Open Studio

Open Studio provides access to AIR’s facility, equipment, and materials for the general public with a basic knowledge of printmaking, including artists, entrepreneurs, and makers.

Open Studio Appointments for Makers and others

AIR organizes access to equipment and studio spaces on a per project basis by appointment.

There is no general Shop Access Fee to use the studio by appointment, however, participants who will be printing in the studio are required to cover:

Fee: ($20.00) which includes a basic supplies fee ($5.00) for each printing session, a film positive ($5.00), and a photo screen exposure ($10.00) to enable printing.

This minimum fee will allow for one film and one screen that can be printed multiple times in any color on any substrate (paper, tee shirt, etc.).

Inks and substrates must be purchased separately (see materials price list below).

Participants can return for subsequent sessions within the same week (by appointment) to use the screen that they have created.

Supply Fee: Each subsequent session will include a $5.00 Supply Fee to cover basic studio supplies.

 

Open Studio Walk-In hours for Makers and others

During specific hours on specific days, AIR offers access to particular services at reduced prices to working artists and others.

There is no general Shop Access Fee to use the Open Studio during these specific hours, however, participants who will be printing in the studio are required to cover:

Fee: ($20.00) which includes a basic supplies fee ($5,00) for each printing session, a film positive ($5.00), and a photo screen exposure ($10.00) to enable printing.

This minimum fee will allow for one film and one screen that can be printed multiple times in any color on any substrate (paper, tee shirt, etc.).

Inks and substrates must be purchased separately (see materials price list below).

Participants can return for subsequent sessions within the same week (by appointment) to use the screen that they have created.

Supply Fee: Each subsequent session will include a $5.00 Supply Fee to cover basic studio supplies.


Open Studio Materials Costs:

If you intend to print during the open studio, there is a mandatory minimum fee that includes 1 film ($5), 1 screen ($10) and a supply kit ($5). 

Pricing for films, screens and supplies beyond this minimum are listed below.  (Discount pricing per Open Studio session)

Fee: Film Positives: $5 for Film Positive up to 13 x 19

Fee: Film Positives: $5 per Sq Ft for larger film positives

 

Fee: Screens:   $10 for a 20 x 24 aluminum screen frame

Fee: Screens:   $15 for a 23 x 31 aluminum screen frame

Fee: Screens:   $10 per Sq Ft for larger screen frames

 

Fee: Screenprinting Supplies: $10 per Open Studio Session.

General shop supplies including a Supply Kit for screenprinting that includes basic printing supplies including a squeegee, a spatula, paper towels, masking tape, registration tape, registration pins, and hinged screen locks.

 

Fee: Relief, Intaglio, and Litho Supplies: $20 per Session.

General shop supplies and Kits that include access to similar supplies described above for the specific print process being used: brayers, rollers, blankets, blotters, etc.

 

Acrylic Screenprinting Inks: (SpeedBall): $12 per 16 oz.

AIR stocks acrylic screenprinting inks in 16 oz. containers (primary colors, black, and white).

 

Fee: Fabric Screenprinting Inks: (SpeedBall): $12 per 16 oz.

container. AIR stocks water based Fabric screenprinting inks in 16 oz containers (primary colors, black, and white).

 

Fee: Paper: AIR stocks a 100lb white cold press poster paper

(cougar) at 26” x 40” ($1.00) and 13” x 19” ($ .25).

 

AIR stocks a number of archival rag printmaking papers including a basic white 250 gsm paper (Stonehenge) at 22” x 30” ($2.50) and 30” x 44” ($5.00).  Other papers can be ordered upon request.

 

For other services including cleaning, coating or exposing other people’s screens or equipment rentals please see the Print Services section of this site.