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Guide to Printmaking, Papermaking &

Book Arts Workshops in Canada and the

United States



Our Guide to Print Workshops in Canada and the United States was the most extensive list ever published of open workshops: the last edition had about 500 places where independent artists could work. Information included techniques and press sizes, paper and book arts, photo and computer facilities, galleries, classes, handicapped accessibility, more.



This new online Guide lets artists easily find a workshop by name or location, and we can update the information as often as the shops add new equipment or new places open their doors. If enough workshops subscribe to our journal, Contemporary Impressions, and many also support us with their ads, we will be able to offer the Guide as a free resource for everyone browsing the web. So please tell your local printmaking and papermaking studios, art centers and schools that you want them to participate and support us! Meantime, the Guide will be a free benefit to individual and student subscribers using the same password they use to access other areas of our website, like the popular list of competitive print exhibitions.

To advertise here, please send an inquiry about rates and sizes to

director -at-

Link to the Suppliers that support our website and resource publications like this Guide.


Our Guide includes all the open workshops we could find in Canada and the United States where artists can make original prints, paper or artists' books. To be a resource for the printmaking community, the workshops must be open to artists besides the owner. By the end of 2010, we had found about 575 workshops. The Guide indicates whether the shop is open to all artists who take a class or can show their competence with the equipment to work independently, or if it is open only to artists invited or selected from applications. Colleges and universities are included if they bring in visiting artists or offer access / classes outside a regular degree program (often in community or continuing education programs).

Subscribers, please be ready with your ID and password. Go to the Search page.

Note: If you haven't yet renewed your Contemporary Impressions subscription for this year, your old password will no longer work. Please renew right away so we can provide you with a new password. To subscribe or renew, click here to go to the order form. If you are a current subscriber and you don't yet have a password, please request one by writing to director -at-

Please tell us about any workshops you know about that we do not have listed and let us know if any workshop we have listed has sadly closed. Thank you!

Workshops: if you received an email asking for your information, please fill in our online form right away. If you can't find the email with your workshop code, if you have new updates, or if you are not yet listed in our Guide, please send an email to director -at- with the subject “Print Workshops info form” and a brief message with your workshop name, address, telephone, contact person and email.

Don’t wait to advertise on this page, just send a separate e-mail with the subject “Print workshop ad” for information about ad sizes and costs. And certainly don’t wait to subscribe or renew your subscription to our journal. Workshop owners and independent non-profits may subscribe as individuals using our order form, only workshops that are part of a larger institution (museum, school, etc.) must pay the institutional rate for a journal subscription.


Use this PayPal button only if you are a workshop that has completed the online information form using your workshop ID and you are subscribing at the special workshop price. All others, please go to the order form.


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