Printmakers Are Social Creatures

Often times printmakers are involved in communal efforts - sharing studio equipment; lending a hand with the printing of a large image; trading technical tricks for better results. In an effort to capitalize on the goodwill found in the print shop, we are programming opportunities for shared experiences beyond printing in the studio. These experiences may include

  • members' field trips to a great lecture or exhibit,

  • pub & print events where beer and printing collide,

  • tricks of the trade share sessions,

  • show and tell feedback circle

  • potluck picnics, or

  • road trips to visit print shops in the South.

If you have a fun excuse for APS members and Print Enthusiasts to gather, please share it at: 

Upcoming Events

Thusday Nights at APS

On THURSDAY NIGHTS you are invited to bring your whatever you are currently working on for a fun night of creating, sharing and hanging out with other folks at APS. It is free to participate in the group but we hope you will consider becoming an APS member or updating your APS membership status if it has lapsed.

Past Events

Design Conversations

with Luba Lukova


June 21, 2017

7:00 - 8:30p

at the

Museum of Design Atlanta

1315 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

A designer and an artist, Luba Lukova's social justice posters are engaging, thought-provoking, urgent, colorful, and all together genius! The economy of her imagery and the power of her messages will linger with you long after you encounter them. Join Atlanta Printmakers Studio members as we take advantage of this opportunity to her the artist speak about her work. 

From June 3 - September 3, 2017, the exhibition Luba Lukova: Designing Justice will be on view at MODA.

Purchase tickets directly from MODA:

Tickets are $15 / $10 MODA Members and AIGA ATL Members / $8 Students 

Help us meet up with you - RSVP via our Facebook Event Listing or email



Massachusettes Mobile Woodcut Studio Coming to Atlanta

Saturday & Sunday

October 7 - 8, 2017

All day

at the

Atlanta Printmakers Studio

675 Metropolitan Parkway, #6026

Atlanta, GA 30310


BIG INK is partnering with Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) for an event that fosters appreciation for the art of woodcut printmaking.

On Oct 7th & 8th, 2017 BIG INK will bring a 48” x 96” mobile printmaking press to APS. BIG INK volunteers will help pre-selected artists print woodcuts en plein air. The finished prints will be hung in a highly visible area, creating a viewing gallery for all to enjoy.

The participating artists, selected by Lyell Castonguay, director of BIG INK, will bring giant carved wood blocks measuring at least 24" x 36" in size. Visitors can witness woodcuts being printed in an open forum. Handouts will explain the process, its history, and context in contemporary art. In addition, the artists who created the work will be in attendance to network and answer questions. The prints created at BIG INK events are exhibited in university galleries, art centers, and museums, such as a recent show in Seoul, Korea.


SGCI Atlanta Conference

The Largest National Annual Printmaking Conference Comes to Atlanta


March 16 -18, 2017

at the

Thursday - Kennesaw State University

Friday - Georgia State University

Saturday - Savannah College of Art

Day Of Registration Available at Conference Hotel - Loews


This year as part of the Southern Graphics Council Conference Atlanta Printmakers Studio will be conducting our Annual Print BIG! Event outside of the Visual Arts Building on the Georgia State University Campus.

See the calendar of events and directions on


Letterpress & Book Arts Expo

Artist Talk / Hand-bound Book & Print Sale

Thursday, November 10, 2016

6:30 – 9:00p

at the

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Free and Open to the Public

Atlanta Printmakers Studio and the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum are pleased to present a celebration of the local print/bookarts talent at our first Letterpress & Book Arts Expo.

Enjoy presentations from local artists, vendors fair, and print demonstrations. Also be one of the first to have an opportunity to purchase a 2017 Atlanta Printmakers Studio Letterpress Calendar.

The APS Letterpress Calendar features the artwork of:
Abby Bullard
Margot Ecke
Kate Flake
Andrew Huot
Elizabeth Kotz
Meghan Paine
Ian Smith


Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email




T-shirt Printing Party

Sponsored by Blick Art Materials

Friday, September 21, 2016

6:30p – 9:30p

at the

Atlanta Printmakers Studio

675 Metropolitan Parkway, #6026

Atlanta, GA 30310


White Glove Night

The Book As Art 2016: Boundless

Thursday, September 29, 2016

7:00 – 9:00p

at the

Decatur Library Periodicals Gallery

215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030

Free and Open to the Public

Artist books take many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. This juried show celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations.

We'll be pulling on the gloves for a firsthand exploration of the books in the exhibition.

