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Private Lessons

Part of our Covid-19 related studio modifications includes capacity limits the prevent us from offering group lessons. However, staff are able to offer individual lessons in any area of our studio.

Email info@spudnikpress.org to coordinate a private lesson. Lessons are typically scheduled at least one week in advance. Instead of enrolling through our website, an online invoice will be sent once a private lesson, or series of lessons, is confirmed. Please include in the email:

  • What art form or process you would like to learn
  • General level of experience
  • Availability: days, evenings, weekends, etc.

We look forward to resuming group classes and one-day workshops as soon as we are able to do so safely!

Last Updated: June 3, 2020

Private Studio Access Trainings

The first step to printing at Spudnik Press Cooperative is to attend a Studio Access Training to become authorized for the equipment or area of the studio they would like to use.

Studio Authorization Sessions ensure that all makers are able to confidently use equipment in our studios and follow our procedures and guidelines.

These sessions are not lessons: they are for makers who already have satisfactory knowledge of their craft.


To remain as accessible and welcoming as possible while ensuring the health and safety of both staff and visitors, we are temporarily offering partially online trainings:

Part 1: Online via Zoom

  • General orientation to our mission and programs
  • Overview of skill checklist; Review prior experience in area(s) seeking authorization
  • General Q&A to help minimize contact during “Part 2”
  • Determine work plan for “Part 2” to allow adequate assessment of skills

Part 2: On Site

  • Individual studio tour
  • Safety demonstrations
  • Review of any process or skills that could not be addressed through zoom
  • Brief period to work in the studio with staff on hand for support
  • Review skill checklist and confirm authorization.

Available Studio Access Trainings: $50

  • Intaglio
  • Letterpress
  • Nu-Arc Platemaker
  • Papermaking
  • Post-Production Tools
  • Relief/Monoprinting
  • Risography
  • Screenprinting

If during Part 1, it is determined that the participant does not have enough experience to become authorized, they will receive a $25 credit towards a private lesson.

Email info@spudnikpress.org to coordinate a private training. Please include in the email:

  • What equipment or area of the studio you would like to be authorized for
  • Availability: days, evenings, weekends, etc.

Trainings are typically scheduled at least one week in advance. Instead of enrolling through our website, an online invoice will be sent once Part 1 of the training is confirmed.

Private Lessons: Gap Lessons

“Gap Lessons” are designed to support people transitioning from taking classes to using our Open Studio program, and to offer efficient and focused one-on-one support for people embarking on new projects or who need help working through a particular printing issue.

Taught by our in-house staff of skilled printers/artists, these one-hour lessons can help fill in any gaps that have held you back from getting the most out of your time at the studio.

Lessons are often scheduled preceding an Open Studio session to allow students to work with staff for an hour before their full studio session.

Email info@spudnikpress.org to schedule a lesson. Lessons are typically scheduled at least one-two weeks in advance. Instead of enrolling through our website, an online invoice will be sent once a lesson is confirmed. Please include in the email:

  • The specific topic or skill you would like help with
  • Any particular staff you would like to be paired with
  • Availability: days, evenings, weekends, etc.

Please note that gap lessons are not designed to provide authorization, but instead boost your confidence within the studio. Based on the skill or topic you would like to focus on, we may recommend a longer lesson.

Meet our Staff:

Gap lessons are $45 for a 1-hour session. Members of Spudnik receive a discounted rate of $40/hour.