Studio "Happy Hours"
Studio "Happy Hours" are a great opportunity for certified* artists with experience to work on their personal projects in a fun and cost-effective way. Associates moderate these 2–3 hours sessions and are available to help answer questions and offer advice.
As a way to engage with our artists more deeply and steward them towards the next level of their art-making, Happy Hours will become a members-only perk starting in January 2020. Not a member? Sign-up today!
(*Note: Certification is not required for Letterpress or Papermaking Happy Hours, though initial workshop experience is required.)
BOOKMAKING HAPPY HOUR
1st Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. Join us for Bookmaking Happy Hour, an open studio where members can gather for discussions about book projects and receive advice and assistance on use of the bindery equipment: paper guillotine, board shear, book presses (standing and backing), and the Kensol gold foil stamper.
LETTERPRESS HAPPY HOUR
1st Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. Our vintage presses and antique type are ready for your project! Letterpress Happy Hour is the perfect opportunity for members to practice workshop skills while working on their own personal project. Hand set some type, ink up the press or just come to familiarize yourself with this tactile method of printmaking.
Note: Membership and some experience with letterpress (i.e., a workshop) is required.
PAPERMAKING HAPPY HOUR
1st Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. Time to get pulpy! Papermaking Happy Hour is great for members who have taken a class and want to get back into the studio to practice or simply pull some sheets.
Note: Membership and some experience with papermaking (i.e., a workshop) is required.
PRINTMAKING HAPPY HOUR
2nd Tuesdays , 6:30–9:30 PM. Come out and get inky with full access to the printshop! Printmaking Happy Hour is an open studio for certified members to practice their skills and work on personal projects. These fun and low-stress session offer intaglio and relief printing, as well as plate-making with etching and photographic processes.
SCREENPRINTING HAPPY HOUR
1st Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 PM. Screenprinting Happy Hour is an open studio for certified members to practice their skills and work on their own personal projects. We provide ink. Bring high contrast black artwork on clear laserjet-compatible transparencies, paper or t-shirts, screens, and masking tape. Screens are available to rent for $10/day, or can be purchased through us with advanced notice. Approved laserjet transparencies are also available to purchase in our gift shop, $.25 a sheet).
Please note: Due to the popular demand of this studio, registrations open one week in advance.