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Come Take a Class

Zygote is offering a couple freebies for members.
Become a member today!

FREE Special demo/workshops for members. Free to members, bring a friend and sign them up.

members only Feb. 17th


WIP (Works In Progress)
Only 5 spots open for March 5th.
Critique sessions take place on Saturdays from 10-noon on March 5th and July 9th. These sessions are all free an open to all artists working in different disciplines. This program is geared for the non-student artists who are disconnected from the critical feedback that is offered at the university level. All of the sessions will be held at Zygote Press, Inc. (ZPI) The goal is not to show work that is completed but “in progress”. Each WIP session will have a different facilitator and in 2016 we focus on two Akron curators. Each session has eight participants and they have 15 minutes of time to gain feedback about their work and ideas. Other people also contribute to the conversation in an open forum. Sign ups are first come, first serve. To participate, please contact Corrie Slawson. corrie at zygotepres dot org
Arnold Tunstall has worked for the Akron Art Museum in various curatorial positions since 1985 and has served as the Collections Manager and Registrar since 1994. Tunstall is also currently on the board of directors of SPACES Gallery. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Akron majoring in Graphic Design and Photography, he received his Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Ohio University. Tunstall is an occasional adjunct instructor at the University of Akron, Myers School of Art, and is currently teaching in the the Arts Administration program at U of A.

The following print classes are our current options for workshops led by Zygote’s skilled instructors and guest artists.
Workshops are offered periodically. Any course can be scheduled by a group or by an individual interested in learning
more about printmaking or expanding their printing skills.

Saturdays | January 30 & February 6, 2016 | 12pm-4pm | $125
with Lisa Schonberg

Play and improvise in this workshop as a means to generate ideas, expand visual vocabulary and put to use accumulated printed material. This workshop will provide guided experiences from our top monoprinting printmaking specialist. Experience variety of monotype techniques including transfer drawing, color layering, and color mixing for printed textures. Includes one free open studio passes ($20 value) Paper not included.

PURCHASE (via Paypal): Non-Member | Member | Renter

Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 10am–NOON | $60 per couple
with Laurie Garrett & Denise Stewart

Come and sip on some mimosas and have some sweet treats while creating some beautiful prints together. Your hostess will provide all the materials you need for monoprinting and creating multiples!

PURCHASE (via Paypal): Non-Member | Member | Renter

Saturdays | February 20 & 27, 2016 | 12pm-4pm | $125
with Hannah Manocchio

Learn the ropes of creating poster screen prints, gig posters and broadsides. Hannah will show you how to go from the image you bring from the first class to transparency to screen. With the ongoing support of a pro to help trouble-shoot along the way, students will be familiar with dark room exposure, mesh count, screen tension, ink consistency, and registration. Zygote provides emulsion and shop screens. This is a great class for young adults. Paper not included. Includes one free open studio pass ($20 value).

PURCHASE (via Paypal): Non-Member | Member | Renter

Saturday | May 7, 2016 | 10am-NOON | $60 a pair ($20 each additional child)
with Laurie Garrett

Get together with kids (of all ages) and connect with this action packed monoprinting party and create a one of a kind gift for mom.

PURCHASE (via Paypal): Non-Member: Pair | Additional Child Member: Pair | Additional Child Renter: Pair | Additional Child


Saturdays | May 21 & 28, 2016 | 10am-4pm | $200
with Wendy Partridge

Zygote is thrilled to be able to expand our press family with the new Big Vandercook. This ample sized bed will allow larger space for composing with big type and blocks. Wendy Partridge is a genius on all things letterpress. Do not miss this chance!

PURCHASE (via Paypal): Non-Member | Member | Renter


Enrollment is open to the public, ages 13 and up.


Tuition and fees are due in full upon registration- you can contact or call, mail or sign-up online. Small Group and One-on-One class payments are due at the time of the class. We accept cash, check or credit cards.


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.


Open Studio is an open access, twice-weekly offering for people to come and work in Zygote’s shop. Every Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 4 pm Zygote’s shop is open with knowledgeable printmaking monitors on site to oversee the shop and field and questions. Please note that the Open Studio is not a class and no sign-up is necessary. Instead, it’s a session designed for artists working on small projects. Cost to attend the Open Studios is discounted for members. Click here to join if you’re not a member.

Open Studio hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 noon to 4 pm.

Members pay $20, Non-members pay $30 for use of shop and assistance by studio assistants.


From past class evaluations, we have found that flexibility works best for our student participants and sometimes classes are not available when you want to take them. If this is the case, One-on-Ones are for you! It gives you a chance to work independently with one of our skilled artist-printmakers to learn intaglio, relief, screenprinting, letterpress, digital or alternative techniques.

Please contact for a roster of artist-print specialists and we will connect you. We charge $35 per hour-($10 for Zygote and $25 for teachers)-some classes take just a few hours –some take a little longer. This is a great way to learn as you go so you can begin utilizing our Open Studio sessions or commence renting a locker or studio.

Private one-on-one classes: $25 per hour for teacher + $10 per hour for Zygote. Get a One-on-One Quote here.