Visual Arts DepartmentWestern Arts and Humanities

Printmaking

Printmaking Studio

The printshop was designed to be versatile, and is equipped to handle numerous printing processes including: intaglio, relief, lithography, silk-screening and basic typesetting. Built with health and safety as a top priority, the printmaking area is equipped with a sophisticated ventilation system and modern equipment, including three fume hoods, to ensure a safe work environment. For support and maintenance, the Visual Arts Department staffs a part-time technician who is complemented by an able team of student monitors.

The main shop features all of the basic equipment needed to execute a successful print, including: two intaglio presses, two lithography presses, a dedicated area for copper plate etching, an air brush station for ‘aquatinting’, a large collection of litho stones, a hand iron press and a large collection of lead type. A separate studio, also located on the main floor, is dedicated to screen-printing and features a dedicated wet room, and a mercury exposure system for exposing photo screens. In addition to the traditional methods of print, the studio also features a dedicated Mac computer and access to large format printers for students interested in working with digital output.

CONTACTS

Rene Vandenbrink

Printmaking Technician
rvande45@uwo.ca

(519) 661-2111 x84875
Office: VAC 106B

Jessica Desparois
(on leave 2013-14)

Printmaking Technician
jwoodwa5@uwo.ca

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Open During Regular Building Hours
Monday - Friday . 8:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday . noon - 6:00pm