When established in 2005, the Art Colony printmaking studio was one of the first eco-friendly print studios in the Midwest and is fully-equipped to support a number of printmaking processes, including relief, intaglio, solar plate, collagraph, monoprint, and letterpress.
Along with hosting a series of intensive classes from May – September, the printmaking studio is available for self-guided and group residencies. The studio is approximately 750 square feet and access to the following equipment, based on experience:
Takach 40 x 72-inch etching press
Vandercook Number 4 proof press
Copper etching facility
UV exposure unit & light box
Vent hood for aquatint
Paper soaking sink
Wash out basin sink
Residency rates based on a 5-7 day week:
1 week | $180
2 weeks | $355
3 weeks | $530
4 weeks | $715
One-time $50 cleaning fee for 1 – 2 week residencies and one-time $100 cleaning fee for 3 to 4 week residencies
Lodging is also available in our guest suite at the rate of $35/night plus a one-time cleaning fee.
2023 Group residency rates, based on a 5 to 7 day week:
Up to 3 artists total can work in this space
There is a $65/week charge for each additional artist
Cook County resident artists receive a 10% discount.