If you can't make it to the APS Outing drop into the exhibit during Labor Day Weekend when the library will have extended hours for the Decatur Book Festival or attend the first white glove night on Thursday, Sept. 15 | 7–9 pm

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email



Garage Sale & Art Supply Purge

Saturday, September 24, 2016

11:00a – 3:00p

at the

Atlanta Printmakers Studio

675 Metropolitan Parkway, #6026

Atlanta, GA 30310

Free and Open to the Public

Forget Spring cleaning APS is doing a Fall Clean-up and Art Supply Purge. As we rummage thru the studio for unused supplies and equipment, we invite you to do the same. Support your local print studio by ridding your studio of unnecessary but useful clutter and donate it to Atlanta Printmakers Studio for the juiciest Garage Sale this year. After you've cleared your studio, you can reward yourself by purchasing a few new treasures at the sale. One woman's trash is another man's treasure! 

Donate Art Supplies & Equipment for the Sale


Still Raising Hell

The Art, Activism & Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch

On Display

September 15, 2016 - May 14, 2017

at the

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

540 Asbury Circle,

Atlanta, GA 30322

Free and Open to the Public


As artists, activists, and collectors, Billops and Hatch have been raising hell for more than 50 years - elevating public consciousness around "isms" that have shaped American culture, politics, and identities. Since 2002 the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library has been home to the comprehensive collection - playscripts, photography, works of art, and more - of these two leading stewards of African American history.

The exhibition curated by Pellom McDaniels III, will reflect on the dynamic couple's commitment to speaking truth to power and explore the meaning and purpose of African American art.  On display from September 15, 2016 through May 14, 2017, the exhibition and accompanying public programs will provoke thought and spark dialogue in the spirit of Billops and Hatch.

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email


Athens Print Tour

Guided Gallery Tour of GMA

Smokey Road Press Studio Visit

Guided Gallery Tour of Lyndon House

Saturday, June 11, 2016

11:00a – 4:00p

meet at the

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street,

Athens, GA 30602

$10 Members / $25 Non-Members / $35 Register & Become a Member

This APS Outing to Athens will feature guided tours of Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society and Paper in Profile: Mixografia & Taller de Grafica Mexicana exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art; a visit to Margot Ecke's Smokey Road Press; and finish with a guided tour of Pushing the Press: Contemporary Georgia Printmaking at Lyndon House.

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email



Hi-Lo Press

Studio and Gallery Visit

Saturday, May 28, 2016

1:00 – 3:00p

at the

Hi-Lo Press

696 Charles Allen Drive,

Atlanta, GA 30308

Free and Open to the Public


Hi-Lo Press is Dianna Settles and Witt Wisebram who co-founded their printmaking and design studio and gallery in Atlanta, Georgia in January 2016. They have two presses, a Vandercook SP-25 Letterpress and a Robert Mayer Parks Lithography press.

Stop by this new design studio with Atlanta Printmakers Studio members and help us celebrate the thriving print community here in Atlanta.

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email


Guided Tour of

Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees

Works by Susanne Wenger

Saturday, May 14, 2016

11:00am - Noon

at the

Michael C. Carlos Museum

571 South Kilgo Circle NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

 $25 Non-members / FREE for Members

This exhibition brings together prints and batiks by Austrian artist, Susanne Wenger (1915-2009). She is credited with reviving the Osun Sacred Grove in Osogbo, Nigeria and training major Nigerian artists of the Osogbo School. Atlanta Printmakers Studio                                                                                                                                                      members will be privy to a guided tour by Amanda Hellman, curator of African Art.   

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email



Guided Tour of

This Postman Collects

The Rapture of Kerry and C. Betty Davis

Friday, April 29, 2016

6:30 – 8:30p

at the

Clark Atlanta University Galleries

223 James P. Brawley Drive,

Trevor Arnett Hall, 2nd Floor,

Atlanta, GA 30314


 $25 Non-members / FREE for Members

Atlanta Printmakers Studio members get a special guided tour through the exhibition with the curator of the exhibition and Atlanta Printmakers Studio member, Tina Dunkley as well as Maurita Poole, the Director of the Clark Atlanta University Galleries. Though the show has a wide range of media, it features quite a number of stunning prints that shouldn't be missed.


RSVP on APS Facebook Event Listing or email



Artist Talk and Print Sale

Sunday, April 24, 2016

3:00 – 6:00p

at the

Atlanta Printmakers Studio

675 Metropolitan Parkway, #6026

Atlanta, GA 30310

Free and Open to the Public

Sean Star Wars lives in Laurel, MS; with his wife and five young children. In addition to making   woodcuts for over twenty years, Star Wars has been an Adjunct Professor, a janitor and a used car salesman. He makes about a dozen visiting artist appearances a year at many of the nations’ leading art programs. Sean is a proud member of the legendary Outlaw Printmakers and his work is in numerous public and private collections. Star Wars’ work can be seen on book covers, album covers, magazines, television programs, films and commercials. He is currently embarking on his most challenging project ever “A woodcut a week “FOR LIFE”. Sean drinks more Mountain Dew than anyone who has ever lived and he can beat you at Ms. Pacman.


