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The Irvine Fine Art Center’s Printmaking Studio comes equipped with all the essentials necessary to create beautiful handmade prints. Whether you have a passion for letterpress or affection for relief, let our modest studio accommodate your creative appetite with this century old tradition!

The Irvine Fine Art Center’s eight hundred square-foot Printmaking Studio is set up to accommodate a variety of printmaking techniques including letterpress, intaglio, monoprint/type, relief and experimental processes. For a listing of the studio’s amenities and equipment, please click here.

In addition to equipment, the studio is also home to various courses and workshops throughout the year in all areas of print, Open Studio sessions, and seasonal one-day workshop intensives which are designed to increase your knowledge in a specific discipline or specialized technique.Printmaking Open Studio offers press time for individuals with prior letterpress/printmaking experience.

For more information on how to reserve press time, please visit the Printmaking Open Studio page for more details.

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Printmaking Open Studio

Printmaking Studio Hours:
Open Studio sessions available by reservation.
The Printmaking Studio is a fully equipped and ventilated studio suited for traditional printmaking techniques. Various etching presses, including a 36x72 inch manual Ettan press, outfit the 800-square-foot studio space, which allows for various print techniques and processes such as intaglio, relief, collagraph and monoprint. Closed-toe shoes required.

Fees: Irvine residents Non-residents
$17 for 1-use pass
$79 for 5-use pass
$149 for 10-use pass
$19 for 1-use pass
$85 for 5-use pass
$155 for 10-use pass
Open Studio users must make a reservation with the Studio Technician and demonstrate previous printmaking experience in either a classroom or equivalent stuido environment.

Up to 4 users are able to print in the studio at one time due to limited space. Please call 949-724-6880 to reserve time in the studio.