Hourly rates - $25/hour

This is for artists who want to washout and expose their screens at Open Studio DC but go elsewhere to print. It includes use of the emulsion, exposure unit, the washout room and chemicals.

First Time Visit - $60 If you are using the studio for the first time, want to try it out before you purchase a multi-visit package of 5, 10 or 20 visits, you can purchase a one-day First Time Visit for $60. This includes use of emulsion, the exposure unit, wash-out room, cleaning chemicals, squeegies and ink. You may rent a medium sized screen for $5 or you may bring your own. You supply paper, or whatever printing surface you are using, tape, registration tools, and freezer paper. We will train you to use the equipment unique to our studio, but you must be able to print independently or have taken a class with Open Studio DC. 

Packages for Multiple Visits

Good for one year. Each visit is for one printing session with a maximum of 6 hours per session. This includes use of emulsion, the exposure unit, wash-out room, cleaning chemicals, squeegies and ink. You may rent a medium sized screen for $5 or you may bring your own. You supply paper, or whatever printing surface you are using, tape, registration tools, and freezer paper. We will train you to use the equipment unique to our studio, but you must be able to print independently or have taken a class with Open Studio DC. 5-Visits $250 ($50/visit) 10-Visits $480 ($48/visit) 20-Visits $900 ($45/visit) 

Classes

Introduction to Screenprinting $135 - This is an introductory class for beginners or people who want a refresher course. It is approximately 3 hours usually on a Saturday or Sunday and covers the complete photo-emulsion process, from coating and exposing screens, printing on paper and clean-up. We supply all of the materials including images used for this class. 

Introduction to Screenprinting T-shirts $145 – This is an introductory class for beginners or people who want a refresher course. It is approximately 3 hours usually on a Saturday or Sunday and covers the complete photo-emulsion process, from coating and exposing screens, printing on both paper and fabric (t-shirts), and clean-up. We supply all of the materials for this class, including the images used and one t-shirt for each student to make and take home. 

Private Studios 

We have private studios available for rent. The studio prices include use of the screenprinting studio. Prices range from $700/month, for a large studio, and between $450-$350/month, for smaller studios. We ask for a 6 month commitment.  

All materials are included in classes. The following materials are also included with studio visits, or studio rentals: Emulsion, Scoop coater, Exposure unit, Power washer and washout booth, Squeegies, Cleaning solvents, Buckets and sponges, Basic inks (Speedball permanent inks - red, blue, yellow, black, white and clear)

The following items are materials are included in classes, but not in studio visits, or studio rentals, but you are welcome to bring your own: Screens (can be rented from the studio or you can bring your own), Tapes, Paper or other printing surfaces, Freezer paper, Registration tools, Transparency films and images (you can use our Epson to print up to 17"wide films for $3/foot), Specialty inks (fabric inks, metallic or flourescent colors).

Let us know if you have any questions! Please feel free to text or email Carolyn Hartmann at 202-271-7620 or carolyn@openstudiodc.com