THE COMPOUND GALLERY | Compound Institute of Fabrefaction
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The Compound Institute of Fabrefaction (Fabrefaction=17th century word for the “making of art”) refers to our interdisciplinary art facilities.  After much hard work, we finally finished making the Institute. Thank you to our amazing donors, artists, art collectors, and volunteers who have helped make the Institute possible.  Our new building focuses on 3D/sculptural arts, while our current building focuses on 2D arts.  Studio artists have 24/7 access to both buildings.

Please Email Us  if you are interested in working in the studios.

STUDIO OPENINGS

  • Studio share opening Sept. 1, 2018. $320/month
  • LOCKER SPACE AVAILABLE $225/month

WANT TO WORK AT THE INSTITUTE OF FABREFACTION?

Email Us if you are interested in working in our studios.

3D Printed in our Art Lab

 

AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT

WOODSHOP

  • Sawstop table saw
  • JET joiner
  • downdraft table
  • drillpress
  • hand tools (hand planers, chisels, clamps, etc.)
  • various power hand tools (jigsaw, hand drills, planer, palm sanders)
  • 13 inch Dewalt planer
  • Hammond Router-Planer-Type-high Planer
  • Grizzly 43 inch wood lathe
  • work tables
  • bandsaw
  • scroll saw
  • miter saw
  • belt/disc sander
  • dust filtration system
  • lumber racks
  • industrial door with separate entrance for loading/unloading materials
  • compressed air/tools throughout (nail/staple guns)
  • 40lb capacity abrasive blast cabinet

LETTERPRESS

  • 1925 Chandler & Price letterpress 9×12 (with motor)
  • Vandercook hand proof letterpress 17×25
  • Vandercook 05 self inking proof press 15 x 28
  • Challenge 1425E proof press with 13.5 x 25
  • 2 Nolan proof presses  25.74 x 42
  • 2 Kelsey Excelsior letterpresses 3 x 5
  • Kelsey letterpress 5 x 7
  • Sigwalt Ideal No.3  4 x 6
  • Pocco Proof Press 12 x 18
  • cabinets of furniture
  • cabinet of metal type
  • many sets of wood type large and small
  • various inks
  • quoins, quoin keys
  • galley trays, chases
  • brayers, glass, etc.
  • slug cutter and lead spacing
  • hot foil stamping machine (uses metal type)

ETCHING

  • Griffin Series IV etching press 66 x 40
  • Griffin press 24 x 18
  • Meeker McFee Motorized etching press 30 x 48 printing bed
  • several wool and rubber blankets
  • Challenge stack paper cutter cuts 2.5 deep, 19.5 long
  • rollers, brayers, blankets, etc.
  • beveled plexi in various sizes for monotype prints
  • heating plate
  • 24 inch hand inking roller
  • etching tank for copper plates
  • table top paper cutter
  • large freestanding paper cutter
  • 6ft. mat and paper cutter
  • drying rack
  • plate cutter
  • woodcut/lino cutting tools
  • light table

METALSHOP

  • propane forge for blacksmithing
  • anvil, hammers, post vice, etc.
  • swedge block
  • bench grinder
  • die grinder/angle grinders
  • Oxy-Acetylene welder with cutting torch
  • small mig welder
  • beverly shear
  • assorted mill files
  • small sandblasting cabinet
  • belt/disc sander
  • compressed air/tools throughout
  • 36″ Pexto metal shear
  • Tig welder
  • jewelry loft

SCREEN PRINTING

  • Ranar XPO 2848 Exposure unit with maximum screen capacity of 26 x 46
  • 4 color 1 station silkscreen press
  • 1 color 1 station silkscreen press
  • 18 x 18 heat press with digital timer
  • rolling drying racks
  • table top t-shirt press
  • 2 drying boxes with fan (fits 48 inch screens)
  • screen storage area
  • large wash out sink w/ power washer
  • squeegees, hinges, etc.
  • various emulsion applicators
  • assorted blank screens
  • Gocco machine
  • table top paper cutter
  • large freestanding paper cutter
  • 6ft. mat and paper cutter
  • flash dryer on casters

