Fall 2020 School of Art Shops and Studio Information

Please note that the following guidelines for studios and labs are in place for the health of our community. We are all working together to maintain a safe building occupancy while providing access to resources and work space.

Building Access

Students, faculty and staff may access campus buildings by following The Return to Campus Guide

  • Negative COVID test results must be submitted monthly from you Cooper Union email to covidreporthr@cooper.edu 24 hours prior to the date of desired building access.
  • A signed personal pledge must be submitted to healthandsafety@cooper.edu one time for the semester.
  • Present CUSAFE digital badge to the security officer when entering the building. 

Studio Assignments and Access

Your studio will have a specific number and room location. Studio access is based on your studio number.

  • Even numbered studios will have access Monday and Tuesday from 10am-8pm and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.
  • Odd numbered studios will have access Thursday and Friday from 10am-8pm and Saturday from 12pm-6pm.  
  • There will not be access to studios on Wednesdays. This day allows Painting Office staff and Facilities to perform a full assessment of all spaces to ensure all spaces and materials are socially distanced and address any necessary maintenance to rooms.  Labs and shops will be open on Wednesdays.
  • Please note, the reduced hours are necessary for the in depth cleaning of all studios and rooms that will be performed nightly.  You will be responsible for clearing off your work area and putting any sensitive or fragile materials in your locker before leaving daily. 

Lab Access and Scheduling

You can schedule lab access through the online scheduling system. 

  • If it is your studio access day, you can go to the labs and ask a technician if there is a time slot available and they can add you to the schedule.
  • If it is not your studio access day or if you don't have a studio, you will need to register for a time by 5pm for the following day.

Please find info below for each area: links to register for time, open hours, list of available resources and equipment, and contact info.

  • Art and Architecture Shop

    Monday to Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM
    Friday CLOSED
    Saturday 12 PM – 6 PM
    Sunday CLOSED

    Scheduling: Online System
    Email: kevin.leonard@cooper.edu and eric.monasterio@cooper.edu

    Max Capacities:

    Room 430 (Shop): 20 people (Includes Technicians/Construction Workers/Students)
    Plaster Room: 2 people
    High-Vent Room: 1 person
    Wax area: 1 person
    *High-Vent/Plaster Room available during Shop hours only

    Wood Shop Machinery:
    Out of Service:
    (4) Bandsaws
    20” Disc Sander
    (3) Table Saws
    (2) Radial Arm Saws
    Router/ hand routers
    (2) Lathes
    (3) Scroll Saws
    (3) Drill Press
    Spindle Sander
    (2) Belt/Disc Combo Sander
    Ribbon Sander
    Various hand tools i.e. block planes/chisels/handsaws
    Metal Shop Machinery:
    Out of Service:
    (2) Lathes
    Bridgeport Mill
    Ellis Horizontal Bandsaw
    Gas Welding tanks
    Wysong Shear
    Beverly Snip
    (3) Drill press
    (2) Hossfeld Benders
    Di-Acro Bender
    Chicago/Connecticut Brake
    (2) Disc Sanders
    Ribbon Sander
    Horizontal Bandsaw
    Kalamazoo Abrasive Chop Saw
    Bench grinders/polishing wheels
    Slip roller
    Two welding stations (MIG/Stick,TIG)
    Metal working hand tools i.e. hacksaws, die-grinders

  • Film/Video

    Monday to Wednesday 10 AM – 10 PM  
    Thursday 11 AM – 10 PM (Film Editing/Checkout closing at 6:00)  
    Friday 11 AM – 8 PM (Film Editing/Checkout closing at 6:00)  
    Saturday CLOSED  
    Sunday 12 PM – 8 PM

    Scheduling: Online System
    Email: film.video@cooper.edu

    FV Equipment Checkout
    Hours: Su 12p-8p, Mo-Tu-We 10a-10p, Th 11a-6p, Fr 11a-6p
    Use the Equipment Reservation Form to see available equipment and make a request for in-person pickup or out-of-town shipping.

    530 Video Editing Lab (4 Student Capacity)
    Hours: Su 12p-8p, Mo-Tu-We 10a-10p, Th 11a-6p, Fr 11a-6p
    Video2 (2017 27" iMac)
    Video3 (2017 27" iMac)
    Video5 (2017 27" iMac)
    Video7 (2013 MacPro + Analog-DV I/O)

    537 Animation Lab (7 Student Capacity)
    Hours: Su 12p-8p, Mo-Tu-We 10a-10p, Th 11a-10p, Fr 11a-8p
    Anim2 (2013 27" iMac Computer + Vocal Booth, Audio Interface)
    Anim3 (2013 27" iMac Computer + DSLR copy stand)
    Fat-Gary (2013 27" iMac Computer)
    Fat-Agnus (2013 27" iMac Computer + DSLR copy stand)
    Alice (2013 27" iMac Computer + Analog-DV I/O)
    Kovacs (2013 27" iMac Computer + Analog-HDV I/O, Surround Sound Interface)
    Amber (2013 21" iMac + Rotoscope)

    543 FIlm Editing Lab (4 Student Capacity)
    Hours: Su 12p-8p, Mo-Tu-We 10a-10p, Th 11a-6p, Fr 11a-6p
    Steenbeck Flatbed 16mm Film Editor
    Film Editing/Animation Desk (with backlight)
    Film Editing/Animation Desk (without backlight)
    Animation/Copy Stand (for DSLR or Bolex - Including 2013 27" iMac Computer)

    539 Screening/Green Screen Room (8 Student Screening/4 Student Shooting Capacity)
    Hours: Su 12p-8p, Mo-Tu-We 10a-10p, Th 11a-6p, Fr 11a-6p
    AV Cabinet (HD Projector, Bluray/DVD, MacMini, Surround Amp)

  • Painting Office

    Monday and Tuesday 9 AM – 10 PM
    Wednesday to Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
    Saturday 12 PM – 6 PM
    Sunday 12 – 8 PM

    Email: paint@cooper.edu

  • Photo

    Monday to Wednesday 10 AM – 10 PM
    Thursday and Friday 11 AM – 8 PM
    Saturday CLOSED
    Sunday 12 PM – 8 PM (Starting in October)

    Scheduling: Online System
    Email: cooper.photo@cooper.edu
    Phone: 212-353-4236

  • Printshop

    Rooms 512-515, 521, 544
    Monday to Friday 9 AM – 10 PM
    Saturday 12 PM – 7 PM
    Sunday 12 PM – 8 PM

    Room 501, Typeshop
    Monday to Wednesday 11 AM – 6 PM
    Thursday to Sunday CLOSED

    Scheduling: Online System
    Email: printsoa@cooper.edu
    Phone: 212-353-4235

If you have any general questions or concerns please email Emmy Mikelson, emmy.mikelson@cooper.edu

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