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 workshops, lectures and exhibits, we encourage interest in the history and production of the fine art prints – for the general public as well as for artists. The studio is a collegial, creative and experimental environment, with printmaking 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 teaching 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 is 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

  • Carving Tools

  • Drying Racks

  • Brayers

  • Cleaning Supplies

  • Charles Brand Press - 40" W  x 72" L  press bed - or - Laguna Press - 26" W x 48" L press bed 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Inks

  • Fine Art Paper

  • Block/Plate

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TIME

FINAL STEPS

  • Fill out donation form for print(s) or

  • Confirm volunteer time (or schedule)