Printmaking Shop in NYC Offers Shared Workspace

Lower East Side Printshop, a nonprofit center focused on contemporary printmaking, allows creatives to work and learn in the company of others. Founded in 1968, the Printshop touts itself as the largest collaborative print workspace in the U.S.

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From educational courses on a variety of printmaking disciplines to artist residency programs and internships, the space allows creatives to produce and publish their works while sharing the space and the equipment with other highly talented people. This grouping of inspired artists fosters an environment of experimentation, innovation and teamwork.

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Much of the work that comes out of the Printshop ends up in major museum collections such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum in RI and Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington DC. The studio also publishes a magazine that introduces outsiders to the magic created in the Lower East Side Printshop, and the pages are filled with prints punctuated by hand-painted details, photographic screenprints, relief prints and more.

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While the residency programs are highly competitive (some require a well-known artist to recommend the residency candidate), anyone can reserve studio space or sign up for instruction or a workshop for a fee. If you’re interested in printmaking and want to take your artistry to the next level, check out the Printshop’s website or watch the video below.


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