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Printmaking Open Studio

The Printmaking Studio is a fully equipped and ventilated studio suited for traditional print and letterpress techniques. Two Vandercook proof presses and various etching presses including a 36” x 72” manual Ettan press, outfit the 800 square foot studio space. In addition to our adjacent acid room, the studio allows for various print techniques and processes such as intaglio, relief, collograph, monoprint, traditional/digital letterpress and more. For individuals unfamiliar with letterpress and/or printmaking who are interested in working in an Open Studio environment, one full session of class is required to be attended before independent admittance in the studio will be granted. All other individuals interested in utilizing our Open Studio must make a reservation with our Lead Studio Technician and demonstrate previous printmaking experience in either a classroom or equivalent studio environment. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis. Participants in the studio must wear closed-toed shoes and follow all established safety guidelines at all times.

For a complete listing of equipment, amenities and supplies provided by the studio, please visit the equipment page for details.

The Printmaking Open Studio is accessible during the weekdays with some morning, afternoon and evening availability. Open Studio is by reservation only due to space limitations.  Hours are subject to change. Please call the Irvine Fine Arts Center at 949-724-6880 to get further information or to reserve time in the studio. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.