Printmaking is a means of producing multiple images, each of these is called a print. Prints are created from a single original surface, known technically as a matrix or a plate. Prints are multipliable,usual produced in limited editions and therefore sought after & collectable. The process of designing and producing prints using a printing block, woodcut,etching, lithographic, or screenprinting is called printmaking.
what is an open access studio?
An open access studio is a place available for experienced artist/printmakers to book (access) in order to create & produce prints using the various professional printmaking equipment and facilities to print their own work.
When can i access the studio?
Open access print studio sessions can be booked after you have completed an Impress Studio Induction by anyone with prior experience of the printmaking technique they would like to use.
How long can i be in the studio & what is the cost?
Select the Press or Equipment you wish to reserve from the drop-down menu. Select Session Times - Cost is $20 per session Session 1 7:00am - 12:00 - 5 hours Session 2 12:00 - 5:00pm - 5 hours Session 3 5:00pm - 10pm - 5 hours Use of Studio Ink $5.00 or you can bring your own inks
do i need to pay for paper?
Yes you need to bring your own paper to print on or you may buy some from our shop. Fill out the invoice at the studio (in the kitchen)
what does my $20 cover
By paying $20 you can use & have access to equipment such as rollers, clean up materials & rags, scrapers,tarleton,presses,. A portion of this goes toward electricity & maintainence of the studio.
Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery Brisbane Australia is a not-for-profit open access community print making Studio and Gallery managed and supported by fine artist volunteers through a program of membership contributions, donations and fundraising