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Open Studio is an opportunity for individuals with previous experience to independently pursue their art projects using the Irvine Fine Arts Center facilities and equipment. Open Studio passes are available to purchase for a fee by the general public. Open Studio sessions are available for ceramics, jewelry, photography, and printmaking. Studios are supervised by IFAC technicians & volunteers who will introduce new participants to the equipment and facilities. Call 949-724-6880 for more information. 

Ceramics Open Studio

Ceramics Studio Hours:
Monday:
Wednesday:
Friday:
Saturday:
1-6 p.m.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 6:30-9:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Ceramics Studio is equipped with wheels, kilns, slab roller, damp room and a complete glaze room. Regular firings are scheduled by technicians. Stoneware clay is available for purchase. Closed-toe shoes required. 

Fees:   Irvine residents  Non-residents
    $13 for 1-use pass
$59 for 5-use pass
$105 for 10-use pass
$15 for 1-use pass
$69 for 5-use pass
$125 for 10-use pass

Photography Open Studio


Dark Room Hours:
Tuesday:
Thursday:
Saturday:
10 a.m.–9 p.m.
10 a.m.–7 p.m.
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Photography Lab features group and individual darkrooms with complete black and white tray setups. Standard black and white chemistry is provided. Enlargers accommodate 35mm, two 120mm and 4x5 inch negatives. The lab also features a film processing finishing room with film dryer, print washer, print dryer and dry mount press. Closed-toe shoes required.

*Please note: the darkroom is run on a volunteer basis and it's recommended to call to make sure the darkroom is open before coming in. For more information call 949-724-6880.

Fees: Irvine residents Non-residents
$13 for 1-use pass
$59 for 5-use pass
$105 for 10-use pass
$15 for 1-use pass
$69 for 5-use pass
$125 for 10-use pass

Printmaking Open Studio

Printmaking Studio Hours:
Open Studio sessions available by reservation.
The Printmaking Studio is a fully equipped and ventilated studio suited for traditional printmaking techniques. Various etching presses, including a 36x72 inch manual Ettan press, outfit the 800-square-foot studio space, which allows for various print techniques and processes such as intaglio, relief, collagraph and monoprint. Closed-toe shoes required. 

Fees: Irvine residents Non-residents
$17 for 1-use pass
$79 for 5-use pass
$149 for 10-use pass
$19 for 1-use pass
$85 for 5-use pass
$155 for 10-use pass

Jewelry Open Studio

Jewelry Studio Hours:
Monday:
Wednesday:
Friday:
Saturday:
1-6 p.m.
2-6 p.m.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Jewelry Studio is equipped with jewelry casting and fabricating equipment including casting centrifuge, burnout ovens, torches, hydraulic press, polishing and finishing machines. Closed-toe shoes required.

Fees: Irvine residents Non-residents
$17 for 1-use pass
$79 for 5-use pass
$149 for 10-use pass
$19 for 1-use pass
$85 for 5-use pass
$155 for 10-use pass
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Open Studio Programs are subject to change.
Previous studio experience required for all open studio sessions. Ages 18+.
For more information, call 949-724-6880.