PRINTMAKING

The Kennedy Press is our traditional printmaking studio. Create work alongside other printmakers working in a variety of techniques and traditions, including intaglio, relief, and monotype.

To learn more about the studio, inquire about a subscription, or to schedule an orientation, please email info@waterfallarts.org or by phone 207-338-2222.

The Kennedy Press is equipped with three etching presses (60″ x 38″ Conrad, 22″x50″ Dickerson Combo, 24″ x 45″ Brand), ferric etch bath, brayers, hot plate, and large drying rack. The studio is notably a “green” studio.  We aim to use the safest current practices with as little toxins as possible (such as using chemicals that are solvent-free). Our studio monitors are happy to provide training on how to incorporate these methods into your working style.

Subscribers have access to a wide variety of tools and materials, including cutting tools (linoleum, wood, and etching), plexiglass pallets/plates, paper soaking and etching trays, hard and soft etching grounds, oil and water-based etching inks, eco-friendly ground remover, eco-friendly cleansers, and rags. 

Additional materials such as paper, copper plates, and woodcutting blocks are available to purchase.

To learn more about the studio, inquire about a subscription, or to schedule an orientation, please email info@waterfallarts.org or by phone 207-338-2222. Please call the office to purchase or book time using GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Open Studio Hours*

The Kennedy Press at Waterfall Arts hosts weekly Open Studio hours for folks who have some experience in the print studio, have taken a printmaking class with us (or in another studio), or have attended a studio orientation.

Current Open Studio Sessions:

Fridays, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Saturdays, 12:30  – 3:30pm

Open Studio fees are $20 for a three-hour session. Current students in any class may attend at a 50% discount ($10). We recommend that interested artists reserve a space in advance, as space is limited to 5 participants.

For more information email us at info@waterfallarts.org or call us at 207-338-2222.

Studio Monitors

Heads up! Open Studios are monitored by skilled volunteers who are there to assist but not teach. (Thank you Waterfall Arts volunteers!) If you don’t yet feel confident working self-sufficiently in the studio, consider taking one of our classes or sign up for an orientation session. Open Studio monitors may close the studio after the first hour, if there are no participants.

Studio Subscriptions

Artists can apply to have 24/7 access to the studios at Waterfall Arts (other than class time). Subscription rates are $75 per month, which includes a drawer or cabinet for storage plus a one time $25 refundable key deposit. Application approval and an orientation session are required.

Studio Orientations

Studio orientations include a comprehensive review of the studio space, safety protocol, equipment and available resources. Prospective subscribers must attend a studio orientation and be approved by the Studio Manager before initiating a monthly subscription.