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Student Studios & Facilities

Find Your Process

Your studio is where you stop being a student, and start becoming an artist by taking ownership of your education and creativity.

Studio Access: 24 // 7

At any hour of the day or night, students can be found working in their studios. Students spend as much time in their studios as they can – experimenting, tossing ideas back and forth, amusing themselves, and getting feedback. Almost all of our student studios have large windows providing natural light, and amazing views of the historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhood. 

All juniors and seniors are guaranteed studio space at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Remaining studios provided to sophomores as much as possible. Generally, students share their studio with three other students. Studios are open 24-7 in AAC’s secure main building, so students can work whenever the mood strikes. 

For more information about studio space, contact Student Services

Facilities: What You Get

We support our students with fully equipped labs in all majors, and offer interdisciplinary access with either training and/or course enrollment. We often have painters making video, or creative writers making sculpture. The AAC believes in a collaborative learning environment to support any creative vision our students have.

See for yourself....

Galleries

  • Site 1212 – 1 South
  • McClure Gallery – 1 South
  • Pearlman Gallery – 1 North
  • Chidlaw Gallery – Lower Level
  • Student Clean Cube – N301

Commons & Cafe

  • Sunny Blu Cafe & coffee shop
  • Reading and lounge area
  • Pool and Foosball tables
  • Large rolling tables
  • Large screen TV’s
  • Historic piano from our old Mt. Adams building

Wood shop, Laser Cutter, 3D Printers

  • Massive wood shop with: Sawstop table saw, miter saw, band saw, planer, jointer, router table, belt & disc sanders, full set of power tools.
  • Laser cutter 33″x21″ bed
  • 2 Resin 3D-Printers
  • 3 Spray booths

Media Services

  • Large format digital printing services
  • 3D-printing services
  • DSRL Camera and video camera checkout
  • Tripods, lighting, and green screen checkout
  • Wacom tablet and stylus checkout

Computer Labs

  • Video lab with Wacom Cintiq tablets S301
  • S5XX Computer Lab
  • S3XX Lab

Lighting Studio, Video Editing Lab, Sound Booth, Darkroom

  • 3N houses the all photo, lighting, and video production
  • Professional black box lighting studio with backdrops, green screen, and IFF state of the art lighting rail system
  • Video editing lab with sound isolation
  • Isolated Sound booth for audio recording
  • Darkroom with enlargers

Print Media Labs

  • 4S houses the print media labs
  • Screen printing vacuum tables, and 6-head t-shirt printing press with conveyor dryer
  • Relief lab with two presses
  • Litho lab with two presses and litho stones
  • Massive letterpress library of type setting and two presses
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