The Studio

The Studio

Why become a member of Zea Mays Printmaking?

  • Support a world renown “green” printmaking studio
  • Access our state-of-the-art printmaking facilities
  • Become part of an amazing community of artist printmakers
  • Include your prints in our Flat File Project
  • Exhibit your work in members shows and other opportunities
  • Become inspired!

Our membership year runs from September through August. Memberships are by application, which are reviewed in August.  Potential members need to demonstrate a basic knowledge of printmaking techniques, and a desire to work in a community with a focus on sustainable art making practices.

All Studio Memberships are a 12-month commitment beginning on September 1st.

New Member Application copy[PDF] (Right-click or Ctrl-Click and choose “Save As…”)

To make an appointment call Liz Chalfin, Director at 413.584.1783 or email at

Membership Options 2018-19

Studio Access Membership Categories:

Unlimited Use(as many hours as you want): $175/month

Limited Use (18 hrs/month): $100/month

Low Use (8 hrs/month): $60/month

Studio Access memberships include:

  • access to all presses and plate making facilities, scanners, dryers, etc.
  • 10% discount on workshops
  • invitations to member only demonstrations, exhibitions and events
  • on-site storage
  • Annex rental rate of $25/day
  • inclusion in the Flat File Project

Limited and Low Use members can carry unused studio hours over to subsequent months within the membership year.

Supporting Membership: $75/year
Supporting members contribute to the mission of Zea Mays Printmaking.

This membership includes

  • 10% discount on workshops
  • invitations to members-only events (demonstrations, practicums)
  • reduced rates for Studio Access @ $12/hour via purchase of 5 hour/$60 punch cards
  • Annex rental rate of $80/day 
  • Supporting members are invited to submit work for our Flat Files at which time they pay a $100 Flat File Membership fee.

Membership Policy

All members are expected to understand and adhere to these basic agreements, and to sign a contract.

  • Responsibility for knowing safe use of studio and equipment 
  • Ability to work responsibly and independently
  • Cleanliness and willingness to pick up after yourself
  • Consideration and respect for others working at ZMP, their space and property