Studio times are intended for the (at least slightly) experienced
printmaker. The cost is $10 per hour and includes the use of
the presses, printers, guillotine and sewing machine.
materials are available for sale, but our selection is really
limited as we're not a retail store, so you will probably want
to check in advance regarding things like plates, inks and paper
to make sure we have what you'll need for your project. I purchase
many supplies for large format digital printing in bulk and
will usually have those in stock.
call in advance to let me know when you're planning on coming.
If I don't have anyone scheduled to be here, I can't guarantee
I'll be here if you just drop in. I have a tendency to wander
equipped to do solar plate intaglio and relief printing, polyester
plate lithography, dry point and a variety of monoprint techniques.
We are not equipped to do stone lithography, etching or any
method requiring large quantities of toxic chemicals.
the inks we use are waterbase (because of our aversion to
toxic chemicals), but this is not a point of doctrine. The
occasional introduction of oil based inks to the studio will
not result in being burned at the stake.
specialty at Alchemical Eye Studios is the combination of
traditional and digital printmaking techniques. We have a
large format printer using archival inks and we are more openminded
than most service bureaus about what materials we will run
through it. Large format printing runs about $7 a square foot
depending on what material you are printing on and whether
you provided it or we did.
is not a printmaking class - it is open time to use the facilities
and work in the company of other artists. I will be available
to answer questions, however, if you need extensive instruction
you can schedule private instruction for $30 per hour. Once
you feel comfortable with the techniques, then you can work
independently during Open Studio time.