The Underground Print Studio
AAC’s Local Printmaking Studio
The Underground Print Studio is located on the lower level of Ashland Art Center. We offer special techniques classes and workshops as well as drop-in Open Studio sessions. We have Print Studio Membership on an hourly and monthly basis. Monthly members have 24-hour access to the space. Full time monthly members also will receive a shelf for storing supplies.
Print Studio Members can enjoy full access to the work space and equipment, which includes: a Laguna Etching press with a 26″ x 48″ press bed, a vertical etching tank, a large dry mount press, photo etching exposure booth, large paper cutter, two sinks, a print rack, large tables, and various tools and equipment for dry point, silk-screening, lino-cut, wood-cut, mono-printing, and experimental printing. Additional inks and supplies are available for sale in the Ace Hardware Art Supply satellite store on the main level of the Art Center.
Contact Studio manager Tiffany Hokanson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to get your membership started!
Drop-In Open Studio Times:
Mondays from 10 am – 12 pm Copper Etching with Tiffany Hokanson – $20 Drop In Class
Drop in and learn how to etch your design into a copper plate with studio manager Tiffany Hokanson. No previous experience required. Students must bring an image or drawing to use. No reservations required. Students can drop in and learn how to etch.
Wednesdays from 10 am – 1 pm Underground Print Studio – Open Studio
The printmaking studio is available as open studio time for experienced printmakers to work in the presence of a Lead Printmaker, Shannon Yost. The printmaking studio can accommodate printmaking projects such as copper etching, woodblock printing, linoleum block printing, mono printing, photo etching, collagraph and dry point on copper or plexi glass. The open studio allows printmakers to come in and work independently with the comfort of a Lead Printmaker in the studio in case the printmaker may have questions about a technique or equipment in the studio. The open studio session is $15 for the three hour session.
Upcoming Classes, Demonstrations and Workshops in the Print Studio:
Low Tech Screen Printing with Laura – July 19th & 20th, 3pm – 6pm in the Print Studio
Photo Etching Introduction with Shannon – July 25th, 5pm – 8pm in the Print Studio
Underground Print Studio Members:
Tiffany Hokanson – Print Studio Manager and Artist
Tiffany is a professional Printmaking and Mixed Media artist who specializes in intaglio printmaking, rust techniques and experimental printmaking. Tiffany also manages the Underground Print Studio making sure the daily needs are met to ensure the studio is a fun and efficient place to work as a printmaking artist. She also recruits new studio members and teachers to teach new and exciting printmaking classes.
Shannon Yost – Print Studio Media/Marketing Coordinator and Artist
Shannon is a professional Printmaking and Digital artist who specializes in intaglio printmaking, photo-etching, woodblock hand printing, digital printmaking and photographic processes. Shannon also manages the print studio Facebook page, webpage and marketing.