Opening hours and access

Most workshop are open to students in the building’s opening hours. The workshops are staffed by the Workshop Technicians in normal working hours, between 08:00 − 15:45. Safety courses are mandatory in order to gain access to the workshops. The courses run regularly throughout the Academic year.

Access to the workshops in evenings/weekends can be offered to students who have completed safety courses. This does not apply for wood and metal workshops. 

Wood workshops

The two wood workshops are located on the ground floor between the student workplaces and the verkstedsgården.

Wood workshop 1 is custom-made for the production of prototypes and primarily aimed for design production. There are, among other things, adjusting saw, belt saw, rectifier, thickness pad, pusher, veneer press and lathe.

Wood workshop 2 is equipped for production that is more general. There are, among other things, adjusting saw, belt saw, sheet saw and race saw. In front of the wood workshops are the bench workshops where you can work with hand tools belonging to the wood workshops.

There are strict requirements for safety training, tidiness and good routines at the workshops. You must also have your own dedicated workwear and personal protective equipment. Opening hours for students are between 08:30 and 15:00.

Workshop Technicians are Klaus Flavio Berntsen, Kristian Skjold. Their office is next to the Wood workshops.

Metal workshop

The Metal workshop is located on the ground floor between the student workplaces and the verkstedsgården.

The Metal workshop has a modern machine park adapted to both general metalwork and production of prototypes. Here you will find shears, plate benders, pipe benders, cutting machine and lathe. The welding workshop is located on the other side of the workshop, and there are spot welders, MIG and TIG. Inside the welding room is a grinding/polishing room with emery and a plasma cutter.

There are strict requirements for safety training, tidiness and good routines at the workshops. You must also have your own dedicated workwear and personal protective equipment. Opening hours for students are between 08:30 and 15:00.

Workshop Technicians are  Kristian Skjold and Svein Orrebakken. Their office is next to the Metal workshop.

Lacquer and casting studios

The lacquer and casting studios are at the back part of the building's ground floor. The rooms allow for surface treatment and work with substances / materials that require special precautions and ventilation. The rooms are divided into a lacquer zone, an evaporation zone and a zone for polishing. There is a spray-on wall and breathing masks. The polishing zone is equipped with a polishing table and an extractor fan that handle dust from paint.

Due to regulations, the lacquer room mainly allows for painting with spray cans.

Students require a short introduction into the practical use, safety and general rules in order to gain access to use the studios. Access can be given for up to three days at a time.

Responsible for the lacquer and casting studios is Sofia Eliasson

Printmaking workshop

The printmaking workshop is situated on the left side of the building's 2nd floor. 

The printmaking workshop has good facilities and is well-equipped. The workshop is designed for gravure, woodcut, lithography, photogravure and screen printing. There are 2 gravure presses with workstations, 1 lithographic hand press for stone lithography and 1 Dufa printer, stone grinding area, etching area, 2 silkscreen printing tables and high pressure press. There are also large light tables, and a designated area for bookbinding.

There are strict requirements for safety training, tidiness and good routines at the Printmaking workshop. You must also have your own dedicated workwear and personal protective equipment.  

Anna Maria Björkman is the Workshop Technician at the workshop.

Photography workshop

The Photography workshop is located on the fourth floor, on the left side of the building. The workshop has facilities for most photographic working methods. A new dark room handles the development of both color and black and white films, as well as printing both color and black and white.

Next to the darkroom is a large photo studio, where you can work with daylight, lamps and flashlights. The room can be divided into two with a curtain and has a black box part and a white cove part. A bridge in the middle of the room makes it possible to photograph from above.

The Photography workshop also has a printer room, where you can print quality prints, and a designated scanner room with Hasselblad scanners and A3 scanners.At the workshop you can lend camera equipment in all categories, ranging from analogue 35mm cameras to 8x10 cameras, and digital medium format cameras.

There are strict requirements for safety training, tidiness and good routines at the Photography workshop. You must also have your own dedicated workwear and personal protective equipment.

