Upcoming Exhibitions

Foreign Affairs Exhibition: September 9-16, 2017
The Ohio Arts Council & Zygote Press Dresden Exchange Program

Thomas Hellinger
Falk Toepfer
September 9, 1-3pm: Foreign Affairs Opening Reception
September 9, 2pm: Foreign Affairs Artist Talk

In its 18th year, the Dresden Exchange Residency is an ongoing cultural-artistic link between the State of Ohio and the City of Dresden. Zygote Press, Cleveland and the Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, host two guest artists each year with the support of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC.) Residency artists are expected to engage with the fine art printmaking studios by creating art, exploring new techniques and interacting with their host colleagues.Zygote Press builds upon its record of international exchange this month with featuring visiting artists Thomas Hellinger & Falk Toepfer. Zygote will be sending Rebekah Wilhelm, Zygote’s Shop Manager and Patrick Mauk from Dayton, Ohio. Zygote’s Dresden Exchange is the longest-running international artist exchange program in Ohio.


Zygote’s Internship Program is essential to our organization’s mission, and interns provide ideas and energy that are crucial to our success. Zygote’s internship program provides participants with fulfilling experiences that have led to positions as gallery directors, shop technicians, contract printers, resident artists and adjunct positions in schools and universities. Interns need no printmaking experience, but it is an added plus.

Zygote’s internship requires a commitment of at least 20 hours each month (pending on deadline-sensitive department needs), and interns work directly with a department to determine their schedule. Zygote internships are unpaid, but interns gain full access to the shop. Additionally, interns can elect to take classes at no cost (if space is available), and can participate in shop activities and special projects. Interns develop connections through networking opportunities and can participate in Zygote’s partnerships and community engagement initiatives.

Our next internship deadline is January 1st, 2018

Internship terms:
Entire Academic year: September – May
Fall Semester: September – December
Spring Semester: January – May
Summer: May – August

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester or Entire School Year: September 1st
Winter/Spring: January 1st
Summer: May 1st

Internship Inquiry Application

    Check one and fill in year
  • If not currently a student please list past school experience.
  • (ie. Junior, Senior, Grad student)
  • (i.e. computer skills, exhibition planning, clerical skills, carpentry, etc.)
  • Include people who can speak about your work ethic, studio habits, reliability, interest, writing skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, abilities to learn and teach and get along with people (i.e. anything relevant to the duties of this internship). The internships are competitive and we put great weight on the recommendations. Printmaking teachers, employers, studio mates are all good sources.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.

Full Shop Access: Artist Rental Program


The Artist Rental program allows 24-hour access to the Zygote printshop, and is $140 a month. This full shop access through the Artist Rental program is available to current Zygote artist members, and includes one flatfile drawer for personal storage.

When artists of all levels join the program, they become part of a vibrant creative community where the shop functions as a production environment as well as a classroom, a venue for artist demonstrations and talks, a destination where international artists share their expertise and a place where artists can earn revenue through sales, teaching and edition printing.

How to become an Artist Renter:

Communicate with Shop Manager, Rebekah (at) zygotepress (dot) org to coordinate an initial meeting to:

  • Assess level of printmaking experience
  • Conduct a shop tutorial
  • Receive all contracts, payments and membership materials
  • Distribute code and user handbook
  • Pay your first month’s rent

Upon payment and review of process, you’ll get a unique access code to enter Zygote’s shop. All artist renters must be comfortable using the studio with no supervision. Zygote Press reserves the right to deny or revoke access to a printer if they violate shop policies.

Long-time member, Denise Stewart, and her son Bill silkscreen Free Advice posters at Zygote Press in Cleveland, OH. CLICK HERE to watch video.


1 Month Artist Renter | $140 Purchase (via Paypal) Recurring Monthly Payment PURCHASE
1 Month Student Renter (or recent grad) | $95 Purchase (via Paypal)
1 Month Studio Renter | $195 Purchase (via Paypal)

For current full-access artist renters, rent is due on the first of the month and can be paid online or by check

If you prefer to pay by check, please send to: Zygote Press. 1410 East 30 Street, Cleveland, OH 44114.

Group & Private Classes

Zygote offers a variety of printmaking classes open to the public throughout the year. Zygote also offers monthly workshops for members – become a member today to join these exclusive workshops. Find out what classes and workshops are being offered next through Facebook & Instagram.


Back by Popular Demand!

Silk Screen Printing 101 Instructor: Hannah Manocchio
Session 2:
November 1st & 8th, 6-8:30 PM
$80 non-member. $68 member.
Sign up soon – class size is limited.Wanted to learn how to silk screen print? Need a quick refresher? Learn the basics in this Screen Printing 101 2-evening class.Artist Hannah Manocchio will take you through the process of preparing images, transferring them to screens, and printing with one or two color process. She’ll go over the basics of equipment, best practices, and inks.

Registration closes one week before the class starts

Select your session and purchase here:

Mixagraphy: Monoprint and Litho Happy Hour!
Instructor: Liz Maugans
Nov. 9th, 6-8pm
$45 for members,  $50 for non-members
21+ ONLY. Class includes all art materials and libations.
Come get your litho on with bold graphics printed through a toner based copier. Then use that raw material to development wonderful, dynamic, one of a kind mono prints.

Registration closes one week before the class starts

Purchase online here:


  • Photoshop 101
  • Letterpress 101
  • Pressure Printing


We also offer private classes for community groups, birthday parties, or corporate clients. To inquire about setting up a private class, please contact programs @ zygotepress.org


Class enrollment is open to the public, ages 13 and up (unless otherwise specified).

Tuition and fees are due in full upon registration- you can call, mail or sign-up online. We accept cash, check or credit cards. If you prefer to pay by check send it to Zygote Press. 1410 E 30th st CLE, OH 44114.

There is parking available on the street and in lot adjacent the studio.

Instructor will notify participants regarding material that may be needed for the class. Some classes will require materials that can be purchased at Zygote.

Zygote Residents receive a 20% discount on classes and Interns can take classes for free.

We photograph classes for our social media, grant support materials & publications. Please let the instructor know if you do not wish to be photographed.