Art Department Facilities

The creative epicenter of Castleton is located in the Fine Arts Center on campus. The Art Department shares this dynamic space with the Theatre Department as well as the Music Department. Within these areas multiple disciplines interact on a daily basis. On any given day you can see a dancer practicing, hear the tunes of student musicians, or the chiseling of a beginning sculpture class. Also located within the Fine Arts Center is the Casella Theater, which pulls in both regional and international performances for the enjoyment and enrichment of students and the greater community.

Totaling over 3,000 sq. ft. the Art Department in the Fine Arts Center has five major studio workspaces:

  • Printmaking Studio
  • Painting Studio
  • Sculpture/Ceramics Studio
  • Drawing/Multi-purpose Studio Space
  • Photography Darkroom

Outside of the Fine Arts Center there is a state-of-the-art computer lab for graphic design and digital photography.

Art History lectures are taught at in the Old Chapel in state-of-the-art classrooms.  The Old Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places as the home of Vermont’s first Medical College.

Another satellite to the Art Department is the Wooldridge House. Located behind the Fine Arts Center, the Wooldridge House is the building which houses the woodshop, welding area, carving benches, outdoor space for sculptural installations and upstairs studio space for art majors. This developing facility has over 2,300 sq. ft. of workspace.

Additionally, the University has partnered up with the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland seven miles down the road. Sculpture classes are now taught at this facility and the students have access to all their tools and materials for sculpting.