The 99,000 square foot Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Center (STAC) was designed by architectural firms Hays, Seay, Mattern and Mattern and by Centerbook, and cost $17.6 million. Two monumental sculptures by faculty members Andy Dunnill and Billy Lee flank its front entrance. The Gatewood building houses the School of Art and Interior Architecture Department. The School of Art is located on the first three floors in the Gatewood Studio Arts Center.

Gatewood Studio Arts Building
Mon-Fri:  7:30am-11:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 11:45 am-8:00 pm

Main studio rooms are as follows:

STAC 003 (Ground Floor) Woodshop/Prototype Lab
STAC 017 (Ground Floor) Sculpture Studio & Foundry
STAC 019 (Ground Floor) Clay Modeling Studio
STAC 023 (Ground Floor) Ceramics Studios
STAC 125 & 126 (First Floor) Digital & Analog Photography Studios
STAC 132 (First Floor) Digital Lab
STAC 136 and 136A (First Floor) Lithography and Etching Studios
STAC 234, 236, 238 (Second Floor) Painting and Drawing Studio
STAC Third Floor Graduate Studios

Weatherspoon Art Museum

The Weatherspoon Art Museum, or Cone Building, is located on the corner of Spring Garden and Tate Streets. Each year it features group exhibitions, such as Art on Paper, individual visiting artist exhibitions, the MFA Thesis Exhibition and others. There are two lecture rooms where Art History and Criticism are offered: Cone 103 and Cone 107. Both rooms are located on the first floor.

Greensboro Project Space

Created by the School of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro Project Space (GPS) is an off-campus contemporary art center in Downtown Greensboro that acts as a bridge between students and faculty in the School of Art, and the Greensboro community. Half of our programs are by School of Art students and faculty, and half are split between a diverse range of communities and artists off-campus, and on-campus.

Foundry/Sculpture Area

A spacious outdoor work area includes a metal casting area, burn-out kilns for molds and ceramics, and a five-ton indoor/outdoor overhead hoist. Well-equipped facilities are in place for a variety of three-dimensional processes including welding, metal casting and fabrication. The sculpture studio is located on the ground floor of the Maud Gatewood Building. It is open for students to use when no classes are in session; hours are posted at the beginning of each semester. The foundry is closed during the summer.

Woodshop/Prototype Lab

Located in Gatewood, STAC 003, the School of Art shares this facility with the Department of Interior Architecture. The schedule is posted at the beginning of each semester.


Drill 2 Delta Floor Stand Drill Press
Joiner Powermatic 8″ Joiner
Lathe Delta 12″ wood lathe
Mortiser Jet floor mortiser, Filli Biui Mortiser
Planer Delta 20″ planer
Router Shopbot CNC router 8′ x 4″
Sanders 2 Jet / Steel City spindle sanders,
ACME Edge Sander (4 foot), 2 Jet rotating disc sanders, Powermatic drum sander 24″
Saws Safety Speed Cut Panel Saw, Sawstop Table saw, Dewalt Chop/Miter saw, Delta 8″ bandsaw,
2 Steel City 14″ Band Saw, Excaliber scroll saw

Sculpture Studio & Foundry

The sculpture studio is located in Gatewood 017. This is a multi-purpose, multi-process area devoted to the realization of students’ ideas in three dimensions. Students work in a variety of mediums, including but not limited to: metal (steel, aluminum, bronze, iron, stainless steel), wood, plaster, concrete, plastics and rubbers, paper, wax, electronic and mechanical elements, fabrics and fibers.

There are full arrays of hand tools and handheld power tools for working with a variety of materials. There is a well-equipped metal fabrication facility with ARC, MIG and TIG welding, spool-gun, gas torch and plasma torch cutting, track cutter, two gas forges, industrial shear, brake, roller, sander sand-blaster and hydraulic bandsaw. There is a dedicated wax-working area with ventilation hood, and a large sand mixer with 250-pound capacity for making sand molds use in metal casting. In the foundry, there are two gas furnaces for aluminum and bronze casting, and two coke-fired cupolas for casting iron. The yard is a large outdoor work space with outdoor welding terminals and moveable outdoor work lighting. A clean room is available with a Powerbook laptop and digital projector.


Lifts Toyota forklift with detachable and extendable boom, JLG Scissor lift #1930ES
Crane Yale 5-ton bridge crane with 15′ hook height
Scale 5 tone capacity digital scale
Furnace Hausfeld metal casting furnace 200# crucible capacity, McEngelvan metal casting furnace 80# crucible capacity
Mixer 1 Slip-o-Matic Casting Slip Mixer,
250lb capacity sand mixer, Red Lion portable cement mixer
Welders ESAB 350 mpi mig/tig/stick welder,
3 ESAB MigMaster 250 mig welders, Miller 480 volt tig/stick welder, Miller Millermatic 200 mig/tig/stick welder, Miller Millermatic 212 mig welder, Miller Millermatic 140 mig welder, Miller Diversion 165 tig welder, 3 Cricket 115 volt mig welders
Forges NC Tool 4 burner propane forge, NC Tool 12 burner propane forge
Cutters ESAB PCM 750 plasma cutter, Miller Spectrum 873 plasma cutter (with handheld torch and mechanical torch for track cutter), Trac Bug track cutter, Hypertherm powermax 45 plasma cutter,
Misc hydraulic metal shear 52″ 12 gauge capacity, ESAB spool gun, Big Blue 155 power hammer and dies, jet 45″ English Wheel, Carolina 60,000 pound press, Dayton 50″ slip roll, Grizzly 48″ box brake,
Craftsman professional drill press, Milwaukee 10 gallon capacity sheet metal nibbler, Skat Blast large sandblast cabinet, Cyclone Portable jet blaster, Victor gas torches, Masterbuilt large capacity electric wax pot, Propane patina torch, 2 large industrial floor fans, 2 benchtop sheet metal sheers,
3 anvils (small, medium, large), 2 cupolas for iron casting
Saws Woodteck 22″ bandsaw, Grizzly 24″ bandsaw, Milwaukee 14″ chop saw, Milwaukee 14″ dry cut saw, Grizzly horizontal bandsaw 18″ wide x 10″ D max capacity, Jet horizontal bandsaw 9″ w x 7″ d max capacity
Grinders Dayton 8″ benchtop grinder, Baldor benchtop buffer
Sanders Delta benchtop belt sander

