The Art Colony printmaking studio was established in 2005 and is fully-equipped to support a number of printmaking processes, including relief, intaglio, solar plate, collagraph, monoprint, and letterpress. We are dedicated to using the safest and most sustainable nontoxic printmaking practices available.
Along with hosting a series of intensive classes from June – 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
Blick 906 Model II press
Ferric Chloride dip tank for Copper etching
25” x 36” Ryonet UV Exposure Unit with a compression lid and foam pad
24 x 36 Light Table
Wash out basin sink
Residency rates based on a 5-7 day week
1 week | $190
2 weeks | $365
3 weeks | $540
4 weeks | $725
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.
Group Residency rates include base rate above plus
There is a $65/week charge for each additional artist for up to 3 four total artists
Cook County resident artists receive a 10% discount.