The Kennedy Press

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 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.


Open Studio Hours*

The studios at Waterfall Arts all have weekly Open Studio hours. Open Studio fees are $20 per three-hour session. We recommend that interested artists confirm studio hours and reserve a space in Open Studio in advance, as space is limited.

To reserve a space and for more information, you can email us at or call us at 207-338-2222.

*Open studios are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Experienced printmakers are welcome to consider a monthly subscription to access the studio. 

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). Cost-saving subscription rates are available for $75/month plus a one time $50 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. Those interested in attending Open Studio hours are also recommended to attend a studio orientation.