Clay Modeling Studios

The clay modeling studio is located in Gatewood 019. The clay modeling studio is primarily dedicated to three dimensional foundation classes: learning clay modeling, reductive carving and plaster work. This area is available to graduate students working with moldmaking as well.

Ceramic Studios

The ceramics studio is located in Gatewood 023. Within the ceramics studios are our mold-making facility, glaze calculation and spraying facility, and our outdoor/working facility.


Kilns 2 Large Baily Car Gas, 3 Bailey Frontloading Downdraft Gas, 1 Alpine Frontloading Updraft Gas, 1 Large computerized Oval Skutt Electric,
5 KM1227 computerized Skutt Electric, 1 computerized Skutt Electric
Mixers 1 Bluebird Clay, 1 Petter Pugger Pub mill, 1 Ball mill, 1 Slip-o-Matic Casting Slip Mixer
Misc 1 Bailey Extruder, 1 Large Bailey Slab Roller

Digital and Analog Photography Studios

Our state-of-the-art photography facilities include a digital photography lab and a black and white wet photography lab equipped with 21 iMacs, 9 Epson printers and 2 scanners. The black and white wet lab complex is equipped with a group darkroom with 13 enlargers for printing 35mm and large-format negatives, as well as a private darkroom for graduate students. The lab includes a film processing area, an alternative printing process area for non-silver printing, and a studio equipped with hot lights and strobes.

The digital studio is located in 126 Gatewood. The Analog studio is located in 125 Gatewood. Both facilities have posted hours for student use outside of class time. Students enrolled in photography courses have access to open lab hours on weekends and evenings, as well as equipment checkout (cameras, tripods, lighting equipment and alternative process supplies).


Analog Studio 9 Bessler 23C III enlargers, 1 Bessler 45MX enlarger, 1 Bessler 45 enlarger, 2 Bessler 23C II enlargers
Digital Studio 21 iMac 27 inch computers
Printers (Digital Studio) 3 Epson Sylus Pro 3880, 2 Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 2 Epson Stylus Pro 3800, 2 Epson Stylus Pro 7900
Scanners (Digital Studio) 2 Epson V700 Photo Scanners, 1 Mikortek Artixscan 1800 f

Digital Studios

There are several classrooms set up for our design courses. We have two large digital classrooms with MacPro computers, as well as a large classroom for our Design I classes. A student work area with printers is open with lab assistant coverage. One of our design classrooms is open for 24/7 access to students in second-year Design classes and above, when the room is not being used for class.

Labs 47- MacPro 3.2 Quad Core w/ATI Radeon HD 5870, 3 – 27″ iMac 2.8 i7 Quad Core, 2 – Wacom Cintiqu 21 ux, 4 – 27″ iMac 3.2 i5 Quad Core, 27 27″ iMac 3.2 i7 Quad Core (dual boot, apple/windows)
Software Adobe Creative Suite, Aperture, Blender, Final Cut Pro X, FontLab Studio, Maya, Autodesk 2014, Rhino 5
Large Format Printers Epson Stylus Pro 9890, 7900, 9800, 7800, HP DesignJet T1200
Scanners 11 – Epson Perfection V750 Pro, 2 – Epson Expression 10000XL, 2 – Epson Expression 1680 Pro, 2 – Nikon CoolScan 9000ED (film scanner)
Student equipment available for checkout: 10 – Canon Vixia HF R400, 8 – Canon Rebel T4i DSLR, 2 – Canon Vixia HFG20, 2 – Panasonic HC-X900M, 2 – Panasonic HDC-TM700, 2 – Zoom H4N Portable Stereo Recorder, 2 – Zoom H2 Portable Stereo Recorder, Photo/Video Light Kits, Reflectors, Product Light/Tent and Backdrops
CAM Studios Digital Fabrication This area is used jointly by School of Art and Interior Architecture Department Students.

Lithography and Etching Studios

The printmaking and etching studios are located in Gatewood 136. The printmaking studios are well equipped for all levels of etching, lithography, woodcut, wood engraving and multimedia print. Printmaking studios offer students experimental forms of image making, utilizing diverse sources of technical and aesthetic references, including electronic media, photography, mono prints, calligraphy, 3D constructions and traditional printmaking methods and processes.
2 Lithography Presses
2 Etching Presses

Painting and Drawing Studio

On our second floor, we have three spacious north-facing painting and drawing studios with ample track lighting. The studios are well ventilated, and storage is available. Students access the studios after class hours, in the evenings and on weekends.

Graduate Studios

Each graduate student is given their own studio space, approximately 8′ x 14′. Each has a full set of cabinets. All studios on the outside wall have large windows for ample natural light, and are located on the third floor of the Gatewood Studio Arts building. Graduate students have 24/7 access to the Gatewood Building with their Spartan ID card. There are several interior studios without windows.