Printmaking Open Studio

Join our enthusiastic community of printers and get access to various presses and equipment to create on your own time.

$15 per day

ASLD provides —

  • etching press
  • drying racks
  • light tables
  • UV exposure box

You will need to bring all other supplies —

  • paper
  • ink
  • towels
  • newsprint
  • mineral spirits

Printmaking Open Studio is scheduled regularly during our business hours. Students must be registered to use Printmaking Open Studio . Please search courses and select medium “Print OpenStudio” to find available days/times and to register, or call our Registration Desk for assistance at 303.778.6990 ext 0. Instructor approval is required to register for Printmaking Open Studio.

There will be NO REFUNDS for open studio time.

Printmaking open studio is located on the 2nd level of the main building in the southeast corner classroom. Please respect open studio hours, and allow ample time for clean-up.

  • Current membership required. Please login to confirm your membership, or purchase/renew yours to join a session.
  • Faculty must certify a student to use print room open studio hours. A signed and dated Printmaking Open Studio Certification Form is kept on file in the Registration Office.
  • Members who wish to use open studio must attend at least one printmaking course annually and renew certification yearly with a faculty member.

To be certified, you must demonstrate to print room faculty member(s) that you are capable of setting up, cleaning up, and safely using the print room equipment with no supervision. Faculty will provide feedback on areas for growth if you do not yet qualify for certification.

Students may be certified for specific equipment and techniques only (e.g. you may be approved for screenprinting, but not intaglio, or vice versa), based on your experience and the faculty member with whom you are working.


Keep things clean! Clean studios are everyone’s responsibility, especially if you choose to work independently. Our students and faculty depend on a clean and organized space so that everyone can maximize their creative time.

Please help us keep our studios ready for the next student group by returning all equipment and tools to their designated places after use, and always wipe down and sweep work areas. Thank you!​​​​​​​