Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center

The 38,000 square foot Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center symbolizes Taylor’s commitment to pursuing excellence in the arts. Metcalf’s central location reflects Taylor’s desire to integrate the arts into the mainstream of campus life.

Created specifically as an art building, Metcalf offers a wide variety of spaces where students can hone their artistic skills and talents. The hallways are designed to display student artwork and the gallery is used for both student and professional exhibits.

Here are some of the facilities and mediums available:


  • Studio available for learning lighting and shooting techniques
  • Mac Lab: Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop
  • Traditional Wet Darkroom primarily used for teaching experimental photo techniques. Both traditional and digital photography are available allowing for freedom and flexibility.

2-D Studio

  • Collage
  • Drawing room with both natural and adjustable lighting
  • Etching
  • Lithography
  • Oil
  • Pastels
  • Printmaking
  • Serigraphy
  • Watercolor

3-D Studio

  • Casting
  • Hand-building and throwing with earthenware and porcelain
  • Kilns – both electric and gas, as well as pit, smoke, saggar and raku firings
  • Outdoor sculpture garden
  • Sewing
  • Welding, sandblasting
  • Woodworking and carving tools, including band saw, table saw, drill press and planers
  • Working metal foundry allows students to work with molten aluminum and bronze

Mac Lab

  • Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and InDesign
  • Dreamweaver: used for teaching web animation and web design working through applications with CSS and HTML5
  • Laser and inkjet printer

Art Education Classroom

This room is dedicated to helping our students pass their artistic knowledge on to others and is utilized in a wide variety of community programs.