The KABK has professionally equipped studios and workshops which are run by Workshop Administrators. Workshop Administrators are craftsmen who manage the workshop or studio and its safety. They also run the machines and can advise studenys about the materials.
Learning to use equipment in a studio is essential as students are required to be able to work independently. If a student has not had the proper instruction, the Workshop Administrator can prevent the student from working in the studio or workshop. The Workshop Administrator's role is to supervise students and offer advice. The opening hours are displayed at the entrance of each studio and workshop. The academy strives for flexibility and extensive opening hours with those of the academy itself. During vacations studios are closed. Rules and regulations for studios and workshops:
- students can only use the workshops if the Workshop Administrator or another supervisor is present
- the Workshop Administrator determines whether a workshop has reached its capacity
- students who have scheduled classes in a studio or workshop have priority over those who don’t
- The Workshop Administrator determines whether a student has enough skills to work independently in the workshop or studio
- Each student using the workshop is required to keep to specific rules concerning regulations on machinery, tools, software, environment and safety
- Use of the workshop or studio is free; students must pay for used materials
There are two workshop courses:
Introductory course (mandatory)
As mentioned earlier, students must be able to work independently in the workshops. During the introductory course you will receive explanation on how the workshops and studios work in general and how to handle certain machinery. We find it important to give you a good impression of the vast possibilities the worskhops and studios offer. Therefore all functions are covered in the ourse. Also you will be informed on the rules and regulatons for use of the workshops. This introductory course is mandatory.
There are certain safety risks in handling workshop machinery. Furthermore, some machines can be destroyed if they are used improperly. For this type of machinery a certifying course for each workshop has been developed. Training will be provided by each Workshop Administrator and in most cases your abilities to handle the machinery are tested before you can receive the certificate.
The course is given twice a year and the certificate expires after a maximum period of two years. For some machinery (e.g. machines that are substituted by a different type) this period is shorter.
Textile and Fashion Workshop
The Textile and Fashion Workshop is where students can develop and construct fashion and textiles. The nature of the studio is department-bound due to specialized skills involved. Students from other disciplines can make an appointment to use the studio. Before use students are asked to pay a basic material fee. The in-house fabric store allows KABK students to buy specialist materials at a friendly price. Workshop Administrators: Beleke den Hartog and Elsbeth van Heynigen
The Carpentry Workshop is on the ground floor of the academy. Besides various woodworking machines, it has space for manual carpentry. Students are required to purchase materials themselves which can be bought from the workshop´s large supply of different woodsorts. Workshop Administrators: Hans van Alphen and Paul Dekker.
(070) 315 47 84
Located next to the Carpentry Workshop, the Metals Workshop offers various possibilities for reworking metals. Here students are also required to buy their own materials of which the workshop itself carries a limited supply. Workshop Administrators: Huub Luik, Mik Verloop, Ruud van Bommel and Dennis Slootweg.
(070) 315 47 85
The Graphics Studios are located in the Bleijenburg building and offer the opportunity to do etchings, lithographs, screen printing and wood and linocuts. The equipment necessary for various techniques is available (presses, rinsing and drying machines). Studios also function as classrooms for graphics teachers. All materials can be purchased at Goedman in the academy´s basement. Workshop Administrators: Willem Meijer, Niek Satijn, Gerard Schoonveld, Inez Smit and Poedjio Widodo.
(070) 315 47 81/ (070) 315 47 82
The printing room is mainly used by Graphic Design students. Type setting can be done by hand with various presses, and there is also a darkroom where graphic films used for e.g. screen printing can be made. (070) 315 47 83
Photography Studios and Darkrooms
Throughout the Prinsessegracht building students will find various small and one large photography studio. All the necessary equipment can be found there, such as cameras, lighting and backdrops.
The darkrooms are situated in Bleijenburg. Here students can develop, print and enlarge black and white photographs. On the same floor facilities for developing black and white and color negatives can be found. Worskhop Administrators: Eduard Sjoukes (coordination, firstname.lastname@example.org), Frans de Grood (email@example.com), Theo de Rijke (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andrew Valkenburg (email@example.com) and Mik Verloop. (070) 315 47 86
In the Photography Studio students can experiment with photographic techniques such as historical photographic procedures, photographic manipulation (toners, bleaching, coloring, etc)- in short, everything a student needs a way of personalizing their photography.
This studio also offers the opportunity to make cyanotypes and gum prints on aquarel paper by using a digital negative. Cyanotypography is one of the oldest methods of photography. Originally (1840 and later) it was used as a reproduction technique for text and technical drawings, and is also referred to as blueprinting. A gum print is made by mixing pigmets and Arabic gum that has been made light sensitive. The historical techniques, computers and Photoshop create new possibilities which would certainly be appreciated by Berssenbrugge. Students are encouraged to experiment with both techniques and to combine it with for example graphics, drawing and painting.
Opening times: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 13:00 to 17:00. Mondays reserved for class. From January 2007 reserved for Graphic Design classes. Tuesdays reserved for faculty use. Wednesdays reserved for Individual Course Program.
Studio Administrators are Inez Smit, Marijn Rietveld and Theo de Rijke .
Computer Workshop and Computer Classroom
The KABK has excellent ICT equipment, mainly Apple Mac, but also PCs with Windows. Unfortunately students cannot use all software on all computers, as the number of licenses is limited.The computer workshop also offers students the opportunity to work with various different programs for Graphic Design, Interior Design digital image reworking, digital photography and pattern designing. There is also a computer classroom which is used for (class) instruction in various software.
On the ground floor next to the computer room students will find opportunity to print and copy in various sizes and on different kinds of paper, transparents and even textiles. Studio Assistents: Constant Meeuws, George Vincentie (coordinator) and Frits de Vries.(070) 315 47 88/(070) 315 47 89
The Multimedia Studio is on the second floor of Bleijenburg. In it students will find a studio, lab, production studio, editing rooms and presentation spaces which are used to realize audiovisual work.
Workshop Administrators: Kees Knijnenburg (coordinator) and Danny Janssen. (070) 315 47 91