facilities in sculpture, foundry, ceramics, digital fabrication, imaging and editing, printmaking, drawing and painting studios, black and white photography labs, and digital moving image studios, as well as the the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, a 5,000 square foot research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. Regis West and the Quarter Gallery provide additional exhibition space.
Regis Center for the Arts' fully equipped metal and wood fabrication shops in Regis East feature a walk-in spray booth, modeling and mold making studios, a welding and metal-forming shop and sandblasting booth, an enclosed sound-proof grinding room with air stations, and a check-out room for hand tools.
The foundry (E170) houses induction furnaces for bronze and iron, two cupolettes, gas-fired crucible furnaces, a burn-out/melt-out kiln, a 3-ton bridge crane, and a ceramic shell molding studio. It also provides facilities for standard investment, chemically-bonded sand, green sand, and centrifugally cast molds.
The 9,000 square foot Warren MacKenzie Ceramics Studios in Regis East include hand building and throwing studios, indoor and outdoor kiln rooms, glaze, plaster, and clay mixing rooms, and a computer lab. The kiln rooms contain multiple downdraft and updraft gas kilns, four atmosphere kilns (soda, wood), and 12 electric kilns. Production studios are outfitted with glaze spray booths, slab rollers, extruders, and electric and kick wheels.
The drawing, painting, and printmaking area in Regis West contains five spacious drawing and painting studio classrooms, a digital drawing classroom, a critique room, and a drawing and painting BFA studio.
All studios are equipped with easels, taborets, and tables as well as environmentally safe brush cleaners, and ventilated storage/drying rooms. The digital drawing classroom is outfitted with current generation Macs and Wacom tablets, an Epson 1400 printer, an Epson 1000XL scanner, and two smaller scanners.
The 7,580 square foot Malcolm Myers Printmaking Studio in Regis West includes lithography, etching, silkscreen studios, and a digital lab adjacent to a communal work space. The intaglio studio has a 48” x 109” Takach etching press and five smaller etching presses; the lithography studio houses four large lithography presses (Brand and Takach); the screen studio houses six Cincinnati presses; and the digital lab has an HP 5200 laser printer, a large format scanner, and three computer stations.
Regis West also houses facilities for the production of sound and moving images: video, film, animation, sound, and interactive media. Photography facilities include six individual darkrooms, a large group darkroom, the mounting and finishing area, a computer lab, a printing and scanning lab (see DSB information below), a copy camera room, equipment checkout, and a critique room. Digital classrooms are outfitted with Mac computers and recent generation equipment with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express and Adobe suite, Max/MSP workstations, and equipment for experimental and in-the-field productions.
There is also a space set aside for experimental performance.
Wood Shop and Tool Crib (East Building E133),
June 12 - August 3
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: noon - 4:00 pm
Wood Shop phone #: 612-624-4072
Darkroom, Photo Crib (West Building W139) and DSB (W138):
Summer Session 2018
June 12 - Aug 2
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Digital Service Bureau for Learning
The Digital Service Bureau for Learning (DSB) is located in Regis West (W138) and offers large and small format Epson printers. The DSB has regular monitored lab hours while classes are in session with DSB supervisors on hand to assist in the use of equipment. Access is open to faculty, staff, and students in the department who complete a brief training session. Visit the DSB Blog or Facebook page for more information. Check out equipment from the DSB here.
End of Spring Semester is May 12th. All unused student fees will disappear at this time.
If you need copies between sessions please e-mail them to DSB supervisor Caroline Houdek Solomon directly: email@example.com and allow 48 hours for copies to be made.
XYZ Lab (East Building E125)
The XYZ Lab is located in Regis East (E125) and houses a CNC router, two laser cutters, a 3D printer, a scanner, and a decal printer. Learn more about XYZ Lab access and activities.
The XYZ Lab is open to all University of Minnesota Students, Faculty and Staff. For further detailed information, including Lab fees, please view our Access Policy.
XYZ Digital Fabrication Lab
June 12 - August 2
Tuesday: 9:00 am - noon & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
other times by appointment.
The eStudio is located in Regis West (W206) and houses vinyl and laser cutters, an ultra-sonic welder, cintiq monitors, and a digital embroidery sewing machine. Learn more about eStudio hours and facilities.