Printmaking Open Studio

Printmaking Open Studio

The Printmaking Studio is equipped for traditional printmaking techniques. Various etching presses, including a 36 x 72 in. manual Ettan press, outfit the studio and allow for print techniques and processes such as intaglio, relief, collagraph, and monoprint.

A UV exposure unit for alternative photo and printmaking processes is also available. Reservation required.

Whether you have a passion for letterpress or affection for relief, let our modest studio accommodate your creative appetite with this century old tradition!

Previous studio experience and closed toe shoes are required. Participants must be 18 years or older.  For more information please call the Irvine Fine Arts Center front desk: 949-724-6880.


1.  Complete one full course or refresher course in the studio.
2.  Pass a quiz to demonstrate your level of understanding of studio use.
3.  Complete an Open Studio Agreement.
4.  Register for studio sessions at

Printmaking Open Studio Hours:
Open Studio sessions available by reservation.

Irvine Residents & Non-Residents
$19 per session

Please note:
Open Studio sessions are subject to change and supervised by studio technicians and volunteers.

Register for classes online at

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