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.
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.
One-on-one instruction from our core faculty in technique, image development, establishing an artistic practice.
Two-week subsidized residency in our printmaking studio to one printmaker who demonstrates artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the intention of future achievement in the field of solvent-free printmaking.
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.
Detailed research conducted by our interns into a variety of new printmaking products and methods.
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.
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.
Working the Etched Plate (Intermediate Etching)
with Liz Chalfin
Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8, 2015, 10-5
Certificate in Green Printmaking: Intaglio
The Green Printmaking Certificate: Intaglio consolidates our knowledge about etching and photopolymer intaglio into an intensive 3-week training program.
The Flat File Project
The Flat File houses over 600 prints by member artists. The work is curated into the Flat File each January.
Our Residency Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a cutting-edge studio, research center, educational institution and artist community.
People in Print
People in Print is a series of conversations with artist members of Zea Mays Printmaking.
Studio Access Memberships are a 12-month commitment beginning on September 1st. Applications are reviewed during July and August.
Our monthly e*newsletter features happenings at the studio, early announcements about workshops, members' news, exhibition opportunities, recommended shows and more.
Part of the mission of Zea Mays Printmaking is to research new developments in safer, less-toxic and non-toxic printmaking.