An overview of the print workshops

Numerous workshops are available to students studying the Fine Arts. These include the extremely well equipped print workshops.

In our organisational structure they are associated with the Fine Arts programme, but they have their own Head. The workshops for lithography, silkscreen printing, etching and woodcutting, typography and hand binding are situated at the Brühlsche Terrasse, and each is managed by its own supervisor.

Apart from providing basic and advanced courses, they work in partnership with teaching staff to support the artistic implementation of these techniques. Students must take these courses before they can use the workshops independently and without supervision.

The print workshops at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden have enjoyed a fine reputation for many years, extending well beyond the Free State of Saxony. Otto Dix, for example, would still return to Dresden in the 1960s to make his colour lithographs here with his printer.

When the Academy building was totally refurbished between 1990 and 2002, the print workshops received a full upgrade, with further improvements to the equipment.