VERA’s screenprint studio offers people of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn the art of screenprinting.
Since beginning as a co-op in 2004, the studio has been the workshop of many local artists and printers (beginners and pros alike) who’ve produced posters, t-shirts, comic books and more. Our poster design collective uses the studio to print posters for all the top touring acts that play our venue, as well as a variety of events hosted by The Vera Project. Furthermore, our talented instructors and studio monitors are all practicing designers and artists deeply committed to not only the educational but also the community missions of VERA. Many thanks to all of the volunteer instructors who keep the program up and running!
Vera’s Screenprint Studio operates up to 10 four-hour Open Sessions each month where individuals who have completed the prerequisite class & fill out the studio participation agreement may use our professional screenprint lab to work on their own projects, for a nominal fee. There is always an experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable screenprint volunteer to answer and assist you.
The cost of the open session fee includes: access to the facilities, on-premises use of VERA’s screens, emulsion, emulsion remover, and packing tape. You just bring your project’s image on a transparency (there is a Kinko’s nearby), ink, and the paper/textiles you want to screen on.
Open sessions are held on Tuesdays from 4pm-8pm, Wednesdays from 5pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm. Open sessions are only offered if a volunteer from our screenprint committee is able to moderate, so we do not always offer sessions on these dates/times. To sign up for open sessions, you must first complete the Intro to Vera’s Screenprint Studio (formerly Silkscreen 101) course. To register, please create an account with Acuity to view available dates and stations listed below. If a station is not visible on an open session date, it either means it has already been reserved, or the open session date is unavailable because it has not been claimed by a moderator.
Open sessions are $8 per session, or you can purchase a punch card for $40 that is good for 8 open studio sessions. Please arrive within the first hour and a half of the open session you’ve registered for or you will be turned away. Thank you!
OPEN SESSION REGISTRATION
BOOK OUR SREENPRINT STUDIO:
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be offering private screenprint classes or rentals until Fall 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience.
You can book the screenprint studio to work on your project outside of open studio hours, or to work on multicolor apparel projects for $50/hr. This fee covers the materials otherwise provided during open studio sessions, and one of our talented screenprint professionals to assist you. Note: You cannot book the studio without one of our screenprint engineers, and booking the studio is subject to their availability.
To book a private screenprint session, or if you’re interested in a private group class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Please call (206) 956-VERA, shoot an email to email@example.com, or stop by during open hours Tue-Sat, 12-5pm!