Graphic Arts Workshop is creating an affordable cooperative studio for SF's printmaking community
2

patrons

$6
per month
The usual SF story of rent increases is threatening artists throughout San Francisco (the Bay Area, California . . . shall we go on?). Graphic Arts Workshop has been an affordable resource for Bay Area printmakers for 65 years. Continually run as a cooperative, the studio has no paid staff and maintenance and studio costs are equally shared by all members. Crucial tools to the printmaker's trade-- large-scale professional presses, a range of acids and solvents, safe ventilation, exposure units-- make having an individual printmaking studio out of reach for the majority of artists. Graphic Arts Workshop makes it possible for printmakers at all stages of their careers to practice their craft, explore new media, participate in an active artist community and share their knowledge. The Workshop is unique in offering facilities for all printmaking processes including intaglio/etching/aquatint, relief, letterpress, silkscreen, stone lithography, and monotype.

We weathered the economic ups and downs of the last twenty years but keeping our space within the means of artists, especially young and emerging artists, is becoming increasingly challenging. Now we need the support of people who value the arts and artists in our community. Studio spaces throughout the city have been closing, making affordable spaces increasingly scarce. By supporting this Patreon, you'll help keep studio space affordable for over 25 artists and we are continuously reaching out and looking to expand our printmaking community.
Tiers
Inky
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
We'll send you a hand-printed thank you card in the mail!
Inkier
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
We'll select and send you a small print (approx. 5 x 7 inches) donated by one of our member artists OR visit us and choose a print from a curated selection of donated  prints. 


*We will contact international patrons regarding shipping costs.*

Very Inky
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
We'll select and send you a mid-sized print 

(6 x 8 inches or larger) donated by one of our member artists OR visit us and choose a print from a curated selection of donated prints.


*We will contact international patrons regarding shipping costs.*

Inkiest
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive a portfolio of 5 hand-pulled prints by members artists in a cloth-covered clamshell box!


*Please allow up to 3 months for clamshell box to ship as each box is made by hand. We will contact international patrons regarding shipping costs.*

The usual SF story of rent increases is threatening artists throughout San Francisco (the Bay Area, California . . . shall we go on?). Graphic Arts Workshop has been an affordable resource for Bay Area printmakers for 65 years. Continually run as a cooperative, the studio has no paid staff and maintenance and studio costs are equally shared by all members. Crucial tools to the printmaker's trade-- large-scale professional presses, a range of acids and solvents, safe ventilation, exposure units-- make having an individual printmaking studio out of reach for the majority of artists. Graphic Arts Workshop makes it possible for printmakers at all stages of their careers to practice their craft, explore new media, participate in an active artist community and share their knowledge. The Workshop is unique in offering facilities for all printmaking processes including intaglio/etching/aquatint, relief, letterpress, silkscreen, stone lithography, and monotype.

We weathered the economic ups and downs of the last twenty years but keeping our space within the means of artists, especially young and emerging artists, is becoming increasingly challenging. Now we need the support of people who value the arts and artists in our community. Studio spaces throughout the city have been closing, making affordable spaces increasingly scarce. By supporting this Patreon, you'll help keep studio space affordable for over 25 artists and we are continuously reaching out and looking to expand our printmaking community.

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Tiers
Inky
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
We'll send you a hand-printed thank you card in the mail!
Inkier
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
We'll select and send you a small print (approx. 5 x 7 inches) donated by one of our member artists OR visit us and choose a print from a curated selection of donated  prints. 


*We will contact international patrons regarding shipping costs.*

Very Inky
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
We'll select and send you a mid-sized print 

(6 x 8 inches or larger) donated by one of our member artists OR visit us and choose a print from a curated selection of donated prints.


*We will contact international patrons regarding shipping costs.*

Inkiest
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive a portfolio of 5 hand-pulled prints by members artists in a cloth-covered clamshell box!


*Please allow up to 3 months for clamshell box to ship as each box is made by hand. We will contact international patrons regarding shipping costs.*