CERAMIC LAB

  • Digital Skutt kiln (cone 10) 7.0 cu. ft.
  • Digital Skutt kiln (cone 10) 4.6 cubic feet
  • Digital Skutt kiln 0.8 cubic feet
  • 24 inch North Star slab roller
  • Brent slab roller
  • 3 electric wheels
  • various glazes
  • shelves/drying area for greenware and glazed work
  • work table/ work boards
  • basic tools, clay cutters, rolling pins, digital scale etc.
  • dedicated ceramic room sink
  • common work tables
  • glazing table

ART LAB

  • Three FFF/FDM 3D printers  (ABS and PLA filament)
  • 2 Type A 3D Printers
  • Formlab 3D printer
  • 90 watt Professional series Full Spectrum 24×18 CO2 laser with water chiller
  • 60 watt Epilog Laser
  • Structure Sensor 3D Scanner
  • Skanect Pro software
  • Simplify3D software
  • 2 vinyl/paper cutters cuts 12 inches x 8 ft
  • HP Touch screen PC and MAC computers
  • laser printer

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DIGITAL MEDIA + PHOTOGRAPHY

  • computers
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • laser printer/scanner
  • Digital camera
  • 2 Impact 5 bulb fluorescent continuous lighting lamps on casters 18.5 Reflector
  • several movable photo lights
  • diffuser socks
  • various tripods
  • digital projector
  • photography wall for taking photos
  • 32 TV with cable to hook up your laptop for viewing/work
  • copy stand for photographing art
  • light box for photographing small works

COMMON SPACE + AMENITIES

  • Flat files
  • locker space
  • Two  11 x 5 ft. work tables + various tables + carts
  • 2,500 square feet of common open space (12,000 square feet in two buildings)
  • 24 hour access
  • wireless internet throughout
  • mailbox
  • easels
  • large angled light box
  • tracing projector
  • sewing machine/iron
  • compressed air throughout the common area and shops
  • kitchen
  • lounge with current art magazines, assorted art books & art movies, tv (with wireless headphones), fireplace, fountain
  • Wash room
  • Covered outdoor space for outdoor work
  • parking lot for your car (plenty of street parking also)
  • side yard with outdoor seating
  • Located at the Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland border, we are surrounded by some awesome cafes! Check out Farley’s on 65thTribu Cafe, and Actual Cafe
  • Walking distance to Urban ore, Orchard Supply, Berkeley Bowl

 

SEW LAB

  • 8ft oak work table
  • Brother serger
  • Brother digital sewing machine
  • Consew industrial sewing machine (leather, canvas, etc.)
  • Brother 5×7 embroidery machine with USB
  • Singer sewing machine
  • Cutting mats, rotary cutters, scissors
  • Hundreds of various thread
  • Notions (pins, chalk, buttons, measuring tape, etc.)
  • Singer sewing machine
  • Dress Forms (female/male full body, adjustable S/M, adjustable M/L)
  • iron/ironing board
  • 24″ heat press

BINDING STATION

 

  • Thermal binding machine, binds up to 600 pages (glue spines available for purchase)
  • Spiral coil binding machine, 1:4 pitch (uses metal or plastic spirals-We have some available for purchase)
  • Electric paper folding machine -folds half, thirds
  • Booklet Stapler
  • Heavy duty bookbinding stapler
  • Guillotine paper cutters
  • Challenge stack paper cutter cuts 2.5 deep, 19.5 long
  • Manual paper folding machine for creasing
  • Corner rounder
Additional (Optional) Charges-Unlimited 24/7 Access Included
  • Letterpress + Etching

    • Class Required (about $125)
    • One time fee of $150 (Includes orientation)

  • Art Lab

    • 3D Printer: One time fee of $100 (includes orientation)
    • Vinyl/Paper cutter: One time fee of $75 (includes blade & orientation)

  • Wood + Metal Shop

    • $50/month additional (includes both wood & metal shops)
    • Wood shop Orientation: $50 one time fee
    • Metal shop Orientation: $50 one time fee
      (Must be have prior skills to use tools OR Take a workshop)