Hours and meals:
The workshop begins each day at 9am. Lunch can be purchased at a number of inexpensive local venues and convenience stores. The shop has an area with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee makers. You are also very welcome to use the kitchen in the house. We break around 12:30 for lunch. Workshop proper ends at 4:30 pm. The shop is open 24/7 using a buddy system. On the last day of class, please try to stay until the afternoon so as not to disrupt the flow of others’ work. The workshop ends at 6pm, with the last two-ish hours for the group to look at each other's work if they desire and cleaning up. There are two tented areas on the grounds for eating and relaxing plus a porch off of the house. The shop is air-conditioned when need be.
Longwood Gardens: is an inspiring group outing to this nearby world renowned attraction (included in your tuition).
On a second evening Shelley will show her prints for an hour, focusing on the integration of printmaking mediums in making her work. Oxford and surrounding areas have their charm and a walk away and Amish country is right beyond PMOF.
Tuition and Fees:
Non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to reserve your space. There are only six spaces per workshop.
Tuition for the workshop is $675 with a lab fee of $75 to cover general materials, inks, solvents, rags, etc.
Full tuition payment is due on or before the start of the workshop.
Accommodations and Travel:
You are most welcome to camp on the property. The shop has a toilet and the house had a bathroom available to you. There are two full bathrooms in the house for you to use - and the kithchen is open for use as well. There is a small "kitchenette" in the shop with a coffee maker and a refrigertor. Some meals end up being dinner smorgasbords! For travel,
Transportation to Printmakers Open Forum from the airport or train can be easily arranged. You are welcome to send your materials on ahead of you. If you use the USPS, you can have your package signed for upon delivery. If you use UPS or FedEx signing for delivery is not possible. The address is Printmakers Open Forum/120 West Lancaster Pike/Oxford PA 19363. The house is private and has a covered entrance way – and all the carriers are accustomed to delivering here. We are available to pick you up from trains and airports.
It is important that everyone attending the workshop has ample time and space. To that end, before you register, you need to fill out a short pre-registration questionnaire to loosely define your areas of interest during the workshop. After filling out the online questionnaire, if you're ready to register, you'll be sent a url with tuition payment information. Also, you'll be sent all kinds of welcome information including materials lists, places of interest, lodging options and more.
Your deposit will secure a spot in the workshop. The workshop enrollment is limited to six participants so please register early. PMOF reserves the right to cancel a workshop that does not fill. In that event, your full deposit will be returned to you.
The building is 30 x 64’ and sits on an acre that includes a house, gardens and orchard. It has brightly lit interiors throughout shop. Also, the shop has a toilet and kitchenette area, a decent library of printmaking books, parking lot at front of the building. It is well ventilated, air-conditioned in the summer.
Press room: (20 x 44’with 10 x 14’ litho bay) with 4 x 8’ Takach Etching press (for special use), 36 x 54” Conrad Litho press, 36 x 54” Dickerson combination press, 27 x 44” Brand Etching press, plus two portable presses: Brand 12 x 18” (fully portable) and 21 x 42” Shin Nihon Zokei on casters, litho stone library, graining sink, various rollers, four 4 x 7’ inking stations, light box, work tables. Fully vented, separate air intake.
Silkscreen room: (20 x 24’) with sink, inking stations, three 4 x 8’ tables. Fully vented, separate air intake. Silkscreen room houses individual workshop tables.
Processing room: (10 x 30’) with 5 x 6’ spray booth, fully vented, separate air intake, large counters, 2 x 3’ hotplate, large sink, etching trays for ferric chloride, exposure unit for photo etching and lithography, washout sink, exposure unit, silkscreen emulsion coating. Fully vented, separate air intake.
Pre-press: Epson 3800 (up tp 17 x 24") for films. Brother laser printer (up to 8 x 14") for polyester litho plates.
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