Open Studios

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Printmaking Open Studios

 

Artworks Printmaking Open Studio is designed specifically for individuals working at advanced levels in printmaking and offers facilities for woodblock, linoleum block, relief, silkscreen, monoprint, embossing, collagraph and letterpress. The Printmaking Studio is available for individual and small group rental. Monthly rates can also be arranged. Technical assistance is available by appointment. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regard to their own work. They are also expected to perform the technical tasks necessary to the operation of the studio as a whole, such as maintaining proper cleanliness and care of equipment, and will be given an initial introduction to the health and safety procedure.  Studio users must be familiar with equipment and printing processes. Please refer to our Adult Education page for ongoing workshops in various print processes. For more information or to arrange for individual training, please email us at education@artworkstrenton.org.

Artists will have use of press, equipment and tools. Ink, paper, and other materials are not included.

 

Equipment:

* Charles Brand Press (28" x 48" bed)

* Cutler Hammer Electric Press (28" x 48" bed)

* Dolan Woodblock Press (16” x 24” bed)

* Vandercook Letterpress Proof Press (15” x 32” bed)

* X-Vactor Exposure Unit with analog timer

* Washout Booth with pressure washer

* Brayers in all sizes

* Flat files and drying racks

 

Hours:

11-6, Tue, Wed , & Sat

11-8, Thurs, Fri

 

Rates:

Monthly - $150 per month

Weekly - $45 per week

Daily - $20 per day

 

One-on-one instruction is available for those interest for a minimum of 4 hours at $45 per hour. Small group instruction is also available for those who would like to work with an instructor as a group on the same skill with a minimum of 4 students at $20 per hour.

 

Studio time needs to be scheduled in advance by calling 609-394-9436 during office hours, on a first come, first serve basis. These hours are subject to change. Extended hours with a monitor are available in certain circumstances but must be scheduled beforehand. Studio rental is not available on Sundays or Mondays, when a workshop is in session, during holidays when Artworks is closed, or during Art All Night weekend.

*Artworks is closed for Memorial Day Weekend, Art All Night (3rd Weekend in June), Fourth of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

 

To Register:

1. Fill out the APPLICATION FORM

2. Send up to three digital images and a resume/CV to education@artworkstrenton.org .    Image files must be 300dpi, no larger than 2MB.  Image name must include the artist’s last name.

Printmakers may join on a space available basis.  A waiting list is maintained for those persons desiring to join the Open Studio program who have demonstrated that they possess the technical ability to function independently in the studio.  Fee will be due upon acceptance to the program.