Studio Use

Spudnik Press Cooperative is a community-based art center located in a warehouse-turned-arts hub in West Town, Chicago. We are dedicated to printmaking and collaboration. Our studio houses professional facilities and rare equipment for a wide variety of traditional print processes and fine art publishing. Our 4800 sq.ft. studio includes shared work spaces, private studios and mixed-use spaces for exhibitions, classes and community events.

Spudnik Press is committed to ensuring that the craft of printing is within the reach of all individuals who wish to use it as a creative medium. To this end, we have three main options for how people can take advantage of the facilities and equipment at Spudnik Press:

Open Studio Program: Weekly Drop-In Sessions
Hourly Rental: Flexible scheduling
Keyholder Program: 24-hour Access on a Monthly Basis

If you do have prior experience:
Authorization is required prior to printing. It is typically free, takes about one hour, and is for those with recent and thorough experience. If you have experience, but it is not so recent, a 3-hour refresher lesson can get you up and running at Spudnik!

If you do not have prior experience:
Take a class or workshop that includes authorization or schedule a series of private lessons. Requirements for authorization vary based on the process.

Visitors are always welcome to drop in to see our studio in person, ask questions, and learn more about our programs during our business hours or Open Studio hours.