Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab

Open Lab Hours

Starting April 2024

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-8:00 p.m. 

To make an appointment outside of Open Lab hours, please call 239-939-2787.

Participants must be 18+ or accompanied by an adult.

A photo of a computer lab with a bright botanical themed mural and large display screen on the wall.

About Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab

The space was designed and outfitted with both novices and professionals in mind. If you are wanting to gain relevant workforce skills, you will be able to take a class.  If you are a professional creative, you can access the lab and utilize a suite of applications that are often cost-prohibitive. 

Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab Policies

  • Capacity 10
  • Open Studio – First come first served. 
  • Waivers/Forms to be signed before logging in
    • Indemnification 
    • Code of Conduct
  • NO Food and Drink in the Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab
  • Regularly back up your work to prevent data loss.
  • Report any hardware issues or malfunctions promptly.
  • Be respectful of others working in the same space.
  • Abuse of the lab equipment/software and policy violations, may include temporary or permanent suspension of lab access.


11 Dell Precision 3460 Small Form Factor CPU and Dell UltraSharp 27″ Monitor U2722D

  • Intel Core i7 2.1 Ghz
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E

Wireless Keyboard & Mouse at each station

Promethean Board

10 Drawing pads


Microsoft 365

Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps

The Creative Cloud All Apps includes 20+ creative apps, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, InDesign, and Acrobat Pro.

Autodesk AutoCAD (3 computers)

Autodesk® AutoCAD® is software for developing and drafting 2D and 3D designs.

Davinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool! Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy for new users, yet powerful for professionals. 


Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. 

Kindle Comic Creator

Kindle Comic Creator is a downloadable tool that helps you turn comics, graphic novels and manga into Kindle eBooks. 

Overarching Goals:

  • Democratizing the arts- Technology has tremendous power to address disparities in arts access. It will level the playing field, allowing classes to explore and create high-level art at a relatively low cost. This includes students with disabilities, who can use technology to make art with a degree of success they might not otherwise achieve.
  • Building confidence- art tech tools provide the public a way to satisfy the need for creative outlets while harnessing the ease of the applications.
  • Promoting collaboration and engagement- technology in our educational setting is key to helping the community show their work, share ideas and collaborate on creative projects.
  • Workforce Development- the digital arts program opens career paths, whether they want to become web developers, graphic designers, game artists, or filmmakers. The Alliance will produce a space that focuses on the creative process while building real-world skills.

Specific Goals:

  • Provide the community with enhanced access to build career goals, entrepreneurship, and job opportunities all garnered from skills developed by hands-on experience in a digital lab
  • Serve 1,000 new community members a year
  • Subsidize the cost of owning and operating this equipment and providing increased access to this technology to the community.
  • Diversify our programming in the arts

Want to teach a Digital Arts class? Fill out our class proposal form.