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rent the printmaking, papermaking and ceramics studios at women's studio workshop

WSW’s studios are available for rental throughout the year.

WSW maintains intaglio, screen print, letterpress, papermaking, ceramics, and photography studios in an historic building, located in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains in the Hudson River Valley of NY. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, schedule private classes, or apply for grant or fellowship opportunities. You are welcome to visit the studios before arranging work-time or signing up for workshops, please call ahead.

Rent the Studios

Rates include basic materials. Inks and paper for editioning, pulp, photo paper, clay, and firing fees are the responsibility of the artist. Chris Petrone, WSW’s Studio Manager provides a general introduction for using the studio and is available to help with basic technical questions. For advanced technical assistance, there is a $50 per hour fee (one hour minimum) in addition to the regular studio rental rate. Studio rental rates are based on $14/hour or $10/hour for members. To schedule a studio rental, contact manager Chris or call WSW.

Reduced studio rental rates for members interested in working for extended periods in Silkscreen, Papermaking, Darkroom, or Intaglio are:

  • 3 consecutive days $225
  • 4 consecutive days $310
  • 5 consecutive days $380
  • 6 consecutive days $450
  • 7 consecutive days $530

Rent the Ceramics Studio

Monthly rental: $150 monthly rental are available to current members and includes unlimited access to the ceramic studio (whenever classes are not in session), and the full use of the equipment and glazes. A private storage shelving space will be provided.

Hourly rental: the ceramic studio can be rented at $10/hour for members and $14/hour for non-members. Renters have access on an hourly basis to the ceramic studio (whenever classes are not in session), and the full use of the equipment and glazes. There is a communal shelving area that can be used for work in process (limited space does not allow for private shelving for hourly renters).

For both rental options, clay can be purchased from our studio at $20 for a 25 lb bag of clay which includes the cost of firing. If renters use their own clay an additional fee will be charged based on the volume of work and type of firing to be assessed by Ruth, our clay studio manager.

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