Private Lessons

Spudnik Press offer private lessons in every process that we offer including screenprinting, letterpress, intaglio, relief, lithography, book binding and more.

Typically held in 3 hour blocks, private lessons meet the student where they are at and can target very specific learning goals. The first meeting begins with orientation to the studio and a general introduction to the process. Together teacher and student plan a project and the remaining lessons. By the end of a cycle of lessons, usually 3 to 6, students may become authorized to print at Spudnik Press.

Private lessons are $45/hour or $125 for 3 hours and can accommodate up to two additional students for an additional $5-$10/hour. Members of Spudnik receive a discounted rate of $40/hour or $110 for 3 hours.

Email info@spudnikpress.org to schedule a lesson. We will work to match you with a Teaching Artist that best suits your requests. Please include:

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

Private lessons can be purchased online in advance or as a gift. Payment may also be brought to the first lesson. However, we take cancellations very seriously and will invoice for any cancellations made with less than 24-hours notice.


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.

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Private Lessons: Wedding Invitations

Spudnik Press also offers a Private Lesson Wedding Invitation Package  for those wanting to letterpress print wedding invitations. Students will learn the process of letterpress printing, independently print their own invites and will become authorized to use Spudnik’s equipment and facilities upon completion of their project. This package includes up to 12 hours of one-on-one private lessons as well as 2 complimentary e-mail consultations with the Teaching Artist.


Cancellation Policy

Please arrive on time. With respect for the instructors time, students will be charged for the full duration of the lesson and invoiced for any cancellations within 48 hours of the lesson.