School Programs

AIR supports individual educators, schools, museums, and community organizations by providing print and imaging equipment, instruction, and technical support. AIR staff work with educators to design relevant print and imaging projects that support the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills with a focus on teamwork and the development of strong and independent voice.

To schedule a program or for more information, contact Tresa Varner at


Studio Tours

Studio Tours are designed to provide an introduction to silkscreen, intaglio, relief, and lithography print processes and include a tour AIR’s studio and gallery spaces. AIR staff demonstrate one or more print processes and prints from our archive are displayed and discussed as they relate to the interests of the educator and/or the tour group.

Fee: $200 (general shop tours with no active demonstrations can be provided at discounted pricing for educational purposes)


K-12 School Projects

These projects are designed to support class curriculum over a series of weeks. Projects include design sessions with educators and multiple sessions with students at AIR. These projects include an introduction to printmaking processes (silkscreen, intaglio, relief, and lithography, and mono-printing) and students design and create a multiple color/layer silkscreen print. AIR works with instructors to generate films and screens and provides mobile printing stations and printing equipment to facilitate printing in the classroom. Equipment is returned at the end of the printing project.

Fee: $600 – $1,000 (Cost depends on the activity, number of students, and length of the project)



Workshops are designed to provide a hands-on introduction to printmaking for groups of students. Projects take place in AIR’s print studios and include: a studio tour, hands-on image processing, and screen printing. Specific content is designed with the instructor prior to the visit. Hands-on intaglio and relief activities can be scheduled upon request.

Fee: $300 – $600 (Cost depends on the activity and number of students)



AIR teaching artists travel to local schools, community organizations, and events to present printmaking activities for children and adults. AIR staff work closely with educators to design an activity that meet the needs of the organization.

Fee: $500 – $800 (Cost depends on the activity and number of students)


Mobile Printing Kits

AIR staff can bring our mobile silkscreen printing kits to schools and community organizations. These kits allow participants to learn all aspects of the photographic silkscreen process, from digital image capture to screen processing and printing in the field, at virtually any site.

Fee: $500 – $800 (Cost depends on the activity and number of students)