Department of Art

Art Studio - Printmaking: Silkscreen

Screen printing is a relatively new and innovative media. This form of printmaking allows for the expedient creation of large editions, and can print on a variety of materials. Additionally, hand-drawn, photographic, and digital images can be utilized. Drawing skills, color theory, design abilities, and creative problem solving are integral to the medium.

The program stresses proper technical command and emphasizes individual visions. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and concepts. As with any artistic field, each student is expected to be self-motivated, experimental, and curious.


Susan Czechowski
Printmaking - Silkscreen 
Office: 25(A) Garwood Hall
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Degree Plan

There are two degrees available in the Studio Arts areas:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art - Art Studio
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art - Art Studio

For more information about Course Descriptions and Programs of Study.


Silkscreen facilities at Western Illinois University are housed in Garwood Hall. Silkscreen occupies two rooms on the first floor. The screen printing studio is 1240 sq. ft. and includes a Sharpline 50" x 78" exposure unit, three 3' x 4' printing tables with vacuum, movable printing units, power sprayer, two 40" x 30" light tables, American Screen printing 56” x 84” one-arm squeegee table, numerous squeegees, drying racks, washout sink, dark room and related equipment.