Lower East Side Printshop
Since 2009
Works in New York United States of America

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BIO
The Lower East Side Printshop, established in 1968, is a New York City non-profit art center that supports contemporary artists of all creative backgrounds by offering them studio space, career services, and expertise in printmaking to develop new work. Artists can experiment, explore new ideas, and collaborate with experienced master printers to create important new work and broaden their practice in a supportive and professional environment. In addition, a diverse audience of art enthusiasts and professionals alike can learn about and collect prints in our classes, lectures, and exhibitions.

The Printshop is the largest openly accessible print studio in the city. It offers independent and collaborative residencies for artists, free and fee-based, contract printing services for small and large publishers, educational opportunities in all aspects of the print field and at all levels of expertise, and affordable collecting opportunities. The Printshop supports innovation and experimentation with the medium, and promotes non-toxic materials and processes.
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OPPORTUNITY

Printmaking Classes


Deadline:
Fri Dec 30, 2011 16:15

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Registration is now open for Fall and Winter Printmaking classes at the Printshop!
The Printshop's classes offer instruction in myriad printmaking techniques, traditional, as well as contemporary and non-toxic.
Our classes are appropriate for beginners who wish to discover the world of printmaking, as well as artists interested in exploring new artmaking techniques. Our instructors are accomplished artists and experienced master printers who offer technical expertise and creative advice to help turn your ideas into beautiful prints. All tools and basic materials are included at no cost!
SOLAR PLATE ETCHING
with Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9 pm
September 13 – October 18
Fee: $395
Solar plate is the safest and quickest method for creating photographic imagery in etching. Also known as photopolymer etching, this is an easy and innovative way to create intaglio and photo etchings without the use of acid and other harmful chemicals. Hand-drawn, photo-based, or digital images are exposed onto light-sensitive polymer plates, which are developed in water and printed on an etching press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.
MONOTYPE
with Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9 pm
September 26 – October 31
Fee: $395
This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to one of the most liberating forms of printmaking, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity. Learn to create innovative one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and collage. Explore color mixing, brushwork, ghost images, chine colle, stencils and unique tools to create unique prints. We will pull highly developed monotypes by hand and with the aid of a press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.
INTRO TO PRINTMAKING
with Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
October 12 – November 30
Fee: $520
This course provides a broad introduction to 3 basic printmaking processes. Learn about intaglio techniques by creating a drypoint and etching, create unique prints with monoprint, carve blocks for relief printing, and make a plate using cardboard for collagraph. Important techniques used in all printmaking processes, such as paper tearing, ink modification, chine colle, registration, and printing multiple color plates, will also be covered.
* This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.
WATERBASED SCREENPRINTING
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, 6-9pm
Fee: $425
Session I: Thursdays, October 13 – November 17
Session II: Tuesdays, November 15 – December 20
Explore the wide range of screenprinting techniques in this versatile medium. Silkscreen allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum table and exposure unit to shoot screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-plate prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts.
INTAGLIO
with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9 pm
November 7 – December 12
Fee: $395
Discover the diverse possibilities of intaglio, which can be used to create detailed images with a wide range of tones, lines, and textures. Techniques include etching, dry point, aquatint, soft ground, spit-bite and more. You will work with copper plates using etching tools, learn to print on an intaglio press, and explore variations of color printing.
To learn about the Printshop faculty and and to register for a class visit our website: http://www.printshop.org


OPPORTUNITY

Keholder Residency Program


Deadline:
Tue Mar 01, 2011 00:00

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are one year long, starting on April 1, 2010, and take place in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio. Facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking is provided for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.

Participation is limited and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a committee of artists, curators, critics, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Keyholder Residency includes:
• 24-hour studio access
• $500 stipend
• storage space
• basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
• one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
• 20% discount on all Printshop classes
• free career development workshops
• free digital documentation of selected works produced during the residency
• inclusion in the Printshop's permanent collection
• opportunities to show new work in exhibitions, open studios, and other public events presented by the Printshop

Eligibility:
• Only legal US residents may apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders)
• Students enrolled in any kind of degree program at the time of the residency are not eligible
• Keyholder Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The Printshop defines emerging artists as under-recognized and under-represented artists at early stages in their careers

DEADLINE: March 1, 2011
Drop off or postmark, no exceptions. Send to:
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-673-5390

Please go to http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/index.html
for more information, or email Christine Walia, Programs Director at Christine@printshop.org or info@printshop.org


DISCUSSION

Keyholder Residency


**Correction: $1,000 stipend with the awarded Keyholder position

OPPORTUNITY

Keyholder Residency


Deadline:
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

KEYHOLDER RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging
artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are one year long, starting on October 1, 2011, and take place in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio. Facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased
silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.
 
Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking is provided for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.
 
Participation is limited and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a committee of artists, curators, critics, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio space are encouraged to apply.
 
Keyholder Residency includes:
• 24-hour studio access
• $500 stipend
• storage space
• basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
• one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
• 20% discount on all Printshop classes
• free career development workshops
• free digital documentation of selected works produced during the residency
• inclusion in the Printshop's permanent collection
• opportunities to show new work in exhibitions, open studios, and other public events presented by the Printshop
 
Eligibility:
• Only legal US residents may apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders)
• Students enrolled in any kind of degree program at the time of the residency are not eligible
• Keyholder Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The Printshop defines emerging artists as under-recognized and under-represented artists at early stages in their careers

DEADLINE: September 1, 2011
Drop off or postmark, no exceptions.
Send to: Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-673-5390
 
Please go to  http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/index.html for more information, or email Christine Walia, Programs Director at Christine@printshop.org


OPPORTUNITY

Summer Printmaking Classes


Deadline:
Mon Jun 06, 2011 06:00

SUMMER PRINTMAKING CLASSES
The Printshop's classes for adults offer instruction in myriad
printmaking techniques, traditional, as well as new and experimental.

Our faculty is comprised of accomplished artists and experienced
master printers with outstanding expertise in printmaking. They
offer technical expertise, as well as creative advice for your new
artwork. Our instructors will help you turn your ideas into quality
prints.

Our classes are appropriate for beginners who wish to discover the
world of printmaking, as well as artists interested in exploring
new techniques. Many of our courses can be repeated, as there is
a great deal of one-on-one interaction with faculty.

Classes are held in the Printshop's spacious Artists'
Studio
. Participation is limited to 10 students, unless otherwise
noted. The Printshop provides all tools and basic materials. While
sample paper is provided for proofing, editioning paper is the responsibility
of the students. Special class requirements are noted with each
class; in most cases no materials are required at the first class.
Just bring your ideas


Free Studio Time
Free studio use is available to students during each class. You
can use the studio for 2 hours per class session (total of 12 hours
for an 6-week class, or 16 hours for a 8-week class).
Single session class participants do not receive free studio hours.

Free studio time is available from the start of the course, and
may be used up to the Sunday after the last class session. Studio
access for students is available Monday - Friday from 10am - 6pm,
and Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 6pm.
Free studio time cannot be used after the class is over, and it
is not transferable to other times or persons.
VISIT US ONLINE TO VIEW THE CLASS CATALOGUE!