Screenprinting on Clay

Members Outing at Mudfire Clayworks and Gallery

Saturday, March 5, 2016

5:00 – 7:00p

175 Laredo Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Only $35    !!! Space is limited !!!     Only $35

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn to use an EZ screen kit

  • Use underglazes to print on leather-hard tiles (The tiles will be fired and can be picked up at a later date)

  • See the current exhibit on display in the MudFire Gallery

To Register: Email with Name, Email, Phone, & Billing Address. This outing is for APS Members. If you are not a member at the time of registration, an additional $35 membership fee will be added to your invoice.


Amos Kennedy at the letterpress printer. Inset: One of Kennedy's pro-reading posters. Images courtesy Amos P. Kennedy Jr.

Letterpress printing artist Amos Kennedy at the Rose Library for conversation on March 15

Amos P. Kennedy Jr., a letterpress printing artist and bookmaker, will join Randall K. Burkett, research curator of African American collections at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, for a Creativity Conversation on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Teaching and Learning Studio of the Rose Library. The event is free and open to the public.

A 2015 United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Crafts, Kennedy uses an old-fashioned letterpress printer to make posters with social, political and racial messages that reflect his views. The Rose Library, which collects his work, has a display of his posters in the corridor.

Find out more about Kennedy and his work


The Mobile Mill

Pay-It-Forward Papermaking Workshop

Monday, February 15, 2016

7:00 – 8:00p

at the

Paper Trail Art Center

322 Patterson Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079

Presented by

Atlanta Printmakers Studio & Paper Trail Arts Center

 $25 Non-members / $15 Members

Join Jillian Bruschera, creator of The Mobile Mill for an evening of DIY Papermaking.

Jillian will guide participants thru the process of making postcard sized sheets of recycled paper and how to set up papermaking at home with simple, accessible supplies.  

The Mobile Mill is a traveling paper studio built to enable "pop-up" hand papermaking production. This studio-on-wheels considers art-making a way to engage in a variety of communities and dialogues. Transporting papermaking tools and equipment direct to you, The Mobile Mill actively challenges traditional notions of art practice, craft culture, and education by broadening preconceived notions of where art can be made and who can make it. With an emphasis on group-action and a DIY ethos, this hands-on project intends to empower artists and non-artists alike. In this way, The Mobile Mill is not just about making things, but also it is about making things happen.

Jillian Bruschera is an interdisciplinary artist, arts-activist/educator creating works in visual art, writing, public installation, body performance, and social practice. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, Jillian graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2010, receiving a B.A. in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting as well as a F.A. in Visual Communications. In 2014 she earned a M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts: Book and Paper from Columbia College Chicago in Illinois, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty and employee at The Center for Book and Paper Arts.


3-D Printing at MODA

Create Type High Objects

Saturday, February 6, 2016              

4:30 – 6:00p

Museum of Design Atlanta                      

1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Become familiar with a basic 3D design software

  • Learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and text

  • Learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes

  • Have fun!

  • Later use your type high design on the Letterpress at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio

Come a little earlier so you can see the Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future Exhibit on display.

Only $35     !!! Space is limited !!!     Only $35

Send name, phone, & email address to to receive a link to register for the workshop


The Ladies of Letterpress

Talk & Book Signing

Thursday, October 8, 2015

6:30 – 9:00p

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Presented by

Atlanta Printmakers Studio & The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

Join Kseniya Thomas, co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress and friends as they discuss the art and craft of Letterpress Printing.

Free & Open to the Public

Talk begins at 7p, followed by a Book signing at 8p.

Books & Hand-printed Letterpress items will be available for purchase.

Kseniya Thomas is the owner of Thomas-Printers, a commercial letterpress (and 100% platen) print shop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She received her training as an intern at the print shop of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany. She's also the co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress, a professional organization for letterpress printers that provides a community where both brand-new and experienced printers can learn from one another, share resources and ideas, and help keep letterpress a thriving, exciting, and multifaceted art and craft. 

Susan Rostow Akua Demonstration

Susan Rostow Akua Demonstration

Akua Demonstration

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Join Atlanta Printmakers Studio and Susan Rostow, Artist and Inventor of Akua Non-toxic Printing Inks, as she demonstrates the versatile applications for Akua Soy-based Inks.

At the

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332


FREE to the first 25 members of


Atlanta Printmaker Studio

or the 

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

$40 for Non-members


!!! Space is limited !!!

RSVP to:

 All attendees will have their name added to the Akua Pin-Press raffle (retail value of $235)­­

Akua inks are professional quality, water-based inks created by two printmakers, Susan Rostow and William Jung. The inks can be used with a multitude of print processes such as monoprints, viscosity monotypes, woodblocks, etching/intaglio, drypoint, intaglio-type/image-on, silk aquatint, collagraphs, & carborundum plates.