The Kansas City Art Institute is situated on a 16 acre plot of land. And what that means is we have a lot of space to spread out. Our students all have designated studio spaces and a studio space functions as home base.
There is no waiting to become an artist. You are immediately introduced to your own world to create, decorate, and mess up as much as you want. And with those mistakes comes triumphs that are shared.
All of the departments have specialized studio spaces to support the needs of that department. So in fiber, for example, dye chemistry is a huge part of our curriculum. So we have a dye lab. We have floral looms. We have computer looms, and the Beale studio alongside that houses, laser cutters and 3D printers, CNC routers. And those tools can all be applied to different departments. The sculpture department has a foundry they have an outdoor a pad, ceramics has a beautiful kilm--
Within our department, we have a brand new studio space to work in. And we've equipped that studio space with some of the latest technologies. I come from Los Angeles, California, and when considering schools, I considered a place like Kansas City, a Fortress of Solitude to focus solely on my academics and studio practice.
There's beautiful green spaces, outdoor spaces for you to study. There's also our cafe. We have spaces that you can hang out inside and connect with your peers.
Not only do we offer that space, but we offer a wide community, not only within the area of focus that you're in, but the school itself, and quite honestly the city itself when it comes to the art scene. So it's a wonderful incubation chamber for the students to learn and grow from.