Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) provides a full range of vital and unique services and programs for artists and the general public. Members rent time in the professional studio for a fee. APS offers seasoned artists and novices alike opportunities to enroll in a range of printmaking classes and workshops. Besides activity in the studio, APS has developed a continuing calendar of outreach events to serve the local community. Each year programing has grown as we’ve added annual artist residencies, student scholarships, collectors prints, artist exchanges and an increasing number of exhibitions. We have received support for our programs from the Fulton County Arts Council, the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Council for the Arts, the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, LUBO Fund, Sara Giles Moore Foundation, and many generous private donors. We welcome all artists and the general public to join us in creating, learning about, and collecting fine art prints.
The Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) was established to support the fine art of printmaking in metro Atlanta. Founders envisioned an organization that would provide a well-equipped printmaking studio for local artists as well as raise the awareness of printmaking as an art form. In August 2005 the incorporation papers were signed and in December 2006 APS’s 501c3 non-profit status was approved – Atlanta Printmakers Studio was founded.
Local art centers, universities, and galleries made available their facilities and galleries for workshops and exhibits as APS built membership and formed the organization. During the first year APS received many generous equipment donations. However, we needed of a permanent home. After many months of looking at potential studio space APS moved into the Metropolitan Warehouse complex. The doors opened in November 2006 near downtown Atlanta, and classes began in January 2007. Over the years APS has become a vital printmaking resource for artists, collectors, college students and children.
Nurture the practice of printmaking as an original art form among professional artists and everyone who wants to learn.
APS exists to provide studio space and equipment for artist renters and offers community outreach through classes, workshops and exhibitions in order to enhance the understanding of and appreciation for fine art printmaking.
Thanks to those who support our mission and contributed $50 or more during the first year to get the organization established:
John F. Emmons III
Barbara & Kenneth Jaunais
Michael Marling de Cuellar
Benjamin Charles Smith
Bryan Thomas Smith
Sarah Morgan Wingfield
Bonnie Jean Woolger
APS would like to thank the following organizations and individuals who have given previous support.
American Print Alliance
Atlanta College of Art
Binders Art Supply
Graphic Chemical & Ink Co.
McClain’s Printmaking Supplies
Savannah College of Art & Design
Sam Flax Art & Design
Sarah Giles Moore Foundation
Utrecht Art Supplies