Open Studio Hours
Come use our cool studio space!
Our studio is available to facilitate creators during available open studio hours.
Access to use the open studio space is $70 a month. (A one time $15 orientation class is also required for first time users.)
Current sign-ups are monthly but discounted membership opportunities are coming soon.
Certain equipment requires certification classes or additional fees.
We hope to create with you soon.
Current open hours are listed on the footer of this page and on our homepage.
Please see below for a full list of policies.
2023 Open Studio
Rentals are typically $70 for the full month and are not pro-rated unless otherwise noted. Please read all terms and conditions before signing up
OPEN STUDIO POLICIES
Thank you for your interest in using the FBAC studio space.
Our studio is available to facilitate creators during available open studio hours, (open studio hours may be restricted when classes or other events are in session). Access to use the open studio space is $70 a month (yearly, recurring payment plans, and membership discounts will be options available in the near future). Please see the homepage of our website for current hours.
Rentals include basic studio equipment such as: work tables, book presses, cutting equipment, and other designated equipment.
The open studio hour fee includes access to a variety of hand tools and basic bookbinding and printmaking equipment while you are in the studio. Please check with the front desk or the FBAC studio monitor to sign out tools/equipment needed for your project.
Scheduled use of the printing presses and other advanced equipment is an additional $10 an hour fee during the time a project is occupying the press. Certain presses may require FBAC approved ink to use, please consult with the studio monitor for approval.
Scheduled use of a Letterpress is an additional $15 an hour fee per press during the time a project is occupying the press. Certain presses require FBAC approved ink to use, please consult with the studio monitor for approval.
Classes and FBAC events get priority of studio space and equipment. A calendar is (...or will soon be) available to reserve times for specific areas or equipment. Reservations will be prioritized in the order they are received. Reservation requests can be made at any time, including the day of. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a reservation.
Renters are expected to bring or purchase their own materials including inks and papers. Supplies are available for purchase through the FBAC studio store.
First time renters will need to attend a safety and orientation class before they are allowed to use the studio. This class will go over the space and equipment that is available and safety concerns as well as general FBAC rules and guidelines. These classes are $15 and offered regularly and can be requested for a specific time.
Please email FBAC at email@example.com if you would like to request an orientation class at a time convenient for you. Orientations need to be renewed if a participant has not been in the center for over 6 months.
Some of the presses and other equipment at FBAC require additional training before they can be used during open studio hours. (Coming Soon) These trainings are offered regularly and may include a skills test before renters can be certified to use a specific piece of equipment during studio hours. Training will need to be renewed if a participant has not been in the center for over 6 months. Please email FBAC at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request a training class at a time convenient for you. Artists with relevant experience may contact us for training exemption.
All renters will need to have a waiver on file by filling out the FBAC waiver form:
and attaching a copy of the FBAC waiver
Waivers and waiver forms are also available at the front desk. If you have filled out a waiver and waiver form for FBAC within the past 2 years (including for classes or other activities) you do not need to fill out an additional form.
Renters are expected to inspect their area/s and all equipment before and after use. Please inform the studio monitor if there is anything broken, messy, or otherwise wrong with an area or piece of equipment before use or any issues or occur during use. Please clean your area completely before leaving, including all ink and paper scraps. Renters will be charged a cleaning fee between $30-$100, depending on severity, if an area is not left appropriately. Repeated issues may result in suspension of studio use.
FBAC will store drying work for up to 4 weeks. A note in the drying area with the work is required and should include: name, phone and/or email, date, number of your pieces in that drying area, size, and a short description.
Example: Jay Doe, 555-555-5555, 6 prints: 5x7 abstract trees block printed with black ink.
FBAC respects artwork and will make an attempt to contact the artist as a reminder to retrieve their work if left beyond 4 weeks. FBAC does reserve the right to discard any work left longer than 4 weeks unless other arrangements have been made.
FBAC is not responsible for personal items in the studio, including but not limited to art left at the center. Please check your area and equipment before use. FBAC is not responsible for any damage to personal property or art caused by the condition of the studio, tools, or equipment (this includes but is not limited to damage from ink or adhesives).
All renters are expected to be kind, courteous, safe, and respectful to everyone, to the equipment, and to the space at all times. Please familiarize yourself with our bullying (coming soon) and safety policies(coming soon). Renters are expected to follow all FBAC rules and guidelines including but not limited to being sober while on the premises. Failure to follow any rules can result in being asked to leave the premises.
By signing up for the open studio rental you agree to follow all rules, conditions, and expectations that keeps FBAC a safe, friendly, and welcoming space to create and explore book arts, printing, and more!