Hey everybody! I am so excited to finally get to share this with you. Beginning in March 2016, we will be offering a membership programme at the studio! We’ll be accepting just a small number of members to start out, with hopes of expanding as we carry out our wish list of studio upgrades. In our first (almost) year in Walkerville, we’ve had so many great supporters coming in and taking multiple classes, taking private instruction, and renting use of the studio, and becoming a member will make all that easier and more affordable. And you’ll get to be a part of something really fun!
Here’s how it works: you can sign up for a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month membership, whichever works best for you. Membership is $25 per month, and for that you will get:
-two hours of studio rental or one hour of private instruction time free each month
-20% off the cost of all additional studio or private instruction time beyond your monthly free allotment
-20% off supplies and materials purchased from the studio
-50% off registration for group classes (no limits!)
-space to store your supplies and equipment in our studio instead of lugging it all back and forth
-the opportunity to piggyback on studio supply orders
Your studio time allows you access to and use of:
-letterpress equipment and type
-Nolan proof press
-Adana platen press
-Chandler and Price paper trimmer
-bindery equipment and tools
-screen coating darkroom
-exposure table and washout facility
-screen printing table
-wood shop (table saw, mitre saw, drill press, jigsaw, sander)
To make the membership more awesome, we’re working on some major studio upgrades including: reorganizing the basement to have more functional (and separate) wood shop and screen preparation areas; constructing screen storage and cubbies for member use; building new, larger inking surfaces for relief and intaglio printing; setting up a dedicated screenprinting station; installing a better washout area for screens; purchasing a multi-colour t-shirt printing press.
And! Anyone who signs up for a 12-month membership between now and May 30th will be eligible to take part in a group show of our members, scheduled for the week of May 28-June 4 2017 at the Artspeak Gallery (Arts Council Windsor & Region). The show is already booked and Levigator Press is covering the gallery rental, so all you have to do is come to the studio and make some amazing work!
There aren’t a lot of spots available, so if you’re interested or want to learn more, give the studio a call!