artplus open access printmaking studio
Are you looking for a printmaking workshop to come and work in occasionally?
artplus offers its purpose-built printmaking studio for rent to artists who are experienced and independent printmakers. Our large press can be used for intaglio printing (etchings, dry points, mezzotints), monotypes and linocuts.
In order to use the studio's open access facilities, you need to become a member of artplus. Open access members must be able to work on their own, but a technician will always be available on site to advise or guide you. Your first session will begin with an orientation that includes an introduction to the studio equipment, health and safety and lasts approximately 15 minutes. These basic guidelines will allow you to make full use of the studio and its facilities and give you the confidence to start printing at artplus. Your membership will automatically begin on the day of your orientation and first session.
Membership includes access to two studios, basic equipment, a dedicated storage folder, access to the shared kitchen and refreshments.
Annual membership is 50€, half-yearly membership is 30€, daily membership is 15€.
Thereafter, studio space rental is 10€ per hour or 25€ for three hours. Printing sessions can be paid for individually but must be booked in advance. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or bank transfer.
If you need in-depth advice to refresh or develop your skills, you can book an extended private tutoring session with us - 35€ per hour. Please contact the workshop for more information and to discuss your specific needs.
We have two work spaces, including the printmaking studio equipped with:
an intaglio printing press 76 x 153cm
zinc and copper etching tank with ferric chloride
2 work tables - 76 x 153 cm & 74 x 179cm
an inking-up bench
a paper dampner
various tools, tarlatan, rags, blotting paper and tissue paper
NB: You can buy inks and paper at the workshop at an additional cost or bring your own material, inks, solvents, paper etc. which can be stored on site.
We provide a small range of quality printing papers that can be purchased as needed. Price per sheet :
JPP Heritage Proofing 200gsm - 56 x 76cm - 1€
Moulin de Gué 270gsm - 57 x 76 cm - 5.50€
Zerkall Bleu 225gsm - 48 x 64 cm - 2.20€
BFK Rives - 210 gsm - 65 x 50 cm - 3.10€
Somerset 280gsm - 76 X 112 cm - 6.70€
Banks Cream 300gsm - 55.4 X 71.6 cm - 3.60€
Hand made Papier Phénix - price on demande and availability