Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available. We are continually researching exciting new techniques and products. We share this information through our workshops, consultations and private tutorials.

We offer workshops in green printmaking processes; access to our state-of-the-art studio; exhibitions; residencies; prints for sale and more.

Raffle 2014: October 25 - November 9

Raffle 2014: October 25 - November 9

The online raffle is open! Support the Ruth Chalfin Memorial Scholarship Fund and buy raffle tickets and a chance to win fabulous prizes.

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Print Fair North 2014

Print Fair North 2014

Join us for our 10th annual studio sale, November 8-9, 10-5. Original prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, live printmaking demonstrations, food trucks, and raffle!

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Systems

Systems

"Systems” explores a wide range of topics: memory, grief, philosophy, geography, geology, astronomy, poetry, secret languages, religion, physiology, nature and process. These explorations take the form of prints on paper, collages, sculptures and artists’ books – all with some form of printmaking at their core.

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Workshops

Workshops

We offer a wide range of workshops for all levels, taught by experts in the field. Unless otherwise noted, workshops are for all levels. All workshop fees include materials. The workshops are taught in our wonderful new teaching studio that is on the ground floor of our building.

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Residencies

Residencies

Our Residency Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a cutting-edge studio, research center, educational institution and artist community. We strive to create an environment that is both professional and personal with great respect for the creative process of each artist.

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Individualized Instruction

Individualized Instruction

One-on-one instruction from our core faculty in technique, image development, establishing an artistic practice.

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Internships

Internships

We offer unpaid internships to college students pursuing a degree in printmaking, recent college graduates or to those who have completed a non-academic course of study in printmaking.

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Research

Research

Detailed research conducted by our interns into a variety of new printmaking products and methods.

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substratum

substratum

A group of artist members from Zea Mays Printmaking began an investigation into the health impacts of the printing plates we use. Substratum is a documentation of our investigation and hopefully a useful resource for other artist/printmakers and DIY practitioners.

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Printmaking in Havana

Printmaking in Havana

Here's the story of our incredible trip to Havana to teach polyester plate lithography at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. Visit our Cuba blog and read our story and see slideshows from this wonderful experience.

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