Artists’ Studio

The shared Artists’ Studio, with the adjacent solvent/etching room and the darkroom, is available to participating artists and class students.

Equipment

  • Screenprinting hinge table (60” x 96”)
  • Screenprinting vacuum press (32″ x 48″ printing area)
  • Griffin Intaglio press (40” x 66 ”)
  • Charles Brand intaglio press (20” x 40”)
  • Charles Brand Intaglio Press (28” x 50”)
  • Glass-top inking table (30” x 84”)
  • Light table 36” x 48”
  • Stainless steel cleanup sink (18” x 18” with a shelf)
  • Paper soaking sink (36” x 48” stainless steel)
  • Paper blotting and curating table (48” x 96”)
  • Flat drying system
  • 2 movable drying racks (27” x 35”)
  • 1 large movable drying rack (38″ x 50″)
  • Cast iron book press (8.5” x 11”)
  • Workstations (30” x 72” sturdy steel tables with laminate tops)
  • Gathering corner with a library, message board, table, refrigerator, microwave oven, and a water cooler

Personal storage includes screen storage, personal shelves, flatfile drawers, and mordant and chemical storage.

Digital Equipment

  • 2 Mac computers, 22” monitor, OS X with Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5 software
  • Wireless internet access throughout the studio
  • HP laser printer (8.5” x 11”)
  • Epson inkjet printer (11″ wide media) for films
  • Epson flat bed scanner (9″ x 12″)

Tools

  • Squeegees and scoopcoaters
  • Brayers and large composition rollers
  • Screenprinting hinge boards
  • Etching blankets (various sizes)
  • Rulers and cutting mats

Basic supplies provided include Akua waterbased non-toxic inks, blotters, newsprint, denatured alcohol and odorless mineral spirits, tape, hand cleaner, and misc. cleaning products.