The Department of Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) equipment and facilities include:
- Individual graduate studios with 24-hour access
- Printmaking facility covering more than 11,000 square feet
- 6 Intaglio/Relief presses
- 15 screen printing stations with 2 large format vacuum tables
- 4 lithography impression presses and 1 hand offset press
- Offset studio with 4 automated presses and direct-to-plate capabilities
- A risograph printing machine
- Darkrooms for screenprinting, lithography, and intaglio
- Artists’ books/bookbinding studio
- Fully equipped Macintosh computer lab with workstations, scanners and large/medium format printers
- Access to laser cutters, 3D printers and scanners, CNC routers and other advanced digital and analog technologies
- Access to highly regarded collections of prints and multiples in the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection at SAIC and the Glore Print and Drawing Study Room at the Art Institute of Chicago
Libraries and Special Collections
Unique access to important libraries and special collections including a world-class museum.
The media centers provide audiovisual equipment and services to accommodate documentation, creation, instructional, and exhibition needs.
The SAIC campus showcases a diversity of student artwork across multiple exhibition venues. Students can propose to exhibit their work in a variety of formats and locations.
Visiting Artists Program
Public lectures are presented by world-renowned visiting artists, designers, and scholars. Speakers meet with students through studio visits, roundtable discussions, seminars, and workshops.
From bedazzlers to sewing machines, from traditional wood/metalworking to CNC milling, the SAIC Instructional Shops are facilities that have the resources to help you realize your projects. The shops are equipped with a wide range of hand, power, and stationary tools.