Upcoming Exhibitions

 Off The Wall / Zygote Press
On View: Dec. 2nd — Dec. 24th

11/22 (Wed): Noon — 6PM
11/25 (Sat) : Noon — 4PM

12/02 (Sat): Noon — 6pm
12/03 (Sunday): Noon — 4pm

Handmade. Local. Old school. The art and ephemera at Zygote Press’s annual Off The Wall Holiday Show has all that appeal and more.

Off The Wall is where Northeast Ohio printmakers and other artists annually sell holiday gifts to hang on your wall, as well as a multitude of items that seem to spill spontaneously from the minds and hands of printmakers—from greeting cards to handmade books, to scratch pads, and other items.

For more information on how to submit work, eligibility, and pick up dates go here.



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. Applicants will hear back from us within 3 weeks of each deadline.

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 print shop, and is $140 a month. This full shop access through the Artist Rental program is available to current Zygote artist members ($50 yearly), and includes one flatfile drawer for personal storage.

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.

The rate for monthly artists rental is $140. There is a reduced rate of $95 for students, former employees and former interns.

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

Studio Rentals

Zygote also has a limited number of private studios available for rental for $195 a month. Studio rentals include the same privileges as artist rentals, plus a private workspace. At this time, all of our studios are rented.  Please contact Rebekah (at) zygotepress (dot) org to be added to the wait list.


Rent can now be paid electronically in our online shop by credit card.

1 Month Artist Renter | $140 Purchase (via Square)
1 Month Student / Former Intern / Employee Artist Renter Rate | $95 Purchase (via Square)
1 Month Studio Renter | $195 Purchase (via Square)

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 make it out 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.


  • Photoshop 101
  • Letterpress 101
  • Screenprinting 101
  • Pressure Printing
  • Freestyle Monoprinting
  • Date night printmaking
  • Mommy and me printmaking


We also offer private classes for community groups, birthday parties, corporate clients, etc.. 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.