The School Of Art (more commonly know to students as the ‘SoA’) at Aberystwyth University is a Grade II listed building, it retains many of its original features and the character behind the building is still there after so many years. The close proximity of the workshops, lecture halls, studios and gallery and museum allows students like myself to experience all types of events and practices. The entirety of the bottom floor of the building, along with a few other rooms in the SoA, has been dedicated to the print profession and includes:
Screen Print Area- Previously prepared screens , colours, gel and vacuumed beds for the screens are all provided among other items.
Etching – Filled tanks with acid and the non toxic BIG ground (highly recommended) along with space to wash plates and prepare them are available for use.
Woodcut – Areas to cut safely, tech room for ordering wood that will be then be cut to specific size requirement, some tools ( although always best to buy own tools) and inks and rollers, presses made for printing woodcuts of which there are two varieties provided.
Lithograph-Stones which are sometimes already grained ready for use, inks, tools and four presses are provided.
I have included pictures of some of these print rooms so my viewers can have a look !