Community Printing Press & More!
The Community Center’s Printmaking Open Studio provides access to experienced printmakers who wish to work on independent projects. There is space and equipment to practice and explore monoprinting, etching, intaglio, relief printing, gel plate printing, collagraph, and screen printing. There is a volunteer studio monitor during every Printmaking Open Studio session to help you sign in and answer general questions; however, you are expected to have a working knowledge of the equipment and procedures you are using. If there is a new skill you would like to learn, please ask about taking a class.
Read all the details on the Printmaking Open Studio FAQ before your first session.
Printmaking Open Studio Details
Printmaking Open Studio Sessions
Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Select Sundays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
How to use the Printmaking Open Studio
Access to the Printmaking Open Studio is obtained by reserving and paying for a time slot through Sign Up Genius. The cost is $15 for a 3-hour half session and $28 for a 6-hour full session. Maximum occupancy is 6 people at a time (5 participants and 1 monitor).
The Print Studio is a community-use space. You are responsible for caring for tools and equipment and for cleaning up after yourself. Please plan your project to allow 20 minutes to clean your area and the shared equipment.
Equipment & Tools
Large motorized Griffin etching press, manual Griffin etching press, small manual Blick etching press. Soft grounds heating surface, etching tools, paper soaking sink, printing plates, palettes, tear bars, vertical etching tank, brayers, barens, ink spatulas, silkscreens, squeegees, gel plates, tabletop exposure unit, emulsion scoop coater, drying rack.
Tarlaton, newsprint, blotter paper, ferric chloride, aprons, nitrile gloves, cleanup supplies.
Participants bring their own ink and paper. The studio has a small supply of basic Canson Edition printmaking paper available for purchase.