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Group&Private Classes

 397942_438243976267937_296891150_n Letterpress 101
Instructor: Erin Adair
Thursdays, April 13 & 20, 2017, 6-8pm
$60 non member.
$51 member price.

Learn the fundamentals of letterpress in this two part class. Instructor Erin Adair will take you through the steps of designing and setting your own type.

 hannah screen printing class Silk Screen Printing 101
Instructor: Hannah Monocchio
Wednesdays, May 10 & 17, 2017, 6-9pm

Please contact about registration.
$80 non member.
$68 member price.
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 is a real pro and 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.

 Meler_Zygote_2 Pressure Printing WORKSHOP Using an Etching Press and Hand-cut Stencils
Instructor: Visiting Artist, Monika Meler
January 21, 2017, 10am – noon
Class is Full.
$30 non member
$25 member price

This workshop will focus on Diffused Relief Printmaking (Pressure Printing), a hybrid process that brings together relief, collagraph, and monotype. The focus will be on using uneven pressure to produce beautiful, spontaneous, and multi-layered prints. This process, using matrices carved out of mat board produces soft, diffused images that are very different from the graphic marks that printmaking is often known for. Multi-layered printing and registration will also be covered.Participants will discover a range of possibilities while learning how to approach printmaking from a fresh, new perspective to compose layered, rich prints.
Prints created using this technique require no chemical processes, which means that the heavy chemistry often associated with printmaking is eliminated. All matrices are mat board, so they can be recycled once the prints are finished.

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WIP (Works In Progress)

Critique sessions take place on Saturdays from 10-noon. 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. There are no WIP sessions planned for 2017.


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. 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.
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.

 Any course can be scheduled by a group or by an individual interested in learning more about printmaking or expanding their printing skills. Payment can be made on line or, if you prefer to pay by check, send it to Liz Maugans at Zygote Press 1410 E 30th st, Cleveland, OH 44114.


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. If you prefer to pay by check send it to Liz at Zygote Press. 1410 E 30th st CLE, OH 44114.

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

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