Open Printmaking Studio

Self Help Graphics & Art’s Open Printmaking Studio (OPS) supports working artists in their exploration of both traditional and experimental printmaking in the forms of relief, intaglio, and monotype. Through open studio, workshops, lectures and exhibits, we encourage interest in the art and history of the fine art print – for the general public as well as for artists. Self Help Graphics & Art recognizes the expressive power of all printmaking media and works with artists to explore relief, intaglio, and monotype. The studio is a collegial, creative and experimental environment, with excellent equipment at affordable prices. In order to keep the studio fee modest and to encourage the spirit of giving back to the arts community at SHG, each artist that uses the Open Printmaking Studio to print an edition, is also required to donate 20% of their edition to the SHG archives.

Access to the OPS is granted after an artist completes an orientation or has successfully completed any of workshop facilitated by SHG’s master artists.

Please email info@selfhelpgraphics.com to make an appointment to view and/or sign up for the Open Printmaking Studio.


 
 

STUDIO USE

FEE STRUCTURE + (20% OF PRODUCTION OR 5 VOLUNTEER HOURS)

  • $15.00 FOR 1 DAY PASS

  • $70.00 FOR A 5 DAY PASS

  • $130.00 FOR A 10 DAY PASS

  • $200.00 FOR 20 DAY PASS

 

STUDIO DATES & HOURS

The Studio us accessible, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am to 5pm. Off hour use of the studios is on a per request basis and usually only when staff is present on site.

EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND A STUDIO ORIENTATION WORKSHOP PRIOR TO USING THE STUDIOS.

Please email info@selfhelpgraphics.com to make an appointment to view and/or sign up for the Open Printmaking Studio.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Basic Inks, Carving Tools & Liquids
  • Rollers
  • Cleaning Supplies and other tools

WHAT TO BRING

  • Special Inks
  • Fine Art Paper
  • Block/Plate

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TIME

  • Review online calendar
  • Email your requested time/payment
  • Pick up your pass  

FINAL STEPS

  • Fill out donation form for prints or
  • Confirm volunteer time (or schedule)
  • Curate works