Open Studio

Bring your plates and stencils!

Open Studio provides print artists and previous SNAP students the opportunity to access the Printshop on a drop in basis for only $25 (including a general supply fee). There will be a knowledgable technician available during these times to assist you with press operation and any other technical questions and troubleshooting.


Next announced Open Studio dates:

May 5 & 26
June 9 & 23
July 14
August 11

Or view the printshop calendar for the most up to date information.

Who can come?

Any SNAP Member with some printmaking experience may come and work during Open Studio sessions. To become a member visit our membership page. Open Studio is a great opportunity for new and recent students or artists needing technical support to drop in and complete a printmaking project. It allows members to transition into becoming an independent Printshop Renter.

What to bring?

  • Artists and students should come prepared with plates and/or stencils to work with.
  • Limited printing tools are available, artists must supply their own inks, paper, tape, rags, gloves, etc.
  • Limited types and amounts of paper will be available for purchase, however it is recommended that you visit a local art store if you require many sheets of paper
  • Chemistry fee is $5 for artists who have their own screen to use
  • Pre-coated screens will be available for rent for $10 (includes chemistry fee). Please email Amanda McKenzie to reserve a pre-coated screen.
  • Screen printers are encouraged to book a printing station online