There are 4 Community Studios in the Belfast building: Printmaking, Ceramics, Darkroom Photography, and the Bridge Studio for Youth & Family Outreach programs.
In addition to serving classes and workshops, the Printmaking, Ceramics, and Darkroom Photography studios all have open studio hours for community use. These well-furnished facilities offer resources to artists of all skill levels.
Drop-in fees are reasonably priced. A 3-hour session is $15. Cost-saving subscription rates are available for $50/month on an application approved, contract basis. Fee covers use of space and equipment. Materials such as paper, inks, clay, and glazes are available at cost.
The Bridge Studio hosts a variety of events and classes, as well as drop-in studio hours for youth at different times of the year. From June 28 – August 23, there will be a Young Artists drop-in studio on Wednesday nights from 3:00-5:00 for ages 8-12. Young artists are invited to stop in and work on projects with the materials in the Bridge Studio.
WOrk alongside printmakers working in a variety of techniques including silkscreen, collograph, aquatint, wood cut and linoleum cut, lithography, monoprint, and more. Experiment with mixed media techniques.
The print studio has open monitored hours on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 1:00 pm with Gwen Tatro, Thursdays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm with Sue Smith, and Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm with Mary Faith Morison.
The open clay studio hours are Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm with Linda Stec.
Clay, glazing and firing fees:
5 lb. bag = $5
25 lb. bag = $25
Glaze and Firing Fee Per Piece:
S (< 4″ x 4″) = $2
M (4” x 4” – 10″ x 10″) = $5
L (Over 10” x 10” to 20″ x 20″) = See Manager
Kiln Rental Fees:
Small Kiln = $15
Bailey (Medium) = $30
Skutt (Large) = $50
A traditional wet darkroom fully equipped with four Bessler (23C, 45M) enlargers, and everything necessary for processing film and printing B&W photographs. Basic chemistry is included. Darkroom is properly ventilated. Drum processors provide potential for color printing.
The Darkroom Studio is for photographers who have experience in darkroom processes.
There are currently no set open studio hours for the Darkroom. Call the office at 338-2222 to set up an appointment.
For information on studio subscriptions, click here.
For more information, call the office at 338-2222
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