Nathan Corum is the Photography Technician. His office is on the third floor, in the back of the left part of the building.

Ceramics workshop

The Ceramics workshop is located adjacent to the Lower Hall. The workshop is well equipped with plaster bats, extruders, glaze room (with weights, glaze mixers and spray cabinets), gas ovens and electric ovens of various sizes and with different functions. Next the workshop's entrance there is also a plaster workshop where it is possible to cast in different materials, and it has two plaster bats, ribbon saw and formwork equipment.

The Workshop Technician lends hand tools and special tools for ceramics.

There are strict requirements for safety training, tidiness and good routines at the Ceramics workshop. You must also have your own dedicated workwear and personal protective equipment.

The Workshop Technician at the ceramics workshop is Erik Lytskjold

Textiles workshop

The Textile workshops are located on the third floor in the back part of the building. The textile workshop includes separate areas for fabric printing and weaving. The area for fabric printing is set up for work with fabric printing and dyeing. The area for weaving has a Jacquard weave, Damask weave, flat weaver, computerized shafts and digital weaves. The textiles workshop also has a laser cutter, sewing machines and overlock machines. There are separate rooms for finishing such as steam and ironing, as well as a transfer press.

Technically, introductions are given to a wide range of textile-related techniques for surface and volume design, and for processing and embossing.

Safety training is given in connection with the various academic courses. Special routines and safety instructions apply in the textile workshops. You have to complete a safety and introduction course to gain access.

Kari Merete Paulsen (weaving) is Workshop Technician at the Textiles workshop. 

The workshop for Electronic and Digital Media 

The workshop for Electronic and Digital Media has its facilities in the rear of the building, both in the third and fourth floors.

The sound studio consists of recording rooms and editing rooms, equipped with workstations that has selected audio programs and relevant hardware. Here you can work with audio in different musical settings like 5.1 surround and ambisonics/vimic as well as stereo.

The editing lab has updated workstations with relevant, modern equipment and great machines for post-production of video and audio projects. The Faculty has facilities for large projections of 4K material.

The video studio is located on the third floor and is equipped with lighting rigs, dollie, slider and high-end camera equipment.

There are obligatory introduction courses before one can use the facilities at the Workshop for electronic and digital media.

The workshop for Electronic and Digital Media's  office is located on the fourth floor in the back of the building.

Model workshop

The model workshop is accessible from the Verkstedsgården and has new and custom-made equipment for professional development and treatment of a vast range of materials.

There are laser cutters, CNC milling tables, a waterjet cutter, 3D printers and 3D scanners.

There are strict requirements for safety training, tidiness and good routines at the Model workshop. You must also have your own dedicated workwear and personal protective equipment.

Fredrik M. Salhus is the Workshop Technician at the model workshop. He provides students with training on the equipment and machinery. 

Risograf

The risograph printing room is on the first floor at the back part of the building, close to the library. 

There are requirements for safety training before use.

Responsible for the risographer is Ann-Kristin Stølan.

Computer Lab

The Computer Labs are in the back part of the buildings third floor. The Facullty has to Computer labs: one for PCs and one for Macs Print. Both labs are set up for advanced image processing, and have Adobe software installed.

Contact the Workshops and Technical Support Section

Head of Section: Heine Bringe

Workshop Technicians:

Model workshop: Fredrik M. Salhus
Textile, textile weave: Kari Merete Paulsen
Printmaking: Odd Melseth
Photography: Nathan Corum
Wood: Klaus Flavio Berntsen
Wood and metal: Kristian Skjold
Metal: Svein Orrebakken
Digital and electronic media: Antoine Arthur Hureau
Piano Engineer: Jens Schumann
Sound Engineer: Davide Bertolini

Maintenance Technician: Anders Sunde

Maintenance:
Section of workshops and technical services also accounts for much of the internal operation. The section can assist with paint and cleaning equipment, supply of chairs and tables, waste management and waste sorting, inspection of escape routes, assistance with light, electricity and water.